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  1. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Coach slams drug probe into Australian rugby league teams

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Reuters in Melbourne, Australia The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach ... intelligence unit have sent shockwaves in Australia, long proud of its image as a nation that plays fair. The naming of the NRL clubs followed the release of an Australian Crime Commission report last ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Australia’s growth solution - more Australians

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 01:32pm by Reuters

    ... Despite arid interior, Australia has plenty of living room on its 26,000 kilometres of fertile coastline For a modern developed nation, Australia is taking a less-travelled path ... of environmental challenges. But again Australia is better placed than many to cope. While much of the hinterland is bush, there is plenty of living room on its 26,000 kilometres of fertile coastline. Its ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Anti-immigration firebrand Hanson may fight Australian election

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Controversial former One Nation leader once warned Australia was in danger of being swamped by Asians, before switching her focus to Muslims Right-winger plans to fight election Australian anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson said yesterday she plans to run in this year's general election, saying politicians were out of touch with how ...

  4. News - Asia

    Australian quits election race after Islam gaffe

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A candidate for Australia’s anti-immigration One Nation party dropped out of the election race on Saturday after a blundering interview in which she referred ... “Australia’s Sarah Palin”, who was pilloried for her gaffes as US vice-presidential candidate in 2008. “I don’t oppose Islam as a country, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia rapped over ‘grave lapse’ in border security

    Posted May 28th 2013, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s border security came under fire on Tuesday after reports an Egyptian asylum-seeker wanted by Interpol was held in minimum security and a Sri Lankan accused of murder was released into the community. The cases, outlined in parliament by immigration officials, were condemned as a grave lapse of policy by the conservative opposition. ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Labor's Jason Li bids to win over Asian voters in Australian election

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Pam Walker

    ... him - in Putonghua - to return to Australia to join the campaign after the Labor candidate Jeff Salvestro-Martin was dropped for being implicated in a corruption inquiry. The Sydney electorate ... with another 5 per cent of Korean background. "Australia's prosperity is tied to how well we do [in Asia] and we need to focus on how we deepen that relationship to become a real ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM on the defensive over asylum-seekers

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 03:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... are also aware that we have our own issues with refugees from West Papua.” Refugees are a sensitive political issue in Australia and Rudd has gambled his electoral fortunes on the PNG ... prime minister has made it very clear in this latest interview that the arrangement that Kevin Rudd claims to exist does not exist in those terms,” said immigration spokesman Scott Morrison. ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott sweeps into power in landslide win in Australian election

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Lana Lam Abbott's coalition set to sweep into power Conservative challenger Tony Abbott declared Australia "under new management" yesterday after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd conceded defeat in Australia's national election and said he would step down as Labor leader. With more than 90 per cent of votes counted, ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New treasurer looks to keep Australia out of recession

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s new Treasurer Chris Bowen was on Friday welcomed by business figures as he hinted at policy changes amid recession fears following an unprecedented Asia-mining boom. Bowen, who served as assistant treasurer from late 2007 to mid- 2009 and was also minister for immigration, tertiary education and small business, was installed ...

  10. The challenge of anti-Chinese resentment

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Australia no longer bars immigrants on the basis of race or skin colour, there is still unease in some quarters about Chinese and, more generally, Asian migration and cultural influence. China ... the xenophobic underbelly of Australian society has reared its head. In 1984, one of Australia's most popular historians, Geoffrey Blainey, questioned the level of Asian immigration to Australia ...




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