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Australian motorist chased by tornado - video

An Australian driver and passenger survive a close encounter with a tornado in New South Wales after it came within metres of their vehicle

22, Mar, 2013 @5:41 PM

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Australian prime minister Julia Gillard survives damaging leadership battle
Labor leader is forced by senior members of government to throw job open to contest but is re-elected unopposed

Alison Rourke in Sydney

21, Mar, 2013 @2:53 PM

Australian police raid hits gang supply network - video

Police raids across New South Wales on Tuesday result in the arrest of at least 19 people

12, Mar, 2013 @2:45 PM

Alleged police brutality at Sydney's gay Mardi Gras - video

A man attending the Sydney Mardi Gras on Saturday night is thrown to the ground by a police officer as he attempts to make an arrest

06, Mar, 2013 @12:31 PM

Police brutality alleged at Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

Outcry over video showing man being thrown to the ground during arrest

Alison Rourke in Sydney

06, Mar, 2013 @3:26 AM

Tourism Australia’s best job in the world competition 2013 - video

Fancy sunbathing with seals on Kangaroo Island? Or sampling the seafood along the western coastline? For £67,000 a year?

05, Mar, 2013 @3:52 PM

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Cyclone Rusty looms off Western Australian coast

Residents batten down in Port Hedland, the world's biggest mining port, as huge storm approaches with 140mph winds

Alison Rourke in Sydney

27, Feb, 2013 @5:24 AM

Letters: Moving stories
Letters: The common mistake people make is not visiting a country beforehand to get to know the culture and communities

26, Feb, 2013 @9:00 PM

Backpacker Sam Woodhead’s mother: ‘worst three days of my life’ - video

Claire Derry, 54, the mother of backpacker Sam Woodhead, who became lost in the Australian outback, responds to news of her son's return

15, Feb, 2013 @5:28 PM

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Julia Gillard cabinet reshuffle: new ministers sworn in

Two senior ministers have resigned from government after Australian prime minister set election date of 14 September

Staff and agencies

04, Feb, 2013 @4:30 AM

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Australian radio DJs will not be prosecuted over hospital hoax call

Nurse who took call at hospital where Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness later killed herself

Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent

01, Feb, 2013 @1:32 PM

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Australia orders Japanese whalers to stay away
Minister says support vessel for whaling fleet, which entered country's economic zone near Macquarie Island, is not welcome

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

01, Feb, 2013 @8:54 AM

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