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New Zealand passes law to withdraw historic gay convictions

Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1986, but men who were convicted before then still had the offence listed on their official records.

04 Apr 2018 2:10 PM

Indian man charged with people smuggling as ‘fake media contingent’ to cover CWG

The nine visitors, all from India, were flagged as possible 'non-genuine travelers' when they transited through Thailand.

29 Mar 2018 1:36 PM

Elon Musk's estranged father has baby with 30-yr-old stepdaughter

Elon's father, Errol Musk, the South African businessman has reportedly fathered a 10-month-old son with his stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout.

26 Mar 2018 3:16 PM

Australian beach goers chance upon oldest 'message in a bottle'

It was one of thousands of bottles used in a long-term German oceanographic experiment to better understand global ocean currents.

07 Mar 2018 12:32 PM

Australia’s top cop quits force after ‘crude’ racist, sexist internet posts

'It is behaviour that is completely and utterly unacceptable at Victoria Police,' Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ashton told reporters.

27 Feb 2018 11:28 AM

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Conservative rural politician sworn in as Australia's new deputy prime minister

McCormack, who had been the veterans' affairs minister, was sworn in as deputy PM shortly after his appointment.

26 Feb 2018 6:17 PM

Australian PM Malcolm Turnball US bound to hold talks with Trump

The trade deal among 11 countries includes Australia, which also has a bilateral free trade partnership with the United States.

21 Feb 2018 5:31 PM

India, US, Japan, Aus form ‘quad’ to compete with China’s BRI: report

The United States, Japan, India and Australia have recently revived four-way talks to deepen security cooperation.

19 Feb 2018 3:05 PM

After deputy’s ‘shocking’ affair, Aus PM bans sex between ministers

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, married for 24 years, is expecting a child with his former staffer in April.

15 Feb 2018 4:09 PM

Tonga declares state of emergency as Cyclone Gita intensifies

Acting PM Semisi Sika issued nationwide alert, saying he was 'satisfied that an emergency is happening or about to happen in the kingdom'.

12 Feb 2018 12:54 PM

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Owe it to survivors: PM Turnbull to make national apology to child abuse victims

The final report of the royal commission has words ‘that shake us to our core’.

08 Feb 2018 1:31 PM

1,500 evacuated from Papua New Guinea after volcano eruption

After venting ash for several days, the volcano exploded on Friday, blasting out glowing red rocks and sulphur dioxide.

14 Jan 2018 1:41 PM

Afghan refugee charged with attempted murder of 18 in Flinders Street incident

The magistrate ordered a psychiatric assessment and he is due to appear in court again on Wednesday, a broadcaster reported.

23 Dec 2017 1:11 PM

Australian police seizes 1.2 ton meth worth USD 802 million in record drug bust

This seizure surpassed the previous record of 903 kilogram in Melbourne early in 2017.

22 Dec 2017 1:40 PM

Australia pulls fighter jets out of Iraq, Syria, ends air strike against ISIS

The decision follows the Islamic State jihadist group losing its two main hubs -- Mosul in Iraq and Raqa in Syria.

22 Dec 2017 10:16 AM

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Flinders street incident: Indian among 19 injured as speeding truck mowed crowd

The 45-year-old Kaul was talking to his son while crossing the intersection when he was hit by the car.

21 Dec 2017 8:58 PM

Car mows down pedestrians in Melbourne, injuring 12; driver arrested

A pre-school child with a head injury was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

21 Dec 2017 1:17 PM

Woman stuck in mine shaft rescued 2 days later, after being spotted by drone

The 26-year-old vanished from her home in Lightning Ridge after going for walk, sparking a large-scale search and rescue operation.

18 Dec 2017 6:26 PM

Sydney: Man arrested for acting as N Korea agent, brokering sales of arms

He's the first person charged under Australia's Weapons of Mass Destruction Act and faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

17 Dec 2017 1:23 PM

Australia: Inquiry into banking services to quell public anger

There have also been claims of anti-money laundering laws being breached and benchmark interest rates rigged.

30 Nov 2017 2:27 PM

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