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News: Australia

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

VIDEO: Missing yacht survivor returns home

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:08
related places: Sydney

A man who spent a week adrift in his yacht off the coast of Australia has been reunited with his mother in Sydney.
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VIDEO: 'Misogyny' redefined in Australia

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 1:27

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's fiery speech on misogyny has prompted Australia's leading dictionary to update its definition of the word.
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Canada plane finds Sydney sailor

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 21:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Sydney

An Air Canada flight bound for Sydney from Vancouver is diverted to help rescue a yacht adrift in remote waters between Australia and New Zealand.
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Australia sex register published

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:12

Australia's first publicly accessible register of child sex offenders is published online in the state of Western Australia.
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VIDEO: Spring on hold as snow hits Australia

Friday, October 12th 2012, 18:09

A cold snap has covered parts of Australia's east coast with a blanket of snow, in the middle of spring.
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VIDEO: Aussie weather hops back into winter

Friday, October 12th 2012, 11:43

Spring was put on hold this week across Australia as a wintry blast brought snow to the southeast. BBC Weather's John Hammond reports.
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VIDEO: Australia remembers Bali bombing

Friday, October 12th 2012, 8:12

Services have been held across Australia to mark 10 years since the Bali bombings.
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Australia passes PNG asylum camp

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 5:24
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia's parliament approves legislation allowing an offshore processing camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to begin receiving asylum seekers within weeks.
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Australia scandal claims Speaker

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14:57

The speaker of Australia's parliament resigns amid a continuing sex scandal, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government.
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Australia teen in poison charge

Monday, October 8th 2012, 4:20

Police in Australia say a 14-year-old girl has been charged with the attempted murder of two boys, allegedly using poisoned brownies.
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Aussies beat England in T20 final

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 12:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England fail in their bid to regain the Women's World Twenty20 title, losing by four runs to Australia in Colombo.
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Windies will win World T20, Gayle

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 9:07

Chris Gayle guarantees West Indies will win the World Twenty20 after their semi-final thrashing of Australia.
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Gayle powers Windies into final

Friday, October 5th 2012, 16:52

Chris Gayle hits 75 not out and Kieron Pollard a brutal 38 as West Indies thrash Australia to reach the World Twenty20 final.
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Aussies to play England in final

Friday, October 5th 2012, 12:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defending champions Australia beat West Indies by 28 runs to book a Women's World Twenty20 final meeting with England.
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VIDEO: Australia unveils 'super' telescope

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:30

Australia has launched one of the world's largest telescopes tasked with surveying outer space and probing the origins of stars and galaxies.
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Australia unveils radio telescope

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:14

Australia launches one of the world's fastest telescopes tasked with surveying outer space and probing the origins of stars and galaxies.
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Australia court in refugee ruling

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia's high court rules that a decision to refuse a Sri Lankan refugee a visa due to a negative security assessment is invalid.
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VIDEO: Giant telescope probes supergalaxies

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:39

Australia launches one of the world's fastest telescopes tasked with surveying outer space and probing the origins of stars and galaxies.
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VIDEO: Feeding crocodiles in his dad's footsteps

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 16:03

The son of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has fed his first crocodile at a zoo in Australia
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Vintage plane crash in Australia

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:44

Six people on board a vintage biplane that went missing in Australia are confirmed dead, after wreckage was found in Queensland.
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VIDEO: Half of Great Barrier Reef 'lost'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 6:07

More than half of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has disappeared in the past 27 years, according to a new study by scientists.
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England women earn NZ semi-final

Monday, October 1st 2012, 11:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Australia by seven wickets to set up a women's World Twenty20 semi-final clash against New Zealand.
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Ecuador kidnapped tourists freed

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 19:28
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women tourists kidnapped in north-eastern Ecuador while visiting a nature reserve near the border with Colombia are freed.
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Watson inspires rampant Australia

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 13:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Shane Watson's incredible form at the World Twenty20 continues as he inspires Australia to an emphatic win over South Africa.
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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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