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Most migrants at sea not Rohingya: Australia

2015-05-23 15:21

Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh.

Sbu Ndebele settling in well in Canberra

2015-05-21 18:11

South Africa's High Commissioner to Australia, Sbu Ndebele, says life in Canberra is very much like South Africa.

Australia jails Iraqi people-smuggler for 10 years

2015-05-20 14:47

An Iraqi man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Australian court after pleading guilty to smuggling asylum-seekers from Indonesia.

BHP chief lashes out at Aussie iron ore inquiry

2015-05-19 19:31

An inquiry into the economic impact of a slump in the iron ore price could damage Australia's economy and drive Asian customers to shift investment to Brazil.

US Catholic brother convicted of sex abuse in Australia

2015-05-18 11:47

A Catholic brother accused of sex abuse in the US has been convicted in Australia of a string of decades-old child sex offenses.

Strong demand for National Aus Bank in capital raise

2015-05-12 17:00

National Australia Bank says there has been a strong institutional uptake for shares in the country's biggest rights issue to raise $4.4bn, as the stock resumed trading.

Australian police thwart imminent bomb attack, teen charged

2015-05-09 08:53

Australian police say they have thwarted an imminent terror attack after discovering explosives at a Melbourne home and arresting a 17-year-old boy.

Call for redemption as executed Australian mourned

2015-05-08 07:57

More than 1 000 people have mourned executed Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan at his funeral in Sydney with his brother saying he should have been given a second chance during an emotional tribute.

Boy survives crocodile attack in northern Australia

2015-05-07 14:27

A 13-year-old boy has escaped a crocodile attack with deep cuts to his hand and arm at a remote water hole in northern Australia, local media report.

Outcry over Australian 'poverty porn' documentary

2015-05-06 10:11

An Australian mayor has accused public broadcaster SBS of promoting "poverty porn" in a controversial new documentary about working class Sydney residents, as a picket line of garbage trucks protested the programme Wednesday.

 

Australia rejects criticism over migrant crisis

2015-05-22 08:17

Australia has hit back at criticism of its response to thousands of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia, saying it was generous towards refugees in the region.

Abbott rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

2015-05-21 10:16

Australian PM Tony Abbott has ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and “encourage people to get on boats”.

Men used kittens as greyhound bait

2015-05-20 13:03

Two men have been charged in Australia with using kittens as live bait to train greyhounds, following allegations that piglets, rabbits and possums were also used in the sport.

Aussie politicians threaten race to iron ore bottom

2015-05-18 15:13

Australia is poised to launch an inquiry into “flooding” of the iron ore market by the world’s three biggest producers – BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale.

Record Antarctic sea ice a logistic problem

2015-05-12 18:13

Growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica could prompt scientists to consider relocating research stations on the continent.

Police: Aus teen made bomb

2015-05-10 16:07

Australian police say a teenager charged with a terrorist bomb plot was "well advanced" in plans to target a public event.

Australia PM advisor: Climate change a UN ruse to create new world order

2015-05-08 08:41

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's top business advisor has claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.

Executed Australian's mother writes emotional letter to Indonesian leader

2015-05-07 15:09

The mother of an Australian executed in Indonesia has written an open letter to the country's president, accusing him of "humiliating" the drug trafficker's family and ignoring repeated pleas for mercy.

Australia PM brushes off gay ambassador flap

2015-05-06 10:12

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he was unaware the gay partner of his ambassador to France was asked to "wait in the car" during a recent tarmac greeting, insisting he didn’t concern himself with "trivia".

Koala pays late night visit to Australian hospital

2015-05-06 08:01

Staffers at an Australian hospital's emergency department received a rather unusual late night visitor, a koala.

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