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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    ‘Syria recruiter’ charged with preparing Australia terror attack

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 12:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Brisbane

    ... was initially accused of recruiting, funding and sending jihadist fighters to Syria after he was detained in Brisbane on September 10. He is now facing a new charge of committing an act in preparation for a terrorist act by transporting a firearm, which carries a maximum sentence of life in jail, authorities said. Kruezi was also charged on Friday with possessing machetes, knives, balaclavas, military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618347/syria-recruiter-charged-preparing-australia-terror-attack
  2. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Retirees spark trailer park home boom in Australia

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... There was "tremendous opportunity in manufactured housing", said Jason Kougellis, managing director for Australia and New Zealand at GE Capital. They "provide an affordable solution for an ageing ... said. Unlike in the US, where trailer parks typically provide housing for low-income residents, in Australia they have historically been used as tourist accommodations. The Australian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1616307/retirees-spark-trailer-park-home-boom-australia
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's ex-PM Howard ‘embarrassed’ by Iraq war dossier on weapons of mass destruction

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... is a false reading of history,” he said. But lawmaker Andrew Wilkie, a former intelligence officer, accused Howard of rewriting history, saying Australia’s own intelligence organisations had provided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597923/australias-ex-pm-howard-embarrassed-iraq-war-dossier-weapons-mass
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... by Australians radicalised in Iraq or Syria. More than 800 police were involved in the security operation in Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday, which authorities said had thwarted a plot by militants ... in Iraq. Police said the Thursday raids were focused in western Sydney and Brisbane, where two men were arrested on terrorism-related charges last week. Authorities said that 15 people were ...

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

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

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

    ... suicide bomber candidates as well as providing funds and equipment, the government said. Abbott said more than 20 Australian fighters had already returned from Middle Eastern battlefields. The suspected brother of a suicide bomber killed in Syria and another alleged jihadist appeared in an Australian court on Thursday charged with funding and recruiting for al-Qaeda offshoot terrorists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590828/australia-elevates-terrorism-threat-second-highest-level
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia on Thursday became the first country in the world to scrap a carbon tax as the upper house of the legislature also discarded plans for a trading scheme based ... emissions trading scheme (ETS) after Europe, set to begin from next year, is a major setback for global CO2 trading. Abolition of the carbon tax was a centrepiece policy of Abbott’s 2013 election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555539/australian-parliament-repeals-carbon-tax-emissions-trading-scheme
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

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

    ... and grooming suicide bomber candidates as well as providing funds and equipment. “In the past two years, the situation in Syria and Iraq has radically complicated the (terrorist) threat, adding energy and allure to the extremist Islamic narrative,” Irvine said. Dozens of Australian fighters had already returned home, and “a good number of these” remained a concern to security authorities, he said. ...

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

    Refugee held in Papua New Guinea dies in Australia from infection

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... to Australia from Papua New Guinea last month after reportedly developing septicaemia. But doctors were unable to save him. "The man's family late this afternoon provided consent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586688/refugee-held-papua-new-guinea-dies-australia-infection
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    'Moral responsibility' must determine fate of baby abandoned in Thailand

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... as funds raised online by an Australian charity to pay for the baby's medical care rose above US$190,000 after a flood of international goodwill over the infant's plight. The boy, Gammy, ... the 30 baht [HK$7.23] health scheme, it does not cover everything he needs," she said, referring to Thailand's universal health care scheme. Peter Baines, the founder of Hands Across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565641/moral-responsibility-must-determine-fate-baby-abandoned-thailand
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Giant white-headed crocodile shot after killing Australian fisherman

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Giant crocodile shot after killing fisherman A white-headed crocodile nicknamed Michael Jackson has been shot dead, reports said yesterday, after it apparently killed a fisherman in Australia's north. Authorities were called in when a 57-year-old man disappeared after wading into the croc-infested Adelaide River, to disentangle his fishing ...

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

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