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Australians take chilly plunge for nude winter solstice swim in Tasmania

The annual swim takes place on the winter solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere.

22 Jun 2019 2:48 PM

Sperm donor is child’s legal father, Australian court rules

It is unclear, given the specifics of this relationship, whether the case could set a precedent for future judgements.

19 Jun 2019 3:34 PM

Euthanasia now legal in Australian’s Victoria for the terminally ill

The country's second most populous region made voluntary euthanasia legal under closely specified circumstances, a first for the country.

19 Jun 2019 2:24 PM

NZ man sentenced to 21 months prison for redistributing Christchurch massacre video

Announcing the sentence, Judge Stephen O'Driscoll said that when Arps was asked for his opinion on the video, he described it as ‘awesome’.

18 Jun 2019 6:04 PM

Help me to keep promise: Dad's plea for backpacker son missing in Australia

Theo Hayez was last seen on May 31 at a hotel in Byron Bay.

17 Jun 2019 1:12 PM

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Christchurch mosque shooting accused pleads not guilty before court

Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant appeared before Christchurch High Court via an audiovisual link, reported CNN.

14 Jun 2019 8:58 AM

Amid climate change concern, Australia approves coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

The project's approval comes when investors and energy companies are moving away from fossil fuels amid concern about climate.

13 Jun 2019 2:17 PM

Christchurch mosque shooting accused to hear new charges in court

Tarrant faces 50 counts of murder for the attack and when he appears in Christchurch HC on Friday will be charged under terrorist act.

13 Jun 2019 12:46 PM

Bomb threat at New Zealand's Whenuapai airbase; police on high alert

In the wake of bomb threats, Auckland Transport had advised motorists to stay away from the area as it has been cordoned off.

05 Jun 2019 4:21 PM

Australia: 4 dead, 1 injured after gunman opens fire, suspect apprehended

Witnesses recalled harrowing scenes as a man moved from room to room opening fire at a motel.

05 Jun 2019 1:15 PM

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Australia restricts water use in populous state, as drought persists

New South Wales, home to about a third of Australia’s 25 million people and its biggest city Sydney, last imposed restrictions in 2009.

28 May 2019 3:07 PM

Aussie man gets 10 years in jail for rape, kidnap of British backpacker

Marcus Martin, 24, pleaded guilty to three counts of rape and one count of deprivation of liberty in October last year.

28 May 2019 2:57 PM

New Zealand speaker shoes concern after inquiry exposes toxic work culture

The inquiry's report said the unnamed man 'appeared to be part of a multi-year pattern of predatory behaviour'.

22 May 2019 11:47 AM

Christchurch man suspected of murder in NZ shootings charged with terrorism

Tuesday’s charge under terrorism suppression legislation was filed against Brenton Tarrant, police said.

21 May 2019 11:43 AM

Conservatives in Australia on course for 'sensational' election victory

Though it is unclear whether the Scott Morrison-led coalition can govern with an outright majority.

19 May 2019 8:57 AM

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Voting under way in climate-dominated Australia elections

Between 16 and 17 million people are expected to vote across the vast island-continent, with the opp centre-left Labor party tipped to win.

18 May 2019 9:13 AM

'Don't understand America at all': Jacinda Ardern takes swipe at Washington

Jacinda Ardern announced bans on military styled semi-automatic weapons, high capacity magazines and rifles.

15 May 2019 9:52 AM

Judicial probe begins to look into Christchurch mosque shootings

The royal commission -- the most powerful judicial probe available under NZ law will examine events leading up to the March 15 attack.

13 May 2019 8:40 AM

Typo! Australia misspells 'responsibility' on USD 2.3 billion worth notes

The Reserve Bank of Australia said the spelling error will be corrected at the next print run later this year.

09 May 2019 3:12 PM

Video: Aussie PM Scott Morrison egged while campaigning

Australia's election became a little more raucous when a protestor tried -- but failed -- to crack an egg on PM Scott Morrison's head.

07 May 2019 9:48 AM

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