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Stories about Australia
24 August 2016
‘Safe Schools': Life-Saving Anti-Bullying Program or Radical Sexual Indoctrination? Australians Can't Agree.
A petition opposing 'Safe Schools' - a program designed to promote acceptance of LGBT students - has reignited national debate over how far school inclusion policies should go.
20 August 2016
12 August 2016
Over two thousand leaked files reveal a pattern of sexual abuse, assault and self-harm in Australia's detention centre for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru.
11 August 2016
The Australian Bureau of Statistics took down its website on Census Night following DDos cyber attacks, fuelling existing concerns about privacy, security, and anonymity.
9 August 2016
How do you say koala in Australia's Kaurna language? Karuna Warra Pintyanthi's video project teaches viewers that and much more.
26 July 2016
The Australian government is to set up a Royal Commission to look into the shocking abuse of children in a Northern Territory youth detention centre.
22 July 2016
21 July 2016
Australia's children are being invited to translate a song into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages for an internet video competition promoting linguistic diversity.
6 July 2016
27 April 2016
"We are concerned that Mr Wu is becoming a victim of the Chinese government’s increasingly intrusive attempts to curb voices of dissent among overseas Chinese."
20 April 2016
Tune in to an Australian radio show to learn phrases in Gumbaynggirr language. If you happen to miss that episode, head over to their blog to read what you missed.
19 April 2016
12 April 2016
Should cuts to foreign aid go ahead in May as planned, Australian aid would dip to its lowest level since records began in 1960.
27 March 2016
Using the hashtags #medianlinenow and #HandsOffTimorsOil, the online campaign urges Australia to respect the maritime boundaries of Timor Leste.
25 March 2016
Australia is accused of expanding its maritime borders which deprives Timor Leste of its right to own and earn from its oil and gas reserves.
9 March 2016
"So ends the testimony of one Cardinal George Pell. So, back to the safety of the Vatican apartments slinks that little ecumenical mind...So, for us Survivors…More Silence."
23 February 2016
Australia's immigration minister confirmed that 1-year old asylum seeker ‘Baby Asha’ would not be deported back to Nauru.
22 February 2016
The TV show "Black Comedy" is a breakout hit in Australia. Co-writer Nakkiah Lui says the secret to its success is that it invites white Australians in for a laugh.
20 February 2016
Tim Minchin has attacked Cardinal George Pell in a song and demanded he return home to give evidence to the royal commission on child abuse.