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Australia 'holds back' climate fight

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 1:26

Australia is a drag on international efforts to tackle climate change, says a leading economist and former government adviser.
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Clarke frustrated after whitewash

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 20:13
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Michael Clarke says Australia's whitewash by Pakistan shows lessons have not been learned from last year's defeat to India.
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VIDEO: Ban Ki-moon makes United Nations mix-up

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 15:57
related countries: Austria Austria

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has muddled "Austria" with "Australia".
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Pakistan clinch Test over Australia

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 10:38
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Pakistan beat Australia by 356 runs on the final day in Abu Dhabi to complete a 2-0 whitewash in the Test series.
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Misbah hits fastest Test fifty

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 15:00

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hits fastest half-century in Test history against Australia, then matches quickest ton.
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Australia 16-12 England

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 8:09

Ryan Hall has a try controversially not given for England in the last minute of their Four Nations defeat by Australia in Melbourne.
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VIDEO: Australia bushfire 'out of control'

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 14:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A bushfire burning out of control in Australia's Blue Mountains has destroyed at least one house and threatens more, according to Australian media.
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Younus hits 213 as Pakistan dominate

Friday, October 31st 2014, 16:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Younus Khan records his fifth Test double century as Pakistan dominate the second and final match against Australia.
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ANZ bank announces record profit

Friday, October 31st 2014, 5:55

One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
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Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

Friday, October 31st 2014, 4:23
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.
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Younus hits third successive century

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Younus Khan hits a third successive hundred as Pakistan close day one of the final Test with Australia on 304-2.
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Canberra 'trying to verify IS death'

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 3:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Syria Syria

The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State has been killed in Syria.
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Australia's Ebola visa ban condemned

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 22:21

Australia's decision to suspend entry visas for people from Ebola-affected West African countries is condemned as "counterproductive" and "discriminatory".
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Protection plan 'will not save reef'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 5:49

Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
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Piece of Australia found in Vanuatu

Monday, October 27th 2014, 22:53
related countries: Vanuatu Vanuatu

A fragment of ancient Australia is found under Vanuatu in the South Pacific, raising new questions about how continents are formed.
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Beale could still feature on tour

Monday, October 27th 2014, 15:42

Australia assistant coach Nathan Grey says Kurtley Beale could still play a part in their tour of Europe.
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KKK stunt in Australia veil protest

Monday, October 27th 2014, 6:21
related places: Canberra

Three men, one wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit, try to enter Parliament House in Canberra in a protest over the Islamic full-face veil.
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Storms batter southern Australia

Monday, October 27th 2014, 4:12
related places: Adelaide

Melbourne and Adelaide are recovering from severe electrical storms that swept across southern Australia overnight.
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VIDEO: Australia Muslims hold mosque open day

Monday, October 27th 2014, 2:22

Following a reported rise in attacks on Muslims in Australia, mosques hold an open day to challenge misconceptions about Islam.
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Australia green firms hit by cut

Monday, October 27th 2014, 0:04

Australia's green energy firms hit by target cuts
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Australia's great natural secret comes out of hiding

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 19:34
related places: Kimberley

The wildlife secrets of Australia's Kimberley coast
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Pakistan crush Aussies in first Test

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 12:33

Pakistan see off Australia's remaining batsmen to earn a crushing 221-run win in the first Test in Dubai.
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Younus sets Pakistan century record

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 13:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.
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Kiwis stun Australia in Four Nations

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 11:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand shock Australia in the Four Nations with a resounding victory that ended the hosts' 16-match winning run.
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Australia omit Beale from Test squad

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 7:24

Kurtley Beale is not selected for Australia's autumn internationals after being fined for a breach of conduct.
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First transplant of 'dead' heart

Friday, October 24th 2014, 12:00

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
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Qantas back on track to profit

Friday, October 24th 2014, 4:28

Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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How technology is transforming Tasmanian farms

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 20:34

How technology is revolutionising farming in Australia
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VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 20:23

Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
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Can a mining town survive a shutdown?

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 19:33

Can a remote mining town in Australia survive a shutdown?
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Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 15:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.
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Five ways Whitlam changed Australia

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 7:49

Five ways that late PM Gough Whitlam reformed his country
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Australia page for BBC News website

Monday, October 20th 2014, 20:39

How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia
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Australia's Medibank plans share sale

Monday, October 20th 2014, 7:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.
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Australia lifts parliament veil ban

Monday, October 20th 2014, 3:57
related places: Canberra

Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils.
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On the tracks of Australia's last record maker

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:21

Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker
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Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 18:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row.
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Rossi wins, Smith third in Australia

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 8:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian Valentino Rossi wins the Australian MotoGP as Britain's Bradley Smith takes third, his first podium finish.
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Australia coach McKenzie resigns

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 14:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Brisbane

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie quits after the 29-28 defeat by New Zealand in Brisbane, 11 months before the World Cup.
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Australia 28-29 New Zealand

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 11:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A last-minute converted try from Malakai Fekitoa gives New Zealand a thrilling victory over Australia.
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Australia extend Lehmann's contract

Friday, October 17th 2014, 6:29

Ashes-winning coach Darren Lehmann has his Australia contract extended by one year until June 2017.
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Lockdown lifted at Australia base

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 7:19
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

An Australian naval training base in Victoria was locked down for several hours after "hazardous material" was found during a routine inspection.
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Channel apologises for 'sexist' quiz

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 7:00

Australia's Channel 10 apologises for a "sexist" question on the Family Feud quiz asking contestants to "name a woman's job".
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Asylum baby denied Australia visa

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 11:29

In a landmark ruling Australia's federal court says a baby born in Australia to an asylum seeker from Myanmar is not entitled to a refugee visa.
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Australia expands rich investor visa

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 16:27
related countries: China China

Australia tries to attract rich immigrants with new immigration rules likely to appeal to wealthy Chinese citizens.
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Kit plane crashes on Melbourne house

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 7:18
related places: Melbourne

A light aircraft which officials say was "amateur built" crashes into a suburban home in Melbourne, Australia, killing the pilot.
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Australia in court over asylum cases

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 2:55
related places: Brisbane

Australia's government faces court challenges to its asylum policies in cases involving a baby born in Brisbane and Sri Lankans detained at sea.
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Australian chain pulls 'racist' top

Monday, October 13th 2014, 15:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A singlet bearing a slogan seen by many as racist is removed from Woolworths shelves in Australia after it was "inadvertently" stocked.
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Derby winner Australia retired

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 10:56

The 2014 Derby winner Australia is retired after his owners Coolmore Stud reveal problems in a right hind hoof.
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Former China mining head extradited

Friday, October 10th 2014, 6:44
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
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Australia in first IS bombing raid

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 4:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia carries out its first raid in Iraq on what officials said was an Islamic State facility, with a fighter jet dropping two bombs.
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Australia seeks 'hate preacher' ban

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:16

Australia's PM Tony Abbott says he wants visa rules tightened so preachers of "divisive and extremist" ideologies will be refused entry.
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Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.
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Argentina 21-17 Australia

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 7:02

Argentina come from 14-0 down to defeat Australia and earn their first win since joining the Rugby Championship.
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Australian winemaker TWE shares drop

Monday, September 29th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Shares in the world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), plunge after it rejects two separate multi-billion takeover offers.
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South Africa edge past Australia

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 17:48

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers scores two late tries to help his side claim a 28-10 bonus-point win over Australia.
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Should Australia's refugees be sent to Cambodia?

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Anger as Australia sends Cambodian refugees home
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Australia in Cambodia asylum deal

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Australia confirms it will sign a deal with Cambodia to resettle refugees there, drawing immediate criticism from rights groups.
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Australian migrants struggle to find work

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Struggling to find a job in Australia
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BHP Billiton to cut 700 coal jobs

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:39

BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi plan to cut 700 jobs at a joint coal mining venture in Australia because of tough market conditions.
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Australia want Lions 2017 tour game

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Australian Rugby Union wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia.
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Australia survive Argentina scare

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Australia survive a late rally from Argentina to win their Rugby Championship match on the Gold Coast 32-25.
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Australia raises terror threat level

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:37

Australia has raised its terrorism threat level from medium to high, PM Tony Abbott announces, amid concern over militant groups in the Middle East.
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Australia's Myer reports losses

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 2:44

Australia's largest department store group, Myer, reports a fall in its annual profits for the fourth consecutive year.
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Australia shootings: Body found

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police find a body and a gun near a rural New South Wales farmhouse where a woman and her three children were found dead.
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