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Race law row

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 4:32

A provocative cartoon featuring a beer-swilling Aboriginal man fans a row about free speech in Australia.
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'Fagin's Law' to target crime ringleaders in Australia

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 23:27

Adults who groom children into committing crimes could be targeted under new laws in Australia.
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Australia's 'bloody' asylum campaign explained

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 20:18

Australia's harsh asylum laws are supported by both main parties and are credited with reducing the number of refugees, but they are deeply controversial.
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Australia parliament: Second dramatic protest over asylum

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 2:17

Abseiling activists criticise Australia's asylum policies in a second day of protests at parliament.
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Australian parliament disrupted by pro-asylum seeker protesters

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 9:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Around 30 people halted Australia's parliament temporarily while protesting the government's tough detention laws.
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Fur seal becomes stranded in Australian paddock

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 9:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A "tired" fur seal is returned to the ocean after being found in a cow paddock in rural Australia.
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Australia's Dreamworld to reopen after deaths

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 2:29

Australia's Dreamworld theme park, where four people died last month, will reopen before Christmas.
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Susan Kiefel: From school dropout to Australia's chief justice

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 13:29

The story of Susan Kiefel, Australia's first female chief justice, is described as an "inspiration".
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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst bleaching on record, report says

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 7:58

Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of coral ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a study finds.
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Scurvy makes surprise return in Australia

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:26

Doctors in Australia report a resurgence in the disease historically associated with sea explorers.
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Australia domestic violence: Aboriginal dancers highlight problem

Monday, November 28th 2016, 10:27
related places: Canberra

Aboriginal traditional dancers perform in Canberra to highlight domestic violence problem.
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Melbourne driver refuels during chase with police

Friday, November 25th 2016, 16:43
related places: Melbourne

A driver led police on a high-speed car chase near Melbourne, Australia - even stopping to refuel on the way.
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From Buddhist to jihadist

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:51

How Neil Prakash went from a "Buddhist" who believed in God to become Australia's top IS recruiter.
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Kylie makes plea for Australia gay marriage

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 23:26

Kylie Minogue uses Australia's top music awards to call for the nation to legalise same-sex marriage.
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Australia in 'thunderstorm asthma' outbreak

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 13:22

A spectacular storm triggers a rare phenomenon in Australia, leaving two dead and many in hospital.
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Tourist's photo praised for resembling 'map of Australia'

Monday, November 14th 2016, 2:12

A tourist is praised for capturing a photo bearing a striking resemblance to Australia.
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Controversial 'Tinder death' interview airs in Australia

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 23:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man acquitted of killing his Tinder date is quizzed if he is "heartless".
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US to take Australia asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 4:21
related countries: Nauru Nauru, United States United States

The US agrees to resettle migrants held at Australia's controversial offshore asylum centres.
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Australia PM Turnbull 'not welcome' at Mardi Gras parade

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 14:41

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not welcome at Australia's gay pride event, activists say.
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Australian police find loaded gun in biker's bottom

Friday, November 11th 2016, 1:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Police in Australia find a loaded handgun wedged in the behind of a gang-linked motorcyclist.
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Dreamworld Australia: Thunder River Rapids ride to be demolished

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 5:34

Australia's Dreamworld theme park says it will scrap a ride where four people died last month.
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Australian shot with bow and arrow arrested

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 0:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A burglar in Australia is arrested after being shot by a homeowner armed with a bow and arrow.
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Scuba diver 'lucky to be alive' after 18 hours at sea

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 20:22

Les Brierley was rescued after spending 18 hours at sea off Australia's Queensland coast.
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Provocative 'tourism ad' stirs mixed feelings in Australia

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 8:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian tourism ad slogan barely concealing a profanity sweeps the internet, stirring mixed feelings.
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Australia senate stops gay marriage vote

Monday, November 7th 2016, 22:23

Australia's upper house defeats a government proposal to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
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Australian burglar shot with bow and arrow

Monday, November 7th 2016, 11:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A burglar in Australia is shot with a wooden bow and arrow after being confronted by a homeowner.
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Baby koala found in woman's backpack during traffic stop in Brisbane, Australia

Monday, November 7th 2016, 5:32
related places: Brisbane

A six month old joey is found in a woman's backpack after police in Australia arrest her during a routine traffic stop.
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Indonesia protest: President Joko Widodo cancels Australia visit

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 8:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesia's President Widodo cancels his Australian visit in the aftermath of protests in Jakarta.
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Massive fire engulfs Australian car yard

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 5:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Sydney

A car wrecking yard is destroyed by a fire in Sydney, Australia.
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'No-one blamed for cricketer Hughes death'

Friday, November 4th 2016, 9:53

No player was to blame for the death of Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, a coroners inquest rules.
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Australian frog species found that 'flashes' enemies

Friday, November 4th 2016, 7:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A species of frog which startles predators by flashing its orange groin has been found in Australia.
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Heart-stopping adventure

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 9:57

Australia’s vast Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre has been captured in a series of spectacular aerial images for a new exhibition.
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Sydney police arrest two in anti-terror raid

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 1:39
related places: Sydney

Police in Sydney arrest two men on suspicion of breaking Australia's foreign fighter laws.
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Rock shelter used by speedy early Australians

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 18:06
related places: Adelaide

The swiftness with which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia is underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter north of Adelaide.
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Australians mourn tree that 'failed' university students

Monday, October 31st 2016, 5:45

The death of a jacaranda tree triggers grief in Australia and mourning for a decades-old superstition.
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Australia asylum: Arrivals by boat face lifetime visa ban

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 4:24

Australia unveils tough new plans to bar any asylum seekers who try to reach the country by boat from ever being able to enter.
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Queensland theme parks get 'safety blitz' after Dreamworld tragedy

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 11:51

Queensland in Australia is to begin safety checks at theme parks after four died at Dreamworld.
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Brisbane bus driver dies after being set on fire by passenger

Friday, October 28th 2016, 16:52
related places: Brisbane

A bus driver dies in Brisbane, Australia, after a passenger set him on fire.
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Dreamworld: Australia theme park under fire from victims' families

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 9:39

The owners of Australia's Dreamworld theme park face anger from the families of four people killed on a ride.
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Australia Dreamworld: Siblings and couple among dead at theme park

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 6:36

Two siblings and a couple were among four people killed at an Australian theme park on Tuesday.
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Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 11:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Gold Coast

Four people are killed on a river rapids ride at the Dreamworld theme park on Australia's east coast.
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On your behalf

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:09
related countries: China China

The concept of shopping via a daigou is booming in China, with people employing them in Australia to get their hands on goods such as baby milk formula.
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Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand beat Australia for 18th straight Test win

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 9:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand become the first top-tier nation to win 18 consecutive Tests with a 37-10 victory over Australia in the Bledisloe Cup.
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Brexit: The pros and cons for Australian trade

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

What could a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain mean for Australia?
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Gable Tostee not guilty in Australia 'Tinder death'

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 9:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand

An Australian man is acquitted of the murder of a New Zealand woman who fell from his balcony during their first Tinder date.
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Toast and tension

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 14:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian newspaper column complaining about young people eating $22 servings of avocado toast when they could be saving for a house has divided Australia.
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Humpback whale caught in shark nets

Monday, October 17th 2016, 17:45
related places: Gold Coast

A Humpback whale calf got stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast in Australia.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned by more airlines over fire risk

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 21:00

Airlines in Australia, Europe and Asia ban Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, after reports some phones have caught fire.
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Crown Resorts employees including Australians 'held' in China

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian officials say they are investigating reports that 18 employees of a gambling company based in Australia have been detained in China.
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Dinosaur-era 'swordfish' discovered in outback Australia

Friday, October 14th 2016, 7:18

"Extremely rare" fossils from a swordfish-like predator which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered on Australia's "Dinosaur Trail".
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Apple fires staff amid claims intimate photos shared in Australia store

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 10:17

Apple fires a number of employees in Australia amid allegations they shared photos of female customers and colleagues and ranked them out of 10.
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MPs in Australia pass a motion calling Donald Trump a 'revolting slug'

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 5:32

A motion filed by Greens party MP Jeremy Buckingham to the Upper House of the NSW parliament calling Trump a "revolting slug" is passed without objection.
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Arrested teens 'planned IS-inspired attack' say Sydney police

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 1:59
related places: Sydney

Police in Australia allege two teenage boys arrested in Sydney on Wednesday were about to commit an attack inspired by the so-called Islamic State.
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Australia surfer bitten by shark feels 'very lucky'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 17:02
related places: Ballina, Sydney

Surfer Seneca Rus describes how he was surprised by a shark while out surfing with friends off Ballina, north of Sydney, Australia.
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Australia balcony fall victim 'pleaded with Tinder date' before death

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 16:46

A jury in Australia hears an audio recording of a woman pleading with her Tinder date to be allowed to leave his apartment, before she fell 14 floors from the balcony and died.
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Australia same-sex marriage vote blocked by opposition

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 11:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian opposition MPs says they will block plans to for a national vote on same-sex marriage, saying the decision should be up to parliament.
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Clown sightings: Australia police 'won't tolerate' antics

Friday, October 7th 2016, 15:24
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States
related places: Victoria

Police in Victoria warn Australians not to "intimidate" the public by dressing up as clowns, as the creepy US craze continues to spread.
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Kylie's fiance on why they won't marry just yet

Friday, October 7th 2016, 11:37
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joshua Sasse, Kylie Minogue's British fiance has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the couple won't get married until same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia.
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'Budgie Nine' Malaysian F1 strippers return to Australia

Friday, October 7th 2016, 6:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Eight of the men branded the "Budgie Nine" after being arrested for stripping off at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix return to Australia.
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Kylie Minogue wedding waits for Australian marriage equality

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 4:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British fiance of singer Kylie Minogue says their plans for a wedding are on hold until same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia.
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Australian firm offers customers the Mx option

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 1:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An insurance company becomes the first in Australia to allow customers to list their gender as "other" on documents.
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Woman scares off crocodile with flip-flop in Australia

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 12:04

A woman scares away a salt water crocodile, which was swimming towards her and her dog, by slapping her flip-flop at it.
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Shark tagging boosted after attack

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 8:51

The state of New South Wales in Australia announces new measures to prevent shark attacks on its beaches, after a teenage surfer was attacked last week.
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Mooning and streaking outlawed in Victoria, Australia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 0:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Exposing your bare buttocks in public - considered by some a form of legitimate political protest - has been officially made a crime in one Australian state.
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