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Australian police revealed Thursday a 12-year-old is on the radar of counter-terrorism authorities as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged closer cooperation with Muslim leaders at national security talks to tackle the growing extremist threat.

Australia's multi-millionaire Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull denied Wednesday dodging tax by using havens in the Cayman Islands as his personal wealth came under the microscope in parliament.

Australia on Tuesday outlined plans to tighten counter-terrorism laws further, including restricting the movements of suspects as young as 14 in the wake of a deadly attack by a teenager this month.

A man missing for six days in a remote Australian desert in searing heat without water was found Tuesday after surviving by eating black ants, police said.

Thousands of Australians Sunday joined rallies calling for the closure of Pacific island camps for asylum seekers, just days after the government confirmed it was in talks with the Philippines to resettle detained refugees.
Aussies rally in support of detained asylum seekers


The leader of the Sydney mosque attended by a 15-year-old who killed a police worker has called for an end to violent extremism, saying Friday that Muslims who reject Australian values should leave the country.

Australia said Friday it is in talks with the Philippines to send refugees there, but refused to confirm reports of a AU$150 million (US$109 million) deal to expand its controversial resettlement policy.

Police arrested four people during a series of raids Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker, which officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.
4 arrested, linked to Sydney police worker's killing


An Australian cancer survivor Wednesday triumphed in a landmark challenge against biotech companies, with the country's top court ruling they could not patent a gene linked to breast cancer.

A student who attended the same school as a teenager who shot dead a man outside an Australian police headquarters in a suspected terrorist incident was arrested Tuesday over alleged posts on social media.

An Australian mosque reportedly visited by a 15-year-old boy before he shot dead a civilian police employee in an "act of terrorism" has been raided, police said Sunday.

An American anti-abortion activist is expected to be deported from Australia, after the nation's highest court ruled Friday that he posed a threat to public order amid concerns he could incite violence against women.

A civilian police employee Friday was killed in a double shooting outside law enforcement headquarters in Sydney, but the attack did not appear to be linked to terrorism, Australian authorities said Friday.

Ousted Australian leader Tony Abbott conceded Thursday that his decision to award Prince Philip a knighthood, which sparked a huge public and political backlash, was "injudicious."
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