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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Fake Tahitian prince stole HK$129m from Australian health department

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to embezzling A$16 million (HK$129 million) from an Australian health department. New Zealand-born Hohepa Morehu-Barlow, also known as Joel Barlow, admitted eight offences including aggravated fraud as an employee and forgery in the Brisbane District Court. He was jailed for 14 years. The charges relate to the 37-year-old defrauding the state government when he worked for Queensland Health between ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Pensioner sex worker brings Tony Abbott undone in the wink of an eye

    Posted May 21st 2014, 03:51pm

    ... works on a sex phone line to pay the bills. The conservative leader’s first budget since coming to office last September took the axe to health and education spending while tightening welfare ... of the public in a media blitz as he attempts to sell it. “Mr Abbott, I would like to ask you if you would like your mother or your grandmother to be in my situation?” asked Gloria, a caller ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Perth bush fire destroys 40 homes

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... temperatures are going to reach into the 40s for quite a number of days in a row,” a bureau of meteorology spokesman said. Some swimming pools, shopping centres and public libraries will offer extended opening hours and the Red Cross will make regular calls to at-risk residents, particularly the sick and elderly, to check on their welfare. South Australia’s health department urged residents ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    'Bastard' Kevin Rudd gets earful from ex-Australian minister Nicola Roxon

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... vicious tongue or temper," said Roxon, health minister under Rudd before being elevated to attorney general under Gillard. "I did, however, see how terribly he treated some brilliant staff and public servants. Good people were burnt through like wildfire- losing senior people … or contemptuously ignoring their advice left the government weaker." Labor has been dogged ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... have died attempting the voyage in recent years. The number of children held in immigration detention dropped markedly following public outcry over the 2004 inquiry’s findings. The harsh ... of Prime Minister Tony Abbott had offered “minimal cooperation” on the issue. “In particular, we’d like to understand more about the mental health of these children. The instances of self-harm, how ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor party appoints 11 women to front bench

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... against playing “political games” by threatening fresh elections next year over a deadlock on climate change policy. The former union chief unveiled a new 30-person cabinet including ex-health ... Gillard congratulated Plibersek, the daughter of Slovenian migrants, on her promotion, paying tribute to her “achievement and vision, wit and warmth” on Twitter. A public debate over sexism raged ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Schapelle Corby, the drug mule whose story captivated millions in Australia

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... fascinated the public in her home country. The dramatic courtroom scenes of Corby breaking down in tears as she was convicted and her sister, Mercedes, screaming from the sidelines were watched live ... and an anti-drugs group have strongly criticised the decision to grant her parole, which was taken by Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin three days before her release. Her well-documented mental health ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Julia Gillard, Australia's tough prime minister, faces more hard battles

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and US feminist blog Jezebel hailing her as "badass". The episode briefly boosted her in the polls. But the former industrial relations lawyer has struggled to win over public opinion, ... in December. Steely resolve may not be enough to save Gillard's government on September 14, when Australia will vote in an election expected to see Labor's defeat. The next set of public ...



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