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Peter Foster: Australian serial scamster arrested after six months manhunt

Australian serial conman Peter Foster has been arrested, six months after he failed to appear in a Sydney court over an alleged Bitcoin fraud. Mr Foster, 59, is accused of defrauding a Hong Kong man of A$1.7 million in cryptocurrency. Last year he was arrested in Queensland and extradited to New South Wales, where he […]

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‘Australia’s most wanted man’ caught hiding in car inside shipping container on lorry after elaborate search

A fugitive dubbed “Australia’s most wanted man” has been arrested during an elaborate attempt to cross a state border, police say. Mostafa Baluch, 33, sparked a 17-day nationwide manhunt after allegedly cutting off an ankle bracelet which had tracked his whereabouts in Sydney. Authorities said they pulled over a lorry after receiving a tipoff. Mr […]

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Australian Border Force burn boats, seize seafood in crackdown against Indonesian vessels

Australian officials swung into action in northern waters, destroying illegal Indonesian boats and seizing hundreds of kilograms of fishing gear and seafood. The Australian Border Force (ABF) has released photographs showing the small colourful boats burning at sea in the wake of the three-day operation near the Rowley Shoals Marine Park off the northern Western […]

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Sydney Airport signs $17.5 billion buyout deal, one of the biggest buyouts ever in Australia

Sydney Airport has agreed to accept a US$17.5 billion takeover bid from a group of investors. If completed, the deal will be one of Australia’s biggest ever buyouts. The agreement came after Sydney Aviation Alliance (SAA) raised its bid in response to the airport’s owner rebuffing its earlier offer. However, the proposed sale faces a number […]

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Michael Slater: Former Australian cricketer arrested over domestic violence incident

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident. The 51-year-old turned cricket commentator was arrested at his Sydney home on Wednesday and taken to a police station, local media reported. New South Wales Police confirmed an alleged incident happened last week. They have not disclosed further details. No charges […]

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Emma Watkins: First female cast member of musical group The Wiggles quits

Australian children’s music group The Wiggles has announced that key cast member Emma Watkins, better known as the Yellow Wiggle, is leaving. Watkins became the first female Wiggle nine years ago. She will be replaced by Ethiopian-Australian teen Tsehay Hawkins, as the group revamps to become more gender-balanced and diverse. Created in 1991, the Wiggles […]

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Australia: Two teenage boys charged for killing 14 kangaroos in coastal town of Batemans Bay

Australian police charged two teenage boys over the killing of 14 kangaroos in a coastal beach town south of Sydney. Locals found the slaughtered animals on two different roads at Batemans Bay on Saturday, prompting a police investigation. New South Wales police said the kangaroo packs had been hit by a car. They arrested two […]

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Australia: Two women jailed for five months after ginger tea shipment mistaken for drugs

Two Sydney women are suing authorities after spending more than five months behind bars on suspicions of importing drugs. Connie Chong and Melanie Lim ordered a shipment of ginger tea from China, which aroused the suspicions of the Australian Border Force. In January, police raided the pair’s Greenacre home and charged them with commercial drug […]

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Australian police arrest hundreds in anti-lockdown protests, several people injured

Australia’s police have arrested 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney at unsanctioned anti-lockdown rallies and several police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters. Victoria police said six officers required hospitalisation during the violence on Saturday. Several officers were knocked to the ground and trampled, the police said and television footage showed. […]

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Man who escaped prison 30 years ago turns himself in as Covid lockdowns make him jobless, homeless

A 64-year-old fugitive walked into a Sydney police station to give himself up almost 30 years after he used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison, police said on Wednesday. Darko Desic decided to go back to prison because Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown made him jobless and homeless, media reported. Desic surrendered at […]

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More than 100 humpback whales filmed surrounding boat off the coast of Australia

A “megapod” of more than 100 humpback whales has been filmed surrounding a boat off the coast of Australia. The whales skirted the boat near Bermagui, about 380km from Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, as they fed on a large bait ball — a tightly packed school of fish swimming in a […]

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Woman marries herself to promote self love and defy societal expectations

An Australian woman married herself in a wedding ceremony. Patricia Christine, a teacher who hails from Sydney in Australia, was under psychological pressure created by the society to get married before turning 30. Eight years ago, she had called off her engagement with her ex-partner. In May 2020, she decided to defy society’s norms and […]