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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:08pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... The suspected brother of a suicide bomber killed in Syria and another alleged jihadist appeared in an Australian court on Thursday charged with funding and recruiting for al-Qaeda offshoot terrorists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590828/australia-elevates-terrorism-threat-second-highest-level
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney As court halts transfer of 153 Sri Lankans from boat, government agrees 72-hour notice period Canberra admits asylum seekers being held at sea Australian ... had refused to admit existed. Lawyers acting for about one-third of the mostly minority ethnic Tamils on board took their case to the High Court yesterday, arguing a transfer would be illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... with Sydney's 2GB Radio, arguing that years of poor legal interpretation had distorted the conventions. "Our courts draw on all of their interpretations, and what started out being a pretty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566494/delegates-australian-aids-conference-seek-asylum
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Time to flush your drugs: airline’s tip for arrival in Sydney brings apology

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:52pm by AP

    ... The Daily Telegraph newspaper quoted the attendant as telling the passengers via the PA system. "If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn't have, we suggest you flush it now," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562913/time-flush-your-drugs-airlines-tip-arrival-sydney-brings-apology
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Australia’s government said on Friday, following a court challenge and expressions of outrage from human rights groups. Two boats of Sri Lankans were intercepted by Australia’s border patrol ... challenge in the High Court to prevent their return to Sri Lanka. Their lawyers argued the group could face persecution in the island nation, which emerged in 2009 from a brutal civil war between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seekers’ families sue Australia over shipwreck off Christmas Island

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... outpost. Human rights lawyer George Newhouse launched legal action in the New South Wales state Supreme Court yesterday on behalf of eight families, claiming the government failed to maintain ... in a storm and took insufficient steps to look out for them," he said. He also claimed that when authorities found out the boat was foundering, the systems in place and operational life-saving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535193/asylum-seekers-families-sue-australia-over-shipwreck-christmas-island
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Survivors of Australian bush fire win HK$3.6 billion in class action settlement

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:13pm by AP

    ... still needed final court approval. It would then take 12 to 18 months to distribute the payouts, he said. "No amount of money will ever compensate those who were affected by the fire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554901/survivors-australian-bush-fire-win-hk36-billion-class-action-settlement
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Record US$470m settlement reached in Australia wildfire lawsuit

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:34pm by AP

    ... government. On Tuesday, the defendants agreed to pay a total of A$494.7 million. Attorney Andrew Watson, who represents the plaintiffs, said the settlement still needs final court approval. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554794/record-us470m-settlement-reached-australia-wildfire-lawsuit
  9. 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
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    ‘Totally and utterly evil’ Australian baby killer gets life in prison

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Melbourne

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne An Australian man described by a supreme court judge as ‘totally and utterly evil’ was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the murder ... was sentenced to a minimum of 32 years for murdering Zayden Veal-Whitting in 2012 by savagely beating him more than 30 times about the face, head and body. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Kaye said Hicks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531513/totally-and-utterly-evil-australian-baby-killer-gets-life-prison

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