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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

Henkel buys Colgate-Palmolive brands

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 6:10
related countries: Germany Germany, New Zealand New Zealand

German consumer goods giant Henkel is buying Colgate-Palmolive's laundry brands in Australia and New Zealand for €220m ($245m; £157m).
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VIDEO: Unemployment 'a kick in the guts'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 2:29

Brendan McCleod thought his job in a mining manufacturing company in Australia's NSW Hunter Valley was safe, but last week became one of Australia's 765,000 unemployed.
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Australia faces 'horror budget'

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 20:26

As revenues plunge and new taxes are promised, the Australian government faces an uphill battle to balance its budget.
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Harry gets Maori welcome in New Zealand

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 15:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince Harry receives a traditional Maori welcome after arriving in New Zealand for a week-long tour after his month of military training in Australia.
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VIDEO: Aussie admirer steals a kiss from Harry

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 11:20

Prince Harry received a kiss from an admirer as he greeted thousands of well-wishers near Sydney Opera House in Australia.
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Australia leads Asian markets lower

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 9:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: March, Asia

Australia's stocks led losses across Asian markets after disappointing trade figures from the US raised fears over growth in the world's largest economy.
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Abbott dismisses 'gay partner snub'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 8:57
related countries: France France

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismisses as "trivia" a media row over his treatment of the gay partner of his ambassador to France.
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Australian bank CBA posts flat profit

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 1:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Commonwealth Bank of Australia posts a flat cash profit of about 2.2bn Australian dollars ($1.74bn; £1.15bn) for the three months to March compared to a year earlier.
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VIDEO: Koala strays into Australian hospital

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 8:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Security cameras at a hospital in Australia capture footage of a koala bear entering its emergency department.
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Australia rates cut to historic low

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 5:58

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cuts its key interest rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 2%.
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Australia to probe foreign labour

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 4:55
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A government inquiry in Victoria is to investigate claims of widespread exploitation of foreign workers in Australia's food sector.
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ANZ's results beat expectations

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 1:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, has beaten expectations and posted a half-year cash profit of 3.7bn Australian dollars ($2.9bn;£1.91bn) in the six months ending in March.
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Australia 'contacted' over migrants

Monday, May 4th 2015, 11:18

Australia's PM Tony Abbott says there has been "contact" between Australia and officials in Europe over the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
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Westpac results miss expectations

Monday, May 4th 2015, 1:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

One of Australia's biggest lenders, Westpac, missed expectations and posted a cash profit of 3.78bn Australian dollars ($2.98bn; £1.96bn) for the six months to March.
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Clermont Auvergne 18-24 Toulon

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 17:58

A stunning solo try from Australia winger Drew Mitchell clinches a historic hat-trick for European titles for Toulon.
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Do executions risk Australia ties?

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 2:19

Will the Bali Nine case risk Australia-Indonesia ties?
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VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 5:06
related countries: France France, Indonesia Indonesia

France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia.
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Indonesia condemned over executions

Monday, April 27th 2015, 14:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia

France and Australia have condemned the death penalty "in all circumstances", as executions for three of their nationals loom in Indonesia.
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Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 11:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Turkey Turkey

Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.
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Australia risks Anzac Day fatigue

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 23:53

Australia risks Anzac Day commemorations fatigue
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UK boy charged over Australia 'plot'

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 17:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 14-year-old boy charged with two counts of inciting terrorism in Australia is thought to be the youngest person accused of a UK terrorist offence.
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VIDEO: Germany to Australia in a kayak

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 0:57
related countries: Germany Germany

Sandy Robson is on a five-year expedition from Germany to Australia in a kayak.
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Japan's Nikkei hits 15-year high

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 8:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Japan's Nikkei index closes above 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years after the country recorded its first trade surplus in three years.
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VIDEO: House washed away in Australia storm

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 8:01
related places: Dungog

Mobile phone footage shows a house being washed away by floodwater in Dungog in New South Wales during a fierce storm.
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Third charge after Melbourne raid

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 2:36
related places: Melbourne

Police in Australia charge a third teenager, Harun Causevic, with terrorism-related offences after weekend raids in Melbourne.
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Boy, 14, held over Australia 'plot'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 16:32

Messages found on devices linked to a 14-year-old boy from Blackburn led to a major anti-terror operation in Australia, police say.
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Complaint over Australia terror raid

Monday, April 20th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

Australian police investigate a complaint of excessive force by one of the suspects detained in an anti-terror operation in Melbourne.
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Iran to give Australia IS data

Monday, April 20th 2015, 2:43
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Australia and Iran will share intelligence about Australians fighting with militant groups in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announces.
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VIDEO: Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 8:26
related places: Melbourne

Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event.
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Vietnam asylum seekers 'returned'

Friday, April 17th 2015, 12:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Australia is repatriating up to 50 Vietnamese asylum seekers who had arrived by boat earlier this month, local media report.
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Men fined for burning marsupial

Friday, April 17th 2015, 11:04
related countries: France France

Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.
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Anzac centenary details unveiled

Friday, April 17th 2015, 3:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Australia's largest Anzac Day service will include an Aboriginal didgeridoo and the story of the founder of modern-day Turkey, officials announce.
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MH370 search area could be extended

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 13:44
related countries: China China

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be doubled if nothing is found in the current search zone, officials say.
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Woolworths Anzac campaign taken down

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 15:10

Woolworths takes down an online Anzac Day campaign in Australia after it attracts strong government and social media criticism.
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Rare whale found on Australia beach

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 4:01

The carcass of a rare whale is washed up on a Western Australia beach following Tropical Cyclone Olwyn, which hit the region last month.
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Koalas get taste of business class

Monday, April 13th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Four koalas being loaned to Singapore by Australia to mark the city state's 50th independence anniversary are given star treatment by Qantas airline.
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Falling iron price to hit Australia

Monday, April 13th 2015, 1:19

Australia says it expects the plunging price of iron ore - its biggest export - to slash revenue forecasts by A$25bn (£13bn; $19bn) over the next four years.
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Warne praises 'Godfather' Benaud

Friday, April 10th 2015, 18:07

Shane Warne pays tribute to Richie Benaud, the former Australia Test captain and iconic commentator who has died aged 84.
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Tributes for cricket legend Benaud

Friday, April 10th 2015, 16:23

The world pays tribute to Richie Benaud, the former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator, who has died aged 84.
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VIDEO: Abbott warns of crystal meth 'epidemic'

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 10:51

Australia's government has established a national taskforce to tackle growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.
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ANZ wins appeal against class action

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 6:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

One of Australia's biggest lenders, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), wins an appeal against a landmark court ruling that some of its late fees were unfair.
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Australia approves John Holland sale

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 3:31
related countries: China China

Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
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Australia 'crystal meth' clampdown

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 2:10

Australia's government establishes a national taskforce to tackle the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.
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Gervais to make Netflix comedy film

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 9:09

Ricky Gervais is to make a comedy film for streaming service Netflix that will see the star of The Office and Derek appear alongside Australia's Eric Bana.
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Lost boy found after five days

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 6:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

An 11-year-old Australian boy with autism who went missing at a campsite in Victoria, Australia, is found after five days.
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VIDEO: Prince Harry: 'Selfies are bad'

Monday, April 6th 2015, 12:03

Prince Harry tells a teenager that "selfies are bad" during his military visit to Australia.
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VIDEO: Harry on Australia military duty

Monday, April 6th 2015, 6:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Prince Harry has arrived in Australia for a four-week placement with the Australian Defence Force.
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Prince Harry arrives in Australia

Monday, April 6th 2015, 3:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Prince Harry has arrived in Australia ahead of a four-week placement with the Australian Defence Force.
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Antarctic rescue man in hospital

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 6:18

A seriously ill man who was evacuated from a remote Antarctic base arrives at hospital in Australia after a rough two-week sea voyage.
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The faces of prostitution in Australia

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 23:12

The women who are proud to be prostitutes
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Australia school 'caged' student

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 8:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Canberra

Australian education officials express shock over reports that a Canberra school put a child with special needs in a cage-like structure.
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Woman in court for Australia murders

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 4:46
related countries: China China
related places: Melbourne

A Chinese woman accused of stabbing a four-year-old boy and his grandmother to death with garden shears appears in court in Melbourne.
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Macquarie 'to cut nearly 100 jobs'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 6:14

Australia's Macquarie Group is reportedly planning to cut nearly half of its investment banking jobs in Asia following a slump in deals.
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Australia announce Ashes squad

Monday, March 30th 2015, 23:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series.
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G20 world leaders' personal data leaked

Monday, March 30th 2015, 12:05

Details including passport numbers and Visa numbers were accidentally emailed to the organisers of a football tournament in Australia by a government official.
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VIDEO: Australia introduces cockpit rules

Monday, March 30th 2015, 6:55

Australia has introduced a new rule to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings air crash last week.
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Australia orders new cockpit rules

Monday, March 30th 2015, 4:03

Australia orders two people to remain in the cockpit at all times during commercial flights, after last week's Germanwings crash.
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Clarke dedicates victory to Hughes

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 12:57

Captain Michael Clarke dedicates Australia's fifth World Cup title to his former team-mate Phillip Hughes.
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