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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Foreign Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers would be brought to Australia so that their nationality could be determined A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers that has been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to Australia’s mainland and may be sent to India, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ... been criticised by the United Nations and other groups as illegal and inhumane. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a November report said neither centre had a “fair and efficient system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... reportedly became difficult after the loss of his wife, Lina, who died in an accidental fall in 2001. The medical board said Nitschke, the founder of euthanasia group Exit International, had a duty ...

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

    Survivors of Australian bush fire win HK$3.6 billion in class action settlement

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:13pm by AP

    ... provider SP AusNet, arguing that the company was negligent because it had not maintained its power lines, which sparked the fire. The group also sued Utility Services Corporation, which SP AusNet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554901/survivors-australian-bush-fire-win-hk36-billion-class-action-settlement
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Record US$470m settlement reached in Australia wildfire lawsuit

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:34pm by AP

    ... was negligent because it hadn’t maintained its power lines, which sparked the fire. The group also sued Utility Services Corporation, which SP AusNet hired to maintain the lines, and the Victorian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554794/record-us470m-settlement-reached-australia-wildfire-lawsuit
  6. 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

    ... countries disagree, but it is possible to have respectful disagreements that don’t in any way prejudice the friendship,” he said. Abe left Australia on Thursday for Papua New Guinea, a Pacific ...

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

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

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

    ... actions. The legal dispute came a day after another vessel was returned to Sri Lanka by Australia following a week of secrecy. Police in Sri Lanka said the adults among the group of 41- 28 men and four women- would be charged with attempting to leave the country illegally, a crime punishable by up to two years in jail. Twenty-seven of the group were granted bail yesterday in a court ...

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

    Firemen rescue Asian backpackers living in squalor at Sydney industrial site

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AFP

    ... Commissioner Greg Mullins said firefighters were shocked to find people living at the industrial site when they were called to the large inner-city blaze in the early hours. The group were ... at a building next to the makeshift accommodation. Mullins said the group could have died if firefighters had not spotted them, and he was "outraged there would be something like this in the heart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545072/firemen-rescue-asian-backpackers-living-squalor-sydney-industrial-site
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Asylum seekers offered cash to return home Australia is offering asylum seekers in its Pacific immigration camps up to A$10,000 (HK$73,000) ... and the tiny Pacific state of Nauru were offered the highest amount, A$10,000. Iranians and Sudanese were given A$7,000 if they dropped bids for refugee status, Afghans A$4,000 and those from Pakistan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538008/australia-offering-asylum-seekers-a10000-return-home-country
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco rejects move to revoke Tasmanian World Heritage status

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bid to delist World Heritage forests rejected Environment groups yesterday hailed Unesco's decision to reject the Australian government's bid to revoke World Heritage status for parts of the Tasmanian wilderness, calling it "a strong rebuke" for the conservative government. Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes too much forest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539700/unesco-rejects-move-revoke-tasmanian-world-heritage-status

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