Australia

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

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An Australian detective was forced to take action after an unexpected interruption to a press conference.
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Two doctors can remotely assess asylum seekers offshore for medical evacuation to Australia without seeing them, a court has upheld.
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TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this..
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Two doctors can remotely assess asylum seekers offshore for medical evacuation to Australia without seeing them, a court has upheld.
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An Australian detective interrupted his own news conference to complete a textbook tackle of a man now charged with public nuisance and stalking offences,..
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Some families and carers are struggling to find their way through the housing maze and get support for those with specialist needs.
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The threat of cyber terrorism to Australian businesses and the public sector is being examined in a report commissioned by the federal government.
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Big businesses will have to start finding out what they can do to stop modern slavery in their operations and supply chains from next month, but an expert said..
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The tens of thousands of people arriving by plane to Australia before claiming asylum is a sign the people smuggler trade is evolving, Kristina Keneally says.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will need to secure just three votes in the country's upper house to pass legislation after election results on..
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All the votes from the May 18 election have finally been counted.
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It prevents his child's biological mother and her wife from moving to New Zealand with the girl.
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MANCHESTER: England captain Eoin Morgan set a new world record of 17 sixes in an individual One-day International innings as the World Cup hosts thrashed..
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The vote count from the May 18 election is nearing completion, with Victoria's Senate team the only line-up awaiting confirmation.
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An officer has died on an Australian Border Force vessel in the Torres Strait.
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The minister responsible for managing responses to natural disasters in Australia has no issue with digging up Queensland's 'cleaner' coal.
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Jamaican coach Hue Menzies has joined others praising Australian Sam Kerr's virtuoso four-goal game, saying he rates her the best player in the world.
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"G'day! As much as we appreciate the shout-out, we think you meant @ABC?" wrote the broadcaster in response
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The sensational Sam Kerr has become the first Australian to score a World Cup hat-trick, firing four goals in a 4-1 rout of Jamaica to send the Matildas into the..
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Seven Australian universities are among the world's top 100 in the QS World University Rankings.
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The ancestors of Aboriginal people in Australia arrived in several large and deliberate migrations by island-hopping to reach West Papua, new research shows.
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Sam Kerr scores four goals and becomes the Women's World Cup joint-top scorer as Australia beat spirited Jamaica to reach the Women's World Cup last 16.
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Sam Kerr has produced one of Australia's most extraordinary solo performances at a World Cup with a four-goal haul to defeat Jamaica.
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Sam Kerr gives Australia the lead with an “excellent header” against Jamaica in their final group game Women’s World Cup.
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A majority of Australian universities have improved in global rankings, with five appearing in the top 50 this year, but many are at the very bottom for one..
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Terminally-ill Victorians can now legally ask their doctors for lethal drugs under Australia's only euthanasia laws.
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A low-cost carrier wants Australian travellers to shift their thinking around cheap airlines, as it seeks to grow its footprint in the local market.
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Terminally-ill Victorians can now legally ask their doctors for lethal drugs under Australia's only euthanasia laws.
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Victoria's new voluntary assisted dying scheme starts on Wednesday, the only laws of their kind in Australia. Here is an overview of how they will work.
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Local retailers are struggling to stay afloat amid competition from giants like Zara and H&M.
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This out-of-this-world giant strawberry frosted doughnut cake is only available at Costco stores in Australia at the moment.
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Small changes in clinical care and education could have a big impact on stillbirth in Australia.
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Older people in remote parts of Australia were being hospitalised at four times the rate of other Australians for avoidable conditions. The Royal Commission into..
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About seven per cent of working Australians are finding jobs through the so-called "gig economy", signing up to more than 100 digital platforms to make a living.
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LaMelo Ball made an appearance on ESPN to announce that he will play in Australia's NBL as a member of the Illawarra Hawks.
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Australian universities have started rolling out a new code to protect free speech on campus
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Mollie Manley's family have received a letter telling them the 93-year-old has 28 days to leave the country. But they fear she won’t survive the trip back to..
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A Melbourne hip-hop band are being flown to Hobart this weekend to perform at the city's Dark Mofo festival.
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Researchers used the same technology as oceanographers in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 to map the routes Indigenous people travelled to..
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Mollie Manley's family have received a letter telling them the 93-year-old has 28 days to leave the country. But they fear she won’t survive the trip back to..
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Mollie Manley's family have received a letter telling them the 93-year-old has 28 days to leave the country. But they fear she won’t survive the trip back to..
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EXCLUSIVE: After seven years in Sydney, the man from China was told he failed Australia’s visa health requirement despite his hepatitis B medication costing..
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Two top American lawmakers have moved a legislation in the Senate, seeking key amendment in the country's Arms Control Export Act to bring India on par with the..
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Low-cost carrier AirAsia is setting its sights on more Australian flights, on the wings of a new fleet of long-haul planes unveiled at the Paris Air Show.
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The CSIRO has modelled two versions of Australia in 2060, one where economic, social and environmental challenges are tackled, and the other where they are not.
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Airbus has stepped up the pressure on arch-rival Boeing on the opening day of the Paris airshow by launching a new long-range small passenger jet and announcing..
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Fewer Australian women are dying from cardiovascular disease but more younger women are suffering strokes and it's still a leading cause of death among women.
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Fewer Australian women are dying from cardiovascular disease but more younger women are suffering strokes and it’s still a leading cause of death among women.
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At sunset on June 18, 1988, a bonfire was lit at Botany Bay, setting off a chain of "Bicentennial beacons" stretching 15,000 kilometres around Australia.
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Two top US lawmakers have moved legislation in the Senate, seeking key amendment in the country's Arms Control Export Act to bring India at par with the US' NATO..
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TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and..
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The Australian Government may not be pursuing changes to the Australian citizenship law - that would make permanent residents wait longer and require evidence of..
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In June 1988, as part of Australia's bicentenary celebrations, the world's longest line of fires were created when beacons were ignited across the country.
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The father of a teenaged Belgian backpacker missing in Australia for more than two weeks pleaded for help on Monday, saying his son could be in grave danger, as..
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Covell located the start of a new national spirit at a conference of about 20 Australian composers in 1963.
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Labor has set up a task force of federal MPs to promote trade between northern Australian businesses and neighbouring countries.
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It may lead to restrictions on repeat prescriptions by doctors in a review of the national anti-microbial strategy.
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It may lead to restrictions on repeat prescriptions by doctors in a review of the national anti-microbial strategy.
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Victorians are Australia's most frequent drug users in the nation, data from the wastewater drug monitoring program shows.
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Laurent Hayez arrived in Australia on Friday and has spent the weekend helping in the search for Theo Hayez who went missing on May 31.
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Victorians are Australia's most frequent drug users in the nation, data from the wastewater drug monitoring program shows.
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Australia has about 100 indigenous languages at risk of being lost - so how do you save them?
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The father of missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez has arrived in Australia and the search for the teenager continues in NSW.
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Sparks flew a little too intensely for these two kookaburras, which caused a power outage affecting 1,000 homes.
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One of Australia’s most significant art figures has outed himself as buyer and seller of high-priced works handled by his own auction house.
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Concerns are held for the health of a two-year-old Tamil asylum-seeker family being held in an Australian detention centre.
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Concerns are held for the health of a two-year-old Tamil asylum-seeker family being held in an Australian detention centre.
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Nearly four months after her husband ended his life at a clinic in Switzerland, Christine Thornton says Australia's only voluntary assisted dying laws are a step..
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Dr Dana Slape is set to be Australia's first Aboriginal dermatologist.
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Labor says it is not convinced that the medevac bill should be scrapped or changed as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton reveals just over 30 refugees have come..
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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he doesn't know if any asylum seekers accused of crimes have come to Australia for medical treatment.
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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he doesn't know if any asylum seekers accused of crimes have come to Australia for medical treatment.
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Nearly four months after her husband ended his life at a clinic in Switzerland, Christine Thornton says Australia's only voluntary assisted dying laws are a step..
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Watch highlights from Australia's 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in their World Cup fixture at The Oval.
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Watch the best shots from Aaron Finch's 153 to inspire Australia to a 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in their World Cup fixture at The Oval.
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Australia move to the top of the World Cup group table as heroics from Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc secure an 87-run win over Sri Lanka.
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