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News: Australia

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's economic growth slows

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 3:23

Australia's growth rate slows in the second quarter amid slowing global demand for its resources and lacklustre domestic consumption.
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Residents priced out of Australia's powerhouse port

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 0:12

No room for residents in Australia's powerhouse port
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Gatland named as Lions head coach

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 10:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales boss Warren Gatland is named British and Irish Lions coach for the 2013 tour to Australia.
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Stars lead tributes to Bygraves

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 19:37

Des O'Connor and Ken Dodd lead the tributes to "lovely man" and "top, top professional" Max Bygraves who has died in Australia, aged 89.
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Veteran entertainer Bygraves dies

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 15:41

Singer, comedian and actor Max Bygraves has died in Australia at the age of 89.
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VIDEO: Asylum boat survivor describes ordeal

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:49
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A survivor from a sunken boat has described how he and 150 other asylum seekers en route from Indonesia to Australia spent four days in the water waiting to be rescued.
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Australia joins EU carbon market

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 13:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia plans to link its carbon trading scheme with Europe's, enabling Australian firms to use EU permits to emit CO2 from mid-2015.
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VIDEO: Koala hitches canoe ride in Australia

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 18:33
related places: Gold Coast

A koala who experts think felt trapped on a tidal bank swims out to a group of canoeists and hitches a ride on Australia's Gold Coast.
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New Zealand 22-0 Australia

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 10:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand beat Australia in the second round of the Rugby Championship to retain the Bledisloe Cup.
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VIDEO: Australia's resources boom 'over'

Friday, August 24th 2012, 12:32

Australia's resources minister has said that the country's resources boom, one of the biggest drivers of its economic growth, is "over".
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Australia retrial for US surgeon

Friday, August 24th 2012, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

Australia's high court upholds an appeal by surgeon Jayant Patel, jailed in 2010 for triple manslaughter, and orders a retrial.
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My championship is over - Stoner

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:45

Casey Stoner says his MotoGP title hopes are "finished" as he will miss the majority of the season's run-in with an ankle injury.
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Australia to boost refugee intake

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 6:57

Australia is to increase its refugee intake to 20,000 annually, a rise of 40%, following recommendations by an expert panel.
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Australia's mining boom is 'over'

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 6:44

Australia's resources minister, Martin Ferguson, says the country's resources boom, one of the biggest drivers of its economic growth, is "over".
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VIDEO: Bid for more beach toilets in Australia

Monday, August 20th 2012, 10:41
related places: Adelaide

A politician and a radio star were among those who came together to protest against a lack on toilets at an Adelaide beach.
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Debate over Australia welfare 'credit card'

Monday, August 20th 2012, 1:04

Debate over Australia's welfare 'credit card'
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New Zealand 27-19 Australia

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sydney

New Zealand beat Australia 27-19 in Sydney in the first match of the four-nations Rugby Championship.
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VIDEO: Long Tan memorial erected in Australia

Friday, August 17th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Of all the gruesome conflicts of the Vietnam war, the battle of Long Tan is etched deeply in Australians' memories.
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Nazi suspect wins Australia case

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 2:57
related countries: Hungary Hungary

A 90-year-old suspected Nazi war criminal wins his fight to remain in Australia, after the High Court blocks his extradition to Hungary.
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VIDEO: Man drives wrong way down motorway‎

Monday, August 13th 2012, 15:07

An elderly man, who drove his car and caravan for 12 kilometres in the wrong direction along a busy motorway in Australia has had his licence taken away.
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Australia 'needs offshore camps'

Monday, August 13th 2012, 5:00
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia should set up offshore processing centres for asylum seekers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, a panel appointed by the PM says.
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Australia beat GB men to bronze

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 16:00

Australia deny Great Britain's men's hockey team their first Olympic medal since 1988 with a 3-1 victory.
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Kirdyapkin claims 50km walk gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin sets a new Olympic record in winning the 50km walk from Australia's Jared Tallent at London 2012.
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Australia conquer Great Britain at sea

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 6:48

Australia's three golds give them supremacy at sea but Great Britain are poised to fight back, says BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts
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Facebook removes 'racist' page

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 10:31

A Facebook page that depicted Aboriginal people in Australia as drunks and welfare cheats is removed following a public outcry.
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Australia beat Kiwis to 49er gold

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 13:11
related countries: Denmark Denmark, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia complete victory in the men's 49er class ahead of New Zealand and Denmark, as Great Britain finish fifth.
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Pearson takes 100m hurdles gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 20:27

Australia's Sally Pearson takes 100m hurdles gold from reigning champion Dawn Harper with a new Olympic record.
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Why Australia fell at the London Olympics

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 12:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hard lessons for Australia after a poor Olympics
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AUDIO: Aussie TV 'only shows Olympic swimming'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 15:30
related places: Adelaide

A journalist for ABC News in Adelaide described the campaign for less patriotic Olympics coverage in Australia
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Australia order swimming review

Monday, August 6th 2012, 14:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia will launch an independent inquiry after winning just one swimming gold at the London Olympics.
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VIDEO: Possible malaria breakthrough

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 13:08

Scientists in Australia say they have made a breakthrough which could lead to a malaria vaccine.
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Spider named after Attenborough

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Attenborough

A tiny spider discovered recently in Australia is named after British television naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
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GB men's coxless four clinch gold

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:36

Great Britain win the men's coxless four for the fourth successive Olympics, beating big rivals Australia at Eton Dorney.
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Adrian wins 100m freestyle gold

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 19:38

America's Nathan Adrian wins gold in the men's 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds ahead of Australia's world champion James Magnussen.
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VIDEO: Record drugs haul seized in Australia

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Australian police have seized drugs worth over half a billion dollars and broken up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring.
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Hooper 'proud' of Aboriginal flag

Monday, July 30th 2012, 20:39

Australia's Damien Hooper escapes punishment for wearing a T-shirt with the Aboriginal flag on it.
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Fake Games ticket couple helped

Monday, July 30th 2012, 11:14

A man offers spare Games seats to a couple who came from Australia to watch boxing but found their original tickets were bogus.
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Australia, NZ restore Fiji ties

Monday, July 30th 2012, 8:58
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand agree to restore full diplomatic ties with Fiji after expelling each other's top envoys in 2009, officials say.
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Australia 'flouted minors rights'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 7:06
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia breached the rights of Indonesian children who arrived as crew on people-smuggling boats and were jailed as adults, a report finds.
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Cull and drought hit feral camels

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 12:41

Australia's feral camel population has fallen by about 250,000 in recent years because of drought conditions and culling, a wildlife survey shows.
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From Iraqi refugee to football star in Australia

Friday, July 20th 2012, 23:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

From Iraqi refugee to football star in Australia
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India tops Australia migrant list

Friday, July 20th 2012, 7:58
related countries: India India

India has become Australia's largest source of permanent migrants for the first time, with six other Asian nations in the top 10, a report says.
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Campbell cancels Antipodean tour

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 8:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States
related places: August, Glen Campbell

US country music star Glen Campbell cancels scheduled visits to Australia and New Zealand in August, citing health reasons.
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Madonna scraps Australian tour

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 12:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Pop star Madonna has disappointed fans in Australia by cancelling her first dates in the country for 20 years.
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Australia shark attacks: Would cull work?

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:33

Would shark cull off western Australia reduce attacks?
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VIDEO: Shark kills surfer in Australia

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 13:29

A shark has attacked and killed a man surfing off the coast of western Australia.
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Lee quits international cricket

Friday, July 13th 2012, 9:11

Australia fast bowler Brett Lee retires from all forms of international cricket with 380 one-day wickets to his name.
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Vodafone to buy Telstra NZ unit

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 2:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia's biggest telecommunications company, Telstra, sells its New Zealand subsidiary to Vodafone for 840m New Zealand dollars (£431m).
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Australia declares huge reserve

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:13

Australia declares more than 10 million hectares of Aboriginal land in its central desert its largest protected area.
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England surpass Cook expectations

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:03
related places: Cook

Alastair Cook says his side have surpassed his expectations with their 4-0 series win over world number one side Australia.
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Rampant England crush Australia

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 21:28

England beat Australia by seven wickets to seal their 10th one-day win in a row and complete a 4-0 series victory.
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Refugees risking everything to reach Australia

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 0:08

Why refugees make the perilous voyage to Australia
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Lee & Watson return to Australia

Monday, July 9th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian duo Shane Watson and Brett Lee will miss the final one-day international against England through injury.
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Scientists urge reef protection

Monday, July 9th 2012, 7:05

Scientists at a major coral reef symposium in Australia call for immediate international action to save the world's coral reefs from rapid decline.
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England claim ninth straight win

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 17:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Australia by eight wickets - a record ninth straight win in one-day cricket - to wrap up a crushing series victory.
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VIDEO: Australia's Guides change pledge

Friday, July 6th 2012, 7:09

Director of the Girl Guides of Australia, Belinda Allen, says plans to drop their allegiance to the Queen and God, aim to make the Guides' promise ''meaningful and relevant'' to girls of the 21st century.
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