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  1. Boatpeople intercepted off Australia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... and Thailand - condemned Australia's detention of 112 refugee children on the tiny South Pacific territory of Nauru as 'shameful'. ... Ocean island yesterday after their boat was intercepted by the Royal Australian Navy a few kilometres off Western Australia. It was the first refugee boat to reach Australian waters in 18 ...

  2. Activist's trial highlights lack of judicial autonomy

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the catalyst for his detention in March was his refusal to abandon his high-profile investigation of the part official corruption and incompetence played in the collapse of shoddily built schools ... the trial to a less sensitive time, leaving Tan incommunicado in detention. In the event, it has backfired on China's image. The whole affair is a reflection of the extent to which the notion ...

  3. Like the film 'Australia', tourism adverts fail to draw the crowds

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... Australia is hoping to attract to the sunburnt shores through its glitzy A$40 million (HK$213 million) 'Come Walkabout' campaign, being rolled out in 22 countries. But the enigmatic commercials, devised to piggyback off the epic movie Australia starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, have generated about as much derision as Baz Luhrmann's lumbering, dust-and-jodhpurs fairy ...

  4. Myanmar approves all remaining visa requests for UN aid workers

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi just days after donors pledged large sums of money to help the cyclone victims. The United States, France and Australia were among the countries ... community,' French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said, calling on the government to free her immediately. Some of those countries had expressed frustration that the junta extended her detention ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Safeguards in place for all MPF assets Since the start of the current financial turmoil concerns have been expressed in the public arena as to the safety and security of the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) assets held by MPF trustees. As chairman of the leading retirement protection association in Hong Kong, I would like to outline some key safeguards in place to protect ...

  6. Miners searching for a heart of gold

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... As Australia rides the Asian resources boom, a new dating service promises to play matchmaker between miners and fair maidens. Tens of thousands of eligible Australian men are flocking ... of kilometres from the nearest pub, let alone nightclub, with a dearth of female company. The online dating service will be launched this week in Western Australia, the country's biggest state ...

  7. Canal plan highlights severity of Australia's water crisis

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney A plan to build a 2,500km canal to supply water to Australia's most isolated city has shone the spotlight on the country's water crisis. Western Australia ... government has commissioned a A$5 million ($30.7 million) feasibility study. The chairman of the lobby group Watering Australia, Ernie Bridge, believes the Kimberley region has enough fresh water ...

  8. Australian groups in HK begin raising money

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... in Hong Kong confirmed that organisations in the city such as AustCham, the Australian Association, Australian Chinese Association, CPA Australia and others have already begun raising funds for the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. There is also a focus on fund-raising under the banner of Support Australia, a grouping of these Australian community organisations. Full details can ...

  9. Australia's superpower balancing act

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... and Washington over Taiwan. On his way to mediate talks over the North Korean missile crisis, Mr Downer stopped off in the Chinese capital. In response to a question about what support Australia would provide to the United States if Taiwan were attacked by Beijing, he said that no one should assume Australia would automatically come to America's aid. The statement is significant because ...

  10. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR ENOCH YIU

    Look high, look low, then say a prayer

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... was about US$40 billion while in Thailand it was about US$20 billion. The losses in Japan and Thailand, plus those from the earthquake in New Zealand and floods in Australia, made last year ...




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