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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... counterterrorism units have been working at Australia’s two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Tony Abbott said the units operating at Sydney and Melbourne Airports would soon be introduced at all Australian international airports to monitor the movements of travellers on security watch lists. Biometric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police shoot dead teenage terror suspect after two officers stabbed

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:05am

    ... countries taking part in the US-led coalition against the jihadists. Australia was singled out, along with the United States, Canada and France. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Canberra ... incident we do need to remain calm and go about our daily lives,” he said. Australia has deployed 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the international coalition gearing up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599328/australian-police-shoot-dead-teenage-terror-suspect-after-two-officers
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

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

    ... has been studying Australian counterterrorism laws for several years, said some went too far. He said the United States and Britain both had a higher terrorism threats than Australia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597895/australia-prohibit-secret-service-torture-terrorism-suspects
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Qing dynasty coin may show ancient Chinese trade link with Australia

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:08am by WASHPOST

    ... and the trade with the 'middle kingdom', with China," Mike Owen, a member of the expedition, told Australia's ABC TV this week. Past Masters, based in Darwin, posted an image ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572941/qing-dynasty-coin-may-show-ancient-chinese-trade-link-australia
  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign investors branch out in Australia's commercial market

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:06am by Bloomberg

    ... the broker's head of office investments, in the report. Sales this year "will result in new pricing benchmarks." Invesco's Australian property unit invested almost A$750 million in four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1572228/foreign-investors-branch-out-australias-commercial-market
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... he said. Morrison refused to say where the asylum seekers will be taken in Australia. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, criticised Australia for its decision to return the asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

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

    ... On Thursday, the Senate voted 39 to 32 to dump the carbon tax and planned ETS with the support of mining magnate Clive Palmer, whose Palmer United Party (PUP) holds the balance of power in the chamber. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555539/australian-parliament-repeals-carbon-tax-emissions-trading-scheme
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia PM denies closer ties with Japan will hurt China relations after Abe visit

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Canberra backed comments by the United States accusing China of “destabilising” actions in the South China Sea, where it is involved in territorial disputes. Bishop herself earned the ire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550920/australia-pm-denies-closer-ties-japan-will-hurt-china-relations-after-abe
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... country," Prime Minister Tony Abbott told parliament. "Why would anyone be against that?" The make-up of the Senate will change from July 1 when the Palmer United Party- led by Clive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539053/tony-abbott-tries-again-repeal-carbon-tax-senate-shake-due
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Prime Minister Tony Abbot says Australia will prevent jihadists returning as armed unit is dispatched to Baghdad to protect embassy from ISIL militants ... to protect its embassy in Baghdad in the face of the ongoing offensive by Sunni Muslim jihadist ISIL forces. The decision follows the move by key ally the United States to deploy 275 troops to help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536824/australia-sends-troops-protect-baghdad-embassy

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