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Australia: Country in Oceania
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

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Australia says global fight against IS continues, even after defeat in Syria

Australia has joined the US and France in vowing vigilance against any future resurgence of IS after US-backed forces declared victory in Syria.
SBS - Published

Tech giants face fines upwards of $100 million under changes to Australia's Privacy Act

Attorney-General Christian Porter says the law needs updating after the boom in recent years of online companies trading in personal information.
SBS - Published

Videos for Australia

Rugby sides Crusaders, Waratahs pay tribute to Christchurch attack victims [Video]Rugby sides Crusaders, Waratahs pay tribute to Christchurch attack victims

The Canterbury Crusaders and the New South Wales Waratahs hold a minute's silence before their Super Rugby match to pay their respects to the victims of the Christchurch attack

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Turkey's Erdogan Shows New Zealand Shooting Video Despite Condemnation [Video]Turkey's Erdogan Shows New Zealand Shooting Video Despite Condemnation

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at election rally, just hours after the country's foreign..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM [Video]Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM

Blurred video of last week's shooting of 50 people at mosques in New Zealand was shown again at a rally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, two hours after New Zealand's foreign minister..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Imam shows appreciation as New Zealand pauses for prayer one week on [Video]Imam shows appreciation as New Zealand pauses for prayer one week on

We speak with senior member of the Consultative Council of the Islamic Circle of Australia and New Zealand Tamjid Aijazi in Auckland.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:11Published

The Woes Of An Australian Skier [Video]The Woes Of An Australian Skier

According to CNN.com, "When the snow melts, when fields of white turn luscious green leaving no remnants of winter behind, Harry Laidlaw will leave Europe and return to Australia... But financial..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused [Video]Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the people who subjected Aussie Rules player Tayla Harris to online abuse are 'cowardly grubs'

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification [Video]Van Marwijk says his only goal as coach of United Arab Emirates is World Cup qualification

World Cup qualification the only goal for newUAE coach Van Marwijk

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

Australia: People of various faiths show support to Muslims [Video]Australia: People of various faiths show support to Muslims

In Australia, support grows for Muslim communities after New Zealand shooting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Australian PM happy with 'moderation' of Turkey's Christchurch comments [Video]Australian PM happy with 'moderation' of Turkey's Christchurch comments

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomes the moderation of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's comments made following the New Zealand shootings. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

NZ FM heads to Turkey over Erdogan mosque remarks [Video]NZ FM heads to Turkey over Erdogan mosque remarks

New Zealand's Foreign Minister will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at least 50 people at mosques in Christchurch. Emily Wither..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Australia, Turkey in row after Christchurch massacres [Video]Australia, Turkey in row after Christchurch massacres

Turkish president presented attacks on New Zealand mosques by an Australian as part of a broader assault on Turkey and Islam, triggering a response from Australia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published

NZ foreign minister headed to Turkey to NZ foreign minister headed to Turkey to "confront" Erdogan's mosque shooting comments

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Burials begin for New Zealand shooting victims [Video]Burials begin for New Zealand shooting victims

The bodies of two victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery - the first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Australian Teen To Donate Money From 'For More Eggs' To Victims Of The Christchurch Mosque Shootings [Video]Australian Teen To Donate Money From 'For More Eggs' To Victims Of The Christchurch Mosque Shootings

According to Business Insider, The teen who smashed an egg on the head of a far-right Australian senator who made anti-Muslim comments following the New Zealand mosques shootings is planning on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Australian Teenager Gets A Mural Honoring His Activism [Video]Australian Teenager Gets A Mural Honoring His Activism

According to Business Insider, the teenager who smashed an egg on the head of a far-right Australian senator has been honored with a mural in Melbourne. Senator Fraser Anning, an Australian politician,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Australia politics: Division over immigration policies [Video]Australia politics: Division over immigration policies

New Zealand's deadly mosque attack forces it's neighbour to take a closer look at its anti-immigration stance.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published

'When I speak, he shall be nameless': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief [Video]'When I speak, he shall be nameless': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urges people not to give an alleged gunman notoriety as she promises action after the Christchurch mosque shootings. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

'When I speak, he shall be nameless': New Zealand's Ardern [Video]'When I speak, he shall be nameless': New Zealand's Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urged people not to give the suspect of the Christchurch mosque shootings notoriety by mentioning his name. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Australian Police Execute Search Warrants Related to New Zealand Shootings [Video]Australian Police Execute Search Warrants Related to New Zealand Shootings

According to Reuters, Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales related to the investigation into Friday’s mass shootings at mosques in the New..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

PM Jacinda Ardern Promises To Make her PM Jacinda Ardern Promises To Make her "Community Safer" With New Gun Laws

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days. Reuters reports the announcement comes days after two mass shootings killed 50 people in two..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Lawyer: New Zealand Mosque Gunman 'Lucid' [Video]Lawyer: New Zealand Mosque Gunman 'Lucid'

According to Reuters The suspected gunman in New Zealand’s mosque attacks is lucid and understands the situation facing him, the lawyer assigned to handle his case told media on Monday. 28 year old..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Baby Lamb Created With World's Oldest Stored Semen [Video]Baby Lamb Created With World's Oldest Stored Semen

According to CNN.com, "Scientists in Australia have set a new record by using the world's oldest known viable semen to impregnate dozens of merino sheep. The sperm had been frozen since 1968, but the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

New Zealand PM says gun laws 'will change' [Video]New Zealand PM says gun laws 'will change'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she would announce new gun laws within days, after a gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Grace Lee..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

"Our gun laws will change" says NZ Prime Minister

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws on Monday after the Christchurch mosque shootings that saw 50 people killed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

 

Fight against IS not over yet: Australia

Islamic State has lost control of its last territory in Syria but the Australian government says the group will continue to pose a threat.
SBS - Published

Preferences not top issue: federal MPs

Federal government MPs have sidestepped whether One Nation should be preferenced last, saying Australians are ultimately in control of how they vote.
SBS - Published

Bigger penalties for online data breaches

Social media companies and other online platforms would face far harsher penalties under proposed changes to Australia's privacy laws.
SBS - Published

Australian PM boosted by re-election of ruling party in largest state

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election prospects got a lift on Saturday when Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), returned his ruling Liberal Party to power.
Reuters - Published

Calls for Australian schools to boost music education

Music can lift learning outcomes, say education experts, with a rock festival this weekend on Lord Howe Island set to highlight some of that success.
SBS - Published

Lyrica, Pfizer, and how big pharma gets what it wants

In 2011, no one had heard of Pfizer’s pain pill Lyrica. Eight years later, it is one of Australia's most prescribed drugs. Here's how that happened.
The Age - Published

Djokovic beats Tomic in Miami in bid for record seventh title

djokovic beats tomic in miami in bid for record seventh title
Novak Djokovic returns to winning ways with a straight-set victory against Australia's Bernard Tomic to reach the Miami Open third round.
BBC News - Published

'Our language is facing extinction': Tibetans in Australia fight to keep their language alive

Tibetans in Australia have come together from all over the country to come up with a plan to save their language from dying out.
SBS - Published

Winx races to 32nd consecutive win in Australia

winx races to 32nd consecutive win in australia
Australian racehorse Winx extends her record-breaking win streak to 32 with victory in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.
BBC News - Published

Push for diabetes monitor device subsidy

The Australian government is still negotiating with the maker of a high-tech glucose monitoring system on its prices, as calls for it to be subsidised continue.
SBS - Published

Australians evacuate homes as cyclones Trevor and Veronica approach

australians evacuate homes as cyclones trevor and veronica approach
A state of emergency is declared as thousands evacuate their homes in northern and western Australia.
BBC News - Published

Two of us: Inside the marriage of top scientists Alan and Elizabeth Finkel

Alan Finkel is Australia's chief scientist and a former chancellor of Monash University. His wife, Elizabeth is a science writer and editor-at-large for Cosmos.
The Age - Published

Christchurch shooter confounds our assumptions

If you think evil acts seed in the minds of bogans who plaster stickers on their cars, reading, “Australia— love it, or leave it”, check your smug naivete.
The Age - Published

A tectonic shift to the left in the Australian political landscape

Conservatives and liberals must face the reality that voters are being drawn by a more progressive agenda.They will need compelling arguments to lure them back.
The Age - Published

Largest mosque in Australia dedicates its Friday prayers to Christchurch victims

More than 1000 worshippers descended on Lakemba mosque in Sydney's west to remember those lost, while school students across the country also paid tribute.
SBS - Published

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
BBC News - Published

Australian state election will be trial run for PM's federal contest in May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal Party faces a tight election contest in Australia's largest state on Saturday, polls suggest, as a strong economy and a troubled opposition may not surmount..
Reuters - Published

2 powerful cyclones bear down on north Australian coast

2 powerful cyclones bear down on north australian coast
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Two powerful cyclones are bearing down on Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory..
WorldNews - Published

Wild birds may be to blame for egg recall

'Keep on cracking' is the message from Australia's egg farmers, following a recall of some products after a salmonella outbreak.
SBS - Published

Stosur to face Barty in all-Aussie clash

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic will meet ninth-seed Aryna Sabalenka after beating German Anna-Lena Friedsam in the first round of the Miami Open.
SBS - Published

Affordable housing body offers first loans

An authority created to provide long-term, low-cost finance to support more affordable rental housing in Australia has raised $315 million to offer as loans.
SBS - Published

Worried FB users advised to reset password

An Australian security expert says a password reset is an obvious answer for those worried about Facebook's latest privacy issue.
SBS - Published

Visa bribe claims sent to corruption probe

Allegations a convicted drug trafficker could bribe his way out of deportation from Australia have been referred to the anti-corruption agency.
SBS - Published

Tomljanovic advances in rain-soaked Miami

Australian Daria Gavrilova has been knocked out in the opening round of the Miami Open by young Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova, while Venus Williams advanced.
SBS - Published

Younger Australians to leave aged care

The federal government has pledged to support the 6000 younger Australians living in aged care homes to find age-appropriate housing over the next few years.
SBS - Published

Gavrilova knocked out of Miami Open

Australian Daria Gavrilova has been knocked out in the opening round of the Miami Open by young Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova, while Venus Williams advanced.
SBS - Published

Indonesia trade agreement detail released

Federal parliament has received a lengthy document spelling out the details of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between Australia and Indonesia.
SBS - Published

Tina Arena appointed to peak arts body

Australian singer Tina Arena has been handed a three-year position on the Australia Council.
SBS - Published

Australia ramping up pressure on far-right

Home Affairs boss Michael Pezzullo says the pressure will increase on white supremacists after 50 Muslims were shot dead in New Zealand last week.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison says he wanted to 'address fears on Islam, not exploit them', in tense interview

The prime minister says is it his responsibility to ensure Australia remains the world's most successful multicultural society and he will do just that.
SBS - Published

PM says he raised issue of anti-Muslim sentiment in 2010 to 'lower fears on Islam'

The prime minister says is it his responsibility to ensure Australia remains the world's most successful multicultural society and he will do just that.
SBS - Published

PM committed to 'best immigration nation'

The prime minister says is it his responsibility to ensure Australia remains the world's most successful multicultural society and he will do just that.
SBS - Published

Australia opener Bancroft named Durham captain

australia opener bancroft named durham captain
Durham appoint Australian opener Cameron Bancroft as captain for the County Championship and One-Day Cup in 2019.
BBC News - Published

Huge, weird fish washes up on Australia beach and photos look unreal

A massive fish that washed ashore on an beach was first believed to be a piece of driftwood. It turned out to be one of the world's largest bony fish.
USATODAY.com - Published

'Deeply concerned': Morrison sheds light on 2010 meeting in tense interview on The Project

The Prime Minister says he has always been concerned about attitudes towards Australian Muslims and has only sought to improve them.
SBS - Published

Morrison sheds light on 2011 meeting

The prime minister says he has always been concerned about attitudes towards Australian Muslims and has only sought to improve them.
SBS - Published

Labor seeks alternatives to payday lenders

A Labor government would spend $15 million a year on programs to provide affordable loans to low-income Australians, Bill Shorten says.
SBS - Published

James Pattinson: Nottinghamshire re-sign Australian fast bowler

james pattinson: nottinghamshire re-sign australian fast bowler
Nottinghamshire re-sign Australian fast bowler James Pattinson for four months of the 2019 season.
BBC News - Published

The Australian surfer wearing the Aboriginal flag to take on the world's best

Soli Bailey has chosen to carry his Indigenous pride out onto the waves, making history in the process.
SBS - Published

The Australian surfer taking on the world's best under the Aboriginal flag

Soli Bailey has chosen to carry his Indigenous pride out onto the waves, making history in the process.
SBS - Published

Australia clears iron ore ports, miners brace as cyclones approach

The operator of Australia's key iron ore exporting ports said it was clearing ships from the sites as a severe tropical cyclone heads towards the northwestern coast, while miners were also bracing for..
Reuters - Published

Tayla Harris: Online abusers cowardly grubs, says Australian prime minister

Tayla Harris hopes her support will make abusers think twice, with Australia's prime minister calling the trolls "cowardly grubs".
BBC News - Published

Australia isn't doing enough to combat right-wing radicals, say extremism experts

The Coalition has spent more than $50 million on stopping violent extremism, but critics say the focus has centred too much on the threat of Islamists.
SBS - Published

Explained: Freedom of speech in Australia

Do Australians really have the right to freedom of speech?
SBS - Published

Australia's PM slams social media 'grubs' after Aussie Rules player abused

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has described social media users who posted abusive comments beneath a photograph of Australian Rules player Tayla Harris as "cowardly grubs".
Reuters - Published

After Christchurch shootings, New Zealand's biggest challenge is to pin down just what a high threat level means

New Zealand is currently recovering from the shock of its first 21st Century terrorist attack, one of the worst in recent history globally, and the worst ever in the Australian and New Zealand..
Firstpost - Published

Australia happy Turkey 'moderates' remarks

The prime minister and opposition leader are pleased the Turkish government has seemingly toned down some incendiary comments made by the country's president.
SBS - Published

Aust welcome moderation in Turkey remarks

Australia is deciding its next steps after comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Christchurch mosque attacks opened up a diplomatic rift.
SBS - Published

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