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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: Impressive waterspout spirals into clouds

Monday, May 30th 2011, 12:48

A waterspout, spiralling hundreds of metres into the sky, has been filmed off the coast of New South Wales in Australia.
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Australia asylum policy condemned

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 9:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Self-harm and suicides are a major concern in immigration centres, Australia's human rights watchdog says, in the latest attack on the country's asylum policy.
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UN condemns Australia on refugees

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 9:00

The UN human rights commissioner launches a scathing attack on Australia's policy towards "boat people" and its indigenous population.
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UN queries Australia asylum deal

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 7:14
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The UN commissioner on human rights warns Australia that its plan to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia may be illegal.
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IMF MD 'must be chosen on merit'

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 11:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa and Australia say the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund should be appointed on merit and not nationality.
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Legend Warne bows out of cricket

Friday, May 20th 2011, 18:53
related countries: India India

Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne plays his last professional cricket match - taking a wicket in his final over.
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VIDEO: Last WWI veteran laid to rest

Friday, May 20th 2011, 16:17

The last known combat veteran of the First World War has been laid to rest in Australia.
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Last WWI combat veteran funeral

Friday, May 20th 2011, 12:31

The world's last known combat veteran of World War I, Claude "Chuckles" Choules, is laid to rest at a naval funeral in Australia.
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Floating plant for Asian gas need

Friday, May 20th 2011, 6:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell announce they are to build the world's first floating LNG plant off the coast of Australia.
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Australian banks have ratings cut

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 7:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Moody's cuts the credit ratings of Australia's big four banks, saying they rely too much on overseas debt markets.
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Australia charges 'shipwreck' man

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 7:16
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia charges a man with people smuggling over the shipwreck tragedy at Christmas Island in December 2010.
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Australia unveils spending cuts

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 11:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia is to cut government spending by 22bn Australian dollars as it aims to post a budget surplus by 2012-2013.
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Australia in Malaysia asylum deal

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 15:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia reaches a deal for hundreds of asylum seekers to be processed in Malaysia, in a move heavily criticised by opposition politicians.
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Australia row over asylum 'plan'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:08
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

A row erupts in Australia over reports it plans to reopen a processing centre for asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea used under the "Pacific solution" policy.
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Westwood in hunt as Rumford leads

Friday, April 29th 2011, 10:49

World number one Lee Westwood hit a four-under-par 68 to reach the halfway stage of the Ballantine's Championship six shots off the pace set by Australia's Brett Rumford
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Australian TV cancels royal wedding satire

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 15:16

Australia's ABC broadcaster cancels its satirical royal wedding special after being told footage could not be used for "comedy purposes".
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Australia pledges asylum riot law

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 9:51

Australia promises tough action against asylum seekers convicted of crimes while in detention, after riots at two immigration detention centres.
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Anzac Day marked at services

Monday, April 25th 2011, 8:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, South Korea South Korea, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand remember their war dead on Anzac Day, with the leaders of both countries attending ceremonies abroad.
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Dollar dilemma

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 16:32

Rising currency is both boon and bane for Australia
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Probe over Australia asylum riot

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 8:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney, Villawood

Australian police question 22 people after Wednesday's riot at the Villawood immigration detention centre in Sydney.
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Ozone hole 'has dried Australia'

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 19:39

The Antarctic ozone hole has changed weather patterns throughout the Southern Hemisphere, researchers find, and made a major contribution to Australia's recent droughts.
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VIDEO: Australia detention centre riot

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 3:31
related places: Sydney

Detainees at one of Australia's main immigration detention centres in Sydney set fire to several buildings during an overnight riot.
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BHP Billiton warns on coal output

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 1:42

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, warns that floods are continuing to affect its coal operations in Australia.
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SGX profits hit by failed ASX bid

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 2:24
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore Exchange, one of Asia's largest bourses, says profits fell after its failed attempt to buy Australia's ASX.
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VIDEO: NZ cat found 2,200 miles from home

Monday, April 18th 2011, 13:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A cat who vanished from his home in New Zealand has been returned - after being found stowed away in a container in Australia.
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Canberra fears army bullying bill

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 11:17
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Australia's defence minister says damages might have to be paid to victims of abuse in its military - with some claims dating back to the Vietnam War.
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Australia reef ship mate 'tired'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 4:33
related countries: China China

An investigation into the Chinese coal ship which ran aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has concluded a "tired" crew member was to blame.
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Aussies seal Bangladesh whitewash

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 16:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia beat Bangladesh by 66 runs to seal a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series.
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Cyclones hit Rio Tinto production

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 8:45

Rio Tinto, one of the world's biggest mining companies, says extreme weather in Australia has hit production.
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VIDEO: China's grip on Australia's minerals

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 22:10
related countries: China China

Australia's rugged north-west is in the grip of a mining boom and much of the money and ambition is coming from China.
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Gold rush

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 3:33
related countries: China China

China's thirst for iron ore a boon for Australia
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Indonesia bans people smuggling

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 13:03
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia has passed a law against people-smuggling - a move that will be welcomed by neighbour Australia.
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Australian unemployment rate dips

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 6:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in March, its lowest level since December 2008, pushing its currency to fresh highs.
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Australia plans tough smoking law

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 4:15

Australia unveils what it claims are the toughest anti-smoking measures anywhere in the world, including total ban on tobacco company logos.
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Australian rats scurry to desert

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 3:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A mass migration of rats is under way into the deserts of Australia after a run of high rainfall seasons, scientists say.
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Sniffer dog given bravery award

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 10:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A sniffer dog found after 13 months missing in Afghanistan has been given Australia's highest animal bravery award, the Purple Cross.
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Australia in shock trade deficit

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 6:16

Australia has posted a trade deficit of A$205m ($212m) for February as twin natural disasters hit the country's exports.
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Australian disasters to cost $9bn

Monday, April 4th 2011, 6:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The natural disasters that hit Australia will cost its economy A$9bn ($9.4bn; £5.8bn), according to the Treasury department.
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Don't write us off - Schumacher

Friday, April 1st 2011, 15:14

Michael Schumacher says Mercedes cannot be ruled out of the F1 title race after a poor opening grand prix in Australia.
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Clarke named as Australia captain

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 5:40

Michael Clarke is named as Australia's new Test and one-day captain following Ricky Ponting's decision to stand down.
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Disasters to dent Qantas profits

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 4:16
related countries: Japan Japan, New Zealand New Zealand

Qantas Airways warns that profits will be hurt by recent natural disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
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Ponting resigns as Aussie captain

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 6:43
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Ricky Ponting resigns as Australia Test and one-day captain but says he wants to play on for the team, ahead of the tour of Bangladesh.
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Ponting resigns as Aussie captain

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 6:43

Ricky Ponting resigns as Australia Test and one-day captain but says he wants to play on for the team, ahead of the tour of Bangladesh.
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I'm back in the fight - Hamilton

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 10:49
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton believes he is a real contender for the 2011 title after finishing second to Sebastian Vettel in Australia.
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Vettel blasts to Australian pole

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 10:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sebastian Vettel unleashes an electrifying display of pace to capture the first pole of the new season for Red Bull in Australia.
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Australia army in Afghan race row

Friday, March 25th 2011, 9:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Australia launches an investigation into racist videos and comments allegedly posted on social networking site Facebook by troops serving in Afghanistan.
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BHP to spend $9.5bn in Australia

Friday, March 25th 2011, 2:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, says it will expand its Australian iron ore and coal mining projects.
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India end Aussie World Cup reign

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 17:20
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh hits an unbeaten 57 as India, roared on by their supporters in Ahmedabad, knock Australia out of the World Cup.
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Japan imported food 'radioactive'

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Japan Japan, Singapore Singapore
related places: Fukushima

Singapore reports finding low levels of radioactivity in vegetables from Japan as more countries ban food imports.
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Ponting dismisses retirement talk

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 10:09

Australia captain Ricky Ponting says he has no plans to retire from cricket after the World Cup.
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Australians back captain Ponting

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 22:36
related countries: India India

Adam Gilchrist is the latest big name to defend Australia captain Ricky Ponting ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against India in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
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Call for Aboriginal camps action

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 5:41

Australia's conservative opposition leader says Aboriginal camps are squalid, dysfunctional "failed states" and require emergency intervention.
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McLaren take risks to improve car

Monday, March 21st 2011, 12:52

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh says his team have made "risky" changes that should improve the car's pace for the first race of the season in Australia.
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Prince visits flood-hit Victoria

Monday, March 21st 2011, 7:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Prince William visits parts of Victoria that have been devastated by floods, on the last leg of his tour of New Zealand and Australia.
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Australia split over carbon tax

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 17:25

Australia's Labor government is grappling with potentially combustible plans to introduce a carbon tax.
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