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Australians, colloquially referred to as "Aussies", are people associated with the country of Australia, usually holding Australian citizenship.

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Indigenous Australians 'farmed bananas 2,000 years ago'

It further dispels a myth that Indigenous Australians were solely hunter-gatherers, scientists say.
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Coronavirus: How an aged care crisis seized 'ill-prepared' Australia

As the country endures its most deadly coronavirus period, have elderly Australians been let down?
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Echoes of Empire: Aboriginal Australians and the legacy of colonialism

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil explores how the life chances of indigenous Australians are rooted in colonialism.
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Australian minister calls anti-racism protests "self-indulgent"

Australians who defied public health rules and rallied in support of the U.S. "Black Lives Matter" movement were reckless and self-indulgent, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said on Sunday.
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George Floyd death: Mass rallies in Australia for Black Lives Matter

Protesters march nationwide in support of African American George Floyd and indigenous Australians.
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Thousands in Australia rally against racism defying public health rules

Tens of thousands of Australians rallied on Saturday in solidarity with U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, after authorities in one area lifted a ban on the..
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Thousands in Australia defy bans at Black Lives Matter protests

Thousands of Australians gathered in protests on Saturday embracing the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, defying bans and police warnings that fines will..
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Indigenous deaths in custody: Why Australians are seizing on US protests

The US riots have focused Australian attention on alarming numbers of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
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Australians urged not to take part in Black Lives Matter protests

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged people not to attend planned Black Lives Matter protests around the country this weekend, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
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Australia PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threat

Australians should not attend planned protests against the death of black American George Floyd in U.S. police custody due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Australia to relax some domestic travel curbs

Australians in the country's most populous state will be able to vacation within its borders next month, when art galleries and museums will also reopen, as officials seek to boost an economy hard hit..
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Australians urged to avoid rush hour crush in return to work

Australians in the country's most populated state began their first full week of loosened coronavirus lockdown measures on Monday, with officials urging commuters returning to offices to avoid catching..
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Australians emerge from coronavirus lockdown to beers and lattes

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Australia's most populous state reopened on Friday after a two-month coronavirus lockdown, boosting the federal government's bid to get people back in work and the..
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Australians warned worse still to come after job losses hit record high

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned citizens to brace for more bad news as data released on Thursday showed the country's monthly job losses rose to a record high because of coronavirus..
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Australians told to 'maintain vigilance' as coronavirus curbs eased

Australians need to stay on guard against new outbreaks of novel coronavirus as mobility restrictions are eased across the country this week, authorities said, as the death toll rose to 98 on..
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Australian lockdown: Celebrating easing of restrictions

Australians make the most of their first chance in weeks to get outdoors or see their friends.
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Australians urged to sign up to tracking app

PM Scott Morrison said wide usage would be the "ticket" to normal life resuming as soon as possible.
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More than two million Australians download COVID-19 app, testing expands

More than two million Australians have downloaded an app to trace contacts of COVID-19 patients hours after its release, the government said on Monday, as states set out plans to expand testing for the..
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Nearly 2 million Australians download coronavirus tracing app within hours of its release

Nearly two million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval..
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Australians rush to download coronavirus tracing app, PM's popularity soars

More than a million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval..
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Australians told restrictions must stay even as new virus infections slow

More than 150 Australian economists on Monday warned the government against easing social distancing rules aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus even as the rate of infections slowed to a..
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Australians urged to adopt phone tracking app in coronavirus fight

Australians were strongly urged to sign up for a controversial mobile phone app that will track their movements as officials warned on Friday that public life could be constrained for another year..
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Australians, New Zealanders observe Easter online and in backyards

With the coronavirus capsizing Easter traditions, Australians and New Zealanders spent Sunday attending church services virtually, setting up camps in backyards and where the law and weather allowed..
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Uruguay transports Australians, New Zealanders from virus-hit cruise ship

Uruguay started on Friday to repatriate 112 Australians and New Zealanders from a cruise ship hit by coronavirus and stranded in the La Plata River near the capital of Montevideo since March 27, the..
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Coronavirus: Dressing up for bin night 'brings a smile' in Australia

Australians are having fun with fancy dress videos, bringing some relief to the stresses of lockdown.
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Australia asks people to isolate more even as coronavirus spread slows

Australians were asked on Sunday to further isolate themselves from the public to keep the coronavirus from spreading even as authorities said the rate of daily infections has halved in recent days.
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Australian PM urges public gatherings should not exceed two people

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that public gatherings should not exceed two people and Australians should go out only when necessary, while those over 70 should self-isolate..
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Australian coronavirus cases spike, cruise with sick passengers denied entry

Australians began living under strict new lockdown rules on Monday as coronavirus cases topped 1,600 and authorities denied entry to a cruise ship carrying hundreds on board complaining of respiratory..
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Recreating Muslim sailors' first voyages to Australia

A new project revisits early trips by Indonesian sailors to trade with indigenous Australians.
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Australia quarantines coronavirus cruise ship arrivals; extends travel ban

More than 150 Australians arrived home on Thursday to begin two weeks of quarantine after finally leaving a cruise ship docked in Japan on which more than 600 people had contracted a new coronavirus.
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Home at last: Australians arrive for quarantine after weeks on coronavirus cruise ship

More than 150 Australians arrived home on Thursday to begin two weeks of quarantine after finally disembarking a cruise ship docked in Japan where more than 600 people have contracted the new..
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Australia weather: 'We’ve gone from hell to high water'

Australians on the drought, dust, fire and floods of one of the most turbulent summers in memory.
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Coronavirus: More than 200 Australians flown home after 14-day quarantine

Many of the returnees express relief after arriving from a remote island to mainland Australia.
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Aboriginal Australians born overseas cannot be deported, court rules

The landmark High Court ruling means Aboriginal people who are foreign citizens cannot be deported.
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Australia receives bushfire reprieve with floods, battens down for cyclone

Many Australians were experiencing a bittersweet break from the threat of bushfires on Thursday, with flooding rains deluging some parts of the eastern states and miners preparing for a tropical..
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Coronavirus evacuee plane from Wuhan arrives in New Zealand

A plane load of New Zealanders, Australians and Pacific Islanders evacuated from China's Wuhan city arrived in New Zealand's Auckland on Wednesday, where they will be quarantined to prevent the spread..
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Flight carrying New Zealanders, Australians leaves virus-hit Wuhan

A flight carrying New Zealanders, Australians and citizens of smaller Pacific countries who were evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan is expected to arrive in Auckland later on Wednesday,..
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Australian evacuees from China test negative for virus, but face 14-day quarantine

A total of 239 Australians evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan have been cleared of the coronavirus, with two remaining facing only a "minimal" chance that they have the virus, Australian Health..
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Australian Wuhan evacuees arrive on Christmas Island: media

A plane load of Australians evacuated from China's Wuhan city arrived in the Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island, where they will be quarantined to prevent the spread of a new flu-like..
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Australia coronavirus: Hundreds evacuated to Christmas Island

The 243 Australians will be quarantined for two weeks at a detention centre on the remote island.
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