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Australian leader's Trump parody goes public

2017-06-15 12:45

Australia's prime minister says he is disappointed that excerpts of an off-the-record speech he gave at Parliament House parodying President Donald Trump have been broadcast by a television network.

WATCH: Plane with 'huge hole' makes emergency landing in Australia

2017-06-12 06:29

A China Eastern passenger plane has suffered a serious fault that tore a huge hole in one of its engine casings and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Sydney, the carrier has said.

Man arrested over note in Australian airliner toilet

2017-06-06 16:04

Police say a passenger has been arrested after an Australian domestic airliner landed at a regional airport because of a note found near a toilet.

Australian would-be jihadist jailed in Bulgaria

2017-06-06 08:41

A Bulgarian court ha jailed an Australian man for four years for having tried to join the Islamic State group, the first terror-related conviction in the country.

Australian PM urges China to stop North Korea

2017-06-02 22:54

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said it is in China's best interests to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, with which it shares a border.

Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

2017-05-30 10:04

Coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is worse than first thought and the impact will accelerate unless global greenhouse gas emissions are cut, scientists say.

Weaponised penis drives sexual 'arms race' - in beetles

2017-05-24 16:19

Evolution works in mysterious ways, especially when it comes to sex.

Australian magnate Andrew Forrest gives away $298m

2017-05-22 15:28

Mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has made the biggest single philanthropic donation in Australian history, giving away $298m to a variety of social and scientific causes.

Australian tax official charged in $123 million fraud probe

2017-05-18 11:08

Australian police say a senior tax bureaucrat and his son are among 10 people charged over a sophisticated tax fraud that netted $123m in less than a year.

WATCH: Reckless Oz driver smashes into truck

2017-05-11 09:42

Dash-cam footage captures the moment a reckless driver of a Holden Commodore crashes into a truck and spins on a highway in Australia.

 

Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

2017-06-14 14:15

Detainees at a controversial Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea have won Aus$70 million in compensation after alleging they suffered physical and psychological harm.

Clapper warns Australia on foreign interference

2017-06-07 09:27

Australia must be alert to foreign government interference in its democratic systems, former top US intelligence official James Clapper warns, after China was accused of meddling in the country's politics.

Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot

2017-06-06 11:35

Police say a gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier.

Australian police kill hostage-taker

2017-06-05 15:39

Australian police have shot dead a man who had taken a woman hostage in a Melbourne flat and say they are investigating whether the incident was terror-related.

PTSD mom gets 26 years for drowning her kids in Australian lake

2017-05-30 16:34

A mother who fled conflict and admitted killing three of her children and attempting to murder a fourth by driving her car into a lake, has been jailed for 26 years in Australia.

Foschini Australian subsidiary acquires menswear retailer

2017-05-25 16:23

The Foschini Group says its Australian subsidiary TFG Retailers will acquire the entire issued share capital of menswear retailer the Retail Apparel Group.

Discovery partners to create new health insurance brand

2017-05-24 13:43

Discovery has announced that its partners AIA Australia and GMHBA are partnering through a joint venture to create a new health insurance bran.

Australia declares game-up for 'fake refugees'

2017-05-21 21:41

Australia has given 7 500 boat people until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the "game is up" for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers.

Pope aide denies new Australia abuse claims

2017-05-15 15:15

Vatican finance chief George Pell accused sections of the Australian media of interfering in the course of justice Monday as he denied new child sex abuse allegations.

Australian suffers multiple bite wounds in croc attack

2017-05-10 12:53

An Australian man searching for food in a river by a remote Aboriginal community has survived with multiple bite wounds after a crocodile mauled his chest and arm, paramedics say.

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