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Asylum seekers in PNG hospital hope medevac bill will take them...

Posted February 15, 2019 21:58:40 Refugees in a hospital in Port Moresby are hoping the passing of the medical evacuations legislation will give them not only access to treatment in Australia, but also settlement in the country. Key points: The medevac bill gives doctors more power to decide whether asylum seekers should come to Australia…

Sonia Kruger vilified Muslim people in Australia but her comments were...

Posted February 15, 2019 20:45:21 Television presenter Sonia Kruger vilified Muslims in comments about banning them from immigrating to Australia, a New South Wales tribunal says. Key points:Kruger had suggested a link between Muslim populations and the frequency of terrorist attacksShe acknowledged her views "may have been extreme"The man who made the complaint wanted her…

One of Trump’s most controversial advisers is coming to Australia

Updated February 14, 2019 06:36:10 National security adviser John Bolton is considered one of the most powerful figures inside the Trump administration, and the ABC can reveal he's planning to visit Australia within weeks. Key points:The visit will come off the back of the President's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UnThe US Embassy…

Hakeem al-Araibi boards flight en route to Australia

Posted February 12, 2019 06:37:19 Melbourne-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is finally on his way home to Australia after his release from a Thai prison late last night. Mr al-Araibi boarded a Thai Airways flight just after midnight local time and is expected to arrive in Melbourne this afternoon.He was among the last to board with…

‘Eurovision will love’: Kate Miller-Heidke to represent Australia at song contest

Posted February 10, 2019 10:24:35 Kate Miller-Heidke has taken out the vote to become Australia's entry into the 2019 Eurovision song contest. It is the first time the public has helped choose the musical act to perform at the contest.The 37-year-old singer-songwriter performed her song Zero Gravity during the live TV final Eurovision — Australia…

‘The best fresh air in the world’: What our newest citizens...

Updated January 26, 2019 09:14:38 While Australia often defies visitors' expectations, containing more than the iconic sand and sun, its natural beauty remains one of the main reasons new citizens are thrilled to call the wide brown land home. Key points:At a ceremony in Canberra, 28 people will become Australian citizensSeismologist Tanja Pejic emigrated from…

Australia rues the runs that got away as the long wait...

Posted January 26, 2019 08:23:20 Some days are just made for batting. You can feel it in the air upon arrival at the ground, seeing clearly in your mind a batsman's fluid late-afternoon strokeplay, a bowler's weary toil and a fielder's resigned chased to the boundary line.Day two in Brisbane was one of those days,…

Bungaree, the Indigenous explorer who helped Flinders put Australia on the...

Updated January 25, 2019 16:07:41 British explorer Matthew Flinders — whose body has been found under London's Euston station — is famous for being the first person to circumnavigate Australia.But what is less well known is that among his crew on the iconic voyage was an Indigenous Australian.Bungaree, a Kuringgai man from what is now…

Who was Matthew Flinders? Get up to speed on the man...

Posted January 25, 2019 11:32:25 After a marathon excavation effort, the body of Matthew Flinders has been discovered beneath Euston station in London.Let's take a look at the life and achievements of the man who circumnavigated Australia.Who was Flinders?Flinders was born in England on March 16, 1774.He joined the navy at 15 and served under…

Quad Series: England v Australia – live text & radio

Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryAustralia unbeaten; England won one lost oneListen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary using the audio iconEngland need to beat Aus by five or more to win the Quad…
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