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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

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
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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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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India win sets up Aussie showdown

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 16:25
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India set up a World Cup quarter-final against holders Australia with a 80-run victory over West Indies, who face Pakistan in the last eight.
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Australia run ended by Pakistan

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan hold on for a four-wicket win in Colombo to finally end Australia's 34-match unbeaten record at the World Cup.
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Prince visits cyclone-hit towns

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 14:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William visits cyclone-ravaged parts of Australia on a tour that has taken in areas of New Zealand devastated by last month's earthquake.
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Riots at Australia asylum centre

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australian police fire tear gas to subdue rioting asylum seekers at the Christmas Island detention centre following days of unrest there.
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William visits NZ disaster zones

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 7:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Prince William visits the damaged centre of Christchurch, as he begins a tour of disaster-stricken areas of New Zealand and Australia.
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Gas at Australia asylum protest

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:13
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia's immigration minister says tear gas was used on hundreds of protesting asylum seekers at the over-crowded Christmas Island holding centre.
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It's quiz time!

Friday, March 11th 2011, 0:38

How was Australia PM's visit music to Obama's ears?
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Fresh floods hit Queensland towns

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 7:44

Parts of northeastern Australia badly hit by Cyclone Yasi earlier this year are thigh-deep in water once again as new rain hits.
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William to visit disaster zones

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 6:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William will visit New Zealand and Australia next week to tour areas devastated by recent natural disasters, St James's Palace says.
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Dozens held in anti-mafia raids

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 12:58
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Police in Italy and Germany arrest 35 people in an anti-mafia operation, with warrants also issued in Canada and Australia.
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Australia and US affirm warm ties

Monday, March 7th 2011, 19:49
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Australia and the US stand "shoulder to shoulder" in condemning the violence in Libya, President Barack Obama has said.
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Former Fiji minister seeks asylum

Monday, March 7th 2011, 12:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

Former Fijian government minister Samisoni Tikoinasau says he will seek asylum in Australia after being arrested and beaten in Fiji, an Australian newspaper reports.
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Rain forces Colombo abandonment

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 14:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka's match against Australia in Colombo is abandoned as a no-result after heavy rain strikes the Premadasa Stadium in the 33rd over of the match.
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Live - Sri Lanka v Australia

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 8:18

Heavy rain hits the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo with Sri Lanka 146-3 from 32.5 overs against Australia in the World Cup, Kumar Sangakkara unbeaten on 73.
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Australia expands detention beds

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 11:29
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island
related places: Darwin

Australia is to build a 1,500-bed immigration detention facility in Darwin to ease overcrowding at Christmas Island, the government says.
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WWI veteran marks 110th birthday

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 6:06
related places: Perth

Claude Choules, the man believed to the last surviving veteran of World War One celebrates his 110th birthday in Perth, Australia.
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Australian economy picks up pace

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 3:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's economic growth picked up pace in the fourth quarter of 2010, despite the severe floods, figures show.
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Live text - Cricket World Cup

Friday, February 25th 2011, 3:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ireland suffer an agonising 27-run defeat in a tense Group B clash against co-hosts Bangladesh at the Cricket World Cup.
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Ben Elton's Australian show axed

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 10:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British comic Ben Elton's new show in Australia is axed after three episodes, it is announced.
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Ponting reprimanded for TV damage

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 16:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Australia captain Ricky Ponting is reprimanded for damaging a television set in the dressing room after being dismissed against Zimbabwe.
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NZ urges Pacific fishery action

Monday, February 21st 2011, 5:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States
related places: Pacific

New Zealand calls for help from Australia and the US to save the last sustainable fisheries of the Pacific before it is too late.
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Australian banks face ratings cut

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 1:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Moody's puts Australia's four biggest banks on credit downgrade review, saying they may be too dependent on global markets.
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Helicopter cowboys

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 11:06

Low-flying choppers to round up cattle in Australia's Outback
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Asian stock index talks on again

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 5:42
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A planned $8bn-merger between stock market firms in Australia and Singapore may be moving closer as talks start again.
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Spinning wicket foxes Australia

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 17:39
related countries: India India

Ricky Ponting hopes for "better" wickets during the World Cup after Australia collapse to defeat in a warm-up against India.
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Axed Hussey shocked by decision

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:34

Injured batsman Mike Hussey is shocked to be left out of Australia's World Cup squad as selectors choose to ignore his pleas to be included.
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Queensland towns remain cut off

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 4:14

Parts of Queensland remain cut off after Cyclone Yasi dumped huge piles of debris and caused widespread damage over north-east Australia.
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Fires destroy houses near Perth

Monday, February 7th 2011, 18:41
related places: Perth

Bushfires on the outskirts of Perth in Western Australia destroy more than 60 homes, with the area declared a natural disaster zone.
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In pictures

Monday, February 7th 2011, 12:25

After floods and cyclone, Australia now hit by bushfires
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Bushfires engulf Australian homes

Monday, February 7th 2011, 6:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Bushfires raging on the outskirts of Perth in Western Australia have destroyed at least 59 homes.
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Japan-Australia to discuss trade

Monday, February 7th 2011, 4:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japan and Australia will resume talks in Tokyo on Monday, aimed at securing Japan's first free-trade agreement with a major agricultural exporter.
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Bushfires hit western Australia

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 11:27

Huge areas of forest land in western Australia have been burnt by wild bushfires.
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England tour ends in heavy defeat

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perth

Australia beat England by 57 runs in the final one-day international in Perth to win the series 6-1.
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Wildfires hit western Australia

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 9:35

Wildfires destroy a number of homes in western Australia, as the north-east of the country continues to be affected by flooding caused by Cyclone Yasi last week.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 2:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perth

Australia beat England by 57 runs in the seventh and final one-day international in Perth to complete a 6-1 series win.
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