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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

Australia suspends asylum claims

Friday, April 9th 2010, 7:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia halts all new asylum claims by people from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, citing "changing circumstances".
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Australia to remove Reef ship oil

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 11:41
related countries: China China

Australia prepares to pump tonnes of heavy fuel from a Chinese coal ship grounded on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Barrier Reef route 'outrageous'

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 13:53
related countries: China China

Australia's PM Kevin Rudd says it is "outrageous" that a Chinese ship leaking oil near the Great Barrier Reef was off course.
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Australian bush fire survivor victim of rare wombat attack

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 8:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A survivor of Australia's 2009 bush fires falls victim to a rare wombat attack, before killing the animal with an axe.
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Australia fire probe in land call

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 4:24

Lawyers tell an official inquiry into last years' devastating bush fires in Australia that some areas remain unsafe.
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Alert over Barrier Reef oil leak

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 14:23
related countries: China China

A Chinese ship sparks fears of a major oil spill in the Great Barrier Reef after running aground.
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Australian Serb faces extradition

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 17:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Croatia Croatia

Australia's High Court rules that a former Serb paramilitary leader wanted in Croatia for war crimes should be extradited.
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Barbs traded over Rio Tinto case

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 10:13
related countries: China China

China and Australia trade criticism in the wake of the jailing of four Rio Tinto executives for bribery and commercial espionage.
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Australia move closer to Test win

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 6:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Mitchell Johnson takes three wickets as Australia move closer to a series victory on day four of the second Test against New Zealand.
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Australia seeks escaped migrants

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 4:33
related countries: China China
related places: Sydney

Australia searches for three Chinese asylum seekers who escaped from an immigration detention centre in Sydney.
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Katich inspires Australia revival

Monday, March 29th 2010, 6:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Simon Katich hits his 10th Test century as Australia dominate day three of the second Test against New Zealand.
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Ned Kelly art sets auction record

Friday, March 26th 2010, 1:56

A painting of outlaw Ned Kelly becomes Australia's most expensive work of art at auction, fetching $4.8m.
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Freak storm hits Perth, Australia

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 4:37
related places: Perth

A storm hits the western Australian city of Perth, causing widespread damage, cutting power and affecting flights.
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Hughes takes Aussies to victory

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 4:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Phillip Hughes thrashes 86 not out in an Australia total of 106-0 as the tourists wrap up victory in the first Test against New Zealand.
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Shell and PetroChina up Arrow bid

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 7:59
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina have an improved $4.3bn offer for Australia's Arrow Energy accepted.
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Bryant's Australia

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 9:16

Debate over how to acknowledge the first Australians
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China warning on Rio Tinto trial

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 8:30
related countries: China China

China warns against politicising the imminent Rio Tinto trial, after Australia expresses concern over how it will be conducted.
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Australia boat blast 'deliberate'

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 7:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A coroner in Australia rules an asylum seekers' boat was deliberately set on fire by three Afghan refugees.
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Atheists meet in Melbourne to celebrate lack of faith

Friday, March 12th 2010, 6:33
related places: Melbourne

More than 2,000 atheists from around the world meet in Melbourne, Australia, to celebrate their lack of religious belief.
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Haddin ton sets up Australia win

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 8:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

Brad Haddin hits 110 off 121 balls as Australia beat New Zealand by six wickets in Hamilton to lead their one-day series 2-1
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Homeless evicted from Bondi Beach

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 6:31

A group of homeless men in Australia must leave Bondi Beach after a judge rules they have no right to sleep rough there.
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Australia charge over boy's death

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 10:17
related countries: India India

Police in Australia charge a man with manslaughter over the death of a three-year-old Indian boy, Australian media report.
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Australia to review tsunami warnings

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 14:32
related countries: Chile Chile

Australia is to review its tsunami procedures after thousands ignored warnings following Chile's huge earthquake.
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Outrage over Australia war games

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 5:37

Parents groups in Australia are outraged that some Queensland schools have been promoted as weekend war game venues.
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New Zealand v Australia live score

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 15:53
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

New Zealand take on Australia in the third game of the five-match one-day international series in Hamilton.
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New Zealand edge past Australia

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 9:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

Scott Styris blasts a quickfire 49 to propel New Zealand to a two-wicket win over Australia in Napier in the first of their five-match one-day series.
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Aborigines debate nuclear plan

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 5:38

Aboriginal groups are to debate controversial plans to build Australia's first nuclear waste dump on tribal land.
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Naked pride - thousands strip off for art at Sydney Opera House

Monday, March 1st 2010, 6:36

More than 5,000 people strip off for a photograph at Sydney Opera House to show Australia's 'equal society'.
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Sea risk blocks Australia homes

Monday, March 1st 2010, 4:26
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Safety concerns about rising sea levels lead to the planning rejection of a homes project in Australia's Victoria state.
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England stun Aussies

Sunday, February 28th 2010, 15:36
related countries: India India

At the Hockey World Cup in India, England open their campaign with their first win against Australia for 25 years.
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New Zealand v Australia live score

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 17:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

New Zealand take on Australia in Napier in the first of five one-day internationals.
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New Zealand v Australia live score

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 17:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

New Zealand take on Australia in Wellington in the first of two Twenty20 internationals
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Australia anger at Dubai killing

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 13:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Israel Israel

Australia asks Israel to explain the use of Australian passports by three suspects in the Dubai killing of a Hamas official.
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Guantanamo man to sue Australia

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Australian Guantanamo detainee Mamdouh Habib wins the right to sue his government for alleged complicity in torture.
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Lee poised for Test retirement

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 9:26

Australia fast bowler Brett Lee is expected to announce his retirement from Test cricket later on Tuesday.
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'Rebel' nun to be Australia's first saint

Friday, February 19th 2010, 12:16

Pope Benedict confirms Australia is to get its first saint - an outspoken nun, Mother Mary MacKillop, who died in 1909.
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Japan set deadline to end whaling

Friday, February 19th 2010, 5:00
related countries: Japan Japan, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Australia tells Japan to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean by November this year or face international legal action.
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Aussie Lee admits retirement fear

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 15:31

Australia fast bowler Brett Lee concedes he may not play top-level cricket again because his serious elbow injury.
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Sydney terror plotters sentenced

Monday, February 15th 2010, 9:25
related places: Sydney

Five men convicted of a terrorist conspiracy in Sydney, Australia, are given jail sentences of between 17 and 21 years.
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Australia to increase Burma aid

Monday, February 8th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Burma Burma

Australia increases its aid to Burma, saying the country cannot be allowed to decay while awaiting political change.
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'Vindaloo Against Violence' campaign hots up in Australia

Monday, February 8th 2010, 6:05

Thousands of Australians are backing an online campaign to eat a hot curry to protest against attacks on Indians.
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Australia tightens migrant rules

Monday, February 8th 2010, 5:37

Australia's immigration minister says policy will change to focus on skilled migrants, to support mining and health needs.
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Dave saved: Australia's erotic-photo banker keeps his job

Friday, February 5th 2010, 10:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian banker caught viewing erotic images in the background of a live TV interview will keep his job, his bank says.
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Full Ashes tour schedule revealed

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 23:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will play three warm-up matches in Australia before the 2010-11 Ashes series, which is followed by two Twenty20 games and seven one-day internationals.
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Australia blocks Iran shipments

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 7:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Australia blocks three shipments to Iran over fears they could have been for Tehran's nuclear programme, says PM Kevin Rudd.
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Darwin office attack injures 15

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 7:34

Fifteen people are wounded when a man explodes a trolley loaded with fireworks at an office complex in northern Australia.
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Darwin office attack injures 15

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 7:34

Fifteen people are wounded when a man explodes a trolley loaded with fireworks at an office complex in northern Australia.
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Australia in surprise rate freeze

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 8:19

Australia's central bank surprises analysts by keeping interest rates on hold at 3.75%, but hints that more rises may be needed.
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Pakistan chief selector resigns

Monday, February 1st 2010, 8:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's chief cricket selector, Iqbal Qasim, resigns following the team's disastrous tour of Australia.
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In pictures

Sunday, January 31st 2010, 7:23

Federer victorious in Australia
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Fresh Indian attacks in Australia

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 16:34
related countries: India India
related places: Melbourne

Two Indian students are attacked in Melbourne, as the Australian PM's nephew stages a controversial anti-racism protest.
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Google dispute over missing flag

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 12:39

Google is criticised after removing a flag of Australia's indigenous people from a child's prize-winning homepage drawing.
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Harris seals Australia series win

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 11:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ryan Harris takes 5-43 as Australia beat Pakistan by 40 runs to take a winning 3-0 lead in their one-day series.
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