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1 hr ago | The Age
The information sharing deal, part of the G20 talks in Australia this year, requires banks to pass on information about their customers to the Australian Tax Office.
5 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk
Sir Anthony Hart is chairing public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland Children in institutions in Northern Ireland were exported to Australia like "baby convicts", a witness has told a public inquiry into historical abuse.
9 hrs ago | The Age
Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia's main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
12 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald
An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous a pilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.
12 hrs ago | Reuters
Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.
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Australian cheddar may be in demand overseas, although it is yet to reach the status that has Swiss authorities using DNA to ensure that its revered Emmental and Gruyere are not being knocked off by counterfeiters.
South Australian drivers face a number of important changes to road rules from this week affecting such things as speed limits and older motorists.
HEATH LEDGER'S DAD LISTS ACTOR'S AUSTRALIA HOME FOR $4.6 MILLION Heath Ledger's father Kim helped design a stunning home for his son in Perth, Australia, but sadly the actor passed away before he could move in and enjoy the residence.
Hundreds of protesters have marched through Bega in the New South Wales far south coast as part of a wave of anti-government rallies across the country.
Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.
There has long been talk of the need to more densely populate Australia's north, and Lake Argyle, on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, has been earmarked as the ideal location.
It will be organized in Allphones Arena, which has a massive seating capacity of more than 20,000 people.
Australians are supposed to be among the fastest consumers to take up new gadgetry but when it comes to adopting solar energy the country remains very much in the shade.
Sam Castro from the Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance says she was hit in the back of the head by one of the World Congress of Families attendees on their way in Saturday morning.
It is now almost a year since the last Australian Federal election, which saw the centre-right Liberal/National Coalition defeat the governing centre-left Labor party and take a 90-55 seat advantage into the 44th Parliament of Australia.
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 03:34 pm
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