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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

AUDIO: World's first 'climate change refugees'?

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 6:29

From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports on the indigenous people from the Torres Strait islands in northern Australia who have told the government they are in danger of becoming the world's first "climate change refugees", due to the effects of rising sea l
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VIDEO: Protests over Australia carbon tax

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 16:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Thousands of people gathered in the Australian capital, Canberra, to protest against a planned carbon tax aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions.
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Protest over Australia carbon tax

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 6:03
related places: Canberra

Thousands of people gather in Canberra to campaign against government proposals for a carbon tax to curb greenhouse emissions.
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Non-story

Friday, August 12th 2011, 23:51

Gay politician, pregnant girlfriend? Australia says: So what?
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PNG agrees to reopen asylum camp

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
related places: Canberra

Papua New Guinea approves an Australian proposal to reopen a detention centre on Manus Island, as Canberra's refugee swap deal with Malaysia stalls.
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Australia unemployment rate jumps

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 4:26

Australia's unemployment rate jumps to an eight-month high in July, raising further concerns about a slowdown in its economy.
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Australia lifts Tiger Airways ban

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 7:40

Aviation authorities in Australia lift a five-week ban on Tiger Airways, but with some safety conditions.
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'Half-baked'

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 8:31

Australia's asylum policy in tatters - again
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VIDEO: Australian court halts deportation

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

Australia's High Court has stopped the authorities from deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia.
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Court halts Australia asylum plan

Monday, August 8th 2011, 11:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia's High Court stops authorities deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia, in a blow to government immigration policy.
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VIDEO: Stranded baby whale returned to the sea

Monday, August 8th 2011, 10:40
related places: Gold Coast

Rescuers on Australia's Gold Coast have returned a baby humpback whale to the sea after it was found stranded on a beach in the early hours of Monday.
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WWII heroine 'White Mouse' dies

Monday, August 8th 2011, 8:02

Australia's most decorated World War II servicewoman, former saboteur and spy Nancy Wake, has died aged 98
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VIDEO: Row over Australian asylum seeker deal

Monday, August 8th 2011, 2:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

The High Court in Australia has granted a reprieve to the first group of asylum seekers due to be transferred under the Government's controversial people swap deal to Malaysia.
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Australia lowers growth forecast

Friday, August 5th 2011, 6:38

Australia's central bank cuts its forecast for growth due to a "slower-than-expected" recovery from floods earlier this year.
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VIDEO: 'Device will detonate if you call the police'

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 10:24

Police in Australia have described a device chained around an 18-year-old woman's neck for 10 hours as a "very, very elaborate hoax".
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Court freezes Hicks book proceeds

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 4:18

An Australian court freezes the proceeds from a memoir by former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks, in a case brought by the government.
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Warne hails England's aggression

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shane Warne likens Andrew Strauss's in-form England side to the great Australia teams he played in.
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Australia video to deter migrants

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 7:26

Australia's government is to post images of boatpeople being turned away on YouTube, in an effort to deter asylum seekers.
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Essential reading

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 6:42

Books to help make sense of the complex land that is Australia
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Canberra probes refugee self-harm

Friday, July 29th 2011, 5:11

Australia's officials are to investigate into rising rates of self-harm and suicide attempts by asylum seekers in detention.
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Air Canada makes Sydney fuel dump

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 3:19
related places: Sydney

An Air Canada plane is forced to dump its fuel and return to the runway shortly after taking off from Sydney, Australia, reports say.
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Australia's inflation accelerates

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 6:42

Australia's consumer prices rise more-than-forecast as high cost of food and fuel put pressure on inflation.
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Australia refugee deal criticised

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 8:40
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia's rights watchdog criticises the asylum-seeker swap deal with Malaysia, saying it may breach international obligations.
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Rogue kangaroo attacks 94-year-old woman

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 5:43

A large, rogue red kangaroo attacks a 94-year-old woman in her garden in Queensland, Australia.
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Australia signs refugee swap deal

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

Australian and Malaysian officials sign a controversial agreement intended to stem the flow of asylum seekers to Australia by boat.
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Endurance rewarded

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 15:31
related countries: France France

Australia's joy at Cadel Evans's victory in the Tour de France
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Evans closes in on Tour victory

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 15:18
related countries: France France
related places: Grenoble

Cadel Evans is all but certain to become Australia's first Tour de France winner after a stunning time trial victory in the suburbs of Grenoble.
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Forklift drops $1m shipment of Australian red

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 9:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

More than $1m of Mollydooker shiraz wine is destroyed as a forklift malfunctions in Australia.
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Australia 'to sign asylum deal'

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 7:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A deal to send 800 asylum seekers in Australia to Malaysia in exchange for 4,000 refugees is to be signed on Monday, a Malaysian official says.
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VIDEO: Dogs 'swim with sharks' in Australia

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 17:10

Sharks are usually considered to be the most fearsome predators along Australia's coastline but recent footage shows they have some unlikely rivals - dogs.
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Australia targets Hicks profits

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 8:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia seeks to sue David Hicks, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was convicted of terrorism, for the income from his memoir.
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VIDEO: Waterfalls flow upwards in high winds

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 12:18
related places: Sydney

Winds battering southern Australia over the last 24 hours have been so strong that spray from waterfalls south of Sydney has billowed up into the air.
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Aborigine actor Ngoombujarra dies

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 9:16

David Ngoombujarra, one of Australia's best-known Aborigine actors whose films included Australia and Rabbit-Proof Fence, dies aged 44.
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VIDEO: 'Murdoch's got what was coming to him'

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:32

As the hacking scandal continues to rock News Corp's global media empire, people in Australia and America have been digesting the details of what Rupert and James Murdoch have been saying.
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Murdoch faces Australia questions

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 4:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian leader Julia Gillard says Rupert Murdoch's media operation there will face "hard questions" in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal in Britain.
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VIDEO: Hacking scandal: Is Australia next?

Monday, July 18th 2011, 3:01

Support is galvanising for further investigations into Rupert Murdoch's media empire in Australia, where the Greens Party have called for a parliamentary review of the nation's media.
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Samoa shock Australia in Sydney

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 10:36
related countries: Samoa Samoa
related places: Sydney

Wales' World Cup opponents Samoa stun Australia with a 32-23 victory in Sydney.
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Actress Googie Withers dies at 94

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 14:24

Googie Withers, best known for appearing in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes and TV series Within These Walls, has died in Australia.
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O'Sullivan out of Australia event

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Ronnie O'Sullivan has withdrawn from the Australian Goldfields Open, the first ever ranking tournament to be held in the country, citing neck and back injuries suffered while travelling.
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Inquiry at Murdoch Australia firm

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:20

The head of Rupert Murdoch's media empire in Australia says he will conduct an inquiry into all payments made to contributors since 2008.
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Australian call for Murdoch probe

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of Australia's Green party calls for an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's media holdings there following the phone hacking scandal in the UK.
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Tiger's grounding may be extended

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 4:53

Australia's aviation safety regulator says it is seeking an extension of the grounding of Tiger Airways flights till 1 August.
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Australia lifts cattle export ban

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 9:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia ends a month-long suspension on live-cattle exports to Indonesia, put in place after video footage appeared to show cruel treatment of animals.
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Skeleton of 'giant wombat' found in Australia

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 0:39

Scientists in Australia find the skeleton of a 'giant wombat' which lived some two million years ago and would have been the size of a four-wheel-drive car.
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Australia police get burka powers

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 8:37

Police in Australia's New South Wales state are given broad-based powers to remove burkas and other face coverings to identify crime suspects.
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Tiger fights Australia grounding

Monday, July 4th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Tiger Airways will hold crisis talks with Australian regulators to try and counter safety claims and resume domestic operations.
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Huff and puff

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 16:05

Big Tobacco takes on Australia over new packaging rules
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Potty-mouth politics

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 5:20

The colourful metaphors of Australia's parliamentary world
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Sydney dwellers paid to head into the countryside

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:28
related places: Sydney

Australia's New South Wales government is offering Sydney residents a cash grant to leave the city and resettle in rural areas, says the BBC's Nick Bryant.
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Australian court rescinds biker-gang ban

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 7:12

Australia overturns a law designed to criminalise biker gangs in New South Wales, after a member of the Hell's Angels challenged the legislation.
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Ash-hit Australian flights resume

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 0:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Chile Chile

Flights are gradually resuming from airports across Australia after two days of cancellations caused by an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano.
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New ash cloud chaos for Australia

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 13:12
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Canberra, Sydney

Australia's two major airports in Sydney and Melbourne face up to 48 hours of disruption as the ash cloud from a Chilean volcano hits again.
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VIDEO: Ash cloud returns to Australia

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 10:35
related countries: Chile Chile

Flights in Australia are again facing a number of cancellations as the ash cloud from a volcano in Chile returns.
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