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Susan Wareham
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Australian News

News Photo - Aussie Heatwaves

Aussie Heatwaves

Heatwaves cause havoc in southern New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

News Photo - Australian of Year

Australian of Year

Indigenous leader Professor Mick Dodson AM has been named Australian of the Year 2009.

News Photo - Cyclone Charlotte Hits

Cyclone Charlotte Hits

120kph wind & flash flood warnings for far north Qld's Cape York.

News Photo - Perth Shark Patrols

Perth Shark Patrols

Daily helicopter patrols will search Perth's beaches for sharks during this summer.

News Photo - Honours List 2008

Honours List 2008

Queen's Birthday Honours List announced for 2008.
News Photo - ANZAC Day 2008

ANZAC Day 2008

ANZAC Day – 25 April - is a time to remember.

Trouble for Australia's Koalas?

New research indicates that Australia's koala population may be in danger as climate change effects eucalyptus and other leaf-eating animals.

Australia has nearly 11,000 beaches!

Australia is the world's only island-continent and has almost 11,000 beaches.

Man saves wife from Crocodile in NT

In Australia's Northern Territory a man has saved his wife from the jaws of a crocodile by jumping on the creature's back.

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