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The 'egg carton' stromatolites at the Trendall Reserve are among the oldest known structures regarded as biogenic in origin.  Photo courtesy of dmp.wa.gov.au
New fossils show life on Earth at least 3.7bn years old

Life on Earth is even older than we though - fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years have been discovered.

New fossils show life on Earth at least 3.7bn years old
Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary
Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary

Heading Down Under where locals are "dry as a dead dingo's donger" and beachgoers don "budgie smugglers"?

Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under

An orangutan living in an Australian zoo has created a jazz riff.

Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
Australia PM urged to quit after 'Brexiting' himself
Australia PM urged to quit after 'Brexiting' himself

Australia's opposition urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign, calling him the 'David Cameron of the southern hemisphere'.

Australia PM urged to quit after 'Brexiting' himself
'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia
'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of annual showcase.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who has revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency, is an elusive individual.

Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists

Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.

First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
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British 'invaded' Australia say university guidelines

Language guidelines that advise students to describe British explorer James Cook's arrival in Sydney as an "invasion" rather than a "settlement" were defended by an Australian university.

British 'invaded' Australia say university guidelines
New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site
New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site

Researchers found five more columns under the sea to add up to the limestone stacks off the south coast of Australia known as the Twelve Apostles.

New 'Drowned Apostles' at popular Australia tourist site
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Climate change 'forcing species to move'

Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, with every major type of species affected.

Climate change 'forcing species to move'
Australia's Westfield offloads five US malls

Australian shopping centre giant Westfield Corp. said Monday it has offloaded five US malls for US$1.1 billion to divest non-core assets.

Australia's Westfield offloads five US malls
Australian PM seeks to repair strained ties on Indonesia visit
Australian PM seeks to repair strained ties on Indonesia visit

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made his first visit to Indonesia since taking power, seeking to repair a key relationship strained by repeated crises under his conservative predecessor.

Australian PM seeks to repair strained ties on Indonesia visit
Prince Charles meets Australian war widow
Prince Charles meets Australian war widow

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met war widow Daphne Dunne in Sydney, as they were mobbed by royal fans as they continued their six-day tour of Australia.

Prince Charles meets Australian war widow
Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners
Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners

Australia marked 30 years since the world's largest monolith Uluru was returned to its traditional Aboriginal owners with the government admitting it has not lived up to commitments made back then.

Australia marks 30 years since Uluru returned to Aboriginal owners
Australian FM emoji use sparks debate on Russia relations
Australian FM emoji use sparks debate on Russia relations

The Australian foreign minister's use of a red-faced emoji to depict Russia's Vladimir Putin sparked debate among lawmakers in Canberra, demanding to know what the icon means for relations between the nations.

Australian FM emoji use sparks debate on Russia relations
Australia PM's 'tax haven' investments under microscope
Australia PM's 'tax haven' investments under microscope

Australia's multi-millionaire Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull denied dodging tax by using havens in the Cayman Islands as his personal wealth came under the microscope in parliament.

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Australia PM's 'tax haven' investments under microscope
91,000 vehicles in Australia affected by VW cheating
91,000 vehicles in Australia affected by VW cheating

Volkswagen said that more than 91,000 of its vehicles in Australia are fitted with emissions-cheating technology, more than two weeks after the global scandal broke.

91,000 vehicles in Australia affected by VW cheating
Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles
Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles

Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military.

Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles
Australia PM Turnbull admits 'concerns' about asylum seeker camps
Australia PM Turnbull admits 'concerns' about asylum seeker camps

Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitted he had concerns about asylum seekers being held in Pacific island camps.

Australia PM Turnbull admits 'concerns' about asylum seeker camps
New Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea
New Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea

Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advised China to ease off on island construction in the South China Sea if it wants a reduced US presence in the region.

New Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea