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  1. Australian adopters face child-theft nightmare

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... that the children's father had sold them to traffickers for the equivalent of a few hundred Australian dollars. Julia Rollings, who adopted the children, wrote a book due to be published next month. In it she ... for child stealers looking for toddlers to be sent abroad from India for adoption by families in the west. This week it emerged that Zabeen, who was later adopted by an Australian family, could have ...

  2. Immune efficiency

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to Sydney to study Aids programmes, and found that the Australian government response was 'very strong'. 'It has a sense of partnership working with researchers and vulnerable groups,' she said, detailing how the approach indicated that every Australian dollar spent on HIV prevention and care, meant a clinical care cost saving of A$13 (HK$90). Elijah Fung, manager ...

  3. Refugee centre for one

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires A multi-million-dollar refugee detention centre set up by Australia on an island in Papua New Guinea has housed just one asylum-seeker over the past six months. ... maintaining the centre, which was opened in 2001 as part of the so-called 'Pacific solution' of denying asylum-seekers access to the Australian mainland. Senator Vanstone conceded ...

  4. Stranger than his own fiction

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Justin Pritchard

    ... of thousands of dollars to feed a cocaine addiction. Years of scrutiny have inured him to the rehashing, but even Pierre was slightly abashed when his last German publicity tour posters laid out his ... The Australian-born, Irish-resident Briton grew up in Mexico City, the son of a wealthy geneticist father. But the free-market neoliberal programme of the United States in Latin America forced the Mexican ...

  5. ... and losers

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney, Simpson Cheung

    ... taxes in Hong Kong. Otherwise, it is a form of discrimination,' said Alan Joyce, an actuary. 'I did the Trailwalker last year along with a French guy, a Canadian and an Australian ... teacher from the United States, said he was disappointed at the news. 'The government has billions of dollars of surplus... And [they] got that money from us. If they don't need it, ...

  6. Foreigners in Australia call for a fare deal over travel

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... and local students protested outside Parliament House in Sydney on Monday against moves by the Minister for Transport to avoid granting the concessions that could save students hundreds of dollars ... A spokeswoman for the Victorian Transport Minister, Peter Batchelor, said overseas students qualified for travel concessions if they were refugees, on exchange programmes or held Australian development ...

  7. Gay parade a step in the right direction

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to wake up to the value of the so-called 'pink dollar'- the spending power of the gay community- especially tourists. Hong Kong has been slow to catch on. Sydney's famous Gay ... sponsor the parade in the hope of appealing to gay consumers. And it has been estimated to add as much as HK$400 million to the Australian economy each year. In Asia, the gay parades are rather ...

  8. Paralympics must pave way to more respect

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and closing ceremonies of the same order will be difficult to emulate. It is likely that no other nation will be willing or able to put so many billions of dollars into these one-off events. Beijing ... whose hi-tech prosthetics have earned him the nickname 'Blade Runner'; his Olympic swimming compatriot Natalie du Toit; Canadian wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc; and Australian ...

  9. A draw for the creative class

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... creative environment, which is particularly keen to attract the gay tourist dollar and creative and hi-tech industries. The struggle to overturn Tasmania's sodomy laws began in the late 1980s ... the laws was dropped. Tasmania's gay community celebrated the end of their long campaign. In fact, the island went from being the most conservative Australian state to the most liberal for gay ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... remittances is weakening. In these difficult times, it is more important than ever that every dollar remitted makes the greatest impact possible in improving people's lives back home. Migrant ... food and education. To make a bigger impact, migrant dollars need to move beyond families and address the needs of whole communities. One way to achieve this is for migrant workers to pool ...




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