Big croc believed responsible for diver’s death captured and killed

Rangers capture and kill crocodile thought responsible for the death of Warren Hughes.

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16 funny Australian place names

Australia is home to some of the strangest and most rib-tickling place names. Writer Daniel Scott set off to discover some of the best. Here’s a few of his favourites.

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British backpacker “not impressed” by Aussie bloke being attacked by crocodile

Aussie teen Lee De Paauw jumped into croc inhabited waters to impress a foreign girl. And guess what happened…

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Year-on-year bleaching threatens Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status

ANALYSIS & OPINION: The extreme marine heatwave in 2016 killed two-thirds of the corals along a 700km stretch of the northern Great Barrier Reef, from Port Douglas to Papua New Guinea. It was a game-changer for the reef and for how we manage it.

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Banning foreign political donations won’t fix all that ails our system

ANALYSIS & OPINION: A federal parliamentary committee has recommended foreign citizens and entities be banned from making political donations.

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Western Australians in London urged to make their vote count in tight state election race

The Western Australia state election is set to be close, with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation potentially taking the balance of power in the upper house. WA overseas voters are being encouraged to have their say.

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How do you catch a drone in Australia? In the back of a ute, mate [WATCH]

VIDEO: These outback larrikins are pretty stoked when a wayward drone drops perfectly into the back of their speeding ute.

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Malcolm Turnbull rounds on Pauline Hanson

ANALYSIS: The prime minister calls out One Nation’s Pauline Hanson over her stance on vaccination and praise for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Booze culture: Britain versus Australia – is alcohol political correctness going too far?

From the workplace to the pub, wild parties to family gatherings – Brits and Aussies both love a drink. But how much is too much, and are stricter laws and restrictions, such as Lloyd’s of London’s new alcohol ban, necessary?

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I’ve got a question for all those refugees that want to come to Australia… [WATCH]

VIDEO: He’s angry, he’s mad and he’s just saying what so many people are thinking.

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Netanyahu’s visit prompts Australia to rethink its relationship with Israel

ANALYSIS: Israel can count on only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them. While the government says it is opposed to “one-sided resolutions against Israel”, four Labor statesmen – Bob Hawke, Bob Carr, Kevin Rudd and Gareth Evans – have called for diplomatic recognition of the State of Palestine.

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Australia’s 10 best beaches for 2017 revealed

The top beaches in Australia, and we do have some absolute stunners, as decided by users of TripAdvisor.

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Australia becomes a country of million dollar homes

In spite of its vastness and low overall population density, the Australian housing market is characterized by supply-side issues in key metropolitan areas, which have led to significant house-price inflation particularly in state capitals.

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Brave waitress drags huge goanna out of restaurant by the tail [WATCH]

VIDEO: Only in Australia is goanna wrangling a handy skill for restaurant staff to have on their resume’.

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The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report

Successes being achieved, but progress nationally is too slow, says new Closing The Gap report

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