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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.

World news related to Australia – overview

Australia: news

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Ronnie O'Sullivan has withdrawn from the Australian Goldfields Open, the first ever ranking tournament to be held in the country, citing neck and back injuries suffered while travelling.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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'Crisis' over Aborigine jailings

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 9:34

Australia is in a "national crisis" over the number of Aborigines being put in jail, a report by a parliamentary committee says.
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VIDEO: Lunar eclipse around the world

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 1:14

Skywatchers in parts of Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Australia have been observing the longest full lunar eclipse in nearly 11 years.
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Australian dinosaur had UK double

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A dinosaur found in Australia is almost identical to a well-known fish-eating one from the UK, suggesting northern and southern hemisphere dinos had a lot more in common than previously thought.
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Australia flights begin to resume

Monday, June 13th 2011, 13:06
related countries: Chile Chile, New Zealand New Zealand

Volcanic ash from Chile continues to disrupt air travel in Australia and New Zealand but some airlines re-start flights.
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VIDEO: Ash cloud flight disruptions spread

Monday, June 13th 2011, 3:43
related countries: Chile Chile, New Zealand New Zealand

Airlines in Australia and New Zealand are being affected by drifting ash particles from a volcano in Chile.
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Chile volcano travel chaos easing

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 17:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Chile Chile, Uruguay Uruguay

Flights are returning to normal in major Argentine and Uruguayan airports, but ash from a Chilean volcano is now reaching Australia.
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Australia sees jobs market weaken

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 7:00

Australia's jobs market reversal continues as it reports weaker-than-expected numbers for the month of May.
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Live - Nadal v Ebden

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:37
related countries: France France
related places: Ebden

French Open champion Rafael Nadal opens his campaign at Queen's with a second-round match win over Australia's Matthew Ebden
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Australia keeps rates unchanged

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 6:12

Australia's central bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 4.75% after economy slows in first quarter.
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Syria's Assad 'should be tried'

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 17:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Australia says Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should be tried at the UN's court over the killing of protesters, including a 13-year-old boy.
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Australian economy dips sharply

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 5:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia reports its biggest quarterly fall in gross domestic product in 20 years as floods and cyclones take their toll.
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Indonesia defiant in cattle row

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 16:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian officials defend their abattoir industry, after Australia suspends live-cattle exports in a row over alleged cruelty.
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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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