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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian judge backs Canberra's hard line on immigration

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:54am by AFP

    ... maritime arrival like his parents, and has already denied him a protection visa. Federal Court Judge Michael Jarrett agreed, ruling that despite the circumstances of his birth, Ferouz was legally ... he said in his judgment. "The applicant is therefore, in my view, an 'unauthorised maritime arrival'... and his application for a protection visa was invalid." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617317/australian-judge-backs-canberras-hard-line-immigration
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... not be protected from legal liability The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists. The government had ... complained that ASIO officers should not be protected from legal liability for torturing suspects. Because torture was against Australian law, no operation involving torture could ever be authorised, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597895/australia-prohibit-secret-service-torture-terrorism-suspects
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

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

    ... to do us harm,” Abbott said. “But we think that our security, intelligence and police organisations are smarter than them and are one step ahead of them and can protect us,” he said. Australia ... and announced 630 million Australian dollars (HK$4.5 billion) in new spending on intelligence, law enforcement and border protection agencies over the next four years to enhance security, including ...

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

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland state by paramedics wearing full protective gear. He returned from West Africa two days ago and has been seriously ill since. Gold Coast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589991/australian-hospital-treats-suspected-ebola-case
  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste on the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said ... approval should be revoked. "Onshore disposal would be a far better option environmentally and for the tourism and fishing industries. However, the problems of increased shipping and export ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583874/mining-giants-may-dump-dredging-waste-onshore-not-barrier-reef
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Prime Minister Tony Abbot says Australia will prevent jihadists returning as armed unit is dispatched to Baghdad to protect embassy from ISIL militants ... to protect its embassy in Baghdad in the face of the ongoing offensive by Sunni Muslim jihadist ISIL forces. The decision follows the move by key ally the United States to deploy 275 troops to help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536824/australia-sends-troops-protect-baghdad-embassy
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... Customs and Border Protection Service on Wednesday did not immediately supply details of the person of interest, or say if charges had been laid. Sky News television reported that a man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Giant white-headed crocodile shot after killing Australian fisherman

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... steadily since the introduction of protection laws in 1971, with government estimates putting the population at 75,000 to 100,000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577132/giant-white-headed-crocodile-shot-after-killing-australian-fisherman
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco criticises Australia’s decision to allow dredging of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... environmentally responsible ports adjacent to the reef." Hunt said on Thursday: "Protection for the Great Barrier Reef is an ongoing challenge and we are confident that we have the processes, resources and environmental protection mechanisms in place to ensure that the Great Barrier Reef continues to be among the best-managed and-protected world heritage areas in the world." Richard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502710/unesco-criticises-australias-decision-allow-dredging-great-barrier-reef
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    State of Great Barrier Reef likely to worsen, Canberra admits

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Barrier Reef likely to deteriorate further Australia's 2,300km-long Great Barrier Reef remains under threat and is likely to deteriorate further despite efforts to control major sources of damage to the World Heritage-listed icon, the government said yesterday. Canberra released a five-yearly review of the reef and plans to protect it to deal with concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572300/state-great-barrier-reef-likely-worsen-canberra-admits

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