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Seven per cent of Australian Catholic priests since 1950 have been accused of abuse


Seven per cent of priests in Australia’s Catholic Church were accused of sexually abusing children over the past several decades, a lawyer said on Monday as officials investigating institutional abuse across Australia revealed for the first time the extent of the crisis.

Australian to be charged over partner's jet ski death, Thai police say


An Australian man will face a reckless driving charge over a jet ski collision that killed his partner in Thailand, police say.

Australia: 7% of Catholic priests abused children, commission finds


After years of investigations and hearings, the sheer scale of child sexual abuse within the Australian Catholic Church has been revealed.

Australian army chief to meet Indonesian military leaders after spat


Australian army chief Angus Campbell will meet Indonesian military leaders in Jakarta on Wednesday, after defense cooperation was suspended last month over "insulting" teaching material found at an Australian base.

Opposition leaders criticize Aussie PM for hefty personal donation in election


Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been accused of buying the 2016 federal election, after he admitted to have donated 1.75 million Australian dollars (1.32 million U.S. dollars) of his own money to the Liberal Party during the eight-week campaign.

Australian PM, other officials send Chinese New Year's greetings


The dense Lunar New Year vibe in Australia was further lifted as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other officials gave new year greetings to Chinese at home and abroad.

Violence breaks out at Australia Day protests


​An anti-Australia Day demonstration has turned violent in Sydney on Thursday, when scuffles broke out with police after a man allegedly set fire to an Australian flag.

Australia and New Zealand to pursue 'TPP 12 minus one'


Australia and New Zealand say they are hopeful of pressing ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, despite America's formal withdrawal.

Melbourne car deaths: Family mourns 'perfect little baby'


The parents of a three-month-old boy killed in an allegedly deliberate attack by a motorist in Melbourne have paid tribute their son.

Australia, New Zealand pledge to salvage TPP after US exit


Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday (Jan 24) that they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord.