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Australian state takes step toward legalizing euthanasia

Oct 20, 2017

An Australian state has taken a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy killing law

Australia dismisses North Korea letter as rant against Trump

Oct 20, 2017

Australia's prime minister has dismissed a letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a "rant" against President Donald Trump and a sign that the rogue regime is "starting to feel the squeeze" of escalated sanctions.

Australian govt pushes easier language test for new citizens

Oct 19, 2017

The Australian government says it's prepared to relax its proposed English language test for new citizens as a compromise to get other tough new restrictions on attaining citizenship through Parliament

Australian casino denies lawmaker's criminal allegations

Oct 18, 2017

A lawmaker has accused a major Australian casino company of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering at its largest casino with the state regulator covering up criminal behavior

Australian court verdict pending on deputy leader's future

Oct 12, 2017

Australia's High Court has ended a hearing on whether the deputy prime minister will be disqualified from Parliament for breaching a constitutional ban on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, a verdict that could cost the government power

An Australian court considers: Can dual citizens make laws?

Oct 11, 2017

As Australia's High Court decides the fate of seven lawmakers who could be disqualified from Parliament because they hold foreign citizenship, some feel it's time for the country to nix a ban on dual citizens from serving in the legislature

Australia's government argues against dismissal of lawmakers

Oct 10, 2017

Australia's government has told the High Court that it should not take a constitutional ban on dual citizens being elected to Parliament literally as it decides on the fates of seven lawmakers, including the deputy prime minister

Australia's High Court to consider fate of 7 lawmakers

Oct 9, 2017

Australia's prime minister says he is confident that government lawmakers will win a court challenge this week that threatens his administration's slender majority

Rapper Macklemore wades into Australia's gay marriage debate

Sep 28, 2017

U.S. rapper Macklemore is wading into Australia's gay marriage debate by vowing to sing his marriage equality anthem "Same Love" during a weekend rugby final

Australian who faked cancer fined for false donation claims

Sep 28, 2017

Australian cookbook author Belle Gibson, who falsely said she beat cancer through healthy eating, has been fined by a court for misleading consumers by lying about her charitable donations

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