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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

Qantas back on track to profit

Friday, October 24th 2014, 4:28

Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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How technology is transforming Tasmanian farms

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 20:34

How technology is revolutionising farming in Australia
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VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 20:23

Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
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Can a mining town survive a shutdown?

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 19:33

Can a remote mining town in Australia survive a shutdown?
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Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 15:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.
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Five ways Whitlam changed Australia

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 7:49

Five ways that late PM Gough Whitlam reformed his country
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Australia page for BBC News website

Monday, October 20th 2014, 20:39

How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia
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Australia's Medibank plans share sale

Monday, October 20th 2014, 7:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn; £3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.
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Australia lifts parliament veil ban

Monday, October 20th 2014, 3:57
related places: Canberra

Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils.
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On the tracks of Australia's last record maker

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:21

Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker
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Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 18:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row.
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Rossi wins, Smith third in Australia

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 8:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian Valentino Rossi wins the Australian MotoGP as Britain's Bradley Smith takes third, his first podium finish.
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Australia coach McKenzie resigns

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 14:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Brisbane

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie quits after the 29-28 defeat by New Zealand in Brisbane, 11 months before the World Cup.
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Australia 28-29 New Zealand

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 11:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A last-minute converted try from Malakai Fekitoa gives New Zealand a thrilling victory over Australia.
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Australia extend Lehmann's contract

Friday, October 17th 2014, 6:29

Ashes-winning coach Darren Lehmann has his Australia contract extended by one year until June 2017.
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Lockdown lifted at Australia base

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 7:19
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

An Australian naval training base in Victoria was locked down for several hours after "hazardous material" was found during a routine inspection.
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Channel apologises for 'sexist' quiz

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 7:00

Australia's Channel 10 apologises for a "sexist" question on the Family Feud quiz asking contestants to "name a woman's job".
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Asylum baby denied Australia visa

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 11:29

In a landmark ruling Australia's federal court says a baby born in Australia to an asylum seeker from Myanmar is not entitled to a refugee visa.
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Australia expands rich investor visa

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 16:27
related countries: China China

Australia tries to attract rich immigrants with new immigration rules likely to appeal to wealthy Chinese citizens.
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Kit plane crashes on Melbourne house

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 7:18
related places: Melbourne

A light aircraft which officials say was "amateur built" crashes into a suburban home in Melbourne, Australia, killing the pilot.
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Australia in court over asylum cases

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 2:55
related places: Brisbane

Australia's government faces court challenges to its asylum policies in cases involving a baby born in Brisbane and Sri Lankans detained at sea.
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Australian chain pulls 'racist' top

Monday, October 13th 2014, 15:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A singlet bearing a slogan seen by many as racist is removed from Woolworths shelves in Australia after it was "inadvertently" stocked.
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Derby winner Australia retired

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 10:56

The 2014 Derby winner Australia is retired after his owners Coolmore Stud reveal problems in a right hind hoof.
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Former China mining head extradited

Friday, October 10th 2014, 6:44
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
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Australia in first IS bombing raid

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 4:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia carries out its first raid in Iraq on what officials said was an Islamic State facility, with a fighter jet dropping two bombs.
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Australia seeks 'hate preacher' ban

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:16

Australia's PM Tony Abbott says he wants visa rules tightened so preachers of "divisive and extremist" ideologies will be refused entry.
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Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.
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Argentina 21-17 Australia

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 7:02

Argentina come from 14-0 down to defeat Australia and earn their first win since joining the Rugby Championship.
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Australian winemaker TWE shares drop

Monday, September 29th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Shares in the world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), plunge after it rejects two separate multi-billion takeover offers.
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South Africa edge past Australia

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 17:48

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers scores two late tries to help his side claim a 28-10 bonus-point win over Australia.
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Should Australia's refugees be sent to Cambodia?

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Anger as Australia sends Cambodian refugees home
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Australia in Cambodia asylum deal

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Australia confirms it will sign a deal with Cambodia to resettle refugees there, drawing immediate criticism from rights groups.
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Australian migrants struggle to find work

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Struggling to find a job in Australia
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BHP Billiton to cut 700 coal jobs

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:39

BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi plan to cut 700 jobs at a joint coal mining venture in Australia because of tough market conditions.
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Australia want Lions 2017 tour game

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Australian Rugby Union wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia.
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Australia survive Argentina scare

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Australia survive a late rally from Argentina to win their Rugby Championship match on the Gold Coast 32-25.
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Australia raises terror threat level

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:37

Australia has raised its terrorism threat level from medium to high, PM Tony Abbott announces, amid concern over militant groups in the Middle East.
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Australia's Myer reports losses

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 2:44

Australia's largest department store group, Myer, reports a fall in its annual profits for the fourth consecutive year.
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Australia shootings: Body found

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police find a body and a gun near a rural New South Wales farmhouse where a woman and her three children were found dead.
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Australia police raid Islamic centre

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 7:51

Police in Australia arrest two in Islamic centre raid, a day after its spy chief said he was considering upgrading the terror threat level.
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Briton dies in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:32

A British man has died after being badly bitten on the leg by a shark off a beach in Australia's popular Byron Bay, officials say.
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VIDEO: Man dies in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Byron Bay

A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say
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VIDEO: Man dies in Australia shark attack

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 7:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Byron Bay

A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say.
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Renshaw leads Tour after stage win

Monday, September 8th 2014, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Llandudno

Australia's Mark Renshaw leads the Tour of Britain after winning stage two's sprint finish in Llandudno.
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New plan for Australia reef dumping

Monday, September 8th 2014, 9:46

Queensland leaders present a proposal that would prevent sediment from a port expansion being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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Finch named Australia T20 captain

Monday, September 8th 2014, 6:30

Aaron Finch is named Australia's Twenty20 team captain after George Bailey steps down from the role.
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South Africa beat Australia in final

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 16:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Faf du Plessis scores 96 as South Africa defeat Australia by six wickets in the final of the Triangular series in Zimbabwe.
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Australia strike late for victory

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 12:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Perth

A late converted try gives Australia a 24-23 win over South Africa in their Rugby Championship game in Perth.
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Australia to return Hindu statues

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:01
related countries: India India

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott is to return to India two ancient Hindu statues allegedly stolen from temples and displayed in galleries in Australia.
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Australia asylum seeker 'brain-dead'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:01
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian man seeking asylum in Australia has been declared brain dead after an infected cut led to septicaemia, a refugee activist says.
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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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