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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... breach in December last year. The government this month proposed tough new counterterrorism laws as well as A$630 million (US$590 million) in additional resources over four years to help intelligence and law enforcement agencies cope with the scores of Australians who return home after committing terrorist acts overseas. Some Islamic leaders argue Muslims, a minority of 500,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Abbott warns of home-grown terror, says migrants must be on ‘Team Australia’

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:14pm by AFP

    ... to be vigilant to the threat of home-grown terrorism. Abbott's government is hardening its terror laws to make it more difficult for Islamic extremists to travel from Australia to fight in places ... is that everyone has got to be on 'Team Australia'," he said, referring to a catchphrase he used when introducing the terror laws. The prime minister, who met with Muslim community leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576177/abbott-warns-home-grown-terror-says-migrants-must-be-team-australia
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Giant white-headed crocodile shot after killing Australian fisherman

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... steadily since the introduction of protection laws in 1971, with government estimates putting the population at 75,000 to 100,000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577132/giant-white-headed-crocodile-shot-after-killing-australian-fisherman
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne They say anti-gay laws in countries like Uganda and Tanzania put them at risk if they go home Aids conference delegates seek asylum in Australia Some 25 ... Aids- including in Uganda, where homosexuality remains illegal and punishable by jail terms- was repeatedly raised at the conference. Participants heard that such laws targeted minorities who ...

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

    Pro-Palestine gang 'threatens to kill' Jewish children on school bus in Australia

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:38am by AP

    ... it and those who are alleged to have subjected school children as young as five to this anti-Semitic attack should face the full force of the law," Dominello said in a statement. The Australian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568165/pro-palestine-gang-threatens-kill-jewish-children-school-bus-australia
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... it was "clearly stupid" to claim he was a public safety risk. Assisted suicide, or euthanasia, is banned in Australia although it was legal for a time in the Northern Territory before the law ...

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

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

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

    ... 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 ... conference, snap judgments are made and they're simply being returned," Triggs told ABC television. "There is an obligation with international law to have a proper process." ...

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

    UNHCR 'concern' over Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney UN agency speaks out over the handling of Sri Lankan boatpeople, stressing the need for their cases to be handled under international law 'Profound ... denied breaking international law. Concern has been mounting over the fate of two boats, one reportedly carrying 153 Tamil Sri Lankan asylum seekers and another with 50 on board, intercepted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546699/unhcr-concern-over-australias-handling-sri-lankan-refugees
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM denies closer ties with Japan will hurt China relations after Abe visit

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... was not afraid to stand up to China to defend peace and the rule of law. “China doesn’t respect weakness,” she said in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday. “So, when something affects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550920/australia-pm-denies-closer-ties-japan-will-hurt-china-relations-after-abe
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... Palmer- will hold the balance of power. This means Abbott will have to negotiate with the mining magnate to pass the laws, previously rejected by opposition lawmakers. The government has said ...

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

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