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Asylum boat reaches Australia territory

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 1:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
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Australia budget brings in 'Google tax'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 12:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government's budget, which doubles as its election campaign kick-off, targets multinational companies that move profits offshore.
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Has Cook's Australia ship been found?

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 5:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Endeavour, Captain Cook

Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.
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Nauru asylum seeker sets herself alight

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 14:35
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Somalia Somalia

A Somali woman seeking asylum in Australia has set herself on fire in protest at her detention at a centre on the island of Nauru.
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Anger over Australian horse cull plan

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 5:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A plan to cull almost all of Australia's famous Snowy Mountains wild horses, known as brumbies, is called "horrific" by conservationists.
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Asylum seeker dies of burns in Australia

Friday, April 29th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Iran Iran, Nauru Nauru

A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia's detention centre on the island of Nauru has died.
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Australia to hold PNG talks on refugees

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 6:12
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia and Papua New Guinea will hold urgent talks over asylum seekers held at a centre ruled unconstitutional by the PNG Supreme Court.
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Australia migrant camp in PNG 'illegal'

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 9:02
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court rules that the detention of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia's Manus Island camps is unconstitutional.
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Australia teen charged with terror plot

Monday, April 25th 2016, 2:31

Police in Australia charge a 16-year-old with preparing an act of terrorism, saying they believe he was plotting to target Anzac Day services.
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Giant 'killer sperm whale' tooth found

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 6:12

The discovery of a giant tooth on a beach in Australia is the first evidence that enormous "killer" whales were present outside the Americas, researchers say.
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VIDEO: Depp dogs video 'like a Godfather audition'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 14:14

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce says a video apology made by actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard for breaking Australia's quarantine laws will not win an Academy Award.
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VIDEO: Baby wombat saved from dead mum's pouch

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 10:17

A baby wombat that was found in its dead mother's pouch by the roadside in Australia is receiving 24-hour care.
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Depp and Heard's bizarre apology video

Monday, April 18th 2016, 10:19

Depp's and Heard's effort to end 'war on terrier'
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Australia PM gets early election trigger

Monday, April 18th 2016, 9:52

Australia will likely head to the polls on 2 July after the federal upper house voted down legislation aimed at policing construction industry unions.
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Heard avoids dog-smuggling conviction

Monday, April 18th 2016, 8:06

Actress Amber Heard, who is married to Johnny Depp, avoids a conviction for illegally taking their dogs into Australia last year after pleading guilty.
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VIDEO: Johnny Depp dogs apology video

Monday, April 18th 2016, 6:48

Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard recorded a message apologising for breaking Australia's quarantine laws, and advising travellers to respect them.
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VIDEO: Charges dropped in Amber Heard dog case

Monday, April 18th 2016, 6:27

Dog smuggling charges against Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard have been dropped after she admitted lying on her arrival card in Australia last year.
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Hong Kong teen ‘ran Australia drug ring’

Friday, April 15th 2016, 0:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hong Kong woman, 19, faces life in prison for allegedly importing crystal meth to Australia via mail.
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VIDEO: Drivers' lucky escape after lorry crash

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 8:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Two drivers escaped injury after a lorry skidded out of control and crashed on a road in Victoria, Australia.
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Australian women cricketers get pay rise

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 7:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A large pay rise for Australia's women cricketers means elite players will be able to earn annual salaries in excess of A$100,000 ($76,000; £53,000).
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Australia's Eurovision lyrics cleared

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 10:30

Australia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest is cleared of breaching rules on product placement.
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Mine lease sparks Australia reef fears

Monday, April 4th 2016, 0:42
related countries: India India

Indian mining giant Adani is a step closer to building one of the world's biggest coal mines in Australia, but still faces legal challenges from environmental and Indigenous groups.
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New Mauritius 'MH370 debris' examined

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 6:43
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Mauritius Mauritius

Australia says a new piece of debris found on a Mauritian island will be examined to see if it is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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England & West Indies set for T20 final

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 13:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England and West Indies look to make history in the sixth World T20 final, as West Indies and Australia contest the women's final.
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VIDEO: Did Cook discover or invade Australia?

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 23:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A top Australian university has rejected claims it is trying to rewrite the nation's colonial history, as BBC News explains.
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University says Britain 'invaded' Australia

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 13:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A top Australian university has rejected claims it is trying to rewrite the nation's colonial history.
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VIDEO: Is coral bleaching getting worse?

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 15:22

Evidence that Australia's Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching on record has renewed calls for the UN to list it as "in-danger".
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Barrier Reef hit by 'worst' bleaching

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 2:26

Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers its worst coral bleaching on record, leading to calls for the UN to list it as "in-danger".
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VIDEO: Traffic-stopping koala gets police escort

Monday, March 28th 2016, 2:32

Police in Australia escorted a koala to safety after it stopped traffic on a highway.
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Seven cyclists hurt in kangaroo crash

Monday, March 21st 2016, 5:09
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A cyclist is in a critical condition and six others are injured after they hit a dead kangaroo and crashed into a car in Australia's Victoria state.
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Possible MH370 debris taken to Australia

Monday, March 21st 2016, 3:43
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Mozambique Mozambique

A piece of debris found on a beach in Mozambique which may have come from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 arrives in Australia for analysis.
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Australia Senate's farcical all-nighter

Friday, March 18th 2016, 3:11

Monty Python references, a colonoscopy analogy and a pyjama-clad senator all featured during an all-night sitting of Australia's upper house.
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Fairfax staff strike over job cuts

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 5:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Fairfax

Journalists at one of Australia's largest publishers Fairfax media have gone on strike after the company announced plans to cut 120 jobs.
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Is Australia really a nanny state?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 21:07

Have health experts turned Australia into a nanny state?
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Intriguing history of 'Paris siege' letter

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 0:06
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

How a letter from the 1870 Paris siege arrived in Australia
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MH370 searchers remain 'hopeful'

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 7:46
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia and Australia say they remain "hopeful" that flight MH370 will be found, as relatives mark two years since the plane disappeared.
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VIDEO: Surfing dogs at Australian festival

Monday, March 7th 2016, 13:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Some dogs ride the waves at a surf festival on Australia's Sunshine Coast.
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VIDEO: How to shear sheep like a champion

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 23:22

Australia's top shearer explains the skills necessary to leave a sheep looking like "a hard boiled egg after you've taken the shell off it".
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Tomic and Kyrgios in 'faking' row

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 14:59

Bernard Tomic accuses Australia team-mate Nick Kyrgios of faking illness, but Lleyton Hewitt says there was "no doubt he was sick".
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Thousands mark Sydney Mardi Gras

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 10:53
related places: Sydney

Thousands of people turn out in Sydney for the city's annual Mardi Gras, including, for the first time, Australia's prime minister.
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Pell did not act on child abuse claim

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 23:55

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell admits he did not act after a boy told him about an abusive priest, saying he was not asked to do anything.
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Abuse victims want meeting with Pope

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 5:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Victims of child sex abuse by priests in Australia say they will not meet privately with Australian Cardinal George Pell, but want to see the Pope instead.
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Pell blames bishop for abuse cover-up

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 3:17

Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, says he was deceived by a senior clergyman over the activities of a paedophile priest.
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VIDEO: Cardinal addresses Australia abuse inquiry

Monday, February 29th 2016, 0:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has said the Catholic Church has made "enormous mistakes" in dealing with claims of sexual abuse.
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Boy gets stuck in vending machine

Monday, February 29th 2016, 0:26

A boy from Australia's remote far north spent six hours stuck in the first vending machine he had ever seen.
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Antarctica icebreaker passengers rescued

Friday, February 26th 2016, 6:23
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Thirty-seven people stranded on Australia's flagship icebreaker which ran aground in Antarctica have been rescued, authorities say.
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Australia appeal for UK murder suspect

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 22:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

A British fugitive wanted over two murders in Liverpool may be living in Australia, Federal Police say.
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Australia ship aground in Antarctica

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 6:32
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Blizzards continue to hamper an assessment of any damage to Australia's flagship icebreaker, which has run aground in Antarctica.
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Australia to boost defence spending

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 4:28

Australia has announced a surge in defence spending, a move that reflects concern over military expansion in the region.
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Asylum baby 'will be sent back to Nauru'

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 13:51
related countries: Nauru Nauru

A baby at the heart of an asylum row in Australia will be sent to an offshore camp with her mother once she is well, the government says.
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Victims 'can attend Pell testimony'

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 5:43

An inquiry into child sex abuse in Australia clears the way for victims to be present when Australia's most senior Catholic gives testimony.
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What is life like in Australia’s poorest town?

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 1:10
related places: Delungra

A peek inside the rural town of Delungra
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VIDEO: 'Hairy panic' invades Australia town

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 23:16

Extremely dry conditions have caused masses of tumbleweed to pile up outside homes in rural Australia.
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Mystery over Paris siege balloon letter

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 7:51
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Australia's National Archive tries to establish how a letter flown out of Paris by balloon during an 1870 siege ended up in its collection.
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VIDEO: 'Meth bra inserts' seized in Australia

Monday, February 15th 2016, 6:48
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Police in Australia have seized hundreds of millions of pounds worth of methamphetamine after intercepting a shipment from Hong Kong
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Australia rejects calls to let baby stay

Monday, February 15th 2016, 4:07
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Australia's government says it will stand firm on its asylum seeker policy amid protests over a one-year-old girl's impending deportation to Nauru.
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Doctors side with Australia asylum baby

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 11:52
related places: Brisbane

Protesters gather at a Brisbane hospital in support of doctors refusing to discharge an asylum seeker baby facing deportation to an offshore immigration camp.
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Women flee Australia 'murder attempt'

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 22:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Adelaide

An Australian man is charged over the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of two female backpackers on a beach south of Adelaide.
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Australia indigenous policy falls short

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 23:33

Australia's prime minister admits government's efforts to improve the lives of indigenous Australians are not on track in key areas.
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Albino turtle found on Australia beach

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 5:43

Wildlife volunteers say they were stunned to find an extremely rare albino turtle on a beach in Australia on Sunday.
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Caves reveal Australia wasteland's secret past

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 3:06

Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past
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Official denies Nauru child rape report

Monday, February 8th 2016, 10:22
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Australia's top immigration official denies allegations a five-year-old boy was raped at the Nauru migrant detention centre, as ABC admits a reporting error.
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