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The man hid the reptile in his workboot to fly from Darwin to Brisbane, Australia

The Warragamba Dam is spilling over for the first time since 2013

Giant Sydney dam spills over after heavy rainfall

The Warragamba Dam is the largest urban water storage supply in Australia

Semi-naked women used as 'fruit trays' in Australian bar sparks social media outrage

People have taken to social media to condemn the bar's actions

Australian man finds unexploded bomb, parades it around town on his truck for 'show and tell'

Damien Lumsden was disappointed when police confiscated his bomb, saying 'it would have been good to keep on the mantlepiece'

Man who died after being hit by car while 'mooning' traffic at night 'paid the ultimate price for his foolishness,' coroner says

Coroner David Crerar called Travis Lane's actions 'foolish in the extreme'

Anne Summers (left) in conversation with Julia Gillard (right)

Facebook blocks promotion of feminist classic 'Damned Whores and God's Police' because of 'profane' book title

Author Anne Summers attempted to pay to boost the post

Paedophiles could be chemically castrated under Australian plan

A New South Wales taskforce has been set up to review whether a voluntary prison scheme can be rolled out across the state

ABC apologises to Tony Abbott for offensive tweet broadcast during live 'Q&A' TV debate

Incident coincides with a slip in Abbott's popularity ratings

Mr Keys carved the SOS message 'HELP 2807' with an arrow pointing downstream

British tourist saved from the Australian outback after carving SOS message in sand

Geoff Keys was found in the Jardine National Park after being lost for two days

A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island

Shark attacks in Australia: Great whites have been killing and injuring surfers in New South Wales – but calls for a cull divide opinion

A string of idyllic surf beaches on the northern New South Wales coast has become what one local calls 'the world shark hotspot'

This is the fifth year that Melbourne has won top place

The world's best and worst places to live: Melbourne named globe's most 'liveable' city

Australia and Canadian cities dominate the liveability rankings

The government has apologised for the botched conservation work which saw four of the endangered birds shot dead

New Zealand accidentally culls critically endangered takahe bird

The country has been funding conservation projects to protect the endangered species over the last decade

The Ashley Madison website

Ashley Madison hack: Australian radio station tells woman live on air that her husband has an account on infidelity site

The radio host later admitted regretting the public humiliation, telling listeners 'I don't know if we should have done that'

Firefighters work to free a man who got stuck in a washing machine

Man rescued from washing machine after being trapped for at least three hours

Photos of the incident show the machine being disassembled around the man

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