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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

Dhoni double ton puts India ahead

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 12:50
related countries: India India

An unbeaten double century from Mahendra Dhoni puts India 135 ahead of Australia at 515-8 after day three of the first Test.
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Australia's good life comes at a price

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 2:13

What the humble lime says about Australia's high cost of living
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VIDEO: Two deaths in Australia flooding

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 14:23

Two people have died in heavy flooding in south east Australia.
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Tendulkar inspires India recovery

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 12:58
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar hits an unbeaten 71 as India close day two of the first Test 198 behind Australia at 182-3.
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VIDEO: Swimmers sorry for 'bonding' ritual

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 10:54

Members of Australia's Olympic swimming team have admitted to using sleeping medication Stilnox during a "bonding" session before the Games last year.
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Australia swim team used sedative

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 7:20

Members of Australia's Olympic swimming team say they used sedatives and played pranks during a "bonding" session before the Games.
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VIDEO: Don't jump! Kangaroo on a ledge

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 12:36
related places: Melbourne

A kangaroo has been rescued after spending two hours high up on a ledge in Melbourne, Australia.
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Is Australian sport badly broken?

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 5:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Damning reports put Australia's athletes in the spotlight
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Australia Olympic swim team 'toxic'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 5:08

Australia's 2012 Olympic swimmers existed within a "toxic" team culture that led to bullying and misuse of prescription drugs, a report finds.
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New Zealand acts on tobacco packets

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 4:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand says it will put all tobacco products into plain packaging, following the landmark move by Australia last year.
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Drummer's flying fear disrupts tour

Monday, February 18th 2013, 7:38

Blink-182's Travis Barker says he won't travel to Australia because he is still suffering the effects of a near-fatal plane crash in 2008.
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Fields revels in historic hat-trick

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 20:32

Australia captain Jodie Fields says victory over West Indies in the Women's World Cup final completed a "great piece of history".
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Australia win Women's World Cup

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 16:19

Ellyse Perry inspires Australia to their sixth Women's World Cup with a 114-run victory over West Indies in Mumbai.
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Malaysia deportation irks Australia

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 14:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

Australian PM Julia Gillard says she is "surprised and disappointed" by Malaysia's deportation of visiting Senator Nick Xenophon.
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VIDEO: Kangaroos delay golf tournament

Friday, February 15th 2013, 14:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Kangaroos interrupted play during the first round of the Women's Australian Open tournament in Canberra on Thursday.
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Lydia Ko, 15, cards round of 63

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Lydia Ko, 15, cards a 10-under-par 63 in her opening round at the Australian Women's Open in Canberra.
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Australia passes indigenous bill

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 6:02

Australia's lower house unanimously passes a bill recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples as the country's first inhabitants.
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Gatland wary of England overload

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lions coach Warren Gatland believes selecting too many English players for the Australia tour could bring extra pressure.
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RBA sells note printing unit stake

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 3:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Reserve Bank of Australia agrees to sell its stake in currency printing firm Securency International to UK-based Innovia Film.
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Australia home loan approvals slide

Monday, February 11th 2013, 4:03

Home loan approvals in Australia decline for a third straight month despite moves by the central bank to lower the cost of borrowing.
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England slip to Australia defeat

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer an agonising two-run defeat by Australia that leaves their Women's World Cup hopes in the balance.
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Australia collects $130m mining tax

Friday, February 8th 2013, 6:32

Australia's revenue collection from its controversial mining tax falls well short of initial expectations, Treasurer Wayne Swan announces.
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Visa sued by Australia regulator

Monday, February 4th 2013, 6:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission sues credit card company Visa for alleged misuse of market power.
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Australia protests over whaling ship

Friday, February 1st 2013, 3:15
related countries: Japan Japan, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Australia protests to Japan after a vessel from its whaling fleet entered Australia's exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean.
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Gillard sets Australia poll date

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 5:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a general election for 14 September, announcing the vote eight months in advance.
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Rescuers battle Australia floods

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 17:20
related places: Bundaberg

Rescue workers in Australia are working to help people affected by floods which have inundated two eastern states.
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VIDEO: Rescuers battle Australia floods

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 1:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Oswald

At least four people have died as the Australian state of Queensland suffers flooding in the wake of tropical cyclone Oswald.
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Australia faces flood 'crisis'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 14:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian state of Queensland is facing a "major flood crisis" its premier warns, as rescuers attempt to reach hundreds of trapped people.
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England complete series whitewash

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 22:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

England captain Pamela Cookey predicts a bright future for the sport after their series whitewash over Australia.
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Thomas still ahead in Australia

Friday, January 25th 2013, 7:39

Britain's Geraint Thomas maintains his five-second overall lead after the fourth stage at the Tour Down Under.
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VIDEO: Gary the Goat walks free from court

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 10:49
related places: Sydney

A magistrate in Australia has dismissed charges against a man who was fined after his goat ate flowers outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
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Thomas storms into Australia lead

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 7:26

Geraint Thomas out-sprints his rivals to win stage two of the Tour Down Under and take the outright lead.
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Court clears goat of flower crime

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 4:44
related places: Sydney

A magistrate in Australia dismisses charges against a man fined for letting his goat eat flowers and grass outside a museum in Sydney.
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Lost indigenous language revived in Australia

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 0:35

A lost indigenous tongue is revived in Australia
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VIDEO: Swimmer filmed wrestling with shark

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man from Wales has been caught on film helping to move a six-foot long shark off the coast of Australia.
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Cruise ship rescues French sailor

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 12:25
related countries: France France, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

A French sailor who had spent three days adrift in a life raft in the Southern Ocean off the coast of Tasmania in Australia is rescued by a cruise ship.
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Sydney bakes on its hottest day

Friday, January 18th 2013, 12:07
related places: Sydney

Sydney experiences its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching 45.8C, as bushfires leave one man dead in Victoria.
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Amateur finds massive gold nugget

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:15
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

An amateur prospector in Australia's Victoria state unearths a massive gold nugget with an estimated value of more than A$300,000 ($315,000: £197,000).
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Australia PM praises fire crews

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 6:39

Australia's PM Julia Gillard praises fire crews tackling ferocious wildfires in New South Wales, saying it is "incredible" no lives have been lost.
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Why do we get Australia so wrong?

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 0:28

Does the rest of the world misunderstand Australia?
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Australian Open day two round-up

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 4:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles

Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams are among the early winners on day two of the Australia Open.
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Monday, January 14th 2013, 20:38
related countries: India India

Far from being cut off from the rest of the world, Australia experienced a migration from India about 4,000 years ago, a study suggests.
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Bushfire damages NSW observatory

Monday, January 14th 2013, 6:46

A major bushfire destroys at least 33 homes in New South Wales and damages an observatory home to Australia's largest telescope.
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Murray ready to start title bid

Monday, January 14th 2013, 5:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray starts his Australian Open campaign against Dutchman Robin Haase at midnight on Tuesday.
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Bushfires rage on in Australia

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 8:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian firefighters are continuing to tackle more than 100 bushfires, which the government says have been exacerbated by climate change.
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Australia holds Bout 'accomplice'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 10:34
related countries: Russia Russia

The alleged financial manager of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is caught in Australia after applying for a job with the government, officials say.
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VIDEO: Australians flee as bush fires rage

Friday, January 11th 2013, 6:42

Australia's south-east is still burning and emergency crews are battling more than 120 blazes across the region.
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Australia battles scores of fires

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 14:01

Fire crews are tackling more than 100 bushfires in south-eastern Australia, as forecasters warn of another hot spell at the weekend.
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VIDEO: Spinning boat spotted from air

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 10:33
related places: Perth

A man has been rescued from the water after losing control of his boat off the coast of Perth, Australia.
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VIDEO: More scorching weather for Australia

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:42

Weather forecasters in Australia say the weekend will see the return of the scorching temperatures which have added to the ferocity of bushfires in the south-east of the country.
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Cool relief for blazing Australia

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 9:15

Cooler weather bring some short relief to south-east Australia as fire crews battle to control bushfires across several states.
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Heat and wind fan Australia fires

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:20

High winds and record temperatures fan fires in south-east Australia, after the prime minister warned of a "very dangerous day".
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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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