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Australia church cancels wedding after bride backs same-sex marriage on Facebook

The survey is non-binding but PM Malcolm Turnbull has vowed to hold a vote in parliament if the majority of Australians choose 'yes'.

15 Sep 2017 12:17 PM

Australian senator argues for ban of full-face Islamic coverings in public places

Three senators including Hanson argued over her bill before a majority of senators shut down debate until a later date.

14 Sep 2017 11:10 AM

After India complains, YouTube pulls out Australian ad showing lamb-eating Ganesha

Though the full ad of 2.11 minutes, has been taken off but the teaser video of 31 seconds is viewed in the India domain.

12 Sep 2017 3:02 PM

Indian high commission takes up Ganesha lamb ad issue with Australia

In a video ad released by Meat and Livestock Australia, Lord Ganesha along with other religious figures is found to be ‘toasting lamb'.

08 Sep 2017 6:18 PM

Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey; Turbull welcomes ruling

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a supporter of same-sex rights, welcomed the ruling, which was handed down in Melbourne.

07 Sep 2017 2:35 PM

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Australia: Hindus upset over Ganesha in lamb ad 'making the world a better place'

Indian Society of Western Australia spokesman Nitin Vashisht said the Ganesha ad was insensitive.

05 Sep 2017 8:12 PM

Terror charges against 3 over 'IS-inspired' Melbourne mosque arson

Australia's national terror alert level was raised in 2014 amid concerns over attacks by individuals inspired by organisations like IS.

20 Aug 2017 11:59 AM

Debate in Australia over same-sex marriage postal vote

The opposition, along with many gay rights campaigners, favour a free vote among MPs, with parliamentarians not bound by party policy.

09 Aug 2017 1:13 PM

Islamic State behind Australian men’s foiled Etihad bomb plot - police

Communication between the accused man and Islamic State began around April, police said.

04 Aug 2017 5:09 PM

Australia foils Islamist terror plot to bring down airplane, 4 detained

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be 'elaborate' rather than planned by a lone wolf.

30 Jul 2017 12:25 PM

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Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

China claims most of the energy-rich sea where neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

28 Jul 2017 10:50 AM

Admiral ready to nuke China if Trump orders

The drills were monitored by a Chinese intelligence-gathering ship off northeast Australia.

28 Jul 2017 3:17 AM

US admiral ready to obey Trump nuclear strike order on China

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.

27 Jul 2017 5:24 PM

Get out of the bus: Police tells Sikh man in Australia to take off kirpan

Police boarded a commuter bus in Auckland on Tuesday after a Sikh man was seen carrying a ceremonial knife.

26 Jul 2017 3:01 PM

Cardinal George Pell denies charges of child sex abuse in Australian court

The number-three figure in the Vatican returned from Rome earlier in July to face the charges in Melbourne Magistrates Court.

26 Jul 2017 9:54 AM

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Australian doctors surgically replace man's thumb severed in cattle herding with toe

Although he will need more than 12 months of rehabilitation, cattle worker plans to return to 'riding bulls and rodeoing'.

14 Jul 2017 1:31 PM

Qatar says can’t meet Gulf nations’ demands as allegations are untrue

A Qatar statement said that they could not sever links with ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hezbollah because no such links existed.

30 Jun 2017 8:55 AM

Protected Church, not children: Victim on Cardinal Pell child sex abuse charges

Pell, who was charged on Thursday with historical sex abuse, strongly denies the allegations, details of which were not given by police.

30 Jun 2017 8:11 AM

Pope Francis aide charged with multiple child sex offences, denies claims

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton did not give details citing the need to preserve the integrity of the judicial process.

29 Jun 2017 10:01 AM

Australia: Former café owners force Indian worker to return pay; fined

The worker, an Indian national in his late 20s, was threatened with visa cancellation if he didn’t pay back 18,000 dollars.

20 Jun 2017 3:17 PM

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