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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... On Thursday, the Senate voted 39 to 32 to dump the carbon tax and planned ETS with the support of mining magnate Clive Palmer, whose Palmer United Party (PUP) holds the balance of power in the chamber. The repeal was fiercely opposed by the opposition Greens and Labor Party, who portrayed the vote as a stain on the country’s international reputation. “This is an appalling day for Australia when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555539/australian-parliament-repeals-carbon-tax-emissions-trading-scheme
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott a sexist, not a misogynist, says outgoing senator

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... from his party says, adding he was one of many in parliament. Liberal Senator Sue Boyce, who is leaving politics at the end of the month, described former prime minister Julia Gillard's ... represents Queensland, scored her and her conservative Liberal Party's success in lifting the number of women in politics as "one out of 10" in her valedictorian speech to the Senate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538372/tony-abbott-sexist-not-misogynist-says-outgoing-senator
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott tries again to repeal carbon tax with Senate shake-up due

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by BLOOM

    ... country," Prime Minister Tony Abbott told parliament. "Why would anyone be against that?" The make-up of the Senate will change from July 1 when the Palmer United Party- led by Clive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539053/tony-abbott-tries-again-repeal-carbon-tax-senate-shake-due
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco rejects move to revoke Tasmanian World Heritage status

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

    ... Tasman, Reedy Marsh and the Northeast Highlands." Former Greens Party leader Bob Brown, a prominent Tasmanian environmentalist, described the decision as "humiliation" for the prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539700/unesco-rejects-move-revoke-tasmanian-world-heritage-status
  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Zeng Wei angers Sydney by knocking down 106-year-old harbour mansion

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Sydney Son of former leader angers many in Sydney by knocking down a 106-year-old harbourside mansion to build a five-storey residence Chinese clout seen in mansion demolition In recent weeks, wrecking crews have embarked on a job that symbolises the international economic clout of the Chinese elite, demolishing a mansion with stunning views of one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535689/zeng-wei-angers-sydney-knocking-down-106-year-old-harbour-mansion
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... bankrupt this government is," Greens party leader Christine Milne said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538008/australia-offering-asylum-seekers-a10000-return-home-country
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese ambassador to Australia Ma Zhaoxu unexpectedly recalled to Beijing at short notice

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:36am

    ... unexpectedly recalled early from his post in Canberra. Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu had returned to Beijing "for a meeting", a member of staff at the Chinese embassy in Canberra told the South China Morning Post. A Chinese embassy spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press that Ma had returned to Beijing on Monday, but described the trip as “just a normal duty.” “He has to go back every year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519842/chinese-ambassador-australia-ma-zhaoxu-recalled-beijing-short-notice
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Bitterness drove killer of Chinese-Australian family of five, court told

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bitterness drove killer of family of five, court told A man accused of murdering five members of a Chinese-Australian family went on trial yesterday, with a court hearing Robert Xie was motivated by bitterness when he bludgeoned them with "a hammer-like object". Xie, 50, is charged with killing his Chinese-born brother-in-law Norman Lin, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508535/bitterness-drove-killer-chinese-australian-family-five-court-told
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese hackers ‘had access to Australian lawmakers’ e-mails for a year’

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney A cyber attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese intelligence agencies access to lawmakers' private e-mails ... reported on the breach in 2011, although it was believed at the time that Chinese agents had only accessed the system for about a month. Last year, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498931/chinese-hackers-had-access-australian-lawmakers-e-mails-year
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Senator smuggles 'pipe bomb' into parliament A veteran Australian senator has brought what he said could be a pipe bomb to the national parliament to demonstrate his view that new security regulations for the building are unsafe. Senator Bill Heffernan, a member of the ruling conservative Liberal Party, held up the pipe yesterday and what appeared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519705/australian-senator-smuggles-pipe-bomb-parliament-show-security-risk

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