Australia

Geldof slams Australian aid cuts

Bob Geldof

Australia has broken a promise to the world's poorest people by cutting its foreign aid spending, activist Sir Bob Geldof says.

'We need to live with this every day'

mh17 maslin family

Parents who lost three children on MH17 wouldn't wish their hell on anyone - even the killers.

Hockey's learning experience

Australian treasurer Joe Hockey

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey's trip to NZ was a reminder of how closely our two countries are intertwined.

HIV-positive man guilty of GBH

Australia court coat of arms

An HIV-positive former sex worker has been convicted of grievous bodily harm after unprotected sex.

MH17 remains may still be in the open

tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott fears the remains of some Australian victims of the MH17 crash haven't been collected.

The strangest of suicides

Paul and Jenny Lee Cook

On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But her family sees a more sinister truth.

Hope for Kiwi expats in Oz

John Key and Joe Hockey

Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey signals willingness to bend on the rights of Kiwi expats across the Tasman.

Slipper admits using funds

HEADING TO COURT: Peter Slipper.

Australia's former parliamentary Speaker admits using Commonwealth funds to visit wineries, but denies dishonesty.

MH17: Difficult weeks ahead

Tony Abbott

Australians are being urged to prepare for difficult weeks ahead as authorities try to recover the dead and pressure builds for an independent investigation into how a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down in Ukraine.

MH17 trip started with excitement

Victims

For Otis, Evie and Mo, school was calling. They left their parents and holiday behind and boarded flight MH17.

Double tragedy for family

MH17 wreckage

Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learns her stepdaughter was on MH17.

Russia response to MH17 criticised

Australian PM Tony Abbott speaks after MH17 crash

Tony Abbott has delivered a warning to Russia to accept some responsibility for the MH17 crash.

Top AIDs scientists among dead

MH17 wreckage

A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board MH17.

Kiwi MH370 widow horrified

Danica and Paul Weeks

New Zealander Danica Weeks has told the families of flight MH17 she knows the pain they are in.

Soldier was skilled mountaineer

Westpac rescue team on Mt Cook retrieving dead Australian soldier

Commando killed on Aoraki Mt Cook was noted for his mountaineering ability, twice going close to conquering Mt Everest.

Shark bit more than it could chew

Shark

A shark thrashing in the shallows of an Australian beach was choking on a sea lion.

Psychologist had sex with murderer

SACKED: Bobbie Maree Bergmeier.

Australian psychologist treating a murderer in jail falsified records to cover up their relationship.

Unfazed by 76-year driving ban

Australian police

An elderly Australian man continues to get behind the wheel despite being disqualified from driving until 2090.

Alleged people smuggler faces extradition

Court

Extradition proceedings against an alleged people smuggler have been re-ignited following a Court of Appeal decision.

Soldier killed on Cook

Westpac rescue team on Mt Cook retrieving dead Australian soldier

An Australian soldier has died after falling 40 metres into a crevasse on Aoraki/Mt Cook. | Large avalanche on Mt Cook

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