A venomous paradox: how deadly are Australia’s snakes, really?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Snakes strike fear into many people who live in or visit Australia. When we have a higher risk of injury or death from burns, horses, bee stings, drownings and car accidents, why don’t we fear these hazards as we do the sight of a snake?

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New Oz Film Festival set to bring celebration of Down Under cinema back to London

Film festival organisers promise all the “energy, beauty, toughness, drama, eeriness, rebellion, humour and emotional honesty” that is Australia, on the big screen at Regent Street Cinema in London.

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Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

Russia says it will treat coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, following downing of Syrian jet by US.

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Could you pass the proposed English test for Australian citizenship?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Tough English language tests will be used to decide Australian citizenship. Does this new policy look and feel like Australia’s old White Australia Policy?

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Rise of ‘anti-politics’ produces surprise result in the UK election – and it’s playing a role in Australia, too

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Not only must Australia’s leaders manage competing ideologies in their parties and span diverging nations, they must also respond to a volatile electorate that is decidedly “anti-politics”.

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Six capital stops on Australia’s east side that you really shouldn’t miss

Arts, sports, beaches, culture and nature. Australia is a land of beauty and abundance. Here’s six top spots for the visitor to get a big hit of Down Under.

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We need your help more than ever, top Republican tells Australia as Trump controversies deepen

Senator John McCain tells Australian audience allies should keep faith in the United States as it endures a “rough period” with Donald Trump as president.

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Listening to the heart: what now for Indigenous recognition after the Uluru summit?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Indigenous Australians are willing to negotiate. But are non-Indigenous Australians ready to enter into respectful negotiations? Or will they, once again, ignore the invitation?

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Opera House sails light up in spectacular Vivid colour for amazing display of sight and sound [VIDEO]

WATCH: Vivid Sydney festival gets started with a mesmerising display of images on the iconic Opera House sails, set to music. Check out the full show…

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Vivid Sydney dazzles with world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas [PICTURES]

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Take a look at what else is aglow and wowing admirers in Sydney for Vivid 2017…

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Anthony Pratt tops 2017 list of Australia’s richest people

The Australian Financial Review have released their 2017 rich list. Check out who made the top 10 and how many billions they are worth.

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Australia’s involvement in an ‘Anglosphere’ is the delusion of a golden age that never existed

OPINION & ANALYSIS: The weird and wonderful concept of the Anglosphere is gaining a surprising salience in public debates as Britain faces up to its post-Brexit, post-Europe future.

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WATCH: Why more millionaires are moving to Australia than even the USA

VIDEO: We call it the ‘Lucky Country’ for a reason. Some have called it “an improved version of the United States”. Despite the harsh climate and killer wildlife, it has become a magnet for rich immigrants. Here’s why…

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Is Melbourne the music capital of Australia? Sydney or Adelaide might pip it to the post

Is Melbourne really Australia’s music capital? I crunched the numbers to find that the jury is still out on this claim. Indeed arch rival, Sydney (or even Adelaide) have a chance to claim this title.

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Bloke gets Mazerati stuck on beach then starts hitting golf balls [WATCH]

VIDEO: Cops have a bit of a chat with this fella after he drove his sports car straight on to a Sydney Harbour beach to practice his swing and pump some Bob Marley.

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