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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

Big-hitting Australia crush India

Friday, September 28th 2012, 17:22
related countries: India India

Shane Watson and David Warner smash fifties as Australia crush India by nine wickets in the World Twenty20 Super Eights.
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VIDEO: White whale spotted off Australia

Friday, September 28th 2012, 11:34
related places: Gold Coast

A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's Gold Coast for the first time this year on his annual migration.
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Deadly snake bites Australia teen

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 8:00
related places: Sydney

Police in Australia are investigating how a teenager near Sydney came to be bitten by the Inland Taipan, the world's most venomous snake.
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Crew jailed over asylum tragedy

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 7:40
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island, Indonesia Indonesia

Australia jails three Indonesian crew members of an asylum boat that broke up off Christmas Island in 2010, killing 50 people.
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Pietersen 'should play Big Bash'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 15:57

Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs has advised Kevin Pietersen to play in Australia's Big Bash competition.
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VIDEO: Sydney monorail fails in soaring heat

Monday, September 24th 2012, 17:43
related places: Sydney

Dozens of people had to be rescued from a monorail train in Sydney, Australia, when an apparent power cut left two carriages stranded.
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Australia beat Windies to advance

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 17:25

Australia reach the Super Eight phase of the World Twenty20 with a 17-run Duckworth/Lewis victory over West Indies.
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AUDIO: MP: 'Why I voted for gay marriage'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:59

Stephen Jones, the backbencher who put forward the bill for same sex marriage in Australia, spoke to 5 live Up All Night.
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Australia too strong for Ireland

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 12:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Shane Watson claims 3-26 and hits a rapid 51 as Australia beat Ireland by seven wickets in World Twenty20 Group B.
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Young Asians making their mark on Australia

Monday, September 17th 2012, 21:05

How Australia's Asians are subtly changing the country
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England beat Australia in warm-up

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Australia by nine runs in Colombo in a World Twenty20 warm-up ahead of the tournament starting on Tuesday.
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Australia survive Argentina scare

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 12:58
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa

Australia survive Argentina scare, while New Zealand beat South Africa 22-11 in the latest round of the Rugby Championship.
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Aussies & India win T20 warm-ups

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 10:44
related countries: India India, New Zealand New Zealand, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia and India record victories over New Zealand and Sri Lanka respectively to win their World T20 warm-up matches.
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VIDEO: Australia opens Nauru asylum camp

Friday, September 14th 2012, 10:14
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island, Nauru Nauru

Thirty asylum seekers have been flown from Christmas Island to Nauru, as Australia begins to implement its new offshore processing policy.
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Australia opens Nauru asylum camp

Friday, September 14th 2012, 7:08
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island, Nauru Nauru

Australia flies 30 asylum seekers to the Pacific island of Nauru, as Canberra begins to implement a new offshore processing policy.
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Man held in Australia terror raid

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 3:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

Australian police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism-related offences following raids in six Melbourne suburbs.
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Australia row over super-trawler

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 5:19

Australia's government works to rally support for a bill preventing a super-trawler fishing in its waters, after the opposition failed to back the move.
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Cavendish edged out on Tour stage

Monday, September 10th 2012, 14:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's Leigh Howard outsprints Mark Cavendish to win stage two of the Tour of Britain in Knowsley Safari Park.
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Australia set for Nauru transfer

Monday, September 10th 2012, 3:50
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Australia will send the first group of asylum seekers to an offshore processing centre in Nauru this week, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says.
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Wilkinson in Lions 'contention'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 12:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonny Wilkinson may earn a surprise place on the British and Irish Lions's tour to Australia next year, says coach Warren Gatland.
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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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