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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

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

    ... threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight. Australia and the United States will raise at the United Nations General Assembly in September the need ... counterterrorism units have been working at Australia’s two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Tony Abbott said ...

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

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

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

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Canberra upgrades warning over domestic threat from Islamic State supporters to the second highest level on a four tier scale The Australian government on Friday elevated its terrorism threat level to the second highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced ...

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

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland state by paramedics wearing full protective gear. He returned from West Africa two days ago and has been seriously ill since. Gold Coast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589991/australian-hospital-treats-suspected-ebola-case
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    State of Great Barrier Reef likely to worsen, Canberra admits

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:40pm by Reuters

    ... to climate change is: that's mining coal for export." The Queensland Resources Council, which represents the mining industry, said it backed the state government's plans to improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572300/state-great-barrier-reef-likely-worsen-canberra-admits
  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign investors branch out in Australia's commercial market

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:06am by Bloomberg

    ... the broker's head of office investments, in the report. Sales this year "will result in new pricing benchmarks." Invesco's Australian property unit invested almost A$750 million in four ... prices across Australian state and territory capitals rose 10.2 per cent in July from a year earlier, according to the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index. Invesco has also invested about A$500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1572228/foreign-investors-branch-out-australias-commercial-market
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian state premier quits over wine gift ‘memory fail’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... been investigating how Di Girolamo’s company, Australia Water Holdings (AWH), was allegedly able to bill a state-owned firm for luxury travel, million-dollar salaries and major political ... of wine worth around A$3,000 (HK$21,822). Barry O’Farrell, who leads Australia’s populous New South Wales state, told the country’s Independent Commission Against Corruption on Tuesday that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483718/australian-state-premier-quits-over-wine-gift-memory-fail
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian tycoon Clive Palmer launches United Australia Party

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... but Australians are also clearly disillusioned with both the major political parties," he said. "By reforming the United Australia Party we are offering a viable alternative. The United Australia Party stands for bringing people together. "Politics today is based on politicians blaming and fighting each other; there is no leadership and no plan to grow the economy. United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1224046/australian-tycoon-clive-palmer-launches-united-australia-party
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Pro-Palestine gang 'threatens to kill' Jewish children on school bus in Australia

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:38am by AP

    ... on Thursday over the incident on Wednesday afternoon, New South Wales state police said. They were questioned at a police station but were later released without charge into the custody ... as they left the bus. Blackburn was critical of the bus driver, saying he should never have allowed the youths to get on the bus. She said he did nothing to stop their behaviour. State Communities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1568165/pro-palestine-gang-threatens-kill-jewish-children-school-bus-australia
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott a sexist, not a misogynist, says outgoing senator

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... from his party says, adding he was one of many in parliament. Liberal Senator Sue Boyce, who is leaving politics at the end of the month, described former prime minister Julia Gillard's ... for winking during a testy radio chat about the tough May budget with a female pensioner who worked on a sex phone line. Former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote in her book Hard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538372/tony-abbott-sexist-not-misogynist-says-outgoing-senator
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

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

    ... On Thursday, the Senate voted 39 to 32 to dump the carbon tax and planned ETS with the support of mining magnate Clive Palmer, whose Palmer United Party (PUP) holds the balance of power in the chamber. ... in Australia with a total loan portfolio of over A$700 million since it started in mid-last year. Scrapping the carbon tax will be seized on by Abbott as a major political victory, at a time when ...

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

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