The Breakdown: ‘Tiny Home’: Affordable, Stylish — but a Bit Too Easy to Steal

The Breakdown: ‘Tiny Home’: Affordable, Stylish — but a Bit Too Easy to Steal

Photo A “tiny home” prototype was stolen from Canberra and driven more than 900 miles before the police recovered it. Credit Facebook/Smartdeck, via Storyful SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s housing affordability crisis took a strange turn this week, after a woman’s...
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Australian Catholic Church Falls Short on Safeguards for Children, Study Finds

Australian Catholic Church Falls Short on Safeguards for Children, Study Finds

In nearly 400 pages, the report traces the history of child sexual abuse in the global church and tries to identify factors that have contributed to it, with a particular focus on Australia. Professor Cahill and the report’s co-author, Dr....
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The Breakdown: Girls in Western Australia Gain Right to Wear Pants and Shorts to School

The Breakdown: Girls in Western Australia Gain Right to Wear Pants and Shorts to School

The dress code made it difficult to participate in athletic activities, Sofia said. “I think it’s really unfair that my brothers have been allowed to wear shorts, and all through primary school I haven’t been allowed to except when I...
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Australia’s Immigration Chief Defends Cutting Support for Some Asylum Seekers

Australia’s Immigration Chief Defends Cutting Support for Some Asylum Seekers

Mr. Dutton defended the tough new measures during his interview on Monday, saying that asylum seekers who sought legal help to remain in Australia after receiving medical treatment were taking unfair advantage of the system. “The medical assistance has been....
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Letter 22: American Exasperation and Australian Humor

Letter 22: American Exasperation and Australian Humor

A few Trump critics I saw at my friend’s wedding chewed over every speech and every new development after the Charlottesville protests; others seemed to have less capacity for continuous outrage, offering little more than an “I know” and a...
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Naval Collision Adds to Fears About U.S. Decline in Asia

Naval Collision Adds to Fears About U.S. Decline in Asia

Monday’s collision occurred at a time of disarray in Washington and as the United States’ Asian allies have questioned its commitment to the region, especially as China’s economic and military footprint grows. President Barack Obama vowed a foreign polic...
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4,000 Kilometers, 10 Months: One Australian’s March for Indigenous Rights

4,000 Kilometers, 10 Months: One Australian’s March for Indigenous Rights

Mr. Pryor, 27, with a knee brace on one leg, said he started out his trek from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness about two specific issues: homelessness among Indigenous Australians, an issue he has experienced firsthand, and the forced...
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Trilobites: Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Shadow the Moon on Monday

Trilobites: Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Shadow the Moon on Monday

Photo A partial lunar eclipse in Japan in 2011. Most of the eastern hemisphere will see a partial lunar eclipse on Monday night. (It will be Tuesday in East Asia and Australia.) Credit Yoshikazu Tsuno/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Call...
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The Breakdown: Want a Job, Mate? Amazon Is Hiring Aussie Speakers

The Breakdown: Want a Job, Mate? Amazon Is Hiring Aussie Speakers

“If people like Google, Apple and Amazon are putting money into this stuff, localization needs to be a part of it,” said Simon Musgrave, a lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne. Continue reading the main story Current voice recognition software,...
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Minneapolis Police Shooting of Australian Woman: What Is Known So Far

Minneapolis Police Shooting of Australian Woman: What Is Known So Far

Chief Harteau said that she believed the body camera should have been activated and that the department was examining its policy and looking into “new technological advancements to avoid human error.” “We’ve had the cameras for about eight months,” s...
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The Breakdown: Australian Campus Increases Sexual Assault Resources. Also: Jeff Horn Wins Again Over Manny Pacquiao.

The Breakdown: Australian Campus Increases Sexual Assault Resources. Also: Jeff Horn Wins Again Over Manny Pacquiao.

“This is a further step forward for A.N.U., and I have yet to see another university in the country that has been so proactive,” said Chrystina Stanford, chief executive of the Canberra Rape Crisis Center. Continue reading the main story...
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