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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor party elects new leader Bill Shorten in wake of poll defeat

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Bill Shorten succeeds Kevin Rudd through vote of party members and parliamentarians Labor elects new leader in wake of poll defeat Australia's Labor party elected ... the party said. He becomes Labor's third leader in five months and has the task of reuniting a party riven by three years of infighting between Rudd and Julia Gillard, the nation's first ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott tries again to repeal carbon tax with Senate shake-up due

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by BLOOM

    ... that repealing the carbon tax, brought in by the previous Labor government, will still allow the country meet its promised 5 per cent reduction in emissions by 2020. Abbott claims the move will save the typical household A$550 (HK$4,000) a year through lower electricity prices. Australia has the highest per capita fossil fuel emissions among industrial countries. ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Shark kills man in Australia’s Byron Bay despite brave rescue bid

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 06:51pm by AP

    ... to resuscitate him for 20 minutes, but the man had apparently bled to death in the water. Ten news reported that the shark had bitten through the victim’s wetsuit on his upper right thigh, tearing off ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tributes flow for Neville Wran, former Labor premier of New South Wales

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... Labor Party. Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott noted Wran's death, describing the barrister from Sydney's working-class Balmain as "one of the most significant figures ... it influenced the way other Labor governments around Australia dealt with the environmental agenda," Carr said. Wran also triggered the redevelopment of Darling Harbour and built the Sydney ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM works to sell harsh budget as ‘pain with a purpose’

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Canberra

    ... 6 per cent. Australia’s budget deficit for the 2013/14 financial year is forecast to have ballooned to A$47 billion (HK$341 billion), with fiscal deficits projected through to 2016/17. “This ... The Labor party’s finance spokesman Tony Burke said Hockey had a Herculean sales job on his hands. “He’s going to have to sell the budget by making excuses for telling lies,” he Burke said. Hockey ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    State of Great Barrier Reef likely to worsen, Canberra admits

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

    ... raised by Unesco, and persuade the UN agency promoting international collaboration through education, science and culture, not to put the tourist attraction on its "in danger" list next ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Protesters heckle Australian leaders

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

    ... and ushered Abbott safely through the jostling crowd and into his car, cutting short a visit to the safe Labor seat of Barton. The demonstrators included Labor supporters, refugee advocates, ... 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

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

    ... The repeal was fiercely opposed by the opposition Greens and Labor Party, who portrayed the vote as a stain on the country’s international reputation. “This is an appalling day for Australia when ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey warns of US-style debt shutdown

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney US-style debt shutdown 'looming' Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey warned yesterday of a US-style government shutdown if the Labor opposition refuses ... the House of Representatives on Wednesday, there is a stand-off in the Senate. Labor and the Greens hold the balance of power in the upper house and only want an increase to A$400 billion, ...

  10. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese buying of Australian homes surges

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... director Joseph Zaja said. The value of mortgages the closely held company arranges through Australian banks is expected to climb to A$500 million in the 2015 calendar year, he said. Ausin ...




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