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  1. News - Hong Kong - ELECTIONS

    Hong Kong-born Wesa Chau is a Labor candidate in the Australian federal election

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... of the House of Representatives, running as a candidate for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's ruling Labor Party in the September 7 federal election. Penny Wong, born in Malaysia, was elected ... at the University of Melbourne. In 2002, she founded the Australian Federation of International Students, an organisation that advocates better conditions for international students in the state ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer seeded to meet in US Open final

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:48am

    ... Associated Press Wimbledon rematch could be on the cards in New York Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the US Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final. Djokovic beat Federer for the title at Wimbledon last month. The US Tennis Association followed this week’s ATP rankings in announcing the seedings Tuesday. Federer ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - Western and Southern Open

    Roger Federer sets new record with 300th ATP Masters 1000 win

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Swiss reaches third round with win over Vasek Pospisil in Cincinnati Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek ... the Canadian to 3-0. “It’s a nice round number,” said Federer of his most recent achievement, ”I’ve had some more important ones than the one today, but nevertheless it’s nice to reach such milestones. ...

  4. Reforms backed but not understood: poll

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them. However, 68 per cent said they knew few details. Only 8 per cent felt they fully understood them. The government suggested enlarging the Election Committee that will vote in the next chief ... be functional constituency seats elected by district councillors. That received support from 43 per cent, with 23 per cent opposed to it. Pan-democrats oppose the proposals. The distribution ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Australian coal miners hope election will see new govt cut red tape

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 03:19pm by Reuters

    ... to fire up to fill the gap left by a fading mining investment boom. Australian miners sitting on coal lodes that could produce 100 million tonnes a year say they are frustrated by layers of state ... Flynn, referring to lengthy environmental reviews by state and federal agencies. Faced with high costs, weak commodity prices, emboldened environmentalists and nervous lenders, miners ...

  6. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Australian mining mogul Clive Palmer rebuked for tirade against China

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:45am by AFP

    ... Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer was rebuked by the government yesterday for a tirade against China, in which he described its government as "bastards" who shoot ... in Australia's senate, the upper house of parliament. WATCH: Clive Palmer attacks Chinese interests on an ABC network current affairs show Treasurer Joe Hockey said the remarks aired on Australian ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australian growth outlook uncertain, says central bank

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:18am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Australian outlook uncertain, says central bank Australia's central bank said the nation's economic outlook remains uncertain because of the conflicting ... demand to compensate for slowing mine investment, has seen his efforts hampered by the strength of the Australian dollar. Market pricing shows a higher chance of further policy easing after ...

  8. News - World

    Assange 'proud' of Australian voter support ahead of elections

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Assange proud of his voter support WikiLeaks founder and Australian Senate candidate Julian Assange says he is proud of the level of support he enjoys in his home country ahead of federal elections in September. The 42-year-old fugitive told Ten Network television in the Ecuadorian embassy in London that his popularity demonstrated by a recent ...

  9. News - Asia

    Australian quits election race after Islam gaffe

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... campaigned for an end to immigration by Muslims to protect “Australian culture”. Hanson has announced she is running for a Senate seat in the September elections with the One Nation party. Ahead ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A candidate for Australia’s anti-immigration One Nation party dropped out of the election race on Saturday after a blundering interview in which she referred ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Labor's Jason Li bids to win over Asian voters in Australian election

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Pam Walker

    ... with a 3.1 per cent margin, Bennelong will be among the most fiercely contested electorates in tomorrow's Australian federal election. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called Li in Beijing and invited ... friendship," Li said. The young candidate described his family as "very Australian": he and his wife Lucy, a white Australian, have three children: Yasmin, eight, Henry, six, and two-year-old ...




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