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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia plans to pay polluters for cutting emissions

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... a majority. It comes after Abbott axed a tax on greenhouse gas emissions introduced by the previous Labor administration, fulfilling a central pledge from last year’s elections. “We have delivered ...

  2. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's central bank selling Sydney mansion

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Central bank selling Sydney mansion The Reserve Bank of Australia is seeking to sell a 9,902 sq ft residential property in a harbourside suburb of Sydney amid the highest home prices the city has seen. The central bank has listed for sale the six-bedroom Eversley mansion near the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge through broker Ray White Group, according ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco rejects move to revoke Tasmanian World Heritage status

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... committee meeting in Doha turned down the controversial request, saying it would set an unacceptable precedent. It was the first time a developed country had asked for a delisting. In a joint ... committee delivered a strong rebuke to the Australian government by rejecting its request to delist Tasmania's new World Heritage forests so they could be logged," they said. "The ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    63 women in Australia’s military have signed up for combat roles

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... in Afghanistan. Australian Defence Chief Geneneral David Hurley told a Senate committee on Tuesday that 63 women were either in frontline roles or training for them since gender barriers were lifted ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian senator smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament to show security risk

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... to be some sticks of dynamite during a committee hearing in Canberra. "Clearly you can do what you bloody well like," said Heffernan, an outspoken former farmer who became a member ... Tony Negus, who was appearing before the committee, agreed. "Under the current arrangements, that is a risk," he said. Negus later revealed that Heffernan had shown him the objects ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco criticises Australia’s decision to allow dredging of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... Barrier Reef world heritage area prior to the world heritage committee meeting in June," he said. The Australian Marine Conservation Society's Great Barrier Reef campaign director, ...

  7. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Bitcoin meets bricks and mortar

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Bloomberg

    ... with merchants around the world. Bitcoins have no central issuing authority and use a public ledger to verify transactions. Forsyth's offering comes as digital currencies come under scrutiny in markets from China to Russia and the US, with some regulators calling for bans or limits on their use. The Chinese central bank barred financial institutions from handling bitcoin transactions ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    China reportedly involved in online hacks of Australia central bank

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Central bank reveals the attacks after investigations by The Australian Financial Review found multiple computers had been compromised by malicious software China link to hacking of Australia's central bank Computer networks at the Reserve Bank of Australia had been hacked, some reportedly by Chinese-developed malware searching for sensitive ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Police raid Australia media offices to block tell-all interview with Schapelle Corby

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 03:43pm by AP and AFP

    ... in central Sydney. The magazine group, which publishes the popular gossip title New Idea, reportedly joined forces with Seven to pay a seven-figure deal to Corby, which is yet to be confirmed ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia tightens secrecy over ‘success’ in blocking asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Reuters

    ... of the central platforms of his successful election campaign last year. Since coming into office, however, the government has cited “operational security” to dismiss questions about how it is tackling ...




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