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Australia confident of finding MH370, ten months after jet disappeared
Australian Greg Chalmers in seventh heaven after birdies land him lead in Australian Open crown
Australia plans to pay polluters for cutting emissions

Australia is set to approve measures giving polluters financial incentives to reduce emissions blamed for climate change, in a move critics described as ineffective.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Australia is set to approve measures giving polluters financial incentives to reduce emissions blamed for climate change, in a move critics described as ineffective.

Australia plans to pay polluters for cutting emissions
Australia's ex-PM Howard ‘embarrassed’ by Iraq war dossier on weapons of mass destruction
Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case
Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea forcing communites to evacuate and flights to re-route

A volcano erupted today in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and flights to be re-routed.

29 Aug 2014 - 6:03PM

A volcano erupted today in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and flights to be re-routed.

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea forcing communites to evacuate and flights to re-route
Australia PM denies closer ties with Japan will hurt China relations after Abe visit

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday Australia’s closer ties with Tokyo would not hurt relations with China after a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Major free-trade and security deals were sealed during the trip, including sharing of defence technology.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday Australia’s closer ties with Tokyo would not hurt relations with China after a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Major free-trade and security deals were sealed during the trip, including sharing of defence technology.

Australia PM denies closer ties with Japan will hurt China relations after Abe visit
Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

Defence department sends 'small detachment' of Australian Defence Force troops to bolster security arrangements at its Baghdad embassy as ISIL militants close in on the Iraqi capital.

Move mirrors action taken earlier by US, which deployed 275 soldiers earlier this month.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Defence department sends 'small detachment' of Australian Defence Force troops to bolster security arrangements at its Baghdad embassy as ISIL militants close in on the Iraqi capital.

Move mirrors action taken earlier by US, which deployed 275 soldiers earlier this month.

Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning
'Mystery flaming object' spotted crashing to Earth in Australia

Residents of northeastern Australia have reported seeing a flaming object plummeting to Earth, police said on Friday, adding that the incident remains a mystery as no evidence of a crash has been found.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Residents of northeastern Australia have reported seeing a flaming object plummeting to Earth, police said on Friday, adding that the incident remains a mystery as no evidence of a crash has been found.

'Mystery flaming object' spotted crashing to Earth in Australia
Australia boosts air power with purchase of 58 F-35s fighter jets from US
Australian state premier quits over wine gift ‘memory fail’
Australia and New Zealand hail ban on whaling in Antarctica despite fears of Japan sidestep
Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn
Australian PM Abbott blasts national broadcaster ABC as ‘unpatriotic’
Australia's asylum policy ‘draconian’, Human Rights Watch report says
China icebreaker steams to rescue science ship trapped off Antarctica
Queen’s representative in Australia stirs republic debate
Lehmann confident Watson will be fit for Test
Australian foreign minister denies Indonesia rift
Australia breached rights of nine-year-old girl
Australia says deaths will not speed up Afghan exit
Killer of Australian-Chinese surgeon paroled
Australian parliament rejects same-sex marriage
Rudd backs Gillard as Australian PM
Australia defends PNG refugee plan despite UN concern
Australian PM falls head over heels
Assange lawyers look to sue Australian PM Gillard
ASADA to investigate White’s doping admission
Australia relishes ‘juicy’ Security Council win
Australian PM lashes out at ‘sexist’ Abbott