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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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VIDEO: Briton in Australia waterfall death

Monday, January 7th 2013, 19:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British tourist has died in Australia after falling from the top of a waterfall.
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Briton in Australia waterfall death

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 20-year-old British tourist dies in Australia after falling from the top of a waterfall in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney.
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VIDEO: Wildfires continue to burn in Tasmania

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:29

The prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, has visited Tasmania, where firefighters are still battling a number of wildfires
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VIDEO: Trainee lands plane without wheel

Monday, January 7th 2013, 11:16

A trainee pilot has performed an emergency landing in Australia after one of his wheels fells off.
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Warne banned after Samuels clash

Monday, January 7th 2013, 9:36

Shane Warne gets a one-match ban and is fined after a clash with Marlon Samuels in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 competition.
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Hussey bows out on Australia win

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 9:15
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Michael Hussey retires from Test cricket as Australia win the final Test against Sri Lanka to seal a 3-0 series whitewash.
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Sinfield rejects Aussie criticism

Friday, January 4th 2013, 18:33

Kevin Sinfield dismisses criticism from Australia after winning the 2012 Golden Boot award ahead of four NRL players.
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Watson out of Australia warm-up

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 8:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Heather Watson withdraws from the Moorilla Hobart International, just a week before the start of the Australian Open.
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Australia: Year of the women

Monday, December 31st 2012, 3:02

How shock jock kicked Australia's women into action
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Aussies seal Sri Lanka series win

Friday, December 28th 2012, 9:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia crush Sri Lanka by an innings and 201 runs in the second Test to wrap up the series with a game to spare.
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Clarke sets Australia run record

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 10:17

Australia captain Michael Clarke hits his 22nd Test century to become his country's highest run scorer in a calendar year.
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Sangakkara passes runs milestone

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 9:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara becomes the 11th cricketer to pass 10,000 Test runs in the second Test against Australia.
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Australia: A poisonous year in politics

Monday, December 24th 2012, 1:22

Australia's year of poisonous politics
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VIDEO: Tourists hurt in Oz bus crash

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 11:57

Two people are critically injured after a tourist bus crashes in Queensland, Australia.
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Wales' Charteris out for season

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 11:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales lock Luke Charteris is out of the Six Nations and likely to miss the Lions tour to Australia with a knee injury.
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Notts sign Aussie batsman Cowan

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 6:50

Nottinghamshire sign Australia batsman Ed Cowan for the first half of the 2013 county season.
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Arrests in Sydney customs probe

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 6:03
related places: Sydney

Eight people, including customs and quarantine officers, are arrested in connection with drug smuggling at Australia's Sydney airport, police say.
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Qantas and Emirates deal backed

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 23:54

Qantas Airways gets initial approval from Australia's competition authority for its proposed alliance with Dubai-based Emirates.
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VIDEO: Crocodile's flying leap at swimmer

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 4:42

Three Swedish tourists had a surprise while swimming in a national park in Australia when a crocodile leapt from rocks landing on one of them.
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England eclipse Ashes - Vaughan

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 11:24
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Vaughan says England's Test series win in India is bigger than the 2010-2011 Ashes series victory in Australia.
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Australia beat stubborn Sri Lanka

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc share six late wickets to guide Australia to a 137-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test.
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Jayawardene to give up captaincy

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 7:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene will give up the captaincy after Sri Lanka's current Test and one-day tour of Australia.
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Watchdog opens royal hoax inquiry

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 6:46
related places: Cambridge

Australia's media watchdog launches an inquiry into a radio station's Duchess of Cambridge hoax call, which was answered by a nurse later found dead.
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Police warn over Apple Maps error

Monday, December 10th 2012, 12:13

Inaccuracies in Apple Maps could be "life-threatening" to motorists in Australia's searing heat, police warn.
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VIDEO: Braille library shuts in Australia

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 5:16

One of the world's oldest braille libraries is closing its doors.
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Elisabeth Murdoch dies at 103

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:24
related places: Melbourne

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, the mother of the media magnate Rupert, has died at her home in Melbourne, Australia, aged 103.
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Swimming robot reaches Australia

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 15:27
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A marine robot has completed a record-breaking 9,000 nautical mile (16,668km) trip across the Pacific Ocean.
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Australia in growth rate slowdown

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 2:46

Australia's economic growth rate slows modestly as the government cuts spending and export earnings decline.
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No retirement regrets for Ponting

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 13:52

Ricky Ponting says his decision to retire from playing for Australia was easy after his final game ends in defeat.
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Ponting's farewell ends in defeat

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ricky Ponting's final game for Australia ends in defeat as South Africa secure a series-clinching 309-run victory.
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Wales 12-14 Australia

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 17:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales fall to a seventh successive defeat after Kurtley Beale scores a last-minute try for Australia.
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Ponting faces final Test struggle

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ricky Ponting fails with the bat in his final Test match as South Africa take control against Australia in the third Test.
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Australia crocodile death feared

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 10:07

Police search for a 12-year-old boy feared killed by a crocodile in northern Australia, the second potential fatality there in two weeks.
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Arrest after Australia navy raid

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 8:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Darwin

A man is arrested in the northern Australian city of Darwin after a sailor was overpowered and weapons stolen in a raid on a navy vessel.
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VIDEO: Cigarette branding ban begins

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 2:35

Australia has become the first country in the world to force cigarette companies to remove all logos from their packaging and sell their products in unbranded packets.
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Plain packs for Australia smokers

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 1:08

World watches as Australia's smokers get plain packs
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Du Plessis shines as SA struggle

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa are once again indebted to Faf du Plessis as they fight back on day one of the third and final Test against Australia.
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VIDEO: Search under way for navy intruder

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:34
related places: Darwin

A search is under way after a security breach at a naval base in Darwin, Australia, in the early hours of Friday morning.
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Ponting retires from Test cricket

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 23:14

Australia's highest Test run-scorer and former captain Ricky Ponting has announced he will retire from international cricket.
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Police smash credit theft ring

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Romania Romania

International police forces uncover a Romanian syndicate allegedly behind what officials say is Australia's biggest ever credit card fraud.
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Qantas cuts tourism board ties

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 4:02

Qantas says it is severing ties with Australia's official tourism agency because of its chairman's 'conflict of interest'.
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Du Plessis ton denies Australia

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Faf Du Plessis defies Australia with a marathon century to earn South Africa a remarkable draw in the second Test.
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VIDEO: Canberra sorry for military abuse

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:01

Australia's government has apologised to victims of abuse in the military, after a probe that saw hundreds of claims of mistreatment made.
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Canberra sorry for military abuse

Monday, November 26th 2012, 5:40

Australia's government apologises to victims of abuse in the military, after a probe that saw hundreds of claims of mistreatment made.
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Ponting fears for Ashes tour spot

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 8:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia batsman Ricky Ponting says he will miss out on the Ashes tour of England if his form does not improve.
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Australia close in on SA victory

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 7:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Adelaide

Australia need six South Africa wickets on the final day to win the second Test in Adelaide and take a 1-0 series lead.
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Late wickets keep SA hopes alive

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 10:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Adelaide

A flurry of late Australia wickets on day three revive South Africa's hopes of winning the second Test in Adelaide.
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Smith ton bolsters South Africa

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 9:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith hits 111 not out as South Africa close day two of the second Test 333 runs behind Australia on 217-2.
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Clarke makes fourth 200 of year

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 8:22

Australia captain Michael Clarke becomes the first man to score four Test double-hundreds in a calendar year.
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Australia ends East Timor mission

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 5:18
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Australia is wrapping up its security mission in East Timor, six years after sending troops to help restore stability amid widespread unrest.
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VIDEO: Australian asylum camp reopens

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia has transferred the first group of asylum seekers to a processing centre in Papua New Guinea, immigration officials say.
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Australia opens PNG asylum camp

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:06
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia transfers the first group of asylum seekers to a processing centre in Papua New Guinea, immigration officials say.
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VIDEO: Huge waterspout forms in Australia

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 14:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Batemans Bay

A huge waterspout has formed off the coast of Batemans Bay in the Australian state of New South Wales.
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VIDEO: Echidna study unlocks mating habits

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 3:13

Scientists in Australia have unlocked the breeding habits of a small animal called the echidna, opening the way for them to save a range of endangered mammals in the wild.
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Robshaw defends penalty decisions

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Chris Robshaw defends his decisions not to kick for goal during England's 20-14 defeat to Australia.
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England 14-20 Australia

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 17:04

England suffer a significant setback as Australia's under-fire side hold on for a narrow but deserved win at Twickenham.
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Beckham move to Australia denied

Friday, November 16th 2012, 9:18

David Beckham has "no plans" to play in Australia despite reported interest, a spokesperson confirms.
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