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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New counterterrorism law targets leakers, not reporters: Australian attorney-general

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:31am by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra George Brandis insists powerful new security law is aimed at operatives who leak classified information, not against journalists doing their jobs A contentious new law that carries a prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than investigative reporters, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1628104/new-counterterrorism-law-targets-leakers-not-reporters-australian-attorney
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Three protesters challenge Australian parliament’s face-veil regulations

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... women, as well as a potential breach of anti-discrimination laws. Officials relented last week, saying people wearing face coverings would be allowed in all public areas of Parliament House, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626033/three-protesters-challenge-australian-parliaments-face-veil-regulations
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian judge backs Canberra's hard line on immigration

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:54am by AFP

    ... a case on the validity of a law used to detain 157 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers for weeks on the high seas in June, after they sailed from India. Lawyers for the Tamils, who are now held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617317/australian-judge-backs-canberras-hard-line-immigration
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Torture of terrorism suspects will be specifically prohibited under Australian law after the opposition and other critics complained that officers should ... complained that ASIO officers should not be protected from legal liability for torturing suspects. Because torture was against Australian law, no operation involving torture could ever be authorised, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597895/australia-prohibit-secret-service-torture-terrorism-suspects
  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police shoot dead teenage terror suspect after two officers stabbed

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:05am

    ... that killed him, police said. “I can advise that the person in question was a known terror suspect who was a person of interest to law enforcement and intelligence agencies,” Justice Minister Michael ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599328/australian-police-shoot-dead-teenage-terror-suspect-after-two-officers
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cites ‘chatter’ over attacks on government, parliament

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:03pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... neighbourhood, where they expressed anger that the raids, and new security laws aimed at targeting extremists, were unfairly focused on Muslims. Senator Christine Milne, the leader of the opposition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595909/australian-pm-cites-chatter-over-attacks-government-parliament
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:08pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... in the Middle East. The government warns that the Islamic State movement poses an unprecedented domestic terrorism threat. Australia will introduce tough counterterrorism laws in Parliament this month and announced 630 million Australian dollars (HK$4.5 billion) in new spending on intelligence, law enforcement and border protection agencies over the next four years to enhance security, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590828/australia-elevates-terrorism-threat-second-highest-level
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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