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Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 0:48

Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.
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'Error' blamed for anti-white racism vote

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 8:08

Australia's government says it was a mistake to support a motion which stated "it is OK to be white".
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Monday, October 15th 2018, 7:39
related countries: United States United States

A "training error" caused a bogus meeting invitation to be distributed last week, officials say.
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Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia on first official tour

Monday, October 15th 2018, 5:49
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand

Their first official tour includes the Invictus Games and visits to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
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Australia drought: How much rain would end 'the big dry'?

Friday, October 12th 2018, 15:02

Parts of Australia ravaged by drought have finally enjoyed rain - but relief is temporary.
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Aboriginal ranger 'taken by crocodile' in Australia

Friday, October 12th 2018, 7:50

The woman was reported missing in a remote part of the Northern Territory, authorities say.
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Bid to save koalas with 'back-up' clan

Friday, October 12th 2018, 1:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.
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Nauru refugees: Doctors urge evacuations amid 'complete despair'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 4:39

A "spiral of despair" has overwhelmed people who once hoped to live in Australia, psychiatrists say.
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Vaginal mesh implants: Australia apologises for 'decades of pain'

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 3:11

Women endured decades of "horrific outcomes" due to medical implants, the government acknowledges.
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Whale calf rescued from shark net near Australian coast

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 17:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Gold Coast

It look two hours to free the new-born humpback whale, off Australia's Gold Coast.
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'Tampon tax' scrapped in Australia after 18-year controversy

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 4:21

After 18 years of protest, sanitary products will no longer be deemed "non-essential items".
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Cervical cancer: Australia 'to be first to eliminate disease'

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 1:53

The world-first national achievement could happen within 20 years, modelling shows.
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Rugby captain charged with drink-driving

Monday, October 1st 2018, 10:54

South Sydney Rabbitohs back Greg Inglis is charged with drink-driving - just hours after being appointed as Australia's new captain.
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Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Friday, September 21st 2018, 6:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats.
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Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 3:21

It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.
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Strawberry needle scare: Australia PM vows crackdown on 'cowards'

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 8:48

PM Scott Morrison unveils strict new laws, amid alarm over needles hidden in strawberries.
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Aboriginal man fights possible deportation from Australia

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 4:48

Daniel Love is not a citizen but he cannot be deported as a foreigner, his lawyers argue.
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Strawberry needle scare: Australia probe as 'vicious crime' widens

Monday, September 17th 2018, 9:16

The government investigates the "vicious" sabotage of fruit, amid fears of copycat incidents.
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Strawberry needle scare: Contamination affects six brands in Australia

Friday, September 14th 2018, 12:33

Australians are told to cut fruit open before biting into it after needles are found hidden inside.
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Australia's anthem: Why the words 'young and free' sparked protests

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 10:44

One girl's refusal to sing the national anthem reignited debate over Australia's indigenous history.
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Wedge-tailed eagle 'mass poisoning' prompts Australia arrest

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 3:18
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

It is the worst case of wedge-tailed eagle killings in Victoria's state history, officials say.
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Serena Williams: Herald Sun front page defends cartoon

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 17:28

Australia's Herald Sun has republished the picture on its front page, attacking its critics.
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Huge gold-encrusted rocks unearthed in Australia

Monday, September 10th 2018, 12:09

The rare finds include a gold-encrusted rock weighing 95kg (210lb), a mining company says.
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'Children jailed as adults' seek justice from Australia

Sunday, September 9th 2018, 23:01

Indonesians who say they were wrongly imprisoned demand compensation.
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Cheryl Grimmer: Man denies murder of toddler in 48-year mystery

Friday, September 7th 2018, 3:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer had just moved to Australia from the UK when she disappeared.
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Uber to block low-rating riders in Australia and New Zealand

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 4:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The change will affect customers in Australia and New Zealand who have a rating below four stars.
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The challenge of 'farming the desert' in Australia

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 15:34

The nation is united behind drought-hit farmers, but some query the merits of "special treatment".
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Mystery kangaroo in Austria still on the loose

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 11:00
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria often laments being mistaken for Australia - will a recent kangaroo sighting make it worse?
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Nauru refugees: The island where children have given up on life

Friday, August 31st 2018, 23:55
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A rare condition is threatening lives of refugee children on Nauru who have "lost hope", advocates say.
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Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

Friday, August 31st 2018, 7:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Catholic leaders in Australia say priests should not be forced to break the seal of confession.
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Endometriosis: The pair who helped change Australia's conversation

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 15:05

Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.
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Julie Bishop resigns as Australia's foreign minister

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 8:52

Julie Bishop says she has quit as foreign minister as new PM Scott Morrison announces his cabinet.
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How drought affects children in New South Wales, Australia

Saturday, August 25th 2018, 23:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian kids say the New South Wales drought is hitting their family life and schooling hard.
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Scott Morrison is new Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

Friday, August 24th 2018, 8:20

Scott Morrison takes the top job as Malcolm Turnbull is forced out in a week of political drama.
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How 'ScoMo' took Australia's top political job

Friday, August 24th 2018, 6:13

A religious conservative, Scott Morrison is a pragmatist who appeals to the moderate wing of his party.
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Malcolm Turnbull: How the party turned on Australia's PM

Friday, August 24th 2018, 3:19

Malcolm Turnbull is no longer Australia's PM after his party ousted him - where did it go wrong?
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Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 9:49
related countries: China China

National security concerns are reportedly the reason the companies have been stopped from providing kit.
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Australian drought: Muslims hold Eid event to pray for rain

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 5:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

Tens of thousands gathered in Sydney to pray for an end to a worsening drought across Australia.
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Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy

Monday, August 20th 2018, 5:53

Malcolm Turnbull's decision to drop an emissions target follows a revolt within his government.
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Australia drought: New South Wales town 'mobbed' by thirsty emus

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 14:21

The birds are on desperately seeking water as Australia suffers its worst drought in a generation.
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Usain Bolt: Fans gather for sprinting legend in Australia

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 10:02
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Sydney

Fans gather to greet Usain Bolt at Sydney airport as the Jamaican arrives for his training period with A-League side Central Coast Mariners.
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The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles

Friday, August 17th 2018, 14:51

How nostalgic Europeans forged shrines to old traditions - creating the nation's first theme parks.
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Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years

Friday, August 17th 2018, 8:46

Thomas Bock's paintings go on display in Australia for the first time, stirring up complex emotions.
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Living with Australia's drought: 'It's cheaper to shoot the cows'

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 16:15

Farmers explain the devastating effect of a dry spell that has swept swathes of the country.
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In pictures: Australia's drought seen from the air

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 9:32

Parts of eastern Australia are suffering their worst drought in memory, as these aerial images show.
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House break-in kangaroo escapes from shelter in Australia

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 4:57
related places: Melbourne

The "highly strung" marsupial leaps to freedom, two days after crashing through a home in Melbourne.
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Plastic bags: Australia anger over Coles 'caving in to tantrums'

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 2:54

Social media users turn on supermarket giant Coles for "caving in" to "tantrums" over reusable bags.
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In pictures: Blood moon around the world

Saturday, July 28th 2018, 10:04

The Moon is seen covered by Earth's shadow from Africa to the Middle East, Russia and Australia.
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Syphilis: How deadly disease has spread in Australia

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 14:40

A massive rise in syphilis cases since 2011 has become a public health emergency, experts say.
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Australian media giants Nine and Fairfax agree to merge

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 1:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Fairfax

Nine Entertainment and Fairfax say it will create Australia's "largest integrated media player".
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Prisoners in mass breakout after 'riot' at Australia jail

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 7:45

Most inmates have been recaptured, after police sent late-night warnings to the public.
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Brazil dam disaster: BHP Billiton faces lawsuit in Australia

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 8:39

The company will defend itself against allegations that it misled investors before a dam collapse.
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Would you choose to sleep with the fishes?

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 12:03
related places: Gold Coast

Councillors are considering a proposal for an underwater graveyard off Australia's Gold Coast.
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Philippines v Australia basketball: 13 players suspended after on-court brawl

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 8:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Fiba has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month.
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Usain Bolt may play football in Australia

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 9:03

The top tier Central Coast Mariners have been pursuing the champion sprinter for months now.
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Cave rescue: Australians to receive honours, PM Turnbull says

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 6:38

Richard Harris and Craig Challen performed "extraordinary acts of heroism", Australia's PM says.
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First eastern quolls born in Australian wild for half a century

Monday, July 9th 2018, 7:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

For the first time in more than 50 years the marsupial is born in the wild on mainland Australia.
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Hard-hitting gender identity show resonates in Australia

Friday, July 6th 2018, 15:03

The comedian's hard-hitting routine on gender identify resonates deeply with many Australians.
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'Melting road' damages cars in Australia

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 4:48

Several vehicles were damaged by "big globs" of tar that coated tyres, witnesses say.
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Japanese tourist dies while climbing Uluru in Australia

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 7:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Japan Japan

The man collapsed while scaling the Australian landmark, a trek that will soon be banned.
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Plastic bags: Shop assistant 'grabbed by throat' as Australia ban starts

Sunday, July 1st 2018, 11:56

One customer reportedly grabs a shop assistant by the throat as a ban on single-use plastic bags starts.
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National Redress Scheme: Australia sex abuse compensation scheme begins

Sunday, July 1st 2018, 10:51

Abuse survivors like Roy Janetzki campaigned for compensation from the Australian government.
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WTO backs Australia over plain cigarette packets

Friday, June 29th 2018, 1:33

The landmark decision on plain packaging laws is likely to have global implications.
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Australia passes foreign interference laws amid China tension

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 9:53
related countries: China China
related places: Canberra

Canberra has denied that the crackdown is aimed specifically at China, despite recent tensions.
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Kangaroo pitch invader halts Australian football game

Monday, June 25th 2018, 8:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

A kangaroo became an unlikely pitch invader when it hopped into a local football game in Canberra.
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