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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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New Zealand 20-6 Australia

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 9:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The All Blacks storm to their first World Cup final since 1995 with a ruthless 20-6 victory over great rivals Australia in Auckland.
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Live text: New Zealand 20-6 Australia

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 7:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Tasman

Hosts New Zealand beat trans-Tasman rivals Australia to reach their first World Cup final since 1995.
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McCaw in All Blacks side for semi

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 19:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw is passed fit for Sunday's World Cup semi-final against Australia.
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Australia drops asylum swap plan

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 9:40

Australia drops a controversial asylum plan and will process asylum seekers onshore after the government failed to secure support for key legal changes.
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Apple wins Samsung Australia ban

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 3:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian court halts the sale of Samsung Electronics' tablet computer in Australia, because of a patent dispute with rival Apple.
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VIDEO: Australia passes divisive carbon tax

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 14:49

Australia's lower house of parliament has narrowly passed a bill for a controversial carbon tax.
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Australia carbon tax law passed

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 8:53

Australia's lower house of parliament passes a controversial carbon tax measure, with an upper house vote in favour expected next month.
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Iranian actress 'faces 90 lashes'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 16:58
related countries: Iran Iran

Australia voices concern over reports that an Iranian actress has been sentenced to jail and 90 lashes for starring in a film critical of Iran.
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New Zealand 33-10 Argentina

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 9:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Piri Weepu kicks seven penalties to help New Zealand beat Argentina in Auckland and secure a World Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Australia.
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Live text - New Zealand v Argentina

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 4:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa
related places: Auckland, Wellington

Hosts New Zealand beat Argentina 33-10 at Eden Park to set up a trans-Tasman semi-final meeting with Australia.
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Airlifts aid Tuvalu water crisis

Friday, October 7th 2011, 7:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Tuvalu Tuvalu

Australia and New Zealand are to airlift equipment to the Pacific nation of Tuvalu to help it deal with a severe water shortage caused by drought.
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Australia in transgender ruling

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 7:26

Australia's top court rules two transgender people can be legally recognised as men, even though they have not had complete sex changes.
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Qantas buys 110 Airbus aircraft

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 7:18
related countries: United States United States

European aircraft maker Airbus strikes a deal worth US$9.5bn (£6.2bn) with Australia's Qantas for 110 jets.
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Stargazing at an 'Aboriginal Stonehenge'

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 2:18
related places: Stonehenge

Could this ring of rocks be Australia's Stonehenge?
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The battle for Australia's water

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 1:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian farmers told to use a third less water
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Former England bowler Dilley dies

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 13:58

Graham Dilley, a hero of the 1981 Ashes Test win over Australia at Headingley, dies aged 52 after a short illness.
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Australia's trade surplus widens

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 4:59

Australia's trade surplus surges in August as exports of coal and other minerals jump despite concerns of a global slowdown.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan holds music festival

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 10:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Bands from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Australia have played to cheering crowds in Afghanistan's first music festival for more than 30 years.
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Australia lifts female combat ban

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 9:10

Australia lifts all restrictions on the roles that women can carry out in its armed forces, including serving in special forces and front-line combat units.
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Cooley named interim Aussie coach

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 4:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Former England bowling coach Troy Cooley is named as Australia's interim head coach for their tour of South Africa.
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Samsung and Apple warring again

Monday, September 26th 2011, 12:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Samsung and Apple have gone to court in Australia and Germany in their ongoing, tit-for-tat patent war.
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VIDEO: Aborigines celebrate ball anniversary

Monday, September 26th 2011, 3:46

Aboriginal people in Australia have been celebrating 60 years of debutantes' balls.
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VIDEO: Hoax bomb suspect flown to Australia

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 11:39

A man has been extradited to Australia to face charges over an alleged attempt to extort money by locking a teenage woman to a fake bomb.
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Man faces 'collar-bomb' charges

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

A man accused of locking a teenage girl to a fake bomb is extradited from the US to his home country of Australia to face formal charges over the incident.
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SABMiller agrees to buy Foster's

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 10:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Foster

Brewing giant SABMiller agrees to buy Foster's in a deal that values Australia's largest brewer at 9.9bn Australian dollars.
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Wallabies name Genia as skipper

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 5:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Australia name Will Genia as captain for Friday's match against the United States with open-side flanker David Pocock still absent after suffering a back injury.
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Australia coach Nielsen resigns

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 13:43

Tim Nielsen steps down as the head coach of Australia's national cricket team after four years in the role.
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Stalemate over Australia asylum

Monday, September 19th 2011, 9:58

Australia's opposition rejects the government's proposed immigration law changes, as PM Julia Gillard scrambles to salvage a controversial asylum plan.
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India's GVK buys Australian mines

Monday, September 19th 2011, 2:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India

Indian infrastructure giant GVK says it will pay $1.26bn (£802m) to buy a majority stake in coal assets owned by Australia's Hancock Group.
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Live text - Australia v Ireland

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 8:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland beat 15-6 Australia in their second World Cup Pool C game in Auckland.
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VIDEO: Chemical blaze in Australian capital

Friday, September 16th 2011, 16:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Firefighters have been battling a fierce blaze in a chemical factory in Canberra.
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Collar-bomb suspect in US court

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 21:23

An investment banker accused of placing a fake bomb around a young woman's neck and fleeing to the US will return to Australia as early as next week.
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Australia confirms media inquiry

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 7:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia formally announces its media inquiry, following Britain's phone-hacking scandal, but says it will not be a "witch hunt" targeting Rupert Murdoch.
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Australia to hold media inquiry

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 10:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's government says it is to set up a wide-ranging inquiry into the media, after the News of the World phone hacking scandal in the UK.
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Stosur stuns Williams in US final

Monday, September 12th 2011, 8:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Williams

Australia's Sam Stosur wins her first Grand Slam title - but her US Open victory is overshadowed by Serena Williams's verbal abuse of the umpire.
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Sale of Aboriginal stone halted

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A sacred Aboriginal stone not supposed to be seen by Aboriginal women has been withdrawn from a British auction following a public outcry in Australia.
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Murdered mobster 'was informant'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 12:04

One of Australia's most notorious criminals, Carl Williams, was offering information to police before he was murdered, the trial of his alleged killer hears.
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Australian jobless rate increases

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 5:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's unemployment rate rose unexpectedly to a 10-month high in August, according to official figures.
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Australia rebounds back to growth

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 6:33

Australia's economy grows 1.2% in the June quarter, rebounding from a contraction during the first three months of the year.
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VIDEO: Surfer dies in Australia shark attack

Monday, September 5th 2011, 9:14

A man has in his early 20s has died after being attacked by a shark at a popular surfing spot in western Australia on Sunday.
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Australia immigrant plans falter

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 8:55

Legal advisers to Australia's government warn its plans for the off-shore processing of asylum-seekers may be illegal.
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Australia seal win over Sri Lanka

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 10:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A battling century from Mahela Jayawardene proves too little to save hosts Sri Lanka from a heavy defeat in the first Test against Australia.
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VIDEO: Crocodile takes dip in swimming pool

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 11:14

Swimmers in Australia had a surprise when a baby crocodile was found in the pool they were in.
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VIDEO: Australia refugee deal 'illegal'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 15:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia's High Court has ruled that a government plan for a refugee "swap" with Malaysia is unlawful.
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Australia refugee deal 'illegal'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 8:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

In a major setback for Australia's government, the high court rules a deal to "swap" refugees with Malaysia to try to deter people-smuggling is unlawful.
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Australia anger at Wikileaks data

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 17:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australia's attorney general describes as "incredibly irresponsible" Wikileaks' release of a US cable that appears to name Australian terror suspects.
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VIDEO: Australia sees new gold rush

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 2:00

A gold rush is taking place in Australia as record prices convince ordinary prospectors to search the fields and rivers for nuggets.
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'Rare pleasure'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 15:06

Nick Bryant on the joys of four years' blogging on Australia
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Art Nation?

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 15:42

Despite a few setbacks, art in Australia is booming
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Eleven killed in Australia blaze

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 8:22
related places: Brisbane

Police in Australia launch an investigation into the cause of a house fire near Brisbane in which 11 people, mainly teenagers and children, died.
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Scandal protector

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 23:14

Is Julia Gillard's hard hat enough to save Australia's government?
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TV crew killed in Australia crash

Friday, August 19th 2011, 17:30

Three members of a TV crew from Australia's ABC have died in a helicopter crash in the outback, police say.
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Looking East

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:03

Qantas and the 'Asiafication' of Australia
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On the trail

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 9:58

Tracking down Australia's 'collar-bomb hoaxer'
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