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We have started to collect the most important news related to Australia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Australia: news

Australia eases Burma sanctions

Monday, April 16th 2012, 2:59
related countries: Burma Burma

Australia says it is lifting travel and financial restrictions against more than 200 Burmese nationals, including President Thein Sein.
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Cane toad cull held in Australia

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 3:56

Thousands of volunteers in Australia are taking part in a massive cull of cane toads, which are regarded as poisonous pests.
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Wounded Pendleton wins world gold

Friday, April 6th 2012, 13:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Melbourne

Track cyclist Victoria Pendleton overcomes a bruising collision with Australia's Anna Meares to win world sprint gold in Melbourne.
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Australia warns on PNG poll delay

Friday, April 6th 2012, 2:55
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia expresses concern at a decision in Papua New Guinea to delay elections by six months, amid an ongoing political crisis in PNG.
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First US Marines arrive in Darwin

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 3:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Darwin

Some 200 US Marines, the first contingent of up to 2,500 to be deployed in northern Australia, arrive in Darwin as the two sides deepen defence ties.
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Australia woos skilled US workers

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 7:26
related countries: United States United States

Australia plans to make it easier for US construction workers to move to Australia by changing assessment rules.
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iPad refunds offered in Australia

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Apple

US technology firm Apple offers to refund Australian customers who felt misled about the 4G capabilities of the new iPad.
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Fans embrace Susan Boyle musical

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Newcastle

A musical based on the life of singer Susan Boyle receives its premiere in Newcastle, with fans travelling from as far as Australia and the US to attend.
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Australia coy on US spy base plan

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:30
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, United States United States

Australia plays down a report it plans to allow a US air base on islands in the Indian Ocean, calling such a move "down the track".
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Six held in Australia trafficking

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 2:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police in Thailand and Australia arrest six people believed to be part of a human trafficking network, following a year-long operation.
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Dolphin society is run by 'gangs'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 0:33

Bottlenose dolphins in Australia organise their complex society into gang-like groups of males, according to scientists.
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The quest to beat floodwaters in Australia

Monday, March 26th 2012, 23:33

How engineers in Australia are trying to beat the floods
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Gatland offered Lions coach role

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 18:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales coach Warren Gatland is offered the job to coach the British and Irish Lions on their 2013 tour to Australia, BBC Sport understands.
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US warning on North Korea rocket

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Philippines Philippines, United States United States

A senior US official says a North Korean rocket launch may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an Australian newspaper reports.
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Australia extinction 'due to man'

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 10:16

Human hunters were responsible for the extinction of Australia's giant vertebrates about 40,000 years ago, scientists conclude.
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VIDEO: Australia hit by flash flood deluge

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 8:18
related places: Brisbane

Flash floods sweep through towns on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, Australia, causing damage to cars and property.
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VIDEO: Australia's most wanted man caught

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 5:11

Australia's most wanted man Malcolm Naden, who evaded police for seven years, is finally caught.
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Australia's most wanted man held

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 4:17

Australia's most wanted man, who managed to evade a police manhunt for seven years, is finally captured and charged with murder.
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VIDEO: Race to build world's fastest car

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 5:41
related places: Perth

A team in Perth, Australia, is developing what it hopes will be the fastest car on the planet.
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VIDEO: Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 80

Monday, March 19th 2012, 23:21

One of Australia's most recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, has celebrated its 80th birthday.
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Sydney's famous bridge turns 80

Monday, March 19th 2012, 5:29

One of Australia's most photographed and recognisable landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is celebrating its 80th birthday.
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Dominant Button wins in Australia

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 7:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Jenson Button dominates the Australian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton finishes third behind Sebastian Vettel.
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Cyclone batters Australia coast

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 3:31

A tropical cyclone batters communities along Western Australia's north-west coast with torrential rain and damaging winds.
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VIDEO: Unearthing Australia's 'hidden shoes'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:32

Researchers in Australia have published the results of a six year study into the ancient practice of hiding artefacts in buildings to ward off evil spirits.
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Rinehart feud details made public

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:49

Details of the family feud between Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, and three of her children are reported after a court rejected her privacy request.
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Australia's new FM to be sworn in

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 1:52

Australia's new Foreign Minister Bob Carr, named by PM Julia Gillard to replace Kevin Rudd two weeks ago is set to be sworn in.
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Mining mogul fails in privacy bid

Friday, March 9th 2012, 9:06

Australia's wealthiest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses a legal battle to keep details of a family feud from the public.
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Talks on Qantas Asian airline end

Friday, March 9th 2012, 3:52
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Talks between Australia's Qantas and Malaysia Airlines about establishing a joint venture premium airline in Asia break down.
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Australia snatch tri-series win

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 13:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Adelaide

Australia beat Sri Lanka to win the one-day international tri-series after seamer Clint McKay takes five wickets in Adelaide.
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'KKK' daubed on Aboriginal graves

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 11:00

The desecration of an Aboriginal burial site in Australia with swastikas and the letters KKK is condemned as "disgusting" by officials.
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'Collar-bomb' man pleads guilty

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 1:17
related places: Sydney

A man pleads guilty to breaking into a teenage girl's home and locking her to a fake "collar bomb" in Australia last year.
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Wider Australia abuse probe urged

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 19:18

Australia's military faces years of abuse inquiries, after a review sparked by a sex scandal found 775 "plausible" abuse claims dating back 60 years.
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Australian growth below forecast

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 5:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's economy expands by less than expected in the fourth quarter of 2011, sending the dollar to a six-week low.
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Bat invasion in Australian town

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 5:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The arrival of more than 250,000 bats in a small town in northern Australia prompts warnings of a potentially fatal disease.
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VIDEO: UN concern over Barrier Reef threat

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 17:20

A UN team has arrived in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.
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Sri Lanka level tri-series final

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 12:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan fires a century as Sri Lanka beat Australia to level the best-of-three one-day international tri-series.
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Australia floods force 9,000 out

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 3:07
related places: Wagga Wagga

Almost 9,000 people are ordered to leave their homes in the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales as floods continue to threaten southeast Australia.
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UN probes threat to barrier reef

Monday, March 5th 2012, 6:20

A Unesco team arrives in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.
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VIDEO: Two dead as Australia floods continue

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 17:19

Flooding in south-eastern Australia has claimed the life two men, and forced thousands of people from their homes.
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VIDEO: Flood water rising in Australia

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 14:37

Thousands of people are having to leave their homes in Australia as the flood waters continue to rise in several states.
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SL beat Australia to reach final

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 11:41
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka claim a dramatic nine-run win over Australia to reach the final of the one-day tri-series and knock out India.
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Australia 'needs media watchdog'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 5:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A media inquiry in Australia, launched following Britain's phone-hacking scandal, recommends a new watchdog body to enforce journalistic standards.
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Australia vows action over posts

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 7:34

Australia's army chief says serving military personnel who posted racist and sexist comments on a private Facebook site will face action.
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VIDEO: Australia to apologise for forced adoptions

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 17:17

A Senate committee in Australia has called for a national apology to thousands of women who were forced to give up their children for adoption from the 1950s to 1970s.
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VIDEO: Sinking horse pulled from mudflats

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 10:23
related places: Geelong

A horse has been rescued after it became trapped in mudflats in Geelong, Australia.
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Australia adoption apology urged

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:27

A Senate committee in Australia calls for a national apology to thousands of women forced to give up their children for adoption in the 1950s to 1970s.
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Essex sign paceman Siddle for T20

Monday, February 27th 2012, 10:46

Essex sign Australia Test seamer Peter Siddle for this summer's Twenty20 competition.
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Australia's Gillard wins ballot

Monday, February 27th 2012, 3:20

Australian PM Julia Gillard defeats Kevin Rudd in the Labor leadership vote, in a major boost for a leader beset by internal divisions.
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Billabong spurns TPG takeover bid

Monday, February 27th 2012, 2:19
related places: Billabong

Australia's Billabong rejects a takeover bid from TPG Capital but says it is still negotiating with the investment firm.
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Australia reach tri-series final

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 13:13
related countries: India India
related places: Sydney

Australia secure their place in the one-day tri-series final with a comfortable 87-run victory over India in Sydney.
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Mother's plea in dingo baby case

Friday, February 24th 2012, 11:30
related places: Darwin

The parents of Australian baby Azaria Chamberlain urge a coroner to rule that a dingo killed her and end 30 years of speculation over her death.
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Rudd to challenge Gillard in vote

Friday, February 24th 2012, 6:25

Kevin Rudd will challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the Australia Labor party leadership ballot on Monday, he has confirmed.
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How dangerous are dingoes?

Friday, February 24th 2012, 0:04

Experts rush to defend the reputation of Australia's dingoes
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Scuba honeymoon death man cleared

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 20:55

A man accused of drowning his wife while on a scuba dive during their honeymoon in Australia is acquitted by a judge in Alabama.
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