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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

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

    ... being diverted by an issue that is nothing but a red herring.” ASIO’s Secretary General Duncan Lewis, who took over Australia’s top domestic spy agency last week, said torture was contrary ...

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

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

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

    ... An Australian was isolated in hospital on Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus. The man, in his 20s, ... health officials said he was displaying Ebola symptoms, including fever, but an initial assessment suggested it is unlikely he has the killer disease. “We are managing him in accordance ...

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

    'Moral responsibility' must determine fate of baby abandoned in Thailand

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... the 30 baht [HK$7.23] health scheme, it does not cover everything he needs," she said, referring to Thailand's universal health care scheme. Peter Baines, the founder of Hands Across ... exceeded the initial US$25,000 target, and he would be flying to Thailand from Australia in the next few weeks to coordinate how the money was used to fund Gammy's health care and his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565641/moral-responsibility-must-determine-fate-baby-abandoned-thailand
  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Gains in Australian home prices defy talk of market correction

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... Over a similar time frame, growth in mortgages has also started to ease, suggesting buyer demand might be dampened by affordability issues and low rental yields in the largest cities. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1567067/gains-australian-home-prices-defy-talk-market-correction
  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

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

    ... sought advice on how to remain in Australia once their visas had expired, according to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, also in Melbourne. The issue of stigma and discrimination surrounding ...

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

    Right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke suspended after Perth widower's suicide

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Right-to-die doctor is suspended Prominent Australian right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke yesterday vowed to continue giving advice on how to end life after the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him. Nitschke, who has campaigned on assisted suicide issues for more than a decade, was banned in a late-night sitting of the board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558336/right-die-doctor-philip-nitschke-suspended-after-perth-widowers-suicide
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Rolf Harris' hometown moves to purge all memory of him after sex abuse conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... to 1947. City of Perth mayor Lisa Scaffidi told Fairfax radio that the council would probably tear up a footpath plaque in his honour. "It's a very sad issue and something we need to deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544441/rolf-harris-hometown-moves-purge-all-memory-him-after-sex-abuse
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... packages range [in terms of] value and it's not just in terms of any financial element, but also training, support and other issues to assist people to get on their feet when they return." The Labor opposition's spokesman Richard Marles said the government should be ensuring that asylum seekers' claims were being properly processed, not issuing "blank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538008/australia-offering-asylum-seekers-a10000-return-home-country
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker dies from his burns after Australian visa protest

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:41am by AFP

    ... Seemanpillai, who arrived by boat in Australia in January 2013, was receiving community mental health support, he said. The death came as activists said seven Iranian asylum seekers sewed their lips ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523916/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-dies-his-burns-after-australian-visa-protest
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian senator smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament to show security risk

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... before the hearing. The police chief said that he was satisfied that they were inert. The security changes introduced this month mean that those with photographic ID cards issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519705/australian-senator-smuggles-pipe-bomb-parliament-show-security-risk

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