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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM cites ‘chatter’ over attacks on government, parliament

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:03pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... the number of its citizens believed to be fighting overseas with militant groups, including a suicide bomber who killed three people in Baghdad in July and two men shown in images on social media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595909/australian-pm-cites-chatter-over-attacks-government-parliament
  2. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Gains in Australian home prices defy talk of market correction

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... Over a similar time frame, growth in mortgages has also started to ease, suggesting buyer demand might be dampened by affordability issues and low rental yields in the largest cities. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1567067/gains-australian-home-prices-defy-talk-market-correction
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... sought advice on how to remain in Australia once their visas had expired, according to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, also in Melbourne. The issue of stigma and discrimination surrounding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566494/delegates-australian-aids-conference-seek-asylum
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Right-to-die doctor is suspended Prominent Australian right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke yesterday vowed to continue giving advice on how to end life after the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him. Nitschke, who has campaigned on assisted suicide issues for more than a decade, was banned in a late-night sitting of the board ...

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

    Rolf Harris' hometown moves to purge all memory of him after sex abuse conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... to 1947. City of Perth mayor Lisa Scaffidi told Fairfax radio that the council would probably tear up a footpath plaque in his honour. "It's a very sad issue and something we need to deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544441/rolf-harris-hometown-moves-purge-all-memory-him-after-sex-abuse
  6. 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

    ... packages range [in terms of] value and it's not just in terms of any financial element, but also training, support and other issues to assist people to get on their feet when they return." The Labor opposition's spokesman Richard Marles said the government should be ensuring that asylum seekers' claims were being properly processed, not issuing "blank ...

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

    Judge orders Sydney Morning Herald to pay up for bad restaurant review

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:33pm by GDN

    ... on social media," said the wine, food and travel writer Winsor Dobbin. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530279/judge-orders-sydney-morning-herald-pay-bad-restaurant-review
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott says wink during granny's talk-show phone-sex confession was mistake

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AP

    ... Abbott said later on Wednesday. But after a storm of criticism on social media and from political opponents, Abbott conceded that he made a mistake. "I shouldn't have done it. I should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1518027/tony-abbott-says-wink-during-grannys-talk-show-phone-sex-confession-was
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian senator smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament to show security risk

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... before the hearing. The police chief said that he was satisfied that they were inert. The security changes introduced this month mean that those with photographic ID cards issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519705/australian-senator-smuggles-pipe-bomb-parliament-show-security-risk
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Engine failure on Vietnamese airliner closes Melbourne airport

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:21pm by Associated Press in Melbourne

    ... The twin-engine Airbus A330 came to rest at the intersection of the airport’s two runways, blocking all traffic for 40 minutes until 11.30am local time, she said. No one was injured. “The issue also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505720/engine-failure-vietnamese-airliner-closes-melbourne-airport

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