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Australia

Country in Oceania

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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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Australia's conservative coalition was on Monday poised to secure an outright majority following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison..
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Australia, like Trump’s America, is deeply divided between urban and regional, between believers and non-believers and between young and old.
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The winner has been crowned in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Read on to find out how your favourite went.
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Australia's multicultural communities are hopeful they can work with the government more productively to build a harmonious community, now controversial..
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Australia's multicultural communities are hopeful they can work with the government more productively to build a harmonious community, now controversial..
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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..
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of..
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Scott Morrison has been returned as prime minister, but we don’t yet know if the Coalition will get to the 77 seats it needs to form majority government (minus..
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison may have won more than just another three years in office for his conservative coalition government.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of..
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Australia was prepared for a Labor victory on Saturday after a huge number of political polls predicted that outcome. So, what went wrong?
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Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli..
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Australians should not expect any change to the Liberal-National government's climate change policies after their federal election win.
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Coalition supporters are celebrating a remarkable election win as Labor prepares for a leadership contest to replace Bill Shorten.
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The winner has been crowned in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Click through to find out how your favourite went.
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The day fans of the song contest have been waiting for is here.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed victory in the federal election after it became clear Labor could not win enough seats to form a government.
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Our stockpiles of recyclable waste are not going anywhere. So what are the most feasible solutions?
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Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable victory at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to..
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed a miracle victory for "the quiet Australians" in Saturday's federal election despite predictions of a Labor win.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday's election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain..
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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..
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Australia's Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half the votes counted on Saturday, media projected,..
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Australia's conservative coalition government looks like it would be returned to office in Saturday's election, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said,..
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Australia's two major political parties are locked in a tight contest with more than one-third of votes counted in the national election on Saturday, running..
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Early counting in Australia's national election showed a small swing to the governing Liberal-led conservative coalition, running counter to pre-election opinion..
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Early results are mixed as counting continues to determine who will be Australia's next prime minister.
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Counting is underway after polls closed on Australia's east coast.
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First time voters excited to take part in first Australian federal election - reminding Australians not to take the right to vote for granted.
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Polling day has arrived as Australians head to the ballot box to decide the make-up of the country's federal parliament.
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Here's a look back at the best moments over the past few weeks as Australian politicians shook hands, kissed babies and did their best to win over voters before..
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Compulsory voting was introduced Australia in the 1920s and applies to all eligible voters. Why did we bring it in? This piece was originally published on 22..
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Polling day has arrived as Australians head to the ballot box to decide the make-up of the country's federal parliament.
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Polling day has arrived as Australians head to the ballot box to decide the make-up of the country's federal parliament.
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Here's a look back at the best moments over the past few weeks as Australian politicians shook hands, kissed babies and did their best to win over voters before..
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Millions of Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic management and a..
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Chinese-language election signs in Melbourne, which are claimed to "trick" Chinese-Australian people to vote Liberal, have been criticised as a "massive rort".
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Chinese-language election signs in Melbourne, which are claimed to "trick" Chinese-Australian people to vote Liberal, have been criticised as a "massive rort".
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Labor leader Bill Shorten will campaign in his home city of Melbourne as voters decide Australia's future.
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Polling day has arrived as Australians head to the ballot box to decide the make-up of the country's federal parliament.
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Labor leader Bill Shorten will campaign in his home city of Melbourne as voters decide Australia's future.
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Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle says the decision around Israel Folau "is a decision that will change the landscape for sport across Australia and perhaps..
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Polling day has arrived as Australians head to the ballot box to decide the make-up of the country's federal parliament.
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Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle says the decision around Israel Folau "is a decision that will change the landscape for sport across Australia and perhaps..
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Australian bookies predict a return to power for the Labor party in an election on Saturday after six years in the political wilderness and a campaign in which..
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Labor leader Bill Shorten will campaign in his home city of Melbourne as voters decide Australia's future.
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The giant tree has fallen. If he had never stood, what kind of country would we be?
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Chinese Australians are paying tribute to the late prime minister Bob Hawke, saying he changed their lives forever after accepting thousands in the wake of the..
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Australia united behind the principle of needs-based funding for school students, but a huge failure lies in the inability to implement it.
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Dear Alan Jones, Put up, or shut the hell up.
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Australia has seen more people casting their vote before election day than every before, but some question the impact it will have on future campaigning and on..
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A billionaire who built his own Jurassic Park and promises a replica Titanic may hold the balance of power in Australia's parliament if his populist campaign..
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Bob Hawke said his work to end apartheid in South Africa was one of his proudest achievements. SBS News takes a look back at Australia's longest serving Labor..
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Bob Hawke said his work to end apartheid in South Africa was one of his proudest achievements. SBS News takes a look back at Australia's longest serving Labor..
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The small and medium business sector contributes $40 billion dollars to the economy each year, yet many owner-operators say they're crushed by rising costs and..
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Australian politicians scrambled to win over undecided voters on Friday, the last day of a general election campaign that has ended in mourning for one of the..
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Language diversity is closely linked to a region's climate and food production, researchers have found.
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Former Labor leader Kim Beazley, who served as a minister in Bob Hawke's cabinet, says he is devastated the former prime minister has died.
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Australia's longest-serving government politician, conservative Kevin Andrews, is campaigning on Chinese social media app WeChat to fight off a challenge from a..
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Bob Hawke's leadership changes Australia in many ways that we take for granted. Here are just a few of the great man's greatest hits.
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Labor leader Bill Shorten has been fascinated by politics since his school days in Melbourne, but the memory of his mother that showed Australia his human side.
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Maintaining Australia's prosperity will be in the sights for the nation's next parliament, after the economy lost some momentum at the end of 2018.
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