Australia's central bank cuts rates to new record low

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced it had cut rates to 0.75 per cent, a decision that brings the country's interest rates to a historic new low.

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Abortion effectively decriminalised in Australia as New South Wales passes new bill

The legislation was delayed for months by a small group of conservatives from the ruling Liberal Party who rebelled against their leader. 

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Australia probes PayPal over payments for child abuse content

A PayPal Australia spokesperson said that following an internal review the company had "self-disclosed an issue" in its reporting system to AUSTRAC.

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Man accused of Sydney knife attack restrained by 'brave' bystanders

A woman, who was injured in the attack, was taken to hospital

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Virgin Australia delays Boeing 737 MAX order over safety concerns

Virgin Australia said in a statement that it was deferring delivery of its first batch of planes from November 2019 to July 2021. 

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Australian PM's faces new leadership challenge

The ministers, who supported Turnbull in a leadership ballot on Tuesday against former home affairs minister Peter Dutton, said they had changed… Read Article

New Zealand's 'cyclist mom' politician has baby boy

PM Ardern, who returned from six weeks' maternity congratulated her colleague.

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New Zealand waits as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern enters hospital for birth of first child

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters was now acting prime minister and would run the country for the next six weeks while Ardern took maternity leave Read Article

New Zealand removes 'sex work' from skills list for visa hopefuls

It defined a sex worker or escort as someone who provided clients with sexual services or social companionship. Read Article

Wife flattered over Macron's 'delicious' remark: Turnbull

The French president had thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his 'delicious wife' for their warm welcome on his official visit

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Australia announces US$379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, which can be seen from space, covers 348,000 square kilometres and was world-heritage listed in 1981 as the most spectacular… Read Article

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes Papua New Guinea

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury

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At least four dead as Cyclone Josie batters Fiji

The National Disaster Management office said more than 1,000 people were sheltering in evacuation centres while heavy rain and strong wind warnings remained in place for Monday

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Whales die after mass stranding in Australia

All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from… Read Article

Record number of US Marines to train in Australia in symbolic challenge to China

The deployment, first introduced in 2011 as part of a US "pivot" to Asia, has emerged as a key indicator of Washington's commitment to… Read Article