Australians lose more than US$100 million worth of coins down the back of sofas and car seats each year, the Royal Australian Mint said.
Australia was Wednesday investigating an account from a sailor who said she may have seen Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on fire, as officials said the hunt for the plane could dive much deeper.
An Australian study has blamed feral cats for the extinction of native mammals and warns 100 species are under threat from the creatures that inhabited the homes of early British settlers.
Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who wants to remove the country's unpopular carbon tax on industrial polluters, on Tuesday described U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as sensible steps.
The earmarking of a remote Australian outback area as a nuclear waste dump was invalid because officials failed to contact all traditional Aboriginal landowners affected, a court heard Monday.
A Sri Lankan asylum-seeker has died after setting himself on fire while awaiting a visa decision in Australia, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, with a Tamil group claiming he was “living in great fear.”
An Australian radio DJ at the center of a royal hoax call controversy in which a nurse was found hanged says the ordeal broke her, with death threats and depression taking their toll.
Seven asylum-seekers sewed their lips shut Sunday as part of a mass hunger strike protest involving hundreds of detainees in an Australian immigration detention center, activists said.
Australia revealed Sunday that it had resettled in recent months more than 500 Afghans who had jeopardized their own safety by helping the Australian military in their war-ravaged homeland.
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