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Australia votes to legalise same sex marriage

Australians have voted to legalise same sex marriage in a national survey. Some 61.6% of voters supported their country becoming the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage, with 38.4% opposing. The poll is non-binding but the government had promised to allow...
Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash 13 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior drag racing car on a track in Western Australia. Anita Board was on a solo “test...
Crowe attacks Australia over refugee treatment

Crowe attacks Australia over refugee treatment

Russell Crowe has criticised Australia for its treatment of refugees at a controversial detention centre on Manus Island. Hundreds of people have been sent to the remote Pacific island under Australia’s strict border control policy – with the actor...
Australia snubs New Zealand asylum seeker offer

Australia snubs New Zealand asylum seeker offer

New Zealand’s offer to take 150 asylum seekers being held in a Papua New Guinea detention centre has been rejected by Australia. In a situation the UN have called a “humanitarian emergency”, around 600 men have barricaded themselves inside the camp...
Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign

Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign

Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign 1 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian Senate President Stephen Parry with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang earlier this year Australian Senate President Stephen...
Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019

Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019

Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019 1 November 2017 From the section Australia Image caption Uluru is a sacred site for Aboriginal Australians Climbing on Australia’s iconic Uluru landmark will be banned from October 2019, local authorities have...
Australia tightens security checks on airport staff

Australia tightens security checks on airport staff

Australia tightens security checks on airport staff 23 October 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian authorities stepped up airport security after a recent scare Workers at Australia’s major airports will face...

Australia launches site to report revenge porn

Australia has launched an online portal to report revenge porn, with researchers warning women are being affected on a “mass scale”. Victims will be able to receive support and advice when intimate images are shared without their consent. In what has been...
Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool 17 October 2017 From the section Business Image copyright iStock Australia has set up the first national reporting tool to help victims of revenge porn. Revenge porn, or image-based abuse, is the sharing of explicit...
Gun amnesty in Australia collects 51,000 weapons

Gun amnesty in Australia collects 51,000 weapons

A three-month amnesty in Australia has seen more than 51,000 banned guns surrendered to authorities. A homemade machine gun, a rocket launcher and a mini-pistol were among the weapons handed in. They will now all be destroyed. Image: Malcolm Turnbull surveys some of...
Australia to create national space agency

Australia to create national space agency

25 September 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Australian government has committed to creating a national space agency Australia will establish a national space agency to grow its space industry, the government has said....
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