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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tributes flow for Neville Wran, former Labor premier of New South Wales

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Tributes flow for ex-New South Wales premier Tributes poured in from both sides of Australian politics yesterday for former premier Neville Wran, who has died aged 87. Wran was premier of New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, from 1976 to until his sudden retirement in 1986, and during that time he never lost an election for his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493701/tributes-flow-neville-wran-former-labor-premier-new-south-wales
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian state premier quits over wine gift ‘memory fail’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... of wine worth around A$3,000 (HK$21,822). Barry O’Farrell, who leads Australia’s populous New South Wales state, told the country’s Independent Commission Against Corruption on Tuesday that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483718/australian-state-premier-quits-over-wine-gift-memory-fail
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... where several trees were uprooted during the night, officials said. Large parts of the 1,000-strong Aboriginal community of Hope Vale and Cooktown, population 2,400, had lost power. The storm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Bitcoin meets bricks and mortar

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Bloomberg

    ... currency, to respond to an influx of foreign investors and expatriates seeking property in the nation's most populous city, according to its website. Chinese buyers overtook their counterparts ... in May last year, according to chief executive Asher Tan. About 7 per cent of the population of Willoughby was born in China, according to the 2011 census, more than double the proportion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1462527/bitcoin-meets-bricks-and-mortar
  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese overtake US buyers as biggest investors in Australian property

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... of them provincial capitals, have tightened local property prices since November, with big population centres such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Guangzhou raising the minimum down payments on second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1440312/chinese-overtake-us-buyers-biggest-investors-australian
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian wildfires raze homes, injuring firefighter

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 03:25pm by Associated Press

    ... no immediate reports of homes lost in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state. Destructive wildfires are a common feature across much of Australia during the summer months. Temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius in parts of Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, and New South Wales. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424499/australian-wildfires-raze-homes-injuring-firefighter
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Green group fights sand dump permit near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:21pm by Reuters in Melbourne

    ... of the damage was caused by tropical cyclones, 42 per cent by the crown-of-thorns starfish, and 10 per cent from bleaching. Water pollution from farm run-off has been blamed for spawning population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436247/green-group-fights-sand-dump-permit-near-australias-great-barrier-reef
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:09pm by Associated Press

    ... indigenous children went through school. In delivering his first “Closing the Gap” report to parliament, which aims to improve the lives of the Aboriginal population by bridging the divide ... be achieved. Currently in some Aboriginal communities, school attendance is under 60 per cent. Aborigines, who number about 500,000 of a total population of 23 million, are the most disadvantaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426513/australia-falls-short-aboriginal-welfare-targets
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Western Australia in uproar over shark cull after rise in attacks

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... 15 per cent of all reported attacks took place in Australian waters, compared with 52 per cent in US waters. But Australia has one-thirteenth the population of the US. West Australia's ... To cull the shark population, state employees have hung large, baited hooks by chains from buoys floating about a mile from popular beaches, including Cottesloe. The government wanted to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424692/western-australia-uproar-over-shark-cull-after-rise-attacks
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Fears mount that blazes in New South Wales may merge into one 'mega-fire'

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mount Victoria Worsening weather conditions could push two separate fires towards more populated areas Fears mount that blazes may join up as 'mega-fire' ... today and tomorrow could push it into another blaze at nearby Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains and then move towards the populated areas of Katoomba and Leura. "I don't think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1336406/australia-fire-crews-battle-contain-wildfires

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