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06

Former Australia full-back Hunt avoids drug conviction

BBC / Australia

Karmichael Hunt receives a fine after prosecutors drop a charge of cocaine possession.

03

Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

BBC / Asia

George Christensen was accused of insensitivity for posting it shortly after a US school shooting.

Sunday, Feb 18

14

T20 internationals should be scrapped - England coach Bayliss

BBC / Australia

International teams should not play Twenty20 cricket, according to England coach Trevor Bayliss.

Friday, Feb 16

12

Australia beat New Zealand with record T20 chase

BBC / Australia

Australia score the highest run chase in Twenty20 international history as they beat New Zealand with seven balls remaining.

04

Barnaby Joyce: Australia PM's remarks 'inept', deputy says

BBC / Asia

Malcolm Turnbull is rebuked for his comments about Barnaby Joyce's affair with a former staffer.

Thursday, Feb 15

18

The transgender teenager who helped change Australia

BBC / Australia

Georgie Stone became the youngest person in Australia to be granted hormone blockers at the age of 10.

09

Barnaby Joyce: Australia PM bans ministers from sex with staff

BBC / Asia

The deputy PM's affair prompts the prime minister to ban sex between ministers and their staff.

07

Dog escapes Australia rubbish truck

BBC / Australia

A dog thrown into a rubbish truck survives struggling against compacter blades and piles of rubbish.

02

Great White demystified

BBC / Australia

Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.

Wednesday, Feb 14

18

The new scandal imperilling Barnaby Joyce

BBC / Asia

Having survived a dual citizen saga, Barnaby Joyce is now facing public questions over an affair.

15

Gloucestershire sign Australia bowler Worrall

BBC / Australia

Gloucestershire sign Australia pace bowler Daniel Worrall as their overseas player for the first part of the 2018 season.

02

Fake welfare workers inspected babies, Australian police say

BBC / Australia

Police warn locals near Canberra after a pair posing as welfare staff tricked their way into a home.

Tuesday, Feb 13

21

Julian Assange: Warrant for his arrest upheld by court

BBC / Australia

The Wikileaks founder remains at the Ecuadorean embassy in London after failing to answer bail.

12

Transgender first for Australian football as Hannah Mouncey is accepted

BBC / Australia

The country's football league says it wants everyone to be able to play the Australian rules game.

05

Australia's apology to Stolen Generations: 'It gave me peace'

BBC / Australia

Indigenous Australians who were abducted as children discuss the anniversary of a national apology.

Monday, Feb 12

16

Sydney seaplane: UK family members 'drowned in crash'

BBC / Australia

UK boss Richard Cousins and five family members were killed in the crash in Sydney.

09

Australia given mixed score on indigenous 'gap'

BBC / Australia

The nation is meeting only three of seven targets to improve the lives of indigenous Australians.

08

Probe Down Under

BBC / Asia

Finance is the country's biggest industry but a landmark inquiry is probing scandals in the sector.

03

Australia royal commission inquiry into banking begins

BBC / Australia

The royal commission follows a decade of scandals which have rocked the country's biggest industry.

Friday, Feb 9

17

Selling a 'lovable' Australia to the US

BBC / Asia

Why "over-the-top caricatures" from Crocodile Dundee are likely to help tourism down under.

06

Former Commonwealth javelin champion, 33, dies

BBC / Australia

Australian javelin thrower Jarrod Bannister, 33, had been living and training in the Netherlands.

04

Asia stock markets drop sharply after US falls

BBC / Asia

Wall Street suffered its second day of heavy losses in a volatile week for global investors.

Thursday, Feb 8

19

Ashes: ICC ends match-fixing investigation into third Ashes Test

BBC / Australia

An investigation into allegations of match-fixing in the third Ashes Test last year ends after no evidence of corruption is found.

06

Australia child sex abuse: Victims to receive national apology

BBC / Asia

An inquiry found that tens of thousands of children were abused in churches, schools and sports clubs.

04

Australia accused of 'effectively abandoning' indigenous goals

BBC / Australia

A coalition of experts accuses Australia of failing in its Closing The Gap strategy to improve lives.

01

Great Barrier Reef: Swimming deaths prompt new safety rules

BBC / Asia

Visitors to Australia's Great Barrier Reef will be forced to wear life vests if they are deemed to be "at-risk" swimmers, a new safety code says. The rules are a response the deaths of 10 people - including at least four foreign tourists -…

Wednesday, Feb 7

15

Australia v England: Glenn Maxwell century gives hosts victory

BBC

Glenn Maxwell hits a sublime unbeaten century after taking 3-10 to give Australia a five-wicket win over England in the Twenty20 tri-series in Hobart.

11

Australian MP reveals mum never came back

BBC / Australia

Susan Lamb gives a tearful speech about her childhood to explain why she cannot access key papers.

02

H&M apologises to musician for using song 'without approval'

BBC / Asia

Its author criticised the retailer for claiming the track was "specifically produced for us".

Tuesday, Feb 6

20

Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands, court rules

BBC / UK

Sex assault charges against him were dropped but he is still wanted for bail offences dating from 2012.