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Australia’s Crown Resorts backs $6.3 billion Blackstone bid

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Crown Resorts backed a $ 6.3 billion buyout from private equity giant Blackstone on Monday, giving billionaire James Packer an exit route from the Australian casino firm beset by scandals and regulatory setbacks. Pa...

Australia’s political culture in spotlight again as new report emerges of lewd acts in parliament

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday acknowledged mounting dissatisfaction with his handling of a series of allegations about the mistreatment of women in politics, as he vowed to drive cultural chan...

Explainer: Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fueling anger in the country. Here’s why

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The US and UK will be sharing technology and expertise with Australia to help it build nuclear-powered submarines as part of a newly-announced defense pact between the three countries. The move has sparked fury in F...

Major floods swamp Australia’s east coast, claiming 7 lives

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The flooding in Brisbane and its surrounds is the worst since 2011 when the city of 2.6 million people was inundated by what was described as a once-in-a-century event. A 59-year-old man drowned in Brisbane’s north o...

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Act will soon apply to politicians. Why didn’t it before?

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A series of legal loopholes that prevent Australia's public servants -- including politicians and judges -- from being prosecuted for sexual harassment look like they are finally about to be closed following nearly ...

French submarine deal snub reflects Australia’s need for better technology to counter China

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French officials have been in an uproar since Australia dropped the $ 66 billion contract for 12 conventional submarines in favor of a nuclear submarine pact with the United States and Britain. Australian officials,...

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers sixth mass bleaching event

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Brisbane, Australia Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering its sixth mass bleaching due to heat stress caused by climate change, the reef's managers confirmed Friday. The update comes mid-way through a 10-day mo...

Scientists confirm discovery of Australia’s largest dinosaur, two stories tall and a basketball court long

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A new species of dinosaur discovered in Australia has been confirmed as the largest ever found in the country, and one of the biggest in the world. The fossilized skeleton, nicknamed "Cooper," was found in southwest...

Australia’s Victoria state records second-highest daily rise in virus cases

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Melbourne, Australia (Reuters)Australia's Victoria state reported 779 new COVID-19 infections and two deaths on Sunday, a decrease from the previous day's record high as the country's Prime Minister presses state lea...

Opinion: How Australia’s ‘mate-ocracy’ created a toxic Parliament

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Susan Harris Rimmer is the Director of the Griffith University Policy Innovation Hub and a human rights lawyer in Brisbane, Australia. She is a co-convenor of the Griffith Gender Equality Research Network, a Fulbrigh...

Barty commits to Australia’s tennis team for Tokyo Olympics

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The Australian squad was announced Tuesday, hours before Barty’s scheduled first-round match at Wimbledon against Carla Suárez Navarro. Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur was selected to play singles and doubles in...

Australia’s climate policy is being dictated by a former accountant in a cowboy hat

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Australia's Prime Minister has all but confirmed he won't join global leaders at crucial climate talks in Glasgow. Two more weeks of Covid-19 quarantine would be too much, Scott Morrison said on Friday, claiming th...

Australia’s colorful election day could upend the coalition government

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Brisbane Election day creates a carnival atmosphere at polling booths across Australia, but beneath the bonhomie lies a serious decision -- and Saturday's vote has the potential to usher in major change. Prime Minis...

Australia’s cockatoos taught each other to open trash cans for food, study finds

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A few years ago, Australian scientist Richard Major took a video of a cockatoo in Sydney opening a closed trash bin lid with its beak and foot to access the gold mine of leftover food inside. He shared it with Barba...

Australia’s energy minister dismisses call for tougher carbon emission limits on polluters

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Melbourne, AustraliaAustralia's energy minister on Monday rejected a call from the lobby group for the country's biggest companies to set stricter emissions limits on polluters but gave no indication what targets the...

Australia’s Dean Boxall rips off mask in joyous celebration: ‘I couldn’t keep it in’

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Australia’s swimming coach Dean Boxall went wild following Titmus in the stands at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Boxall ripped off his mandatory mask, let out a yell and pumped his fist in dramatic fashion as the swimme...

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