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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Former military chief Peter Cosgrove becomes Australian governor-general

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... executive power to them in almost every respect. They can open and dissolve parliament, commission the prime minister and appoint ministers, rubber-stamp laws passed by parliament and appoint judges ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia posts code of conduct for asylum-seekers

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... into force on Saturday and applies to those on bridging visas, contains a list of expected behaviour for living in Australia – including that applicants obey all laws, including road rules. This is clear discrimination against a specific group of people and it needs to be called out for what it is Sarah Hanson-Young, Australian Greens It says visa holders must co-operate with all ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Police raid Australia media offices to block tell-all interview with Schapelle Corby

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 03:43pm by AP and AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Sydney Corby's alleged millions in profit from an exclusive deal with Australian TV and magazine would be a crime under Australian law, police say Australian police ... last week. The action was meant to prevent Corby from profiting fro her life story, and Australian Federal Police Agence France-Presse in confirmed they were enforcing proceeds of crime laws ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Schapelle Corby, the drug mule whose story captivated millions in Australia

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... the widespread sympathy back home, the view in Indonesia is starkly different. Many see Corby as a common criminal who simply broke the country's tough anti-drugs laws. Indonesian lawmakers ... to hand over A$128,800 they earned from a book and magazine interview deal. Under the law, Australian courts don't have to be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that crimes happened. ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 02:25pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country’s first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings. The federal government had challenged the validity of the Australian Capital Territory’s law that had allowed gay marriages ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian court rules ANZ Bank late fees too high

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 02:39pm by AP

    ... to thousands of customers after a judge ruled on Wednesday that late payment fees it charged on credit cards were exorbitant. ANZ Banking Group partially lost a class action law suit in the Australian ... Blackburn, the law firm representing the customers, had claimed A$57 million (HK$392 million) in damages from all five fee types. Maurice Blackburn said the ruling changed the banking landscape ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia tightens secrecy over ‘success’ in blocking asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Reuters

    ... for information from the government, warning that Australia could be breaking international law if it is forcing boats back to Indonesia without proper regard for refugees’ safety. Abbott has himself ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s opposition pledges tougher asylum laws as election race heats up

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 02:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Canberra Australia’s opposition, tipped to win next month’s election, promised on Friday to revive tough laws barring thousands of asylum seekers already in Australia from ... acknowledged the policy, criticised by the United Nations and human rights groups, could be challenged in the courts. Tougher immigration laws have already been subject to several legal setbacks. ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia defends 'national security' raids in Timor case

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:32pm by AFP

    ... into question the “integrity of the rule of law”. But Abbott defended the move as in Australia’s national interest. “We don’t interfere in cases but we always act to ensure that our national security ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian territory becomes first to allow gay marriage

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 12:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney First gay weddings could take place in Capital Territory by end of year Australia’s national capital on Tuesday passed laws making it the first territory ... but because marriage comes under federal legislation these couples are not formally recognised as married by the government. The new law passed by the Australian Capital Territory’s 17-member ...




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