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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Activists protesting against Australia's national day spray graffiti on Captain Cook’s Cottage

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:50pm by Associated Press in Melbourne

    ... Associated Press in Melbourne National monument defaced by grafitti spray painted by activists opposing the celebration of British colonists arriving in Australia in 1788 Activists have sprayed graffiti on the historic home of the 18th-century British explorer Captain James Cook to protest against Australia’s national day. The stone walls of the two-storey building known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1412533/activists-protesting-against-australias-national-day-spray-graffiti
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia awards HK$8.35b asylum seeker centre contract amid controversy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:47pm by Reuters

    ... attempting suicide in protest against the facility’s conditions. “We do not underestimate or take for granted the differences in circumstances in Nauru and Manus,” Transfield’s Chief Executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434053/australia-awards-hk835b-asylum-seeker-centre-contract-amid-controversy
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Protesters heckle Australian leaders

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and conservative rival Tony Abbott were both raucously heckled by refugee advocates on Saturday as Australia voted in a general election. In south Sydney, a group of protesters tried to block the path of the poll favourite opposition leader, screaming: “Refugees welcome, Abbott is not”. Security men intervened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305630/protesters-heckle-australian-leaders
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seeker charged over 'bomb on plane' scare in Australia

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... said a "large number" of detainees on Christmas Island had launched a hunger strike, with some sewing their lips together in protest at the length of time they were being kept ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405715/asylum-seeker-charged-over-bomb-plane-scare-australia
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM Tony Abbott moves to repeal climate tax

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... was interrupted by yelling protesters in the public gallery. “Inaction (on climate) is simply not good enough,” shouted one protester, one of more than a dozen removed from the chamber. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355328/australia-pm-tony-abbott-moves-repeal-climate-tax
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Hundreds mourn Australian Chris Lane shot by ‘bored’ US teens

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... in self-defence, was acquitted in July, prompting vigils and protests across the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300070/hundreds-mourn-australian-chris-lane-shot-bored-us-teens
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott remembered as right-wing activist during time as Rhodes scholar at Oxford

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... students and locals, led by chained figures made up as corpses, converged on the Martyrs' Memorial, a gathering place for protesters. Abbott hurriedly scraped together a dozen fellow right-wingers from Queen's, rushed to the memorial, and mounted a counter-demonstration in favour of the British war effort. Provocatively, he stood beside the peace protesters, one hand in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300889/tony-abbott-remembered-right-wing-activist-during-time-rhodes-scholar
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to switch from carbon tax to emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... not be introduced by a government she led. The policy backflip prompted protests around the country and conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott, who opinion polls suggest will narrowly win the 2013 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1282583/australia-switch-carbon-tax-emissions-trading-scheme
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Rape, torture claims at Australian asylum-seeker camp

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... countries. St George, a former prison guard, said up to half a dozen young men were assaulted and raped by fellow inmates, while others were beaten and forced to sew their lips together to protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1289713/rape-torture-claims-australian-asylum-seeker-camp
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM Kevin Rudd vows referendum to recognise Aboriginals

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 03:43pm by AFP

    ... ago with the signing of two bark petitions protesting against a government plan to confiscate a massive block of land to mine for bauxite. The petitions asserted that the Yolngu people owned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1279543/australian-pm-kevin-rudd-vows-referendum-recognise-aboriginals

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