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Doing Laundry for Homeless Earns Them Young Australians of the Year Award

A pair of best friends have been named Young Australians of the Year for doing laundry for the homeless. Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett have...

Australian Widow Leaves $4 Million Mansion To Help Homeless Kids

Lily Fardell may not have had any children of her own, but many children who don’t have a home will be living a better...

Beat This: Watch As Australian Solves Rubik’s Cube in Less than 6 Seconds

How fast can you solve a Rubik’s Cube? The reigning world champ did it in 5.695 seconds — that’s a decimal point, not a...

Australian Researchers Discover New Treatment Options for Pancreatic Cancer

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer. While many advances have...

Australian Radio Hosts Surprise Grieving Mom With Amazing Gift of Time

Two radio hosts planned a "Surprise Giveback" that bestowed an amazing gift on a grieving Australian mother who just lost her 19 year-old son...

Exhausted Firefighters From Australian Bush Return to Heartwarming Message

Firefighters from Aldinga's Country Fire Service returned exhausted from fighting wild fires in the tough conditions of Adelaide Hills this morning. Sacrificing their lives to...

From Australians to Muslims: One Beautiful Hashtag

There have been over 350,000 tweets using #illridewithyou as Australians unite http://t.co/IjdlhTk3SU pic.twitter.com/y4YwK4l4o7— BBC Trending (@BBCtrending) December 15, 2014 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js In the wake of a tragic...

Subway Follows McDonald’s in Australia to Use Cage-free Eggs

Australia cheered another win for animal welfare as Subway, a chain of 1400 stores, announced that it will source cage-free eggs for all its...

Australia Scientists Print Cheap Solar Panels Onto Flexible Plastic

Australian solar power scientists have developed a cheap and fast way to print solar cells onto plastic -- plastic that can be used to...

70-Year-old Australian Becomes Oldest Person to Swim English Channel

A 70-year-old Australian man officially became the oldest person to swim the English Channel, considered the 'Everest of swimming'. Lifelong swimmer and life guard Cyril...

Young Professionals Give New Life to Homeless Person in Australia

When they met 37-year-old Alex, he was homeless, living rough on the streets and out of luck. No shelters would take him because he...

Fewer Australians Reliant on Welfare Since 2001

A report shows working-age Australians are less reliant on welfare than they were a decade ago, with 5% fewer 18 to 64-year-olds receiving payments....

Rising Number of Australian Teens Choose Not to Drink

A rising number of Australian teenagers are choosing not to drink alcohol, according to the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Between 2001 and 2010...
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Australian Divers Save Choking Shark in Bold Rescue (WATCH)

Divers in Australia rescued a critically endangered grey nurse shark off the coast of Sydney that was being choked to death by a plastic...
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Indigenous Athlete is Australian of the Year for Anti-racism, Youth Work

Aboriginal AFL player and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes has been named the 2014 Australian of the Year. Goodes, a decorated Sydney football champion, was chosen...
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Australian Grain Growers Dig Deep for Syrian Refugees

A group of retired farmers is calling on Western Australian's grain growers to donate a small percentage of this year's harvest to help feed...
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Australian Principal Faces Down Gangs to Turn Around a School

When Jihad Dib was appointed principal of Punchbowl Boys High School in New South Wales at age 33, it was a hotbed of violence...

Coral More Resilient Than First Thought, Australian Scientists Find

Australian scientists studying the ocean have found that coral is more resilient than first thought, and has the ability to deal with increasing temperature....
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Australia, Canada Dominate Top Ten ‘Most Livable Cities’ List

Melbourne, with its beautiful parks, enviable healthcare, and Australian coastline, has been ranked the world's most livable city for the third year running. In fact,...
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Sympathetic Australians ‘Buy a Bale’ for Farmers in Drought

Community-minded Aussies are baling out farmers in Northwest Queensland who are faced with the choice of slaughtering their animals in the midst of massive...