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Tony Abbott pushes for federal police inquiry into Australia Day security breach (VIDEO)

Down Under wonders whether, in her private moments, Julia Gillard regrets offering Tony Abbott a ride as the angry mob closed in this past Australia Day.
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Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott is pushed into a waiting car carrying the roughed up prime minister, Julia Gillard, after the two were rushed from an Australia Day function amid a violent protest. (Sky News/Screengrab)
Down Under wonders whether, in her private moments, Julia Gillard regrets offering Tony Abbott a ride as the angry mob closed in this past Australia Day.
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President Barack Obama wishes Down Under a Happy Australia Day

This Australia Day, Aussies can take a day off work, fire up the barbie and put the beer on ice knowing that America really cares.
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Beachgoers pose as Australia celebrates Australia Day at Cottesloe Beach on January 26, 2011 in Perth, Australia. Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Paul Kane/AFP/Getty Images)
This Australia Day, Aussies can take a day off work, fire up the barbie and put the beer on ice knowing that America really cares.
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Analysts warn of "Eurogeddon" Down Under, despite Teflon-coated Australian economy

They're calling it Eurogeddon. A report out this week says Europe is key Australia's economic fortunes in 2012.
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A woman passes the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney on December 6, 2011 as official rates were slashed by 25 basis points for the second month in a row. Australians were handed an early Christmas present December 6 when the central bank cut interest rates for the second month in a row, but it warned the slowing global economy continued to pose risks. (TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
They're calling it Eurogeddon. A report out this week says Europe is key Australia's economic fortunes in 2012.
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Australian bank asks outgoing staff to train cheaper Indian replacements: report

Australian finance sector workers say they are dealing with the ultimate professional insult — being asked to train the same workers who will be replacing them at half the cost to the bank.
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A woman shelters under an umbrella as she walks past a Westpac Banking Corporation branch in central Sydney on October 26, 2009. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian finance sector workers say they are dealing with the ultimate professional insult — being asked to train the same workers who will be replacing them at half the cost to the bank.
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'Racist' Australian Constitution should be changed to recognize Aborigines as original inhabitants, experts say

Australia should change its Constitution to remove racist overtones and acknowledge Aborigines and Pacific islanders as the country's first inhabitants, a panel has recommended.
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Jimmy Crombie laughs as he has his picture taken on March 29, 2011 in Birdsville, Australia. (Mark Kolbe/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia should change its Constitution to remove racist overtones and acknowledge Aborigines and Pacific islanders as the country's first inhabitants, a panel of experts has recommended.
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Shark attack Down Under was "just like Jaws" ... or was it?

An Australian surfer is recovering after being dragged under the water by a shark in a scene described as "like Jaws."
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Visitors crowd around a hanging shark display near the ride, themed after the Steven Spielberg motion picture "Jaws," at Universal Studios during a pre-opening preview of the park March 29, 2001 in Osaka, Japan. (Koichi Kamoshida/AFP/Getty Images)
An Australian surfer is recovering after being dragged under the water by a shark in a scene described as "like Jaws."
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Australasians celebrate the feats of Douglas Mawson with ceremony in Antarctica

A commemoration has been held in the Antarctic of the endeavors of Aussie explorer Douglas Mawson, who dedicated his time on the world's driest, coldest, windiest and highest continent to science.
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A Qantas 747 charter flies over Antarctica a century after Douglas Mawson and his Australasian Antarctic Expedition mapped it. (AFP/Getty Images)
A commemoration has been held in the Antarctic of the endeavors of Aussie explorer Douglas Mawson, who dedicated his time on the world's driest, coldest, windiest and highest continent to science.
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Apps that teach kids about breast enlargement, weed and how to sexually harrass?

Australian media are covering a story on the sale of Apps on the Apple online store that "encourage breast implants and give instructions on how to ogle the opposite sex are among programs recommended for 12-year-olds."
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A Brazilian boy looks at an iPad at the retail shop of Apple products in Sao Paulo. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian media are covering a story on the sale of Apps on the Apple online store that "encourage breast implants and give instructions on how to ogle the opposite sex are among programs recommended for 12-year-olds."
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Much ado about a paralyzed kangaroo named Irwin in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

A woman in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, who keeps a partially paralyzed kangaroo as a therapy pet says that she must moving to another city for fear local officials will seize the animal.
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A rare albino kangaroo ... and friend... pictured at Lovers' Cove on Daydream Island in the Whitsundays archipelago off Queensland. (Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, who keeps a partially paralyzed kangaroo as a therapy pet says that she must moving to another city for fear local officials will seize the animal.
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Sea Shepherd lets Australia foot bill for retrieving anti-whaling activists from Japanese ship

Will the average Aussie taxpayer love whales as much when they see the bill for retrieving those three anti-whaling activists from the Shonan Maru 2?
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The Sea Shepherd ship "Bob Barker" — one of three operated by the militant anti-whaling activists — is moored in Hobart as it prepares to leave to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean on December 13, 2011. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)
Will the average Aussie taxpayer love whales as much when they see the bill for retrieving those three anti-whaling activists from the Shonan Maru 2?
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