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An Australian mosque reportedly visited by a 15-year-old boy before he shot dead a civilian police employee in an "act of terrorism" has been raided, police said Sunday.

An American anti-abortion activist is expected to be deported from Australia, after the nation's highest court ruled Friday that he posed a threat to public order amid concerns he could incite violence against women.

A civilian police employee Friday was killed in a double shooting outside law enforcement headquarters in Sydney, but the attack did not appear to be linked to terrorism, Australian authorities said Friday.

Ousted Australian leader Tony Abbott conceded Thursday that his decision to award Prince Philip a knighthood, which sparked a huge public and political backlash, was "injudicious."

Toppled Australian leader Tony Abbott took potshots at the new government Tuesday, saying it offered no new policies and that the nation should stop swapping prime ministers "like changing clothes."

Australia's greyhound racing industry was responsible for the deaths of thousands of the dogs each year, an inquiry into claims that the animals were trained with live bait heard Monday.
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The number of Australians fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq doubled in the past year but was not expected to continue to grow so rapidly, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

A lucky koala has been nicknamed "Bear Grylls" after sustaining just a few scratches in a high-speed collision with a car at night in southern Australia, the driver and wildlife rescuers said Thursday.

Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advised mainland China to ease off on island construction in the South China Sea if it wants a reduced U.S. presence in the region.

The deaths of three Australian soldiers killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan may have been prevented had the military passed down a NATO order to tighten security, a coroner found Tuesday.

Australia's new Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull indicated on Monday that he is in no hurry to sever the nation's constitutional links to Britain by appointing an Australian president as head of state.

New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Australia's first female defense minister Sunday as he filled more key posts with women in a "very extensive" cabinet reshuffle, days after ousting Tony Abbott in a party coup.

The honeymoon did not last long for Malcolm Turnbull. Just days after he took over as prime minister of Australia the attacks have started, with opponents accusing him of selling his ideological soul on issues from climate change to gay marriage in order to snatch the nation's top job.

Australia Wednesday introduced a "no jab, no pay" law which would block parents who refuse to vaccinate their children from accessing some government benefits.
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