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  1. Queen's envoy in Australia sworn in

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... A former Vietnam war veteran and commander of the elite SAS special forces was sworn in as Queen Elizabeth's representative in Australia yesterday, drawing to a close a turbulent period that saw the resignation of his predecessor over a church paedophile scandal. At a ceremony in Canberra, Michael Jeffery became Australia's 24th governor-general, replacing Peter ...

  2. Engagement revives debate over republic in Australia

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australian republicans yesterday seized on Prince Charles' engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles as a chance to revive the debate over whether Australia should ... a republic, become Australia's next king, Charles III,' said John Warhurst, chairman of the Australian Republican Movement. Prince Charles, 56, is due to visit Australia for five days ...

  3. Dissident seeking political asylum in Australia

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A prominent mainland dissident is seeking political asylum in Australia after leading a legal mission from Guizhou to Sydney. The New York-based group Human Rights in China ... asylum in Australia with his friend Zhao Jing, according to the HRIC president, who said the pair were still in Sydney. HRIC had been arranging for Professor Yuan to confirm his status ...


    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Claire Scobie

    ... Claire Scobie Tim Winton often expresses his distaste for the self-importance of eastern Australia. Writers outside Sydney, he says, struggle for access to publishers. At a recent appearance in Byron Bay, Australia's most easterly point, the writer revealed he is set to confront an even more superficial city- Hollywood- with Australians Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, ...

  5. State funeral for Australian outback legend R.M. Williams

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australia will say farewell to one of its greatest outback legends with a state funeral in Queensland next week. R.M. Williams, a former explorer and camel handler ... a household name in Australia. 'RM will be greatly missed,' said Prime Minister John Howard. 'He was a shining example of the spirit of the great Australian adventurer, rising from ...

  6. Royal opposites

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... unfurled. The object of all this excitement is not, however, the impending visit of Britain's Prince Charles, Australia's future king. The breathless anticipation is being reserved instead for the arrival of another royal- a former Sydney estate agent who last year married the Crown Prince of Denmark and whose visit to Australia officially starts this weekend. That the two visiting royals ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be sent to all Wan Chai residents and offices in the next one or two months and public briefings would be held to inform people of the situation. Couple allowed two more weeks in Australia A Hong Kong couple who have been living in Australia illegally for 15 years have been given a reprieve, but only to the end of the month. Edward Lo Wing-yuen and his wife, Carol Tang Ka-wa, have ...

  8. Former Post finance editor Walker succumbs to cancer

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Jim Russell Walker, founding chairman of Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia and former finance editor of the South China Morning Post, died yesterday in Australia after a short battle with cancer. He was 55. Scottish by birth but raised in Australia, Walker arrived in Hong Kong in 1978 to take charge of finance reporting at the South China Morning Post after ...

  9. Diplomat thrown out 'because of lady friend'

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... secretary, claimed the decision to expel him was taken, in part, because of his 'friendship' with the youngest daughter of Australia's attorney-general, Philip Ruddock. Caitlin ... thirties, was posted to Australia in 2003. In a debriefing by Israel's foreign ministry, Mr Lati claimed he was invited to attend Christmas lunch at the Ruddocks' home in Sydney, ...

  10. Asian allies reap few benefits from joining Iraq fight

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... continue daily in South Korea, Japan and Australia. Concerns heightened yesterday after an Islamic militant group suspected of links to al-Qaeda threatened to attack South Korean troops ... pacts, which would soon be consolidated in a framework agreement. Singapore sent 200 troops to Iraq; all have returned. Australia, the US' closest regional ally, has 800 soldiers in Iraq. ...




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