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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian government plans to raise pension entitlement age to 70 by 2035

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 05:16am by AFP

    ... since it was introduced in 1908. While no members of the OECD group of rich countries yet have an official retirement age as high as 70, the effective age for men in Japan and South Korea is close to this despite an official retirement age of 60, a recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said. Hockey said any Australians getting the pension now ...

  2. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's new 'two-speed economy' sees property prices diverge

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 06:25am by Bloomberg

    ... of the country declined last month, RP Data's CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index showed Monday. The housing market has been pumped up by the Reserve Bank of Australia keeping its benchmark interest ... uniform." Monday's report showed prices jumped 1.3 per cent in Sydney in October and were up 13.1 per cent from a year ago. Prices rose 1.9 per cent in Melbourne and 0.6 per cent in Brisbane. ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia boosts air power with purchase of 58 F-35s fighter jets from US

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... “It’s expensive, it’s highly technical... but this is a commitment that the world needs to see,” Johnston said. South Korea has plans to finalise the purchase of 40 F-35 jet fighters from ... facilities, with Australia’s defence industry reportedly set to benefit by up to A$1.5 billion in flow-on business. The fighter programme will see A$1.6 billion spent on upgrading air force bases ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian farm quarantined to contain bird flu outbreak

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 04:31pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... and South Africa. Producers typically earn about A$1 per kilogram for chicken products. Many countries, including Japan, have automatic measures to stop imports when there is an outbreak of bird flu ... have requirements that you are free of bird flu,” Dubs said. “It is a short-term reaction. It is not really a longer-term concern for us.” South Korea, which imported 5.2 tonnes of Australian ...

  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Retirees spark trailer park home boom in Australia

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... population in a country that has some of the most expensive real estate in the world". GE Capital, which had lent US$5 billion to manufactured housing operators in the US and Canada, planned ... and 2060, according to a report last November by the Productivity Commission, the government's independent advisory body. It projects there will be more people older than 100 by 2100 than ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Brandis said. “I’ve decided to add an explicit prohibition in relation to torture in so far as concerns special intelligence operations,” Brandis told reporters. “I want to stress ... for that reason, I’m perfectly happy that this addition is placed into the proposed legislation.” George Williams, a University of New South Wales legal expert, said the amendment to specifically prohibit ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... was taken by a 3-to-4-metre shark near the village of Tathra, 340 kilometres south of Sydney. Although sharks are common off Australia’s coasts, the country has averaged fewer than two fatal attacks ... gentleman who was on the beach went out and located the gentleman and pulled him in,” Cullen told reporters. “Absolutely it is [an extraordinary act of bravery] and we can only thank him for his ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Firemen rescue Asian backpackers living in squalor at Sydney industrial site

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Firemen rescue Asian backpackers living in squalor at factory site At least 15 people, reportedly backpackers from Japan and South Korea, were rescued ... in their late teens and early 20s and from Japan and South Korea, although a New South Wales police spokeswoman could not confirm their identities. "When firefighters arrived they thought they had ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Gillard declares A$14.5b plan to boost funding for Australian schools

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

    ... previously announced a plan to prioritise Asian languages to better equip future generations to deal with key regional partners such as China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and India. Gillard urged ... (HK$118 billion) plan to boost funding for schools in one of the country's biggest education reforms in decades. Under the proposal, the extra cash will be made available over six years from ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne They say anti-gay laws in countries like Uganda and Tanzania put them at risk if they go home Aids conference delegates seek asylum in Australia Some 25 ... bore a disproportionate share of the global pandemic, and created conditions under which HIV could spread. "Clearly they are delegates that come from countries where to work in the Aids ...




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