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Doping-Australia backs Russia ban, athletes group unimpressed

10 December, 2019

SYDNEY – The Australian Olympic Committee have welcomed the decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to ban Russia from major sporting events, including next year’s Tokyo Games, for four years

10 December, 2019

Australians flee as soaring temperature, winds threaten to fan fires

SYDNEY – Residents in parts of eastern Australia have evacuated their homes as soaring temperatures and strong winds threaten to fan bushfires in a giant blaze north of Sydney city.

07 December, 2019

Giant fire near Sydney may burn for weeks as people struggle to breathe

MELBOURNE – A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancellation of outdoor sports, will

02 December, 2019

Australia seeks details of case against writer held in China

SYDNEY – Australia has criticised the treatment of a Chinese-born Australian writer detained by Beijing for almost a year and sought details of his case, prompting China to say it

01 December, 2019

Australia’s Weeks says hope helped him survive Taliban captivity

MELBOURNE – Timothy Weeks, the Australian academic released by the Taliban in November after being kept hostage for more than three years, says that hope helped him survive the ordeal.

30 November, 2019 | Australia News

Australia moves closer to compulsory child abuse reporting by priests

MELBOURNE – Australia’s top attorneys have agreed to standardise laws across the country forcing priests to report child abuse revealed to them during confessions in a move that could widen

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29 November, 2019 | Australia News

Australia jails three for decades over Christmas bomb plot in 2016

SYDNEY – A court in Australia has sentenced three men to decades in prison for plotting bomb attacks on Christmas Day in 2016 at key sites in the southeastern city

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25 November, 2019 | Australia News

Australia probes allegations China tried to plant spy in parliament

MELBOURNE – Australia is investigating allegations that China tried to install an agent in a parliamentary seat in Canberra, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation said in a rare statement, adding

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21 November, 2019 | Australia News

Code Red: Australia’s bushfire crisis spreads to another state

SYDNEY – Firefighters battled nearly 200 bushfires across Australia on Thursday as authorities issued a Code Red alert for parts of Victoria state and Sydney was blanketed in hazardous smoke

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21 November, 2019 | Australia News

PM Scott Morrison says Westpac must consider CEO’s position after money-laundering scandal

SYDNEY – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the board of Westpac Banking Corp must review the position of CEO Brian Hartzer in the light of a major money laundering

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