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Churches, Scouts and YMCA join Australian abuse redress plan

May 31, 2018

Four in five victims of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions will be eligible for compensation after three churches, the Scouts movement and the YMCA joined a redress plan

Australian Senate to vote in June on corporate tax cuts

May 28, 2018

The Australian government has announced the Senate will vote in June on cutting corporate tax rates after an opinion poll suggested the contentious reform had popular public support

Australia to hold 5 by-elections due to citizenship crisis

May 24, 2018

Australian will hold an unprecedented five by-elections on the same day in July due to a political crisis over a 117-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens holding seats in Parliament

Australian lawmaker accuses billionaire in UN bribe scandal

May 23, 2018

An Australian government lawmaker has accused a China-born Australian billionaire who generously donates to Australian political parties of conspiring to bribe a top United Nations official

5 lawmakers leave Australian Parliament due to foreigner ban

May 9, 2018

Five Australian lawmakers have been forced from Parliament in an ongoing legal wrangle over a 117-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens standing for election

Australia reveals pre-poll plan to balance budget in 2 years

May 8, 2018

Australia reveals pre-poll plan to balance budget in 2 years while cutting taxes

Australia to release budget with looming election in mind

May 7, 2018

Australia's government is expected to release annual spending plans with a focus on winning votes at elections due within a year

Australian court convicts Muslim woman for failing to stand

May 4, 2018

The wife of an Islamic State group recruiter has given the militants' single-finger salute outside a Sydney court after becoming the first person convicted under a new state law of refusing to stand for a judge

Ford fined by Australian court for mishandling complaints

Apr 26, 2018

Ford Motor Co.'s Australian subsidiary has been fined 10 million Australian dollars ($7.6 million) by an Australian court for mishandling customer complaints about faulty automatic transmissions in thousands of cars.

Norfolk Islanders claim rare medal on Australian mainland

Apr 8, 2018

Norfolk Islanders Ryan Dixon, Haydn Evans and Phillip Jones claimed a Commonwealth Games lawn bowls bronze medal on Australian mainland soil on Sunday. It was only the second game medal ever for the islanders, and was a very big moment.

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