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  1. Arrests underscore challenges for Australia

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has heightened concern in Australia about extremism in its Muslim communities, the country's involvement in Afghanistan and its approach to immigration. Australia's close security ... but more than 1,000 soldiers are fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. At least 90 Australians have been killed in bombings by Muslim extremists in Indonesia since 2002. Throughout, Australia has ...

  2. Visa aims to ease overcrowding in Australia's big cities

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... that the conservative coalition government has tried to tackle Australia's extreme population imbalance. Announcing the initiative yesterday, the acting prime minister, John Anderson, said: 'These ... Nick Squires in Sydney Severe skills shortages in some regions are hindering economic growth Australia is to offer a type of immigrant visa to lure new settlers away from overcrowded ...

  3. Australia offers visas to students who go beyond big cities

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... shortage on a lack of emphasis on university education for young Australians. Under changes to Australia's migration programme announced last week, foreign students who complete ... become alarmed at the growing number of vacancies for skilled professionals and tradespeople. At present, foreign students who complete university courses in Australia can apply for permanent ...

  4. Clean air drive could pull plug on old-style light bulbs

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... for Sustainable Development, said the use of energy efficient bulbs should be made mandatory. It said many western countries are taking similar steps. In Australia, the government announced in February ... power consumption. The government has signed agreements with CLP Power and Hongkong Electric to promote energy efficiencies and conservation. During a three-year scheme, HK$106 million was given ...

  5. HK's youth most conservative about sex, global survey finds

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong youngsters are much more conservative about sex compared with their counterparts in other parts of the world, a survey reveals. But a sex education expert said the appearance that Hong Kong people were conservative about sex was deceptive. The online survey commissioned by the Body Shop and MTV Networks International last month interviewed 2,000 people aged 16 to 24 from ...

  6. 'Nation's friendliest town' split over Sudanese refugee families

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... in a conservative town like Tamworth, which is 600km north of Sydney. Australia's answer to Nashville, the town's annual country music festival, which starts on Friday, attracts 50,000 visitors ... Nick Squires in Tamworth Racial harmony in Australia is under the spotlight in the country music capital 'Why do they pick on us?' asks Henry Tombek, a wounded look on his face. ...

  7. Sex magazine to spice up 'conservative' city

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong A prostitutes' support group says it will publish a magazine this month that discusses need-to-know topics for what it describes as sexually conservative Hongkongers. ... of surveys on sexual issues, a ranking she attributed to conservative attitudes about sex and a lack of sex education for adults. She said a bad sex life affected quality of life in general. ...

  8. Rare outing in a conservative city

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop In a sexually oppressed society where homosexuality is still a taboo, finding three lesbians willing to come forward and commit their life experiences to film was no easy feat. Documentary film director Lim May Ling recalls the ini ...

  9. Conservative values sway liberal Canadians

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... of credit. This is his first national campaign as head of a new Conservative Party and he has surprised many with his leadership style. Low-key, avoiding mistakes and reining in his more extreme ... drab wardrobe and his old-fashioned haircut, but the Conservative leader knows the Canada of 2004 is not the Canada of the 1970s. Back then, Canadians were intoxicated with the flair of Pierre ...

  10. Huge rise in number of British immigrants

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... by Australia has outstripped those from Southeast Asia, a report revealed yesterday. Data released by the Immigration Department showed an extraordinary rise in the number of British migrants, with the figure more than doubling in the past four years from 9,000 to 19,000. That compares with 16,800 settlers arriving last year from Southeast Asian nations. In the same period, Australia accepted ...




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