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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... of the world's most picturesque harbours. Craig-y-Mor, an elegant 106-year-old home owned over the years by several prominent Sydney businessmen, was bought in 2008 by the son and daughter-in-law ...

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

    Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 02:25pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country’s first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings. The federal government had challenged the validity of the Australian Capital Territory’s law that had allowed gay marriages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378964/australian-court-rejects-law-allowing-gay-marriage
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Bitterness drove killer of Chinese-Australian family of five, court told

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bitterness drove killer of family of five, court told A man accused of murdering five members of a Chinese-Australian family went on trial yesterday, with a court hearing Robert Xie was motivated by bitterness when he bludgeoned them with "a hammer-like object". Xie, 50, is charged with killing his Chinese-born brother-in-law Norman Lin, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508535/bitterness-drove-killer-chinese-australian-family-five-court-told
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New asylum seeker controversy strains Australia-Indonesia relations

    Posted May 07th 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Barnas, spokesman for Indonesia’s co-ordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security, said on Wednesday. Australia’s Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison refused to comment on the crew’s ... people-smuggling laws if the additional passengers had been added in Australian waters. “There may be crucial distinction between, on the one hand, simply pushing back a boat which has appeared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1506529/new-asylum-seeker-controversy-strains-australia-indonesia-relations
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia finds half of asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea camp genuine

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... will remove duplication of services. "We're talking about a civil agency, a law enforcement agency which deals not just with the customs challenges as the current Australian Customs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508537/australia-finds-half-asylum-seekers-held-papua-new-guinea-camp-genuine

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