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Australia: Country in Oceania
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

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Time to get back to work as Australian PM names cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison named his new cabinet on Sunday, with most positions staying the same, saying the government had "a significant agenda" to deliver and it was time to get back..
Reuters - Published

England v Australia: Smith hits century in World Cup warm-up

england v australia: smith hits century in world cup warm-up
Steve Smith hits his first century for Australia since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal to steer his side to a 12-run victory over England.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Australia

Igarashi and Gilmore win at Keramas [Video]Igarashi and Gilmore win at Keramas

Victory for Igarashi and Gilmore at Keramas

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:57Published

NASA Confirms A Car-Sized Fireball Lit Up Australia [Video]NASA Confirms A Car-Sized Fireball Lit Up Australia

The powerful meteor that lit up the skies above southern Australia this week was bright enough to be classified as a “fireball."

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Halep to start French Open title defence with no extra pressure [Video]Halep to start French Open title defence with no extra pressure

Carefree Halep ready to defend her French Open title

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:52Published

Thousands of young activists gather across the globe demanding action against climate change [Video]Thousands of young activists gather across the globe demanding action against climate change

Protesters amassed across the world Friday to march on their parliaments and demand government action on climate change. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater [Video]Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater

The Australian state of Queensland and ridesharing company Uber announced on Thursday they would be launching ScUber, the world's first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef. Megan Revell..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Geoffrey Rush Awarded $1.9 Million In Defamation Suit [Video]Geoffrey Rush Awarded $1.9 Million In Defamation Suit

(CNN)Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $2.9 million Australian dollars (over $1.9 million USD) after winning his defamation case against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

How Australian intelligence increased Huawei's woes [Video]How Australian intelligence increased Huawei's woes

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is a favorite bogeyman for the Trump administration over cybersecurity fears. But Australian intelligence services were lobbying allies over the perceived threat to 5G..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:12Published

This Adorable Species Is Returning to Mainland Australia After Nearly Going Extinct [Video]This Adorable Species Is Returning to Mainland Australia After Nearly Going Extinct

With pointed, mouse-like pink noses, bushy tails, and Bambi-like white polka dots covering their thick, tan or dark fur, eastern quolls might just be the cutest little critters you might not have known..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:09Published

Meteor flashes across sky in various parts of Australia [Video]Meteor flashes across sky in various parts of Australia

CCTV footage captures the moment a meteor flies over Australia followed by a bright flash of light. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Meteor flashes across Northern Territory’s sky in Australia [Video]Meteor flashes across Northern Territory’s sky in Australia

CCTV footage captures the moment a meteor flies over Australia followed by a bright flash of light. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:18Published

How Australian intellgence grew Huawei's woes [Video]How Australian intellgence grew Huawei's woes

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is a favorite bogeyman for the Trump administration over cybersecurity fears. But Australian intelligence services were lobbying allies over the perceived threat to 5G..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:12Published

Australian Man Found Gold Nugget Worth $68,000 With His Metal Detector [Video]Australian Man Found Gold Nugget Worth $68,000 With His Metal Detector

Business Insider reports that a lucky man in Australia has struck gold! The unidentified man uncovered the buried treasure, using a metal detector. The nugget is estimated to be worth approximately..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Suspected meteorite caught on CCTV in Australia [Video]Suspected meteorite caught on CCTV in Australia

A suspected meteorite lit up the night sky over parts of Northern Australia on Monday morning. Northern Territory Police CCTV captured an object shooting above Tennant Creek just after midnight.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Australian PM Thanks Pentecostal Church-Goers Following Surprise Election Win [Video]Australian PM Thanks Pentecostal Church-Goers Following Surprise Election Win

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked fellow Pentecostal churchgoers following an unexpected win that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Australia's Pentecostal Prime Minister Sees Unexpected Election Victory [Video]Australia's Pentecostal Prime Minister Sees Unexpected Election Victory

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers following an unexpected election victory that defied years of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Australia election: Scott Morrision reacts to shock win [Video]Australia election: Scott Morrision reacts to shock win

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to get straight back to work after a shock general election victory, which delivered the country three more years of conservative government.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

Australia PM Scott Morrison returns after tight election [Video]Australia PM Scott Morrison returns after tight election

PM hails 'miracle' win after Liberal-National Coalition outperforms exit polls predicting a Labor victory.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Sanders proposes education policy overhaul [Video]Sanders proposes education policy overhaul

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday announced an education policy proposal designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system in a direct appeal to black..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Australia's Shocking Election Results Are Being Compared To Trump's 2016 Win [Video]Australia's Shocking Election Results Are Being Compared To Trump's 2016 Win

Business Insider reports Scott Morrison, Australia's conservative prime minister, pulled off a shocking defeat in Australia's national election Saturday. The victory defied countless polls and drew..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Australia's Conservative Party Headed For Unexpected Win At National Election [Video]Australia's Conservative Party Headed For Unexpected Win At National Election

According to a report by Reuters, Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable victory at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a path to victory through..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Australian PM Morrison Celebrates Unexpected Election Victory [Video]Australian PM Morrison Celebrates Unexpected Election Victory

According to Reuters, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday’s election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Australia: Surprise victory for governing coalition [Video]Australia: Surprise victory for governing coalition

Australia's Labor leader Bill Shorten concedes and resigns after election loss.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Australia elections: Vote counting under way [Video]Australia elections: Vote counting under way

There are 151 electorates in Australia, with 76 seats delivering a majority.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published

Anti-coal protester runs at Australian PM outside voting center [Video]Anti-coal protester runs at Australian PM outside voting center

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison voted in the country's general election on Saturday, and said he wanted to back the aspirations of Australians. When leaving the voting center, an anti-coal..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

 

Smith's ton sees Australia beat England in Cricket World Cup warm-up

Steve Smith's century leads Australia to a 12-run victory over England in a World Cup warm-up in Southampton.
BBC News - Published

England v Australia warm-up: Steve Smith hits ton as Aaron Finch's side earn narrow win

england v australia warm-up: steve smith hits ton as aaron finch's side earn narrow win
Steve Smith's century leads Australia to a 12-run victory over England in a World Cup warm-up in Southampton.
BBC News - Published

Watch: Big-hitting Buttler smashes five boundaries in an over

watch: big-hitting buttler smashes five boundaries in an over
Jos Buttler goes big with five boundaries in an over as England take on Australia at the Hampshire Bowl during their World Cup warm-up match.
BBC News - Published

Watch: 'Incredible' six sets up Smith century against England

watch: 'incredible' six sets up smith century against england
Australia's Steve Smith makes his century with a superb six and a scrappy single as he faces England for first time since a ball-tampering ban.
BBC News - Published

Volcano erupts on Indonesia's Bali causing flight cancellations

A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

French Open: Nick Kyrgios pulls out with illness

french open: nick kyrgios pulls out with illness
Australian world number 36 Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the French Open with illness, meaning Cameron Norrie will now play a qualifier.
BBC News - Published

School students walk out in global climate strike

school students walk out in global climate strike
Protests are under way in Australia and New Zealand but students from 110 countries are expected to participate.
BBC News - Published

SS Great Britain's role in 1861 England cricket tour celebrated

ss great britain's role in 1861 england cricket tour celebrated
The SS Great Britain carried the first English cricket team to tour Australia in 1861.
BBC News - Published

Geoffrey Rush: Actor wins biggest ever defamation payout in Australia

geoffrey rush: actor wins biggest ever defamation payout in australia
Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush is awarded A$2.9M over allegations printed in an Australian newspaper.
BBC News - Published

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush wins record defamation payout

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a A$2.8 million ($1.9 million) defamation payment against a News Corp tabloid, the largest defamation payout in Australian history, after it accused him..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first naval drills in Western Pacific

U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Australian deputy PM re-elected after conservative coalition holds power

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was on Thursday re-elected leader of the junior partner in the coalition government after a strong party showing in last week's election dispelled..
Reuters - Published

'Meteor' captured on camera over Australia

'meteor' captured on camera over australia
It was seen be people from South Australia to Adelaide on Tuesday night.
BBC News - Published

2019 Australia election: Liberal-National coalition secures majority

2019 australia election: liberal-national coalition secures majority
The majority win for the incumbent government caps off an election which defied predictions.
BBC News - Published

Australia PM struggles to meet tax relief election pledge, central bank urges stimulus

Australia's re-elected coalition said on Tuesday it would struggle to deliver tax breaks for tens of millions of voters by July 1, a cornerstone of it's election campaign, as the central bank called..
Reuters - Published

Australian PM scrambles to meet major election pledge - tax relief for millions

Australia's conservative coalition is scrambling to deliver on a major election campaign pledge only days after being re-elected, immediate tax breaks for tens of millions of voters which could bolster..
Reuters - Published

Australia's re-elected government may miss tax break deadline

Australia's re-elected conservative government might not meet a June deadline for tax breaks that policy makers had been counting on to give the slowing economy a much-needed boost, after Prime..
Reuters - Published

In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel

Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in what some dubbed the 'climate election'..
Reuters - Published

'Quiet Australians' are the latest to upset election forecasters' expectations

The group responsible for Australia's top opinion poll and an industry body for market research will review their methods to uncover how pollsters came to wrongly predict a victory for the opposition..
Reuters - Published

Australian, Indian elections boost Asian shares, trade fears ease

Asian shares clawed back some of last week's losses as investors cheered apparent election wins for conservative incumbents in Australia and India, while broader global trade worries eased after..
Reuters - Published

Australia's pollsters to review incorrect election forecasts

Australia's industry body for market research launched a review on Monday into how opinion pollsters had wrongly predicted an opposition victory in Saturday's general election.
Reuters - Published

Australian banks rally as conservative election win eases fears of new curbs

Australian bank shares posted their biggest rally in a decade on Monday as a surprise conservative election win eased regulation fears, though a housing downturn and strict rules baked in since a..
Reuters - Published

Winning during economic slowdown, Australia's Morrison must halt rot

Surprisingly retained by Australians in a national election over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's center-right government now needs to find a fast way out of a worrying slowdown in an..
Reuters - Published

Australian finds gold nugget with detector

australian finds gold nugget with detector
The 1.4kg nugget was found by a man using a metal detector in a Western Australian gold field.
BBC News - Published

Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda..
Reuters - Published

Australian betting company pays out for wrong result

australian betting company pays out for wrong result
Australia's Sportsbet handed out A$1m to those betting on a Labor win, two days before the vote.
BBC News - Published

Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor..
Reuters - Published

Miracle win offers Australian PM authority and government stability

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison may have won more than just another three years in office for his conservative coalition government.
Reuters - Published

Australia's Pentecostal PM rides miraculous wave back into office

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor..
Reuters - Published

Australia's conservative government revels in 'miracle' re-election

Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders welcoming Prime Minister Scott..
Reuters - Published

2019 Australia election: Scott Morrison makes victory speech

2019 australia election: scott morrison makes victory speech
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked voters for re-electing his centre-right Coalition.
BBC News - Published

Shorten concedes shock Australia defeat

shorten concedes shock australia defeat
The opposition leader said he had called conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison to congratulate him.
BBC News - Published

Why Australia has had so many prime ministers

why australia has had so many prime ministers
Scott Morrison has pulled off an unlikely election victory, but will that guarantee him a full term?
BBC News - Published

Australian PM Morrison celebrates unexpected election victory

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday's election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the..
Reuters - Published

Labor leader concedes cannot win Australian election

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten said late on Saturday evening that the Labor Party would not be able to form government and he had called conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison to..
Reuters - Published

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