Australian indigenous leaders meet for historic summit

Australian indigenous leaders meet for historic summit..

Kevin Allen 23-May, 19:50 25 BBC

Hundreds of indigenous leaders have gathered in central Australia for a historic summit on formally recognising the country's first...


Australian Open tennis junior champion avoids match-fix conviction

Australian Open tennis junior champion avoids match-fix..

David Brooks 22-May, 22:16 23 BBC

Former Australian Open tennis junior champion Oliver Anderson has avoided a conviction for match-fixing. Anderson, 19, admitted throwing...


Rebel Wilson sues magazine publisher over 'nasty' articles

Rebel Wilson sues magazine publisher over 'nasty' articles..

Ella Flores 22-May, 20:51 26 BBC

Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson lost movie roles because she was portrayed as a liar in a series of magazine articles, an Australian court has...


Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian

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Tyler Holmes 22-May, 00:43 30 BBC

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (?229m; $298m) to charity. PM Malcolm...


Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation..

Kevin Allen 19-May, 12:32 17 BBC

"My legal staff have contacted the UK authorities and we hope to engage in a dialogue about what will be the best way forward," he added,...


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Van Gogh lookalike's selfie offer draws 'crazy' response..

Emily Kelly 19-May, 05:56 27 BBC

Australian artist Matt Butterworth feared a long day when he dressed up as Vincent van Gogh, travelled to Melbourne's finest gallery, and...


Australian government reviews funding for UFO group

Australian government reviews funding for UFO group..

Andrew Martin 19-May, 00:09 29 BBC

If Australian UFO enthusiasts hope to retain government money, they may need more proof of terrestrial activity. The nation's Social...


Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia

Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia..

Lily Evans 18-May, 21:08 36 BBC

A teenager from Guinea in West Africa has escaped from an Australian house where she was allegedly being held as a sex slave, according to...


Top Australian tax official caught up in son's alleged fraud

Top Australian tax official caught up in son's alleged fraud..

Emily Kelly 17-May, 22:01 30 BBC

One of Australia's most senior tax officials will be charged with abusing his position after being caught up - possibly unwittingly - in a...


Man jailed for 'depraved' backpacker attacks in Australia

Man jailed for 'depraved' backpacker attacks in Australia..

Joseph Williams 17-May, 01:25 15 BBC

An Australian man who brutally attacked two backpackers on a remote beach has been jailed for at least 17 years. Roman Heinze, 61, bound...


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