Australia territory appoints country`s first openly gay leader

An Australian politician Thursday became the country`s first openly gay government leader after he was appointed chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, saying he looked forward to the day he could legally marry his partner.

Australia relaunches National Rugby Championship

Australian rugby chief Bill Pulver said Monday he is confident the relaunched National Rugby Championship can prove the doubters wrong and make a financial profit in its first year.

Australian politician clawed by kangaroo

Kangaroo Alert! An Australian politician was on Thursday clawed by a kangaroo while jogging as they came face-to-face in a startling encounter.

Australian capital to host maiden ODI

Cricket Australia and the Australian Capital Territory government announced Friday that the men`s cricket team will play its first ever one-day international match in 2013.