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  1. Raid on naked-photo exhibition sparks debate over censorship

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... of child pornography'. If found guilty, one of Australia's most revered artists could be jailed for up to 10 years, while the gallery owners could be sent to prison for five years. Apart ... six months into his prime ministership, Mr Rudd is being ridiculed as even more reactionary, morally conservative and out of touch than his predecessor, John Howard. Many of the city's ...

  2. Australia QUIZ

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Guinness World Records. What is it for? 3 Who was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for work in global conservation and promoting Australian tourism? 4 Which Australian holds the record ... captain's crew mutinied and the captain later became governor of New South Wales? 9 At the age of 14, who became the youngest man to represent Australia in a World Championship? 10 In what year ...

  3. Club gets go-ahead to import horses from Australia

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The importation of horses from Australia to Hong Kong has been given the green light to resume and two batches of thoroughbreds bound for Sha Tin are in quarantine in Melbourne ... executive director of racing Bill Nader yesterday expressed his delight, and considerable relief, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department had sanctioned the suggested protocols ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I suspect) and enjoy greatly reduced power bills every month. Australia will ban the sale of incandescent bulbs in 2009. Wal-Mart in the US is pushing compact fluorescent bulbs very hard and this has ... countries are also considering banning the old bulbs. The city of Des Plains in the US gave compact fluorescent bulbs away free in April as a promotion on energy conservation. Hong Kong should ...

  5. Rudd hitches Australia's future to rising China

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... danger given Australia's uneasy collective psyche about its Asian neighbours. While sports-mad Australians are focused on the Beijing Olympics, and the media is busy complaining bitterly about the degree of security the Chinese are exercising, Mr Rudd is mapping a strategy to make Australia realise that its future lies predominantly in developing deep relationships with China ...

  6. Battle lines redrawn in fight for 'black-armband' history

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... warra!' The first recorded exchange between black and white people in Australia was the simple message, 'Go away!' As Robert Hughes, celebrated author of The Fatal Shore, observes, ... For many reasons- not least the shameful treatment of Australia's indigenous peoples- history has always been a divisive issue in Australia. Academics and politicians have long used ...

  7. Australia finds a new role as Sino-US matchmaker

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... relationship. Under the previous administration of conservative prime minister John Howard, the interests of the US and Australia occasionally diverged. But, generally speaking, the personal closeness ... in Canberra to do just that. But this meeting was different: an occasion for Australia to show off its diplomatic middleman credentials. A nation like Australia is, with its strong historical links ...

  8. Blighted island left to sing for its supper

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Leonardo da Vinci and its people are among the least healthy on Earth. Just when it seemed that nothing else could go wrong for the tiny Micronesian republic of Nauru, Australia's new Labor government is planning to close its biggest money-spinner, a controversial refugee detention centre. The centre, to which Australia consigned hundreds of unwanted asylum seekers over the past six ...

  9. Detours: Murray River

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Graham Simmons

    ... downriver from Swan Reach, what is today the Ngaut-Ngaut Conservation Reserve has for thousands of years been home to other Ngarrindjeri clans. The rock art of Ngaut-Ngaut was the first in Australia ... Graham Simmons It's unnerving to be told that the ground you're standing on isn't real. Such is the case with Australia's Murray River, which according ...

  10. Day of atonement arrives for Stolen Generation

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... up health, education, employment and housing. That's what we really need,' says Mr Abbott. Australia's politicians are also divided over the apology, with some conservative MPs ... Australia, an agency set up to improve community relations. 'It's a sign of the maturing of Australia as a nation. I think it will go down as one of the most significant moments ...




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