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Australia's Treasury Wine begins second US tilt with US$552m Diageo buy-up
Asylum-seeker protest ‘broken’ says Australian PM, but tensions remain
Hundreds protest as tension rises at Australian asylum seeker camp in Papua New Guinea
Jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist seeks presidential deportation from Egypt
Australian PM reshuffles cabinet to focus on jobs, families

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, battling a slide in polls, reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday, throwing out his gaffe-prone defence minister,promoting the overseer of a tough immigration programme and adding another woman to his team

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, battling a slide in polls, reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday, throwing out his gaffe-prone defence minister,promoting the overseer of a tough immigration programme and adding another woman to his team

Australian PM reshuffles cabinet to focus on jobs, families
Australian PM cites ‘chatter’ over attacks on government, parliament
Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

The Australian Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country’s carbon tax and plans for emissions trading in a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott, which leaves uncertainty about how the country will meet its carbon reduction goals

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The Australian Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country’s carbon tax and plans for emissions trading in a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott, which leaves uncertainty about how the country will meet its carbon reduction goals

Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme
Australia will manage less than third of its pledged carbon cuts, report says
Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns
Australia rejects media claims navy mistreated asylum seekers
Australian Open to hold wildcard play-off in China

The Australian Open will hold a regional wildcard play-off for entry to next’s first tennis grand slam in Nanjing in China in October, organisers announced on Monday.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

The Australian Open will hold a regional wildcard play-off for entry to next’s first tennis grand slam in Nanjing in China in October, organisers announced on Monday.

Australian Open to hold wildcard play-off in China
Thirimanne shines before Sri Lanka fall for 294

Australia’s four-pronged pace attack overcame spirited resistance from Lahiru Thirimanne before dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 on the opening day of the third test.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Australia’s four-pronged pace attack overcame spirited resistance from Lahiru Thirimanne before dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 on the opening day of the third test.

Thirimanne shines before Sri Lanka fall for 294
Thorpe angered by constant questions over sexuality
Call for UCI chief to act on Armstrong affair or quit
Deans will consider George Smith for Lions tests if he’s eligible

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will consider selecting George Smith for the British & Irish Lions series later this year if the 110-cap forward’s eligibility is resolved, the New Zealander said on Wednesday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will consider selecting George Smith for the British & Irish Lions series later this year if the 110-cap forward’s eligibility is resolved, the New Zealander said on Wednesday.

Deans will consider George Smith for Lions tests if he’s eligible
H7 bird flu at Australian farm; 'no impact' on food safety
Australian iron ore port to reopen, cyclone threat passes
Australian farm quarantined to contain bird flu outbreak
‘Spawn bank’ holds hopes for future of Great Barrier Reef
Iron ore exports to China from top Australian port jump 38 per cent from year earlier
 Australia shares rally, draw support from U.S. fiscal talks
Del Piero signs up for second year in Australia
Conservative leader Abbott expected to win Australian election as polls open
Surprise Australian jobs slide revives risk of rate cut, hammers currency

Australian employers shed jobs at the fastest pace in nine months last month while full-time positions suffered their biggest drop since mid-2011, an unexpected blow that hammered the Australian dollar to its lowest level in more than three years.

17 Jan 2014 - 12:20AM

Australian employers shed jobs at the fastest pace in nine months last month while full-time positions suffered their biggest drop since mid-2011, an unexpected blow that hammered the Australian dollar to its lowest level in more than three years.

Surprise Australian jobs slide revives risk of rate cut, hammers currency
Former executive of Chinese firm Hanlong Mining wanted in Australia on insider trading charges
Australian PM points finger at Russia over downed Malaysian plane