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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 uranium ban overturned

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 4:54
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Australia's governing Labor party overturns its ban on uranium exports to India, despite Delhi's refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Wales 18-24 Australia

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 19:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Shane Williams ends his memorable Test career with an injury-time try as Wales lose to Australia in Cardiff.
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VIDEO: Australia's Labor for gay marriage

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 16:01

Australia's governing Labor party has voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
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Live - Wales v Australia

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Wing Shane Williams scores in his final international apperance but Wales lose 18-24 to Australia in Cardiff.
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Australia Labor for gay marriage

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 4:47

Australia's governing Labor party votes to support same-sex marriage, although its MPs will be allowed a free vote on the issue in parliament.
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Tobacco firm in Australia dispute

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 13:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Tobacco

Tobacco firm British American Tobacco begins a legal challenge to stop the Australian government from making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes.
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Minogue enters Aria hall of fame

Monday, November 28th 2011, 11:32
related places: Sydney

Kylie Minogue and children's entertainers The Wiggles are inducted into the Aria Awards hall of fame in Sydney, Australia.
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VIDEO: Australian town cut off by floods

Monday, November 28th 2011, 10:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Wee Waa

Nearly two thousand people in the small town of Wee Waa, in south-eastern Australia have been cut off by flooding.
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Scuba helps man escape bushfire

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:08

A man who stayed behind to fire-proof his house from a bushfire in Australia survives by using scuba gear and his neighbour's pool.
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Australia releases asylum seekers

Friday, November 25th 2011, 9:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia begins releasing asylum seekers from detention into communities, following the collapse of its "Malaysia swap" plan.
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Wrong twin aborted in Australia

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 10:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An investigation is under way at an Australian hospital after staff treating a woman carrying twin boys accidentally terminated the wrong foetus.
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Fire crews battle Australia blaze

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 0:58

Fire crews are battling to douse a bushfire which burnt through a town in Western Australia, destroying more than 20 homes.
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Why are so many Britons leaving Australia?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 17:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why are British people quitting Australia in droves?
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Arthur named Australia head coach

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 8:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia name South African Mickey Arthur as their new head coach, the first foreigner to hold the role.
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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 22 November

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:59

Sportsday Live featuring the latest on Tuesday's Champions League games, tennis news from the ATP World Tour Finals and more on Australia's new cricket coach Mickey Arthur.
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Australia tie series in thriller

Monday, November 21st 2011, 17:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia beat South Africa by two wickets on the final day to level their two-match series 1-1.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday, November 21st 2011, 8:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to the weekend's football and all the action and reaction from the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Australia sued over cigarette law

Monday, November 21st 2011, 7:56

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is suing the Australian government over a new law making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes from December 2012.
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Australia bid to level SA series

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 17:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia will begin the final day of the second Test on 142-3, chasing 310 to tie the series with South Africa.
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Live - England v Australia

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 17:17

England take on Australia in the Four Nations final at Elland Road.
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Steyn checks Australia progress

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's bowlers prevent Australia building a healthy lead after the tourists make an impressive start to day two of the second Test.
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SA collapse puts Aussies on top

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Jacques Kallis passes 12,000 runs before South Africa collapse to 266 all out on day one of the second Test against Australia
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Obama vows Asia-Pacific priority

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific, Asia

US President Barack Obama tells Australia's parliament he has made the Asia-Pacific region a "top priority", in comments seen as aimed at China.
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US to send marines to Australia

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 10:52
related countries: United States United States

The US is to begin deploying 2,500 military personnel to Australia to boost security in the Pacific region, President Obama says on a visit.
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Australia jail hostage drama ends

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 5:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Hobart

Two staff members at a prison in the Australian city of Hobart are freed unharmed, hours after inmates took them hostage.
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VIDEO: Migrating whale numbers hit 50-year high

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:54
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The migrating whales travel on a 5,000km round trip to give birth off the coast of Australia before heading back to Antarctica to their main feeding grounds.
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Woods' woes return in Australia

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 8:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Tiger Woods suffers a disappointing third round at the Australian Open, shooting a three-over round of 75 to trail Australian leader John Senden by six shots.
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SA rout Aussies by eight wickets

Friday, November 11th 2011, 20:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla both hit centuries to help guide South Africa to an eight-wicket win over Australia inside three days in the first Test.
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VIDEO: Australia bans cigarette branding

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 16:15

Australia has become the first country in the world to ban all branding on cigarette packets. From next year cigarettes will be sold in plain packaging, with graphic photographs of smoking related illnesses.
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South Africa on top in Cape Town

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:05

South Africa bowler Dale Steyn returns figures of 4-31 as his side reduce Australia to 214-8 on the first day of the opening test.
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Australia Senate backs carbon tax

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 9:58

A controversial tax on polluters passes its final major legal hurdle in Australia as senators back the plan, in a victory for the Labor government.
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Australia's trade surplus shrinks

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 4:35

Australia reports a weaker-than-expected trade surplus for October as exports fall due to slowing demand.
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England 20-36 Australia

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 17:59
related places: Wembley

England lose 36-20 despite a gutsy display in their Four Nations game against Australia at Wembley.
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Live - England v Australia

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 12:33
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

England meet tournament favourites Australia in the Four Nations at Wembley after Wales lose 36-0 to world champions New Zealand earlier in the afternoon.
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Sex harassment 'rife' at academy

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 8:38

Women in Australia's top military academy face "widespread low-level sexual harassment", a review triggered by a sex scandal has found.
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Australia lowers interest rates

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 5:53

The Reserve Bank of Australia cuts interest rates in a bid to boost growth amid fears of a slowdown in the global economy.
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VIDEO: Qantas ordered to resume flights

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 18:31

An independent tribunal in Australia has ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute that has grounded all Qantas flights.
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Qantas ordered to resume flights

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 16:57

Australia's labour tribunal orders Qantas and unions to halt the dispute that stranded thousands of passengers, with some flights to resume in hours.
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VIDEO: Qantas flights remain grounded

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 13:56

Emergency talks are underway in Australia to try to resolve a dispute that has grounded all Qantas Airlines flights and left thousands of passengers stranded.
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BBQ ends Queen's Australia tour

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 7:18
related places: Perth

The Queen ends an 11-day tour of Australia attending a huge barbecue in Perth saying she would return home with "fond memories" of her visit.
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VIDEO: Queen: Talks to bring 'new vibrancy'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 3:48
related places: Perth

The Queen has opened the 21st meeting of the Commonwealth heads of government in Perth, Western Australia.
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VIDEO: Queen samples Aboriginal culture

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 12:39

The Queen has experienced some traditional Aboriginal culture on the latest leg of her tour of Australia.
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Australia unveils huge gold coin

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 10:41
related places: Perth

Australia unveils the world's largest gold coin, weighing one tonne, in time for Queen Elizabeth's visit to Perth for the Commonwealth summit.
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VIDEO: Rare wombat nursed back to health

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 17:32
related places: Ceduna

A rare white wombat was nursed back to health, in Ceduna, Australia, after being found alone and unwell a month earlier, according to local media.
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Queen praises Australia on floods

Monday, October 24th 2011, 9:16
related places: Brisbane

The Queen praises the "resilience and courage" of Australians facing floods in January as her tour reaches Brisbane.
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VIDEO: Third fatal shark attack off Australia

Monday, October 24th 2011, 6:13
related countries: United States United States

A hunt is under way off the coast of Western Australia for a Great White shark which killed a US diver.
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Shark kills US diver in Australia

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

A Great White shark kills an American diver in what is thought to be the second fatal shark attack off western Australia in 12 days.
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Wales 18-21 Australia

Friday, October 21st 2011, 9:18
related places: Eden Park

Wales' hopes of equalling their best World Cup finish are dashed as Australia win the third-place play-off at Auckland's Eden Park.
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Live text - Wales v Australia

Friday, October 21st 2011, 6:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eden Park

Wales lose 21-18 to Tri-Nations champions Australia in the Rugby World Cup third-place play-off at Eden Park.
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Flower show opens just for Queen

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 7:19

A flower show was reopened just for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the first day of their 11-day tour of Australia.
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Queen arrives for Australian tour

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 10:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Perth

The Queen arrives in Australia for an 11-day tour of the country, ahead of a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Perth next week.
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Samsung seeks iPhone 4S sales ban

Monday, October 17th 2011, 6:58
related countries: Japan Japan

Samsung raises the stakes in its current legal battle with Apple as it seeks a ban on iPhone 4S in Australia and Japan.
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Rio Tinto to sell aluminium units

Monday, October 17th 2011, 6:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alcan

Rio Tinto plans to sell 13 aluminium facilities in Australia, Europe and the US, as it looks to trim its Alcan business.
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S Africa comeback shocks Aussies

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 18:25

South Africa produce an astonishing comeback to beat Australia by three wickets and tie the Twenty20 international series 1-1.
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Henry hails 'heroic' All Blacks

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 12:36
related countries: France France, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand coach Graham Henry describes his side's performance as "heroic" after they book a World Cup final against France by defeating Australia 20-6.
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