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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Qing dynasty coin may show ancient Chinese trade link with Australia

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:08am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Qing dynasty coin may show ancient trade link In Australia these days, China seems to shadow the antipodean nation's future. China's appetite for natural ... and the trade with the 'middle kingdom', with China," Mike Owen, a member of the expedition, told Australia's ABC TV this week. Past Masters, based in Darwin, posted an image ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia on Thursday became the first country in the world to scrap a carbon tax as the upper house of the legislature also discarded plans for a trading scheme based on emissions The Australian Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country’s carbon tax and plans for emissions trading, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that leaves ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM denies closer ties with Japan will hurt China relations after Abe visit

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Abe. During Abe’s two-day trip, in which he became the first Japanese leader to address the Australian parliament, major free trade and security deals were sealed, including the sharing of defence technology. China is Australia’s biggest trading partner and has been restrained in any reaction, although its state media hit out at Abbott’s “appalling” speech to parliament. “We want ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign minister says 150 Australians are fighting in Syria, Iraq

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:24pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... are concerned that Australians are working with them, becoming radicalised, learning the terrorist trade and if they come back to Australia, of course it poses a security threat and we’re doing what we ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese hackers ‘had access to Australian lawmakers’ e-mails for a year’

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:58am by Reuters

    ... that Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints of a new multi-million-dollar Australian spy headquarters, as well as confidential information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prime ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to switch from carbon tax to emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Measure will cost billions, but treasurer says cuts elsewhere will balance budget by 2015 Australia to alter carbon tax to trading scheme Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia has announced that it will scrap its carbon tax in favour of an emissions trading scheme that puts a limit on pollution from 2014, a year earlier than planned. The move is set ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's Rudd urges China to act on trade deal

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 02:52pm by Reuters in Canberra

    ... Reuters in Canberra Australia’s Sinophile Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday urged on China- the country’s largest trading partner- to conclude a stalled free trade deal, using his first ... be hurt by a free trade pact with Canberra were unfounded given the size of Australia’s agricultural output. Australia and China began free trade talks in 2005, but the negotiations have stalled ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian bushfires threaten to reach parts of Sydney

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... be unparalleled [conditions] in terms of risk and exposure for the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury communities throughout this week,” Fitzsimmons told reporters. “If you are to draw a parallel, and it’s always dangerous to draw a parallel, at best you’d be going back to time periods in the late 60s.” “The reality is, however, these conditions that we’re looking at are a whole new ball-game ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia rejects media claims navy mistreated asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:26pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... the important trading and strategic neighbours have been prickly over Abbott’s pledges to break the business of people traffickers operating from Indonesian ports. Ties hit a 13-year low late last year ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No Australia climbdown on China criticism

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 02:57pm by AFP

    ... “We have a key stake, a key interest in ensuring that there is peace and stability in... our region.” China is Australia’s biggest trading partner and Abbott has pushed for deeper ties ... Abbott said Thursday he did not believe Canberra’s position would have ramifications for free trade talks with China. “China trades with us because it’s in China’s interests to trade with us,” he ...




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