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Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site

Kiev - Dutch and Australian experts accompanied by a team of international monitors on Thursday reached the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after days of fierce fighting that had stopped them reaching the area.
In the Media by AFP

Backlash against Australia gagging order

Sydney - An Australian court's gagging order banning the reporting of allegations against several foreign political leaders in a major bribery scandal was Thursday slammed as unacceptable by activists and media groups.
In the Media by AFP

How amphibians crossed continents: A scientist tells the tale

The world's 7,000 species of amphibians can be found on six continents, but there has been few attempts at understanding how salamanders, frogs, toads, and caecilians had moved across time to these distant continents.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Australia's Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

Sydney - Australian airline Qantas said Tuesday it would continue flying over Iraqi airspace, despite alliance partner Emirates deciding to alter its routes over concerns about jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 crash.
In the Media by AFP

An Australian Indigenous arts extravaganza

Cairns - Cairns has just hosted a spectacular three day arts extravaganza: the fifth Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), featuring the work of numerous Queensland artists.
In the Media by Elke Nagy - 1 comment

Asylum-seekers held at sea likely economic migrants: Australia

Sydney - A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday. "The indications are...
In the Media by AFP

The Guide Dogs deemed most trusted charity in Australia

According to the 2,400 participants in the annual Most Trusted Brand poll conducted by Reader’s Digest Magazine Australia, Guide Dogs won the majority vote - for the second consecutive year.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Dutch, Australian police scrap MH17 site visit over security: OSCE

Donetsk - Dutch and Australian police who were planning to head to the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 on Sunday have had to scrap their trip over security concerns, a OSCE spokesman said."There is fighting going on. We can't take the risk.
In the Media by AFP

Human remains still at MH17 crash site, says Australia PM

Sydney - More than a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in rebel-held eastern Ukraine human remains are still at the crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': Experts

The Hague - Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving unpredictable separatists and Russian pride, experts said Friday.
In the Media by Nicolas Delaunay (AFP) - 1 comment

Asylum-seekers held on high seas to be taken to Australia

Sydney - A group of 157 asylum-seekers in custody on the high seas for weeks will be taken to Australia and held until consular officials confirm their nationalities, authorities said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal

Sydney - Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will lodge an appeal against the conviction and seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court, his family said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Australian soap 'Neighbours' casts first aboriginal actor

For the first time since airing, the Australian soap "Neighbours" will be casting an Aboriginal actor. He'll be playing a lead role as Nate Kinski, making his debut on 13 August.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 1 comment

Children suffering in Australian asylum-seeker camp

Sydney - Australia's human rights commissioner on Thursday said conditions at an asylum-seeker camp on Christmas Island have "significantly deteriorated" with children plagued by despair and suffering symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the Media by AFP

Australian ministers launch initiative to prevent HIV

Australian ministers have declared their commitment to end new HIV infections by 2020. In June they created a pledge they call the AIDS 2014 Legacy Statement; and this week, at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, it became active.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Australia develops poison to kill off feral cats

A new kind of bait has been created, called “curiosity,” which will be used to control the population of feral cats and save species threatened by them.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Plain packaging linked to decline in Australian smoking rates

In January 2012, Australia introduced plain cigarette packaging in a bid to lower smoking rates. It was the first nation to do so.
In the Media by Elke Nagy - 2 comments

MH17 victims remembered at church services across Australia

Sydney - Australians were Sunday remembering those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at church services, as stories emerged of parents losing children, and doctors, teachers and a nun among the dead.
In the Media by AFP

AIDS conference spared worst with Malaysia plane toll at six

Melbourne - A global AIDS summit was in shock Saturday at the loss of colleagues in the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine, but spirits were lifted when the number who died was put at six, far fewer than feared.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

The cure for AIDS may have been on downed flight MH17

The global community has suffered a great loss with the downing of Malaysian flight MH17, and especially the AIDS research community. It is now known that as many as 100 passengers on the plane were headed to Australia for an AIDS conference.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Jeep Cherokee promotion leaves some potential buyers upset

The "World's Most Remote Dealership" promotion gave Australian buyers a chance to get a brand-new Jeep Cherokee for only $10,000 if they made it to a remote area of the outback. The contest also left some calling it an "Absolute farce," on their Facebook.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.
In the Media by Martin PARRY (AFP)

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Anger over Australian campervan firm's 'misogynistic' slogans

Sydney - An Australian campervan firm known for the eye-catching slogans graffitied on its vehicles Monday faced outrage on social media after thousands signed an online petition against its "misogynistic" messages.
In the Media by AFP

Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee facilities

Sydney - Hollywood star and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie has accepted an invitation to visit the small island of Nauru where Australia sends asylum-seekers for processing and resettlement, the government said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Australia judge probed for saying incest 'may be accepted'

Sydney - An Australian judge will be investigated for his "appalling" comments on incest, in which he reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality, authorities said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Australian infrastructure by a mistaken Prime Minister

The Prime Minister wishes to develop infrastructure as his main point of being in office, though there are some reasons why his focuses are in the wrong areas.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Australian rescuers free stranded baby whale

Gold Coast - Australian rescuers freed a beached baby whale Thursday almost two days after it became stranded on a popular beach, as a large crowd of onlookers cheered.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Australian minister in Sri Lanka as boat crisis deepens

Colombo - Australia's immigration minister arrived in Colombo early Wednesday as a group of Sri Lankan migrants controversially turned back by Canberra at sea said they were treated worse than dogs.
In the Media by AFP

Returned Sri Lanka migrants vent fury at Australia

Galle - Sri Lankan migrants aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia slammed Canberra on Tuesday, claiming they were abused, given little food and treated "worse than dogs".
In the Media by Amal Jayasinghe (AFP)
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Marriage equality rally.
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Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Victoria Park, Sydney, Australia.
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Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
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A stack of Australian $50 notes
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Inside a Mosque in Sydney, Australia
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Storm Waters (left) and Charisma Belle (right). Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012 - Sydney.
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Protestor with aboriginal flag.
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Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
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Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
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Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
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Asylum seeker boat
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Paralympic athletes with Clover Moore. Left to right: Grant Mizens, Wheelchair Basketball player - Beijing gold medal winner. Michelle Rzepecki, Goalball player. Kylie Gauci, Wheelchair Basketball player - won the bronze and silver medals at the last two Paralympics. Tina McKenzie, Wheelchair basketball player. Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP.
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Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
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Fireworks display in Sydney, Australia.
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Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
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Occupy Sydney sign.
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