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Australia issued a formal protest to Indonesia Friday after photos emerged of a smiling senior police officer posing with the two men due to face the firing squad, as it was confirmed that the executions would not happen this week.
 

“Got a phone charger you can lend me? No, I need the new type ... Oh, forget it.”
 

Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.
 

Australian authorities are clamping down on wealthy foreigners illegally buying real estate, ordering a Chinese billionaire to sell a Sydney mansion he recently bought for US$30 million, a minister said on Wednesday.
 

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.
Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

 

Australia's economy expanded slower than forecast in the last three months of 2014, data showed Wednesday, fuelling expectations the central bank will further cut interest rates to record lows.
 

Australia announced Tuesday it will send another 300 troops to Iraq in a joint mission with New Zealand to help train local forces fighting to reclaim territory seized by the Islamic State (IS) group.
 

An 18-month-old girl was among the children allegedly sexually abused by an Australian man arrested in the Philippines last month, government investigators said Monday.
 

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
 

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has contradicted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that the president gave him an indication that he might soften his stance on the planned executions of 11 prisoners, including two Australian drug smugglers.
 

A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers' personal data for the convenience of law enforcement agencies. A key recommendation is that the law specifies exactly what personal data is to be retained.
 

The Australian government's woes deepened Wednesday after police said they were investigating claims a senior official broke the law by allegedly offering an inducement for the Human Rights Commission chief to resign.
 

Foreign investors will have to pay new fees to buy Australian real estate, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday, under a proposal which includes a crackdown on illegal purchases.
 

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday said he has lost confidence in the head of the nation's Human Rights Commission, calling a report criticizing the detention of asylum-seeker children a “political stitch-up.”
Abbot says he has no confidence in rights chief

 
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