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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 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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Watson named in Australia squad

Friday, November 16th 2012, 5:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia include all-rounder Shane Watson in their squad for the second Test against South Africa at the Adelaide Oval.
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Australia declares marine reserve

Friday, November 16th 2012, 4:09

Australia formally creates the world's largest network of marine reserves, protecting oceans around its coast.
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Winger Ashton returns for England

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

England recall winger Chris Ashton in the only change for Saturday's Test against Australia at Twickenham.
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Winger Ioane back for Australia

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Fit-again wing Digby Ioane returns to the Australia side as they make four changes for Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham.
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US and Australia agree on radar

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

The US reaches an agreement with Australia to deploy a space radar system and telescope there as part of closer military ties, officials say.
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Nauru asylum camp 'unbearable'

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 6:25
related countries: Nauru Nauru

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights criticises conditions at Australia's offshore processing camp for asylum seekers on Nauru.
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Thousands enjoy Australia eclipse

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 3:40

Tens of thousands of people turn out in northern Australia to watch a rare total solar eclipse that caused darkness for two minutes.
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VIDEO: Thousands enjoy Australia eclipse

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 3:20

Tens of thousands of tourists and astronomers gathered in northern Australia to glimpse a rare total solar eclipse.
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VIDEO: Thousands watch Australia's eclipse

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 21:34

Tens of thousands of people, including Nasa scientists, amateur astronomers and holiday-makers from around the world, have gathered in Queensland for Australia's first full solar eclipse for a decade.
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Ashton returns to England squad

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 18:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Saracens winger Chris Ashton is named in England's squad to face Australia on Saturday as Harlequins' Ugo Monye misses out.
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Flood laughs off 'pretty' comment

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England fly-half Toby Flood and coach Mike Catt laugh off Australia's Digby Ioane's comment that England's wingers are "pretty".
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South Africa draw with Australia

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 9:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Brisbane

Michael Clarke scores a record 259 at the Gabba but South Africa hold on to draw the first Test in Brisbane.
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Clinton in Australia for talks

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:44
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Australia for annual security talks set to focus on increased defence co-operation and base-sharing.
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S Australia bushfire razes homes

Monday, November 12th 2012, 5:48

More than 100 firefighters work to contain a bushfire in Australia that has burned 2,000 hectares of land and destroyed at least seven homes.
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South Africa on top in Brisbane

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 9:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Brisbane

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis hit tons for South Africa as Australia close 339 behind at 111-3 in the first Test.
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Meares will defend gold in Rio

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 10:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Olympic champion Australia's Anna Meares, who beat Victoria Pendleton to sprint gold, says she will compete in Rio.
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Day two washout at Brisbane Test

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 9:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Brisbane

No play is possible because of rain on day two in the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane.
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South Africa dominate Australia

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis put on 136 as South Africa reach 255-2 against Australia on day one of the first Test.
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Australia to join new Kyoto phase

Friday, November 9th 2012, 7:57

The government of Australia, one of the world's top greenhouse gas emitters, says it is "ready to join" a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol.
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Tendulkar honoured by Australia

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 5:31
related countries: India India

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is awarded the Order of Australia, one of the country's highest honours.
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England duo clear to join Lions

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 17:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The RFU is happy for Warren Gatland to approach England's Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree for the Lions' tour of Australia.
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VIDEO: Charles and Camilla continue Australia tour

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 10:46
related places: Cornwall, Melbourne

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Melbourne as part of their Pacific tour to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee
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Camilla's hug with orphaned joey

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cornwall

An orphaned kangaroo joey charms the Duchess of Cornwall as she and the Prince of Wales begin a six-day tour of Australia to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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VIDEO: Charles and Camilla tour Australia

Monday, November 5th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cornwall

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in the Australian Outback as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour.
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Nauru asylum seekers refuse food

Monday, November 5th 2012, 3:21
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A hunger strike by asylum seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru has entered a fifth day, weeks after Australia re-opened its processing camp there.
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VIDEO: Australia's 'Mona Lisa' to go on show

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 20:00

A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, believed to have been painted at the beginning of the last century, is to go on display at Australia's National Library.
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VIDEO: Poignant photos of WWI downtime

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 11:57

A recently-discovered collection of images that show soldiers taking a break from the horrors of the Western Front are the subject of a new exhibition in Australia.
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Victoria Cross for Australia man

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 4:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles

An Australian soldier is awarded the Victoria Cross for actions of "exceptional courage" to save fellow troops in an Afghan ambush.
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Google loses defamation lawsuit

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 12:45

Google loses a defamation lawsuit in Australia after it refused to take down search results that linked a man to criminal activity.
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VIDEO: Burst pipe spews huge water tower

Monday, October 29th 2012, 14:01
related places: Melbourne

A burst water main has sent water 80m (250ft) up into the sky in Melbourne, Australia.
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Lorenzo cruises to MotoGP title

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 5:50

Jorge Lorenzo wins the MotoGP title by finishing second behind Casey Stoner in Australia as Dani Pedrosa crashes out.
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Stoner takes pole in Australia

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Home favourite Casey Stoner overcomes an early crash in qualifying to take pole position for Sunday's Australian GP.
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Huawei offers access to equipment

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 5:41
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

China's Huawei offers to give Australia unrestricted access to its software source code and equipment, as it looks to ease fears that it is a security threat.
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