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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco rejects move to revoke Tasmanian World Heritage status

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bid to delist World Heritage forests rejected Environment groups yesterday hailed Unesco's decision to reject the Australian government's bid to revoke World Heritage status for parts of the Tasmanian wilderness, calling it "a strong rebuke" for the conservative government. Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes too much forest ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sydney blaze nurse pleads guilty to 11 murders

    Posted May 27th 2013, 03:54pm by AFP

    ... by locals as a friendly but quiet man who kept to himself and he was initially hailed a hero after fronting media outside the home as firefighters battled to contain the flames. He told reporters ...

  3. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIA

    Slowing China drags on Australia

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the central bank's decision to cut interest rates on Tuesday to stimulate the economy. Treasurer Wayne Swan hailed the "solid" data, saying it was more evidence of "the ongoing ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia relishes ‘juicy’ Security Council win

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia on Friday hailed its election to the United Nations Security Council with Foreign Minister Bob Carr saying securing the non-permanent seat was a “big, decisive, juicy win”. Australia, which received 140 votes from the secret ballot of 193 members, was elected to the two-year role beginning in January along with Rwanda, Argentina, South ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Julia Gillard, Australia's tough prime minister, faces more hard battles

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and US feminist blog Jezebel hailing her as "badass". The episode briefly boosted her in the polls. But the former industrial relations lawyer has struggled to win over public opinion, ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Julia Gillard triggers storm by calling opposition's Tony Abbott 'sexist'

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Sydney

    ... Agencies in Sydney Australian PM hailed by US feminists after outburst against opposition leader, but her domestic audience not so impressed by fallout Gillard attackon 'sexist' abbott sets off storm A blistering attack by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in which she labelled the opposition leader a misogynist has gained attention and praise worldwide, ...



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