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Australian premier Malcolm Turnbull fined for not wearing lifejacket

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was fined 250 Australian dollars (195 dollars) for not wearing a life jacket while moving his dinghy on Sydney harbour, a local media reported on Friday.

Australian charged with trying to sell North Korean missile parts

A naturalized Australian faced court on Sunday after being charged with acting as an economic agent for North Korea, brokering sales of missile parts and illegal exports.

China has no intention to interfere in Australia’s Internal Affairs – foreign ministry

China has no intention of interfering in Australia’s Internal Affairs, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Australian court sacks deputy premier Barnaby Joyce

Australia’s High Court ruled on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to remain in parliament, a stunning decision that cost the government its one-seat parliamentary majority and forced a by-election.

US rapper pledges song proceeds to Australia gay marriage campaign

US rapper Macklemore has pledged proceeds from his hit gay anthem to Australia’s pro-same sex marriage campaign after the song surged to number one in the country amid a national vote on the issue.

First refugees held on Manus Island leave for US

The first group of refugees to be resettled in the United States under a controversial deal with the Australian government have left a remote Pacific Island prison camp and are en route to the US, according to officials.

Why I headbutted former prime minister – DJ

A self-described anarchist who headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has denied he attacked the politician because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.

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