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News: Australia

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

Mining tax repealed by Australia

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 6:45

Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
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Zimbabwe stun Australia in Harare

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 17:04

Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.
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Ex-children's head 'must quit'

Friday, August 29th 2014, 6:05

A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
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Qantas reports record annual loss

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 7:24

Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.
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Missing plane search area refined

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 6:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area, after more data analysis.
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Arrests over PNG asylum-seeker death

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea police have charged two men with the murder of a man seeking asylum in Australia, Australian media reports say.
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Australia-Indonesia spy rift 'ends'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 6:51
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Canberra

Australia says it has reached an agreement with Indonesia to end a row over claims Canberra spied on the Indonesian president.
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Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 2:44

A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.
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Two base jumpers killed in Alps

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:01
related countries: France France

Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".
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Riding a business wave in the surf

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 19:10

Riding a business wave in Australia's surf centres
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Australia premier's daughter charged

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 6:02

The daughter of one of Australia's most well-known politicians, Neville Wran, has been charged with murdering a suspected drug dealer, police say.
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VIDEO: Barrier Reef 'an economic dilemma'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 14:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor, a new report says. The BBC's Matt McGrath said the Great Barrier Reef posed a "difficult economic dilemma" for the Australian government.
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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 5:52

The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.
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'Action needed' on foreign fighters

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Australia highlight the threat posed by foreign jihadi fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, amid horror in Australia over a graphic image of a young boy.
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Australian winemaker in bidding war

Monday, August 11th 2014, 4:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wines Estates, receives a second multi-billion-dollar takeover bid.
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Australia boy 'holds severed head'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 4:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Syria Syria

Australia's PM condemns an image showing a boy, reportedly the son of an Australian ex-terror convict, holding the severed head of a Syrian.
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Markets rattled by air strike fears

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan, United States United States

Stock markets showed volatility on Friday over worries about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.
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Australia contacts Gammy's parents

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.
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Australia commemorates MH17 dead

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 3:58
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.
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Murray defeats Kyrgios in Toronto

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 18:28
related places: Toronto

Andy Murray takes just 54 minutes to defeat Australia's Nick Kyrgios in his first match at the Rogers Cup.
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Australia investigates Gammy's father

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:09

Child protection services in Australia investigate a man accused of abandoning a baby with Down's syndrome over allegations of child sex offences.
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Australia Women 25-3 Wales Women

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:06
related countries: France France

Wales are knocked out of the Women's Rugby World Cup following a comprehensive defeat by Australia in France.
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NZ's Carter out of Australia games

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 11:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fly-half Dan Carter is ruled out of New Zealand's first two Rugby Championship matches against Australia through injury.
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Asylum group removed from Australia

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: Nauru Nauru, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia sends a group of 157 Tamil asylum seekers to Nauru to be processed for resettlement there or deportation to Sri Lanka.
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Australia beat England in shootout

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 21:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia score a late equaliser and beat England in a dramatic penalty shootout to claim gold at the Commonwealth Games.
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Australia men beat England in semis

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

World champions Australia beat England 4-1 to reach the men's hockey final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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Guilty plea in Australia racist rant

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 7:28

A woman whose racist rant caused shock in Australia is given a 12-month good behaviour bond after admitting offensive behaviour.
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Airline apology over drug warning

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 6:16
related places: Sydney

Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.
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Briton held in biker gang drug probe

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man and four members of the Australia Rebels Motorcycle Club are held over an alleged £11m (A$20m) drugs plot.
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Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 7:30

Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Police told off for Lily Allen image

Monday, July 28th 2014, 7:02

Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.
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Shelley and Daniel win marathon golds

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Kenya Kenya

Australia's Michael Shelley wins gold in the men's marathon, while Kenya's Flomena Cheyech Daniel wins the women's race.
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Australia deny England in netball

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 10:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia beat England 49-48 in a tense finale to top Pool B in the netball competition.
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Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine

The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
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Wiggins thwarted in gold bid

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 16:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.
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'Grave concerns' over Australia camp

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 8:05
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas Island asylum centre has "significantly deteriorated", with people "plagued by despair".
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Australia teenager behind Iraq blast

Monday, July 21st 2014, 5:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Melbourne

Australia says a man who killed himself and several other people in a suicide attack in Iraq last week was an 18-year-old from Melbourne.
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Cook captaining for pundits - Waugh

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 14:18

Alastair Cook must trust his instincts and stop "captaining for the commentators", says ex-Australia captain Steve Waugh.
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Australia votes to repeal carbon tax

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 4:50

Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.
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VIDEO: Australia's love for barefoot bowls

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 14:59

Lawn bowls is undergoing a youthful transformation in Australia, as the country's 2,000 bowling clubs relax rules on membership and dress code to appeal to a new generation.
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Record payout over Australia fires

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 4:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Survivors of one of the worst bushfires in Australian history win a payout of about A$500m ($470m), the country's largest class action settlement.
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VIDEO: Rescuers free beached whale

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 15:01

Rescuers have managed to free a young whale stranded for two days on a beach in Queensland, Australia.
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Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 2:59

Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
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Australia visit amid Sri Lanka row

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 7:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia's immigration minister visits Sri Lanka, as asylum seekers handed over to the Sri Lankan navy say they were abused by Australian officials.
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Australia court given migrant pledge

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 12:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia says it will not return a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without giving 72 hours' notice, at an emergency high court hearing.
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Is racism getting worse in Australia?

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:08

Is racism getting better or worse in Australia?
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VIDEO: Fake snow in a hotter Australia

Monday, July 7th 2014, 19:31

Australia is sometimes the petri dish of climate change - a place where global warming is not just a theoretical concept but a tangible reality.
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Australia admits returning migrants

Monday, July 7th 2014, 9:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia acknowledges it returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea, raising concerns that it violated international law.
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VIDEO: Australia returns refugees at sea

Monday, July 7th 2014, 1:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia acknowledges it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea.
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VIDEO: Australia anger over Harris sentence

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 7:37

There has been anger in Australia over the sentence handed down to Rolf Harris, after he was found guilty of abusing young girls.
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Harris backlash in native Australia

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 5:19

Australia distances itself from disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris
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Australia in row over Tamil refugees

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 4:47

Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted in the country's northern waters.
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Abbott's Australia remark draws ire

Friday, July 4th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that Australia was "unsettled" before the British arrived.
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The racist video that's shocked Australia

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:31

The video that has shocked Australia
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VIDEO: Passenger plane springs internal leak

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 23:19

A double-decker Qantas Airways flight bound for Australia sprung a leak and was forced to return to Los Angeles, airline officials have said.
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