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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

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

    ... threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight. Australia and the United States will raise at the United Nations General Assembly in September the need ... 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 ...

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

    Qing dynasty coin may show ancient Chinese trade link with Australia

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

    ... The Washington Post Qing dynasty coin may show ancient trade link In Australia these days, China seems to shadow the antipodean nation's future. China's appetite for natural resources has reshaped Australia's economy, and the threat of its expanding navy has led Australian officials to approve the deployment of US marines on Australian soil. But a team of amateur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572941/qing-dynasty-coin-may-show-ancient-chinese-trade-link-australia
  3. 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
  4. 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 ... Associated Press in Sydney Foreign Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers would be brought to Australia so that their nationality could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese buying of Australian homes surges

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

    ... Visa, he said. The visa allows foreigners investing at least A$5 million in Australia to qualify for residency. Chinese nationals accounted for 91 per cent of applications and 86 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1567889/chinese-buying-australian-homes-surges
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Giant crocodile and bull shark clash in northern Australian river

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:52pm by AFP

    ... to eat pieces of buffalo meat held out on a pole. "It was on the way back to the jetty, we went past Brutus again, he was up on the bank," Paice said from Kakadu National Park. "As ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567877/giant-crocodile-and-bull-shark-clash-northern-australian-river
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

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

    ... which helps find crisis accommodation for homeless people in Melbourne, said 14 delegates from African nations including Uganda and Tanzania had sought their help. "We've had 14 people ... seekers are sent to camps in Papua New Guinea and the tiny South Pacific nation of Nauru where they face detention while they are processed. Morrison defended those policies in an interview ...

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

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

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

    ... campaign, but his Liberal-National coalition struggled to repeal the legislation without control of the upper house Senate. “This is an appalling day for Australia.” Senator Christine Milne 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
  9. 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

    ... our national interest then we should make it very clear about where we stand.” “China doesn’t respect weakness.” Julie Bishop This tougher stance was on display most recently last month when 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
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Survivors of Australian bush fire win HK$3.6 billion in class action settlement

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:13pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Survivors of Australian bush fire win US$470m Survivors of one of Australia's deadliest bush fires are to be awarded nearly A$500 million (HK$3.6 billion) in a class action settlement reached yesterday, the largest such compensation in the nation's history. The fire, which killed 119 people, was the biggest in a series of blazes that tore through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554901/survivors-australian-bush-fire-win-hk36-billion-class-action-settlement

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