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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... seen some buildings damaged," he said. "But there hasn't been a lot of structural damage." Local resident Diana Spiker spent the morning walking her dog and had also ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Pressure builds on Kevin Rudd to quit Australian politics

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Defeated PM urged to leave parliament to avoid 'destabilising' party's next leader Kevin Rudd 'should quit' politics to help Labor Pressure was building yesterday on defeated Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to quit politics, with senior figures within his Labor Party saying he would be a destabilising influence. ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... for assessment and eventual resettlement. Several accommodation buildings were destroyed by fire. Refugees detained on Nauru have staged hunger strikes and committed other forms of self-harm, with some ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Activists protesting against Australia's national day spray graffiti on Captain Cook’s Cottage

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:50pm by Associated Press in Melbourne

    ... sprayed graffiti on the historic home of the 18th-century British explorer Captain James Cook to protest against Australia’s national day. The stone walls of the two-storey building known ... attraction. The Melbourne city council describes it as Australia’s oldest building. City workers began cleaning off the paint on Friday, and police were investigating. Detective Senior Constable Scott ...

  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Building approvals in surprise decline

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Fall in job ads for 11th month seen as further sign buyers are wary of Australia's economy Home-building approvals unexpectedly declined for the second time in three months in December and help-wanted notices dropped, underscoring a weaker domestic economy. The number of permits granted to build or renovate houses and apartments fell 4.4 per cent from November, when ...

  6. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australian property prices rise more slowly in November; bubble fears ease

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:33am by Reuters

    ... Bank of Australia recently said there was nothing to fear in higher prices, in part because it was necessary to encourage more home building. The central bank has been counting on a revival ...

  7. Business - Companies - AUSTRALIA

    GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:51pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... in Australia after 2017. GM is currently selling the Australia-built Chevrolet SS in the United States. The 6.2-litre V-8 muscle car is called the Holden VF Commodore in Australia. “Building cars ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia says broadband ban on China’s Huawei stays

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 05:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s new government on Tuesday said Chinese telecoms giant Huawei will remain shut out of bidding to build Australia’s national broadband network on advice from security agencies. The previous Labor government last year banned Huawei from helping build infrastructure for the National Broadband Network (NBN) on “strong advice” from ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian foreign minister denies Indonesia rift

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... in the Asia-Pacific region, is being held from November 7-8. Bishop will speak on the topic “Building and Strengthening Democratic Institutions”.   ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian bushfires threaten to reach parts of Sydney

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... buildings standing, but if we don’t have buildings standing we don’t want bodies in them.” Wildfires are common in Australia’s summer months, which run from December-February. But an unusually dry ...




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