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  1. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Coach slams drug probe into Australian rugby league teams

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Reuters in Melbourne, Australia The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach ... intelligence unit have sent shockwaves in Australia, long proud of its image as a nation that plays fair. The naming of the NRL clubs followed the release of an Australian Crime Commission report last ...

  2. News - Asia - SOLOMONS

    Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:09am by Associated Press in Sydney, Australia

    ... A strong aftershock rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area where nine deaths have been confirmed. Prime Minist ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian authorities fear worsening wildfires

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 06:12pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... battling some of the most destructive wildfires to ever strike Australia’s most populous state were bracing on Saturday for worsening conditions, with higher temperatures and winds expected ... to light a fire in a woodland on Sydney’s western fringe on Friday. Firefighters were able to extinguish a small fire in that area without damage to property. Police said the girls were questioned ...

  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's housing investment 'won't fill' GDP gap from mining slowdown

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bank points to lack of first-house buyer activity and declining residential sales in Australia Australian housing investment is unlikely to fill the void left in the nation's economic ... Banks forecast home-price growth of less than 5 per cent this year after two years of declines, compared with a surge of 11 per cent in 2009. The Reserve Bank of Australia in February predicted ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Wildfires rage across Australia amid searing heat

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:26pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Firefighters battled scores of wildfires raging across southeastern Australia on Tuesday as authorities evacuated national parks and warned that blistering ... for minor burns and four people for smoke inhalation. Up to 20 properties in the town of Chepstowe west of Melbourne had reportedly been hit by a fire, though officials said it was too early to know ...

  6. Property - International - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand homes less affordable than in Australia

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Prices in Auckland jump 8 per cent, as tight land supply and government levies inflate prices New Zealand homes became less affordable than Australia in 2012 as constrained land supply ... with 74,000 houses sold, the most since 2007, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. The survey examined housing prices in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK ...

  7. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia home prices may see rise by up to 10pc

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Flagging sector is poised for boost if reserve bank cuts interest level by a quarter point Australia's flagging property market is poised to get a boost from record low interest rates and a housing shortage that could increase prices by as much as 10 per cent this year. The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the cash rate by 1.75 percentage points since November 2011 to match ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia posts code of conduct for asylum-seekers

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... involved in criminal behaviour in Australia, deliberately damage property, give false identity documents or lie to a government official, has been criticised by the Australian Greens. “This ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Asylum-seekers face welfare payment cuts, cancelled visas or detention if they breach code Asylum-seekers living in Australia face having their welfare ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Australia open to further rate cuts

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:55am by BLOOM

    ... of Australia said in minutes of its November 5 meeting released yesterday. Policymakers are balancing renewed strength in the property market against a high currency that is weighing on industries ... Bloomberg in Sydney Australia open to further rate cuts Australia's central bank said there was "mounting evidence" that interest rate cuts were working, even as it retained ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Buyers swoop in on Sydney

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... and, according to Tony Leong, of Savills Australia Asia desk, competitive bidding for properties over A$10 million is coming from local and international buyers. So far this year, one Point ... Leong explains. "With restrictions on buying investment property in Singapore, China and Hong Kong, buyers are now switching their focus to places such as Australia, and this has become ...




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