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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

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

    ... will do – I’m sure this parliament will do – everything that is reasonably necessary to keep our country safe.” The move is focused on passengers arriving and leaving the country. The Australian ...

  2. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign investors branch out in Australia's commercial market

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:06am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Smaller cities becoming more attractive for commercial property seekers after traditionally focusing their energies on Sydney and Melbourne Brisbane and Perth the new markets for foreign buyers Foreign investors, who traditionally focus on Sydney and Melbourne office buildings, are turning to properties in other cities in Australia amid rising competition ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

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

    ... whether it was in accordance with international law. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott earlier dodged questions about the case. "What I'm focused on is stopping the boats. That is what we are absolutely and constantly focused on because as long as the boats keep coming, we will keep having deaths at sea," he said. "I'm not going to comment on what may ...

  4. 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

    ... was “deeply concerned” about the threat Australian fighters could pose when they returned home, adding she had cancelled a number of passports on the advice of intelligence agencies. “Our focus ... said nobody should underestimate the threat posed by the Sunni-led ISIL. “Right now our focus is first of all ensuring that our people in Baghdad are safe and that we have the capacity ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott says wink during granny's talk-show phone-sex confession was mistake

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AP

    ... focused on the caller and less focused on the interviewer TONY ABBOTT The gesture on Wednesday, captured by a television camera and broadcast prominently in national news bulletins, has proved ... have been more focused on the caller and less focused on the interviewer," Abbott told the Nine Network television. "Mistakes are always regrettable... and I will do my best having ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Submersible's search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 returns to site of first ‘ping’

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:02pm by Reuters in Perth

    ... for about 13 minutes on April 5, and which search authorities identified as their strongest lead. With the search of that area complete, the focus is shifting to the area where the first, ... course and the confusion that followed. The officials have said the focus will be on 60,000 square kilometres of seabed in the Indian Ocean that could take a year to search.   ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tributes flow for Neville Wran, former Labor premier of New South Wales

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... was not one of those politicians solely and cynically focused on being re-elected, devoted to spin. He was a true believer, a doer, a reformer and a builder," Turnbull said. Wran, who famously ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott ‘in time warp’ with plan to bring back knights and dames

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:52pm by AFP

    ... Australia's head of state, for approval without consulting his Liberal Party colleagues. Opposition Labor lawmakers ridiculed the move, asking why he was not focusing on issues such as unemployment ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... of Australians every year. Now the focus of her story has shifted to the potential mega-bucks media deals. She was whisked away by Australia's Seven Network, which reports say has offered her ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

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

    ... married his partner Joel Player just minutes after midnight on Saturday, said the court’s decision had inspired him to fight even harder for equality and focus his efforts on getting the federal ...




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