How Christmas lights made an Australian street famous

How Christmas lights made an Australian street famous..

Ella Flores 21-Dec, 11:20 45 BBC

The advent of Christmas lighting can be traced - according to one story - to 1926 when Max Burgdorf, chief electrician of the City of...


Mia Ayliffe-Chung: Australian PM pledge after stabbing

Mia Ayliffe-Chung: Australian PM pledge after stabbing..

William Jacobson 21-Dec, 05:07 83 BBC

Australia's Prime Minister has written to the mother of a stabbed backpacker pledging to look into her concerns about the safety of...


Ten foreign men charged over Australia drug haul

Ten foreign men charged over Australia drug haul..

21-Dec, 03:34 30 BBC

Ten men have been charged with drug smuggling after a boat allegedly carrying 186kg (410lb) of cocaine was intercepted off Australia's...


Australia's oldest working scientist wins battle over office

Australia's oldest working scientist wins battle over office..

20-Dec, 20:48 36 BBC

A 102-year-old scientist has won a battle to keep working on campus at an Australian university. David Goodall was ordered to work from...


The big row over a small Australian statue

The big row over a small Australian statue..

Diego Ross 20-Dec, 12:06 37 BBC

Outside a church in suburban Sydney sits a bronze sculpture of a young Korean girl in traditional dress. She stares in silent protest, a...


Child abuse: Documenting Australia's shame

Child abuse: Documenting Australia's shame..

Mary Paterson 19-Dec, 23:05 77 BBC

In Australia, a boy of 10 is raped by an Anglican clergyman, who cuts his victim with a small knife and smears blood over his back in a...


Codeine becomes prescription-only medicine in Australia

Codeine becomes prescription-only medicine in Australia..

Olivia Rogers 19-Dec, 18:27 105 BBC

Painkillers containing codeine will require a prescription in Australia from 2018 amid concerns over misuse. Under current laws, codeine...


Australian woman finds snake curled up in Christmas tree

Australian woman finds snake curled up in Christmas tree..

Diego Ross 18-Dec, 18:24 76 BBC

A woman has discovered a 1m-long venomous snake wrapped around her Christmas tree in Australia. The woman called a wildlife wrangler to...


'Ms Dhu' inquest: Aboriginal woman's treatment 'inhumane'

'Ms Dhu' inquest: Aboriginal woman's treatment 'inhumane'..

Andrew Martin 16-Dec, 12:26 58 BBC

An Aboriginal woman who died in police custody after three visits to hospital was subjected to "unprofessional and inhumane" treatment by...


Aussie Vader

Aussie Vader..

Maria Stewart 16-Dec, 06:04 34 BBC

A Sydney police officer and huge Star Wars fan has become a local hit after creating a Darth Vader costume painted with the Australian...


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