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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott dubs Russia ‘a bully’ over sanctions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:10pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... of several countries that slapped sanctions on Russia amid accusations the country has supplied weapons and expertise to pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine. Last month, the crisis escalated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569200/australian-prime-minister-tony-abbott-dubs-russia-bully-over-sanctions
  3. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Foreigners push up Australian home prices

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... for foreigners to buy housing in Australia were rising, the nation's climbing prices were largely a result of domestic demand and a lag in supply, Christopher Kent, an assistant governor ... to March, a 93 per cent jump from the same period a year earlier, UBS said. Overseas investment in housing in Australia was now 13 per cent of total turnover, compared with a trend of 8 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1544377/foreigners-push-australian-home-prices
  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese buying of Australian homes surges

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... is benefiting from surging demand from China, where the housing market is faltering. Chinese purchasers overtook Americans to become the biggest buyers of real estate in Australia in the 12 months ... last week. Authorities are trying to avert a collapse of the real estate market after data showed housing prices fell in 55 of 70 cities in June from May, the most since January 2011 when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1567889/chinese-buying-australian-homes-surges
  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Gains in Australian home prices defy talk of market correction

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

    ... welcomed by policymakers as necessary to encourage a much-needed revival in homebuilding, which is already under way. RPData research director Tim Lawless said the housing market should record ... However, as listings inevitably rise sharply over the coming months, this will create the greatest test for the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets in terms of how strong value growth ...

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

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia on Thursday became the first country in the world to scrap a carbon tax as the upper house of the legislature also discarded plans for a trading scheme based ... campaign, but his Liberal-National coalition struggled to repeal the legislation without control of the upper house Senate. “This is an appalling day for Australia.” Senator Christine Milne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555539/australian-parliament-repeals-carbon-tax-emissions-trading-scheme
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Zeng Wei angers Sydney by knocking down 106-year-old harbour mansion

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... of a former senior member of China's Politburo for A$32.4 million (HK$235 million). The new owners, Zeng Wei and Jiang Mei, sought permission to demolish the two-storey brick house and replace ... of new houses and flats in Sydney are bought by Chinese citizens. In Melbourne, the figure is14 per cent. These figures are likely to rise. To stimulate the economy, the Australian government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535689/zeng-wei-angers-sydney-knocking-down-106-year-old-harbour-mansion
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Opera Australia sacks leading soprano Tamar Iveri over anti-gay comments

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... culminating as Iveri was due to perform the role of Desdemona in Verdi's Otello from July 5 at the Sydney Opera House. Many people threatened to boycott the company or cancel subscriptions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539056/opera-australia-sacks-leading-soprano-tamar-iveri-over-anti-gay-comments
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    ‘Totally and utterly evil’ Australian baby killer gets life in prison

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Melbourne

    ... in a raid of his house, the court heard.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531513/totally-and-utterly-evil-australian-baby-killer-gets-life-prison
  10. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Home sales data points to recovery in Australia

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... in the housing sector, an industry survey showed. The Housing Industry Association said its survey of large builders showed sales of new homes rose 0.2 per cent from February, taking the quarterly increase to 5.8 per cent. In the March quarter, sales of new detached houses grew 7 per cent, while the multi-unit sector eased 0.2 per cent. Detached-house sales increased in all of the surveyed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1505917/home-sales-data-points-recovery-australia

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