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People ride the Beach House water slides during hot weather at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

Australia’s post-Christmas heatwave continues to sweep across the country, with a near record-breaking 49 degrees forecast for Western Australia, and (...)

The LarvalBot  undersea robot was developed  to inject a new lease of life into the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

An undersea robot developed by researchers from Southern Cross University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia will inject a new(...)

 Chris Dawson (right) arriving at the Sydney Police Centre, after being extradited from the Gold Coast to Sydney, where he was charged with the murder of his wife Lynette Dawson, who disappeared in 1982. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/EPA

The 36-year-old cold case had always been memorable: Lynette Dawson, a nurse and childcare worker, vanished from a coastal suburb of Sydney, leaving t(...)

Australia’s strawberry industry was rocked in September following nearly 200 complaints of sewing needles found in strawberries and other fruits. Photograph:  Amer Ghazzal / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

An Australian court on Monday ordered a 50-year-old farm supervisor charged in a strawberry needle contamination case that sparked a major food scare (...)

Daisy Bates lived with Aboriginal communities for forty years, compiling dictionaries of regional dialects, mythology and legends.

Born in Tipperary in 1859 and dying in Australia in 1951, Daisy Bates’ life spanned almost a century of intense social change. Orphaned at a young age(...)

Australia has replaced the 457 visa programme with the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS) with a significantly reduced list of qualifying occupations. Photograph: Getty images

More than 630 Irish people have been deported from Australia over the last two years according to figures released by the Australian Department of Hom(...)

 Strawberry punnets in a supermarket in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Erik Anderson/EPA

The Australian government will introduce new penalties for food contamination in the wake of the strawberry contamination scare, which ministers and p(...)

Strawberry punnets are seen at a supermarket in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: EPA

Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand. Growers have st(...)

At a time when life expectancy was far lower, many column inches in The Irish Times were dedicated to the topic of longevity. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

It is now possible that the majority of children born today will become centenarians, while the prospect of living 120 years may be realistic, accordi(...)

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hyster(...)

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