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She documented her exotic trip on Instagram, now she heads to prison

SYDNEY – “She wanted to be the envy of others,” said an Australian judge of Mélina Roberge. There’s little to envy now: The 24-year-old was on Wednesday sentenced to eight years for drug trafficking, … 276 more words


Australia joins US and UK in blaming Russian-backed hackers for cyber-attacks

Australia has joined the US and UK in publicly blaming Russia for a “malicious” global cyber-attack last year. The attack appeared to be an attempt at espionage, stealing intellectual property and laying the foundation for a future attack on infrastructure. 556 more words


Shark attack halts Australian surfing competition

A shark attack on a surfer in Australia has forced the temporary suspension of an international surfing competition.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was bitten on the leg by a shark off Gracetown in Western Australia on Monday morning. 267 more words


'Plastic is literally everywhere': the epidemic attacking Australia's oceans

It never breaks down and goes away, say scientists struggling to understand the impact of widespread pollution

While heading down the Brisbane river, Jim Hinds once pulled aboard a drunken half-naked man only seconds from” going down for the last period “. 2,171 more words


Fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page run by Australian union official report

Ian Mackay suspended from National Union of Workers over report he ran page, which he denies

A high-ranking Australian union official has been suspended amid reports he ran a fake Black Lives Matter… 622 more words


These Australian police K-9s will make your day

The newest members of the Australian Federal Police force are absolutely adorable.

Meet Lexie, Maddie and Rosie.

Tuesday was the first day on the job for the three German shepherd pups. 36 more words


Apple Watch provides murder case clues

Smartwatches can track movement and heart rate

Police in Australia have presented data gathered from an Apple Watch as evidence in a murder trial.

Grandmother Myrna Nilsson was wearing the device when she was killed in 2016. 363 more words