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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Former military chief Peter Cosgrove becomes Australian governor-general

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... ambition," he said. Cosgrove, who replaces Australia's first woman governor general, Quentin Bryce, assumed the office in a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra. He is the 26th person ... me," he told the upper house Senate. The governor general's role is to maintain direct contact with the queen, who is Australia's head of state, and the British monarch delegates ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to buy US-made drones to patrol borders, detect asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... of the United States, is expected to use the drones to patrol far over the Indian Ocean, which has become one of the world's most vital energy supply routes. The drones could also be used to detect ...

  3. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese overtake US buyers as biggest investors in Australian property

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... strengthening housing market, as their government tightens rules on buying at home. Chinese investment in Australian residential and commercial real estate surged 42 per cent to A$5.9 billion (HK$41 ... homes. Overseas investment in the Australian housing market fell to A$17.2 billion from A$19.7 billion a year earlier. In commercial real estate, it slid 12 per cent to A$34.8 billion. Total ...

  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's central bank selling Sydney mansion

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Bloomberg

    ... to a listing on the realestate.com.au website. No price guide was given for the property in Kirribilli, a suburb four kilometres north of the city centre, where the median house price was A$2.35 million (HK$16.4 million), according to the website. The RBA is putting the house up for sale after its record-low 2.5 per cent benchmark interest rate helped drive a 13.4 per cent gain in Sydney ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Boy, 11, beaten to death with cricket bat by father at oval in Australia

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 01:05am by AFP

    ... your house is, no matter how intelligent you are. "It happens to anyone and everyone and this has been an 11-year battle." Fryer said there were multiple witnesses to the boy's ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Terri Butler claims win in Queensland race for Rudd's former seat

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by Bloomberg

    ... more than 10,000 postal and pre-ballot votes that needed to be counted. A Labor victory would see the party maintain its 55 seats in the lower house of parliament, compared ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian bush fires destroy 30 homes in worst conditions since 2009

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:35pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Residents described houses "exploding" into flames, with one woman saying it was like "the whole world was alight". Fire crews said they saved about 550 properties from an blaze ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police crack money-laundering ring that funded Hezbollah

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... awaiting remittances from overseas, hijacking the transaction by depositing dirty money to the payee and then taking the cash wired from offshore. Fairfax said at least one of the exchange houses ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    American stage hypnotist Scott Lewis dies in fall from balcony in Sydney

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 04:14pm by AFP

    ... House. The venue confirmed his death in a joint statement with the production company. “The company is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dr Lewis,” said producer Tim Lawson. “The entire company has decided to continue the show in his honour, and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.” Added the Opera House: “We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Dr ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seeker charged over 'bomb on plane' scare in Australia

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... Indian Ocean territory which houses the country's main immigration processing centre. The man made statements which worried staff, including that he had a bomb, The Australian newspaper ...




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