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Qantas accepts takeover bid

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 8:42

Australia's flagship airline Qantas accepts an improved takeover bid by a consortium led by Macquarie Bank.
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Canberra aid for bushfire victims

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 9:12

Australia's government is to give emergency payments to people whose livelihoods have been lost by the wildfires.
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Ashes: 'Give Harmison a chance'

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 17:58

Former England bowler John Lever says Steve Harmison's talents are not being fully utilised in Australia.
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Homes hit by Australia bush fires

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 8:29

Homes are destroyed and towns under threat as bush fires rage in four states in Australia.
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Winds fan Australian fires

Sunday, December 10th 2006, 9:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Flames fanned by strong winds and high temperatures hamper firefighters tackling bush fires in Australia.
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Cricket: Aussie Martyn to retire

Friday, December 8th 2006, 3:37

Australia batsman Damien Martyn makes a surprise decision to retire from all forms of cricket.
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Australia overturns cloning ban

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 16:01

Australia lifts a ban on cloning human embryos for stem cell research, despite strong opposition.
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AWB loses hold after Iraq probe

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 9:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia's wheat exporter AWB is to temporarily lose its monopoly over wheat exports after a report into bribes.
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Cricket: England crash to defeat

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 8:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adelaide

Australia win the second Ashes Test by six wickets and go 2-0 up in the series after bowling England out for 129.
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Australia's Labor gets new leader

Monday, December 4th 2006, 14:18

Australia's opposition Labor Party elects ex-diplomat Kevin Rudd as its new head to lead it into next year's polls.
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Ponting plays down century record

Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 9:37

Ricky Ponting is modest about hitting his 33rd Test century for Australia on day three of the second Ashes Test.
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Hoggard wickets give England edge

Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 8:05
related places: Adelaide

Matthew Hoggard takes four wickets on day three in Adelaide to keep England hopes up despite Ricky Ponting's record century.
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Record stand puts England on top

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 8:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Collingwood hits 206 and Kevin Pietersen 158 as England amass 551-6 before Australia end day two of the second Test on 28-1.
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Cricket: Aussies complete victory

Monday, November 27th 2006, 1:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

Australia go 1-0 up in the Ashes series after beating England by 277 runs in the first Test at Brisbane.
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Rugby: Australia 16-12 N Zealand

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 11:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Darren Lockyer's extra-time try gives Australia victory over New Zealand in a pulsating Tri-Nations final in Sydney.
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Cricket: Aussies pile on agony

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 7:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia build a lead of over 600 after Glenn McGrath takes 6-50 to dismiss England for 157 in Brisbane.
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'Imminent coup' warning for Fiji

Friday, November 24th 2006, 9:23
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Tensions rise in Fiji as Australia warns of "clear evidence" a coup is planned for the next two weeks.
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McGrath adds to England's misery

Friday, November 24th 2006, 7:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Glenn McGrath takes two wickets as England flounder 549 runs behind Australia in the first Ashes Test.
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Cricket: Australia shine

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 7:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ricky Ponting hits an unbeaten century as Australia dominate the opening day of the first Test against England.
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Cricket: Countdown to Ashes

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ashley Giles is named in the England team with under an hour to go until the first Ashes Test against Australia.
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Australia report gives nuclear nod

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 4:45

Nuclear power is a viable option for meeting Australia's future energy needs, a new government report says.
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Cricket: Aussies release tait

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 1:16

Australia narrow their squad for Thursday's first Ashes Test down to 12 after releasing seamer Shaun Tait.
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Rugby: Ireland beat Australia

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 17:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland

In-form Ireland secure an impressive win over Australia at a blustery Lansdowne Road.
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Rugby League: Australia knock out Great Britain

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 11:50
related places: Brisbane

Great Britain's Tri-Nations campaign is over after a comprehensive defeat to Australia in Brisbane.
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Overseas troops arrive in Tonga

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 5:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Tonga Tonga

Police and soldiers from Australia and New Zealand arrive in Tonga to help restore order after riots.
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Cricket: Australia pick Test squad

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 6:30

Australia name Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait in their 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test.
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Rugby League: Long replaced

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 23:23

Richard Horne replaces Sean Long for Great Britain's crunch Tri-Nations clash with Australia on Saturday.
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Howard in carbon trading shift

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 10:25

Australia's PM John Howard signals a major policy change by backing an international carbon trading scheme.
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Cricket: England thrashed

Friday, November 10th 2006, 6:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England lose by 166 runs to the Prime Minister's XI in the first game of their tour of Australia.
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Cricket: Aussies reveal strategy

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia explain why they want to make life uncomfortable for England captain Andrew Flintoff in the Ashes.
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Mexico MPs block Fox foreign trip

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 4:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Vietnam Vietnam

Mexico's lower house of parliament votes to block President Vicente Fox's forthcoming visit to Australia and Vietnam.
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Delta Blues takes Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 5:11

Delta Blues leads home a Japanese one-two in the Melbourne Cup.
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Cricket: Gillespie out of warm-up

Monday, November 6th 2006, 8:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie's Ashes hopes are dealt a blow after he is ruled out of a warm-up match against England.
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Kylie prepares for tour comeback

Sunday, November 5th 2006, 10:37

Kylie Minogue returns to Australia to resume her world tour, 18 months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Rugby L: GB stun Australia

Saturday, November 4th 2006, 10:56

GB win an enthralling and brutal Test match to open their Tri-Nations account at Aussie Stadium.
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Australia v NZ as it happened

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 16:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia beat New Zealand by 34 runs to reach the Champions Trophy final for the first time.
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Fears grow of Fiji military coup

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 6:46
related countries: Fiji Fiji, United States United States

The US and Australia voice fears of a coup in Fiji, as tensions mount between the military and the government.
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Australia defends climate stance

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 6:20

Australia's treasurer says there is "no point" in his nation signing the Kyoto pact, despite a hard-hitting report.
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Sydney Muslim cleric seeks leave

Monday, October 30th 2006, 8:27

Australia's controversial top Muslim cleric asks for indefinite leave after being rushed to hospital.
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Cricket: Australia reach semis

Sunday, October 29th 2006, 16:28
related countries: India India

Australia beat India by six wickets to book their place in the Champions Trophy semi-finals and knock the hosts out of the tournament.
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Live: India v Australia

Sunday, October 29th 2006, 16:27

Damien Martyn's fifty helps Australia beat India and reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
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Rallying: Loeb seals world title

Sunday, October 29th 2006, 6:40

Sebastien Loeb is crowned World Rally champion for the third straight year as Finn Mikko Hirvonen wins in Australia.
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Australia Muslim cleric suspended

Friday, October 27th 2006, 7:27

Australia's top Muslim cleric is barred from preaching after comparing immodestly dressed women to "uncovered meat".
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Australia fury at cleric comments

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 10:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's top Muslim cleric apologises after comparing women who do not wear the hijab to "uncovered meat".
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Australia plans major solar plant

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 11:05
related places: Canberra

Canberra unveils plans for one of the world's largest solar power plants as part of its climate change strategy.
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Australia rejects bullying claim

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 7:00

Criticism from South Pacific nations that Australia is being a regional bully is rejected by PM John Howard.
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Australia presses Pacific nations

Monday, October 23rd 2006, 6:09

Australia says it will push for greater accountability from nations that receive its aid at an upcoming Pacific forum.
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Cricket: Aussies beat England

Saturday, October 21st 2006, 16:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England make only 169 before Damien Martyn's 78 helps Australia to a six-wicket win in the Champions Trophy.
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Ashes urn on display in Australia

Friday, October 20th 2006, 4:32
related places: Sydney

The Ashes urn, one of the world's most coveted trophies, goes on display in Sydney.
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Australia drought sparks suicides

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 8:17

A severe drought in Australia has led to a sharp rise in the number of suicides among farmers, a group says.
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Cricket: Ponting admits lapses

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 6:16

Ricky Ponting admits Australia were below their best in their 10-run defeat to the West Indies in the Champions Trophy.
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Cricket: Windies stun Australia

Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 17:15

Jerome Taylor takes a hat-trick as West Indies beat Australia by 10 runs in the Champions Trophy.
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Australia to ban N Korean ships

Monday, October 16th 2006, 7:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, North Korea North Korea
related places: Canberra

Australia is to ban North Korean ships from its ports, as talks in Tokyo focus on implementing UN sanctions.
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Australia 'has harmed PNG ties'

Monday, October 16th 2006, 5:21
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australia is accused of over-reacting on an extradition case, straining ties with Papua New Guinea.
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Cricket: Ashes urn off to Australia

Sunday, October 15th 2006, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The four-inch urn is given VIP treatment as it flies out of England
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Rugby: Australia beat N Zealand

Saturday, October 14th 2006, 10:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia defeat defending champions New Zealand in the opening match of this year's Tri-Nations.
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Cricket: Mahmood's 'star quality'

Monday, October 9th 2006, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mike Gatting says England paceman Sajid Mahmood could do to Australia what Simon Jones did in 2005.
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Call to open up Aboriginal areas

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 7:24

Australia's government calls for an end to a permit system which limits those who can visit Aboriginal lands.
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Tennis: Argentina in Cup final

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 18:40
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina win the doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead over Australia in their Davis Cup semi-final.
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Australia plans immigrant tests

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 7:48

Australia plans to strengthen immigration law with tough tests on language and culture.
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Cricket: Ponting escapes action

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 7:30
related countries: India India

Australia captain Ricky Ponting will not face action after querying an umpiring decision during Friday's win over India.
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Cricket: Aussies into final

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 13:17
related countries: India India

Brett Lee takes 5-38 as Australia beat India to reach the tri-series final in Kuala Lumpur.
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Tennis: Hewitt feud stoked up

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 12:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina

David Nalbandian ups the tension ahead of Argentina's Davis Cup semi-final against Australia by saying Lleyton Hewitt has no friends on the men's tour.
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Solomons PM criticises Australia

Monday, September 18th 2006, 6:46
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands' PM accuses Australia of "heavy-handed" interference in his country's domestic affairs.
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Cricket: Rain spoils clash

Saturday, September 16th 2006, 14:29
related countries: India India

The rain saves India's blushes as they slump to 35-5 chasing a revised target of 170 to beat Australia.
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