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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: news

'Spiderman' climbs again in Sydney

Monday, August 30th 2010, 13:14
related countries: France France
related places: Sydney

A French climber, known as 'Spiderman', is facing charges after scaling a 57-storey building in Australia.
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First Aboriginal MP for Australia

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 15:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Aboriginal man wins a seat in Australia's House of Representatives, becoming the first indigenous person to do so in the country's history.
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Talks begin after Australia poll

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 7:40

Three independent MPs who may hold the balance of power following Saturday's inconclusive election in Australia say they will negotiate as a bloc.
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Butt sounds England Ashes warning

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 10:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England must improve their bowling to stand a realistic chance of beating Australia in the Ashes this winter, says Pakistan captain Salman Butt.
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Australia PM seeks coalition rule

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 9:44

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard contacts independent candidates as she begins trying to form a government after an inconclusive vote.
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Australia set for hung parliament

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 14:49

Australia appears to be heading for its first hung parliament in 70 years, with PM Julia Gillard and her main rival failing to win a majority.
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Crocodile Harry to pick Aussie poll win

Friday, August 20th 2010, 2:25

A crocodile in Australia is to give a snap prediction for this weekend's election, mimicking Paul the Octopus' World Cup football feats.
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Australian election on knife edge

Friday, August 20th 2010, 1:51

Campaigning in Australia's national elections enters its last day with the two main parties neck and neck.
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Stopping the boats

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 7:21

Why asylum is Australia's 'toxic' election issue
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No niqab for witness, judge rules

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 5:22

A court in Australia says a Muslim woman must remove her full veil while giving evidence in a fraud case.
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Fatal shark attack in Australia

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 7:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man surfing off the coast of Western Australia dies of injuries sustained from a shark attack.
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Gillard eyes Australian republic

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 7:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia should become a republic when Queen Elizabeth II dies, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says, just days ahead of a general election.
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It's quiz time!

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 23:34

Beer taster, koala catcher - why does Australia want you?
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Australian jobless rate increases

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 7:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.3% in July, according to figures released ahead of the country's national elections.
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Australia convicts Iraqi smuggler

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 4:07
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi man is convicted of smuggling more than 500 asylum seekers in two boats from Indonesia to Australia in 2001.
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Growth fears

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 23:01

Will migrant curbs halt Australia's mining boom?
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Koala-catching bid to lure Brits to Australia

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 0:10

A recruitment drive to lure Britons to jobs as diverse as koala catcher and beer taster has been launched by the government of South Australia.
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England appoint ex-Australia boss

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England appoint former Australia coach John Buchanan as a consultant to help them work out a plan to win this winter's Ashes series in Australia.
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New Zealand keep Australia at bay

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 9:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand rack up a ninth straight victory over Australia to win the Bledisloe Cup in Christchurch.
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Row over Australian refugee plan

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 8:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Nauru Nauru

Australia's opposition party is strongly criticised over plans to reopen a dentention centre on the South Pacific island of Nauru.
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Row over Australian refugee plan

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 8:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Nauru Nauru

Australia's opposition party is strongly criticised over plans to reopen a dentention centre on the South Pacific island of Nauru.
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Strauss wants consistent England

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 18:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss calls for England to string together a consistent run of results as they gear up for the defence of the Ashes in Australia this winter.
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Strauss wants consistent England

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 18:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss calls for England to string together a consistent run of results as they gear up for the defence of the Ashes in Australia this winter.
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Australia bushfires: What went wrong?

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 6:03
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A report into the bushfires that tore across Victoria, Australia, in early 2009 has called for sweeping changes to the way the authorities respond to natural disasters.
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Australia bushfires: What went wrong?

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 6:03
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A report into the bushfires that tore across Victoria, Australia, in early 2009 has called for sweeping changes to the way the authorities respond to natural disasters.
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Change call after Australia fires

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 4:26

A report into Australia's worst bushfires, in 2009, recommends sweeping changes to the way the government responds to natural disasters.
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Change call after Australia fires

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 4:26

A report into Australia's worst bushfires, in 2009, recommends sweeping changes to the way the government responds to natural disasters.
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Pakistan wrap up win over Aussies

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 11:00

Pakistan claim their first Test win over Australia for 15 years with a three-wicket victory at Headingley as the series ends 1-1.
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Pakistan on brink of Test victory

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 18:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan are 40 runs short of earning their first Test victory against Australia in 15 years to the two-match series at Headingley.
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Ponting leads Australia fightback

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 17:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ricky Ponting passes 12,000 Test runs as Australia recover to close 34 behind at 136-2 after two days of the final Test with Pakistan at Headingley.
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Ex-conjoined twins reunited with mother

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 17:13
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The mother of formerly-conjoined Bangladeshi twins Trishna and Krishna has visited her daughters in Australia for the first time since their separation.
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Pakistan dominate against Aussies

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 17:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan bowl out Australia for 88 and close 60 runs ahead on 148-3 in reply after day one of the final Test at Headingley.
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Cave yields marsupial fossil haul

Monday, July 19th 2010, 16:30

Fossil hunters in Australia have discovered a cave filled with the 15-million-year-old remains of prehistoric marsupials.
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Australian PM sets election date

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 3:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a snap general election for 21 August, predicting a close race between her Labor Party and the opposition.
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Afridi calls time on Test career

Friday, July 16th 2010, 15:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is to quit Test cricket after the second game of their series against Australia.
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North inspires Australia to win

Friday, July 16th 2010, 13:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Part-time spinner Marcus North takes six wickets as Australia complete a resounding 150-run victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's.
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Rio resumes Australia investment

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 8:18

Mining giant Rio Tinto invests $200m in expanding iron ore operations in Western Australia after a tax row is settled.
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Australia pegged back by Pakistan

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 18:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan fight back to restrict Australia to 229-9 on a truncated opening day of the first Test at Lord's.
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Crocodile gets snappy as drunk Australian tries to take a ride

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 13:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A drunk man in Australia survives being bitten by a huge salt water crocodile after he climbed into its enclosure and tried to ride it.
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Crocodile gets snappy as drunk Australian tries to take a ride

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 10:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A drunk man in Australia survives being bitten by a huge salt water crocodile after he climbed into its enclosure and tried to ride it.
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Gillard condemns Fiji expulsion

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 7:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls Fiji's expulsion of Australia's top diplomat "uncalled for and of grave concern".
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Fiji kicks out Australian envoy

Monday, July 12th 2010, 14:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

Fiji is due to kick out Australia's acting high commissioner Sarah Roberts, amid a years-long simmering row.
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East Timor rejects refugee centre

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:39
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor's parliament rejects a proposal by Australia's new PM that the tiny country hosts a refugee processing centre.
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Attack of the tomato killer? Australia probes poisoning mystery

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 16:00

Millions of vegetable seedlings have been poisoned at a nursery in northern Australia, police say.
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Miners restart Australia projects

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 9:28

Mining groups Xstrata and Rio Tinto say they will resume projects in Australia after a deal was agreed over tax rates.
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Umar Akmal stars in Pakistan win

Monday, July 5th 2010, 19:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Umar Akmal sets up a 23-run win for Pakistan over Australia in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in the UK.
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Indigenous Australians win battle

Monday, July 5th 2010, 7:09

Indigenous islanders in the Torres Strait celebrate Australia's largest ever marine rights victory, after a nine-year legal battle.
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Australia finish series with win

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia win the final one-day international at Lord's by 42 runs but England take the series 3-2.
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Australian 'Nazi' wins appeal bid

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 11:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Hungary Hungary

Alleged Nazi war criminal Charles Zentai wins a five-year battle against his extradition from Australia to his native Hungary.
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Australia priest jailed for abuse

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 8:24

A Catholic priest in Australia is sentenced to nearly 20 years in jail after admitting sex attacks on boys over nearly two decades.
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Indian-born 'Dr Death' is jailed

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

US doctor Jayant Patel is jailed for seven years in Australia, after being convicted of the manslaughter of three patients.
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Aussies prevent England whitewash

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia win the fourth one-day international by 78 runs to end England's eight-match winning streak.
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'Dr Death' convicted in Australia

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

US doctor Jayant Patel is found guilty of the manslaughter of three patients during his time as a surgeon in Australia.
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Australia's PM picks 'stable' cabinet

Monday, June 28th 2010, 6:03

Australia's new PM, Julia Gillard, appoints a cabinet with few changes, saying her focus is on stability.
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