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  1. Civic Party moves to save Government Hill

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Council on Monuments and Sites- had its annual general meeting in Burra Burra, Australia. 'It provides a comprehensive approach to deciding whether a place should be preserved and how it should be preserved. So it is widely followed even though it is an Australian charter,' said Lee Ho-yin, acting programme director of the architectural conservation programme ...

  2. A live hot toady for a free cool beer

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... ugly and poisonous toads across Australia. They were first introduced in Queensland 70 years ago in a disastrous attempt to eradicate cane beetles. Ever since they have spread at an alarming ...

  3. Seeking the soul of Howard's Australia

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australia's quiet, unassuming prime minister, John Howard, does not give the impression of being a mover and shaker. Yet in his decade at the helm, he has indelibly changed the face ... Wilson once wryly observed, then the decade Mr Howard has held power surely counts as an eon- and in that time, even mountains must move. In Australia they have, and continue to. Most ...

  4. Eco-painter merges east with west

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... the concept of nature conservation. He believes that protecting the environment can work hand in hand with business. He gives the example of a forest in Australia that was saved from being cleared ... was born in Hong Kong in 1936, but, after completing school, he moved to Australia to study. He then taught economics in the University of New South Wales' faculty of commerce. ...

  5. Mainland's progress on goals for energy efficiency 'not promising'

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Efficiency measures could reduce the mainland's energy consumption by 13.5 per cent of last year's total, according to the country's top economic planner. But that would be almost impossible, and the likelihood of achi ...

  6. Steering Australia towards Asia

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Barry Hing

    ... domestically the conservative direction in which he has led the country these past 10 years. Overall, Mr Howard has strengthened Australia's influence in Asia. His approach has been to recognise ... Barry Hing After intense speculation, Australian Prime Minister John Howard has declared that he will contest Australia's next election, which must be held by early 2008. If he leads ...

  7. With eyes on Asia

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Australia's opposition leader Kevin Rudd wants his country to move closer to China, but he must first win over the electorate, writes Sue Green In the five years since he became opposition foreign affairs spokesman, former Beijing-based diplomat and fluent Putonghua speaker Kevin Rudd has constantly emphasised China's importance to Australia. 'If it wasn't ...

  8. Fans from Down Under still pinching themselves

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Kaiserslautern Brisbane engineer Tim Brown spilled his beer down his Socceroos shirt-front when Everton midfielder Tim Cahill scored Australia's first goal at a World ... everything.' It was a joyous homecoming for Australia. Their one and only appearance at the World Cup was in 1974 in Germany. On that occasion, a rag-tag bunch lost to East Germany and West Germany ...

  9. History of warfare

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... between conservatives and progressives over the interpretation of Australia's past. Mr Howard wants a return to a more traditional curriculum, with students taught key dates ... Nick Squires, Sydney Sydney may be Australia's oldest city, but it dates back only to 1788. Australia's recorded, written history is just a blink of the eye compared ...

  10. Four back in court over HK$43m theft

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ming-kong, former chairman and executive director of China Sciences Conservational Power, and former executive director of China Conservational Power Holdings; concert promoter Abba Chan Tat-chee, former chairman and executive director of China Conservational and former executive director of China Sciences; Anthony Chow Ho-tung, former executive director and financial controller of China ...




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