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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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Is racism worsening Australia's China influence row?

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 16:13
related countries: China China

Australia is asserting its sovereignty at home, but some fear the rise of prejudice and suspicion.
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Should migrants in Australia face an English test?

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 22:28
related places: Sydney

People in Sydney give their thoughts on a controversial plan to assess prospective citizens.
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Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 5:04

Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.
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Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 2:33

The company breached consumer law by refusing to fix devices once serviced by third parties.
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Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Monday, June 18th 2018, 12:26
related countries: China China

The Chinese telecoms company says worries about who controls it are "ill informed".
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Eurydice Dixon: Vigils held for murdered Australia comedian

Monday, June 18th 2018, 9:11

Eurydice Dixon's alleged rape and murder has prompted an outpouring of grief in Australia.
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What a load of crocs!

Friday, June 15th 2018, 14:02

Wade Kelly's drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia.
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Eurydice Dixon: Comedian's killing prompts anger in Australia

Friday, June 15th 2018, 9:54
related places: Melbourne

Eurydice Dixon was allegedly raped and murdered as she walked home from a gig in Melbourne.
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China's ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia

Friday, June 15th 2018, 5:07
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

China's Didi Chuxing will compete with India's Ola and Uber when it launches in Melbourne on 25 June.
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Australia cements Solomon Islands deal amid China influence debate

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 4:21
related countries: China China, Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
related places: Canberra

Canberra raised "concerns" about the Chinese company providing internet access, Solomon Islands says.
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Korean woman survives six days in Australian wilderness

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 15:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba, North Korea North Korea

Korean Joohee Han is found in Queensland, Australia, days after falling into a ravine during a climb.
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Job application tool PageUp suspects data breach

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

PageUp has notified data authorities in Australia and the UK where it has clients.
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Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 0:48

Her death from hepatitis A is a "rare and tragic" case caused by a frozen product, authorities say.
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Australia objects to China 'pressure' in Qantas decision

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 8:15
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

The airline should be free to decide its own classification for Taiwan, Canberra says.
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Australian bank offers to pay record fine

Monday, June 4th 2018, 1:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's largest lender was accused of breaching money laundering and terror financing laws.
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Catholic Church joins sex abuse compensation scheme

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 8:00

The Catholic Church says it is "keen to participate" in the programme for victims in Australia.
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Catholic Church joins sex abuse compensation scheme

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 8:00

The Catholic Church says it is "keen to participate" in the programme for victims in Australia.
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Cornelia Frances: Home and Away's 'Morag' actress dies aged 77

Tuesday, May 29th 2018, 7:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A veteran of Australian television, UK-born Cornelia Frances had been battling cancer.
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Russia 'liable' for downing MH17 airliner

Friday, May 25th 2018, 8:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia

Australia and Netherlands formally accuse Russia of responsibility for downing MH17 passenger jet in 2014
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Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia 'illegally'

Monday, May 21st 2018, 10:23

Almost 200 more are in the process of claiming asylum after this year's Commonwealth Games.
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Australia tracks missing Games athletes

Friday, May 18th 2018, 3:27

Australia says it has received asylum applications, but the number of missing athletes is still unknown.
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Why some Commonwealth Games athletes overstay their visas

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 6:02
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

A group who face deportation in Australia have made a "huge" decision, an ex-Cameroon athlete says.
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Is gun ownership increasing in Australia?

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 4:36

The nation's worst mass shooting since 1996 has revived discussion about gun control laws.
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Margaret River shooting: Grandfather 'planned' Australia deaths

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 18:53

The father of four children killed in Australia says he believes the grandfather planned the killings.
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Bereaved Australian father describes his feelings

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 17:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The father of four children found shot dead with their mother in Australia says he is "sad" but "not angry".
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David Goodall: Australian scientist, 104, ends life 'happy'

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 17:48

Dr David Goodall, who suffered no serious illness, travelled to Switzerland to end his life as he desired.
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David Goodall: Scientist, 104, ends his life in Switzerland

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 16:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The ecologist and botanist, who was not terminally ill, went to Switzerland to voluntarily end his life.
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Australian toddler's alleged rape was a 'foreseeable risk'

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 7:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Authorities failed a two-year-old girl, a report finds, in a case that has shocked Australia.
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Taiwanese flag on bull artwork painted over in Australia

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 8:14

Taiwanese Australians are outraged after a council covered up the Taiwanese flags on a public school artwork.
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Eurovision: Singer Jessica Mauboy explains why Australia is competing

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 23:43

So why is Australia in the Eurovision song contest? Jessica Mauboy explains.
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Horse trainers guilty in Australia's 'biggest' racing scandal

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 8:10

Five horse trainers and three stablehands were behind "brazen attempts to cheat", a tribunal finds.
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Paedophile-hunting policeman wins payout 46 years on

Monday, May 7th 2018, 8:39

Denis Ryan was halted from investigating a paedophile priest in Australia, then forced from his job.
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VAR: Technical problem helps decide Australian A-League grand final

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 11:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Technical problems prevent the video assistant referee being used to help decide the controversial winning goal in Australia's A-League grand final.
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The unheralded story of Australia's indigenous cricketers

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 16:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The complex story of Australia's first UK sporting tour deserves recognition, modern players say.
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Cardinal Pell ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 6:09

The Vatican treasurer has formally pleaded not guilty to allegations against him in Australia.
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New Captain Cook monument plan for Botany Bay divides opinion

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 12:49

Not everyone is happy at the prospect of a new monument marking the arrival of colonists in Australia.
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The race to document Australia's unknown species

Friday, April 27th 2018, 14:59

Scientists say identifying hidden species may have profound benefits, but time is limited.
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'Real bodies' exhibition causes controversy in Australia

Thursday, April 26th 2018, 10:56
related countries: China China

Organisers reject an assertion that the exhibition may contain executed Chinese political prisoners.
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Anzac Day marked in Australia and New Zealand

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 6:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The day marking the countries' participation in World War One is a time of remembrance and national pride.
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Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 5:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The animal, Max, remained with the three-year-old girl as she took shelter in Australia.
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Australian surf event cancelled after shark attacks

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 3:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Margaret River Pro will not continue after two men were bitten nearby, officials say.
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Going for a helicopter pub crawl in Australia

Monday, April 16th 2018, 23:03

Tourism operators are offering a novel way to find a beer in Australia's vast outback.
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Thursday, April 12th 2018, 3:39

After winning Australia's largest payout of its kind, the actress sought to recover her sizeable legal costs.
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Australia coach quits over cheating scandal

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 14:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Darren Lehmann is to quit as Australia head coach at the end of the current Test series against South Africa amid the ball-tampering scandal.
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'Fake' Indian journalists held in Australia over human trafficking

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 9:51

The nine travellers with false documents said they had arrived to cover the Commonwealth Games.
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Cricketers fined over ball-tamper row

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 15:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia captain Steve Smith is banned for one Test and fined his entire match fee after a ball-tampering incident against South Africa in Cape Town.
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Cricketer 'must go' over ball-tamper row

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 7:58

Pressure increases on Australia captain Steve Smith after a government agency calls for his removal in the wake of the ball-tampering row.
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Australian ball tampering shocks cricket

Saturday, March 24th 2018, 21:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia's Cameron Bancroft admits he tampered with the ball against South Africa - and captain Steve Smith says he knew in advance.
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Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 23:23

Rescuers manage to return just six surviving pilot whales to deeper waters in Western Australia.
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Manus Island refugees 'dig for water' in Australia camp

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 4:23
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

About 600 men are refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea following its closure.
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Manus Island: New refugee sites not ready, says UN

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 12:47

Temporary sites meant to house refugees held by Australia are still being built, a UN official says.
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