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Australia in transgender ruling

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 7:26

Australia's top court rules two transgender people can be legally recognised as men, even though they have not had complete sex changes.
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Qantas buys 110 Airbus aircraft

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 7:18
related countries: United States United States

European aircraft maker Airbus strikes a deal worth US$9.5bn (£6.2bn) with Australia's Qantas for 110 jets.
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Stargazing at an 'Aboriginal Stonehenge'

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 2:18
related places: Stonehenge

Could this ring of rocks be Australia's Stonehenge?
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The battle for Australia's water

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 1:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian farmers told to use a third less water
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Former England bowler Dilley dies

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 13:58

Graham Dilley, a hero of the 1981 Ashes Test win over Australia at Headingley, dies aged 52 after a short illness.
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Australia's trade surplus widens

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 4:59

Australia's trade surplus surges in August as exports of coal and other minerals jump despite concerns of a global slowdown.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan holds music festival

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 10:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Bands from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Australia have played to cheering crowds in Afghanistan's first music festival for more than 30 years.
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Australia lifts female combat ban

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 9:10

Australia lifts all restrictions on the roles that women can carry out in its armed forces, including serving in special forces and front-line combat units.
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Cooley named interim Aussie coach

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 4:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Former England bowling coach Troy Cooley is named as Australia's interim head coach for their tour of South Africa.
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Samsung and Apple warring again

Monday, September 26th 2011, 12:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Samsung and Apple have gone to court in Australia and Germany in their ongoing, tit-for-tat patent war.
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VIDEO: Aborigines celebrate ball anniversary

Monday, September 26th 2011, 3:46

Aboriginal people in Australia have been celebrating 60 years of debutantes' balls.
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VIDEO: Hoax bomb suspect flown to Australia

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 11:39

A man has been extradited to Australia to face charges over an alleged attempt to extort money by locking a teenage woman to a fake bomb.
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Man faces 'collar-bomb' charges

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

A man accused of locking a teenage girl to a fake bomb is extradited from the US to his home country of Australia to face formal charges over the incident.
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SABMiller agrees to buy Foster's

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 10:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Foster

Brewing giant SABMiller agrees to buy Foster's in a deal that values Australia's largest brewer at 9.9bn Australian dollars.
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Wallabies name Genia as skipper

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 5:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Australia name Will Genia as captain for Friday's match against the United States with open-side flanker David Pocock still absent after suffering a back injury.
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Australia coach Nielsen resigns

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 13:43

Tim Nielsen steps down as the head coach of Australia's national cricket team after four years in the role.
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Stalemate over Australia asylum

Monday, September 19th 2011, 9:58

Australia's opposition rejects the government's proposed immigration law changes, as PM Julia Gillard scrambles to salvage a controversial asylum plan.
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India's GVK buys Australian mines

Monday, September 19th 2011, 2:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India

Indian infrastructure giant GVK says it will pay $1.26bn (£802m) to buy a majority stake in coal assets owned by Australia's Hancock Group.
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Live text - Australia v Ireland

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 8:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland beat 15-6 Australia in their second World Cup Pool C game in Auckland.
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VIDEO: Chemical blaze in Australian capital

Friday, September 16th 2011, 16:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Firefighters have been battling a fierce blaze in a chemical factory in Canberra.
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Collar-bomb suspect in US court

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 21:23

An investment banker accused of placing a fake bomb around a young woman's neck and fleeing to the US will return to Australia as early as next week.
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Australia confirms media inquiry

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 7:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia formally announces its media inquiry, following Britain's phone-hacking scandal, but says it will not be a "witch hunt" targeting Rupert Murdoch.
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Australia to hold media inquiry

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 10:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's government says it is to set up a wide-ranging inquiry into the media, after the News of the World phone hacking scandal in the UK.
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Stosur stuns Williams in US final

Monday, September 12th 2011, 8:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Williams

Australia's Sam Stosur wins her first Grand Slam title - but her US Open victory is overshadowed by Serena Williams's verbal abuse of the umpire.
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Sale of Aboriginal stone halted

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A sacred Aboriginal stone not supposed to be seen by Aboriginal women has been withdrawn from a British auction following a public outcry in Australia.
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Murdered mobster 'was informant'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 12:04

One of Australia's most notorious criminals, Carl Williams, was offering information to police before he was murdered, the trial of his alleged killer hears.
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Australian jobless rate increases

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 5:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's unemployment rate rose unexpectedly to a 10-month high in August, according to official figures.
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Australia rebounds back to growth

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 6:33

Australia's economy grows 1.2% in the June quarter, rebounding from a contraction during the first three months of the year.
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VIDEO: Surfer dies in Australia shark attack

Monday, September 5th 2011, 9:14

A man has in his early 20s has died after being attacked by a shark at a popular surfing spot in western Australia on Sunday.
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Australia immigrant plans falter

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 8:55

Legal advisers to Australia's government warn its plans for the off-shore processing of asylum-seekers may be illegal.
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Australia seal win over Sri Lanka

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 10:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A battling century from Mahela Jayawardene proves too little to save hosts Sri Lanka from a heavy defeat in the first Test against Australia.
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VIDEO: Crocodile takes dip in swimming pool

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 11:14

Swimmers in Australia had a surprise when a baby crocodile was found in the pool they were in.
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VIDEO: Australia refugee deal 'illegal'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 15:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia's High Court has ruled that a government plan for a refugee "swap" with Malaysia is unlawful.
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Australia refugee deal 'illegal'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 8:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

In a major setback for Australia's government, the high court rules a deal to "swap" refugees with Malaysia to try to deter people-smuggling is unlawful.
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Australia anger at Wikileaks data

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 17:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australia's attorney general describes as "incredibly irresponsible" Wikileaks' release of a US cable that appears to name Australian terror suspects.
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VIDEO: Australia sees new gold rush

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 2:00

A gold rush is taking place in Australia as record prices convince ordinary prospectors to search the fields and rivers for nuggets.
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'Rare pleasure'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 15:06

Nick Bryant on the joys of four years' blogging on Australia
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Art Nation?

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 15:42

Despite a few setbacks, art in Australia is booming
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Eleven killed in Australia blaze

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 8:22
related places: Brisbane

Police in Australia launch an investigation into the cause of a house fire near Brisbane in which 11 people, mainly teenagers and children, died.
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Scandal protector

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 23:14

Is Julia Gillard's hard hat enough to save Australia's government?
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TV crew killed in Australia crash

Friday, August 19th 2011, 17:30

Three members of a TV crew from Australia's ABC have died in a helicopter crash in the outback, police say.
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Looking East

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:03

Qantas and the 'Asiafication' of Australia
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On the trail

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 9:58

Tracking down Australia's 'collar-bomb hoaxer'
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Cannibal tadpoles eat competition

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 7:56

Cane toads tadpoles in Australia cannibalise eggs to safeguard their own survival, according to scientists.
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Elsom loses Australia captaincy

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 6:48

Rocky Elsom is relieved of the Australia captaincy for the World Cup as Matt Giteau is left out of the squad.
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AUDIO: World's first 'climate change refugees'?

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 6:29

From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports on the indigenous people from the Torres Strait islands in northern Australia who have told the government they are in danger of becoming the world's first "climate change refugees", due to the effects of rising sea l
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VIDEO: Protests over Australia carbon tax

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 16:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Thousands of people gathered in the Australian capital, Canberra, to protest against a planned carbon tax aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions.
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Protest over Australia carbon tax

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 6:03
related places: Canberra

Thousands of people gather in Canberra to campaign against government proposals for a carbon tax to curb greenhouse emissions.
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Non-story

Friday, August 12th 2011, 23:51

Gay politician, pregnant girlfriend? Australia says: So what?
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PNG agrees to reopen asylum camp

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
related places: Canberra

Papua New Guinea approves an Australian proposal to reopen a detention centre on Manus Island, as Canberra's refugee swap deal with Malaysia stalls.
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Australia unemployment rate jumps

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 4:26

Australia's unemployment rate jumps to an eight-month high in July, raising further concerns about a slowdown in its economy.
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Australia lifts Tiger Airways ban

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 7:40

Aviation authorities in Australia lift a five-week ban on Tiger Airways, but with some safety conditions.
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'Half-baked'

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 8:31

Australia's asylum policy in tatters - again
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VIDEO: Australian court halts deportation

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

Australia's High Court has stopped the authorities from deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia.
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Court halts Australia asylum plan

Monday, August 8th 2011, 11:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia's High Court stops authorities deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia, in a blow to government immigration policy.
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VIDEO: Stranded baby whale returned to the sea

Monday, August 8th 2011, 10:40
related places: Gold Coast

Rescuers on Australia's Gold Coast have returned a baby humpback whale to the sea after it was found stranded on a beach in the early hours of Monday.
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WWII heroine 'White Mouse' dies

Monday, August 8th 2011, 8:02

Australia's most decorated World War II servicewoman, former saboteur and spy Nancy Wake, has died aged 98
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VIDEO: Row over Australian asylum seeker deal

Monday, August 8th 2011, 2:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

The High Court in Australia has granted a reprieve to the first group of asylum seekers due to be transferred under the Government's controversial people swap deal to Malaysia.
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Australia lowers growth forecast

Friday, August 5th 2011, 6:38

Australia's central bank cuts its forecast for growth due to a "slower-than-expected" recovery from floods earlier this year.
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VIDEO: 'Device will detonate if you call the police'

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 10:24

Police in Australia have described a device chained around an 18-year-old woman's neck for 10 hours as a "very, very elaborate hoax".
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Court freezes Hicks book proceeds

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 4:18

An Australian court freezes the proceeds from a memoir by former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks, in a case brought by the government.
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