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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian state premier quits over wine gift ‘memory fail’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... would be presented at inquiry A leading Australian politician resigned on Wednesday after admitting to a “massive memory fail” when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth around A$3,000 (HK$21,822). Barry O’Farrell, who leads Australia’s populous New South Wales state, told the country’s Independent Commission Against Corruption on Tuesday that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483718/australian-state-premier-quits-over-wine-gift-memory-fail
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian ministers dragged into corruption probe

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Commission Against Corruption probe over an alleged “criminal conspiracy”. Obeid, a former powerful kingpin in the New South Wales state Labor party, which holds power at the centre, is accused ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Two senior Australian ministers have been dragged into a snowballing ruling party corruption scandal, admitting accepting hospitality from a former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145217/australian-ministers-dragged-corruption-probe
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... and they should not be returned against their will. The court has yet to decide whether there is a case to answer but in an early submission government lawyers said the boat was intercepted outside ... to go back," he said. Australian Human Rights Commission chief Gillian Triggs said screening of asylum seekers at sea appeared to be inadequate under international law. The process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Record US$470m settlement reached in Australia wildfire lawsuit

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:34pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sydney More than 5,000 people joined the class action against electricity provider SP AusNet, arguing the company was negligent because it hadn’t maintained its power ... leaving 173 people dead and destroying more than 2,000 homes in just over a single day. More than 5,000 people joined the class action against electricity provider SP AusNet, arguing the company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554794/record-us470m-settlement-reached-australia-wildfire-lawsuit
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Survivors of Australian bush fire win HK$3.6 billion in class action settlement

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:13pm by AP

    ... the southern state of Victoria in 2009, leaving 173 people dead and destroying more than 2,000 homes in just over a single day. More than 5,000 people joined the class action against electricity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554901/survivors-australian-bush-fire-win-hk36-billion-class-action-settlement
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Senior Australian clergyman Max Davis steps down over child sex abuse charges

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... the bishop was not ordained. The bishop emphatically denies the allegation and the charge will be defended." The charge comes with a royal commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543741/senior-australian-clergyman-max-davis-steps-down-over-child-sex-abuse
  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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Rolf Harris goes from pride of Perth to pariah Rolf Harris' hometown moved to purge all memory of the former cultural icon yesterday as Australia distanced itself from the disgraced entertainer after he was convicted of indecently assaulting girls. Harris, 84, was found guilty of all 12 charges against him after a six-week trial in London ...

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

    Tony Abbott tries again to repeal carbon tax with Senate shake-up due

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by BLOOM

    ... country," Prime Minister Tony Abbott told parliament. "Why would anyone be against that?" The make-up of the Senate will change from July 1 when the Palmer United Party- led by Clive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539053/tony-abbott-tries-again-repeal-carbon-tax-senate-shake-due
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott a sexist, not a misogynist, says outgoing senator

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... Australia's most authoritative dictionary, the Macquarie Dictionary, to broaden its definition of "misogyny" beyond a hatred of women to also denoting a prejudice against them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538372/tony-abbott-sexist-not-misogynist-says-outgoing-senator
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seekers’ families sue Australia over shipwreck off Christmas Island

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Fifty people died when a rickety fishing boat crowded with nearly 100 Iraqi, Kurdish and Iranian asylum seekers was dashed against jagged rocks in dangerous seas at the remote Indian Ocean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535193/asylum-seekers-families-sue-australia-over-shipwreck-christmas-island

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