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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

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    Former military chief Peter Cosgrove becomes Australian governor-general

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... of equity and compassion as British Queen Elizabeth's representative in the country. Cosgrove, who will also receive a knighthood after Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week revived the honours ... me," he told the upper house Senate. The governor general's role is to maintain direct contact with the queen, who is Australia's head of state, and the British monarch delegates ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott ‘in time warp’ with plan to bring back knights and dames

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:52pm by AFP

    ... and found 38 per cent in favour of cutting ties to the British monarchy, while 20 per cent were neutral. Abbott said on Tuesday that up to four knights or dames could be appointed each year, ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia awards HK$8.35b asylum seeker centre contract amid controversy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australian management firm Transfield Services has won a A$1.2 billion (HK$8.35 billion) contract to run the country’s two troubled Pacific island immigration detention centres. The centres on the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus island have been plagued by security and infrastructure problems and have been criticised by human ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Assange launches WikiLeaks party in Australia

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Sydney WikiLeaks party formed and leader will stand for senate seat despite being trapped in London Assange launches political campaign Julian Assange yesterday formally started a political party bearing the name of his anti-secrecy organisation, WikiLeaks, and announced his own candidacy for a seat in the Australian senate. Assange said he was confident ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Darryn Lyons: paparazzo, reality TV star, now mayor of Geelong, Australia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... with just A$500 in his pocket. A chance meeting with media baron Rupert Murdoch landed him a job with the Daily Mail, a British tabloid for which he photographed the Balkan wars. In 1992, Lyons ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia publishes identities of 10,000 asylum seekers, raising safety concerns

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:00pm by Reuters

    ... detention centres in Papua New Guinea and on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to process would-be refugees sent there after trying to get to Australia, often in unsafe boats after paying people smugglers in Indonesia. An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured on Monday in the second riot this week at the Papua New Guinea facility on Manus island, leading to calls from critics ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Schapelle Corby, the drug mule whose story captivated millions in Australia

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... by millions of Australians. They were also the start of a national obsession with the beauty school dropout. As she left jail on the resort island of Bali on Monday on parole, camera crews ... have been jailed on the resort island for drugs offences- notably members of the heroin-smuggling gang known as the "Bali Nine"- none has attracted the same attention as Corby. Her ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets

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

    ... original inhabitants for wrongs committed since British settlement in 1788. It set targets on health, education, mortality and imprisonment, with progress to be reported each year. Abbott, who came ... around one million at the time of British settlement two centuries ago. Abbott, who won office last September and pledged to spend a week every year in a remote indigenous community, said he ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM Abbott blasts national broadcaster ABC as ‘unpatriotic’

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:51am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... and the Edward Snowden leaks. His comments follow government criticism of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation late last year after it broke a story about Australian spying on Indonesia, which sparked ... Australia, late last year ran allegations in leaked documents from US intelligence fugitive Snowden that Australia had spied on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife in 2009. ...




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