Category: Australia & NZ

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Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019

Climbing on Australia’s iconic Uluru landmark will be banned from October 2019, local authorities have confirmed. The board of the ...

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Refugees refuse to leave Australia centre

Refugees held by Australia in Papua New Guinea have launched legal action over the closure of a detention centre. Australia ...

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Australia warned as refugee centre closes

Papua New Guinea has said that Australia is solely responsible for refugees who do not want to resettle in PNG ...

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Lightning storm blazes across Queensland skies

Severe storms have brought heavy rain and a spectacle of lightning to Australia’s Queensland, with lightning bolts ripping across the ...

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Qantas boss Alan Joyce feted for backing gay marriage

Alan Joyce, boss of the Australian airline Qantas, has been named the world’s most influential LGBT business executive in an ...

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N. Korea threatens Australia with ‘disaster’ for engagement in US ‘war preparations’

Pyongyang has threatened Australia with “disaster” unless the island nation abandons its allegiance with the US interests. Canberra however said ...

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Australian police ran world’s biggest child porn site for a year in massive undercover op

Task Force Argos, a Queensland police unit, took over ‘Childs Play,’ the world’s biggest child porn exchange, between October 2016 ...

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Fitness model sues dating agency after bad date

A Sydney fitness model has won a legal battle with an elite dating agency after a tribunal found she was ...

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Sydney and Melbourne could face 50C days ‘within decades’

Australia’s two biggest cities could swelter through 50C days within a few decades, a study has found. Sydney and Melbourne ...

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‘Get real President Trump’: Australia’s message for US

The man charged with selling Australia’s tough gun laws to regional Australia, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, says US ...