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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian state premier quits over wine gift ‘memory fail’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... of wine worth around A$3,000 (HK$21,822). Barry O’Farrell, who leads Australia’s populous New South Wales state, told the country’s Independent Commission Against Corruption on Tuesday that he ... been investigating how Di Girolamo’s company, Australia Water Holdings (AWH), was allegedly able to bill a state-owned firm for luxury travel, million-dollar salaries and major political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483718/australian-state-premier-quits-over-wine-gift-memory-fail
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... and the United Nations. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s office said that medical officers at the centre had confirmed three cases of the potentially fatal tropical disease, which ... been criticised by the United Nations and other groups as illegal and inhumane. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a November report said neither centre had a “fair and efficient system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... several thousand people across the far north of the state had lost electricity and warned that Cyclone Ita "continues to be a threat". "I am greatly relieved at this time that we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Bitcoin meets bricks and mortar

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Bloomberg

    ... from the United States to become the biggest real estate investors in Australia in the financial year ended June, ploughing A$5.9 billion (HK$42 billion) into residential and commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1462527/bitcoin-meets-bricks-and-mortar
  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Former military chief Peter Cosgrove becomes Australian governor-general

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... me," he told the upper house Senate. The governor general's role is to maintain direct contact with the queen, who is Australia's head of state, and the British monarch delegates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459631/former-military-chief-peter-cosgrove-becomes-australian-governor-general
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott ‘in time warp’ with plan to bring back knights and dames

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:52pm by AFP

    ... Australia's head of state, for approval without consulting his Liberal Party colleagues. Opposition Labor lawmakers ridiculed the move, asking why he was not focusing on issues such as unemployment ... of mind that we have outgrown as a nation," said its national director, David Morris. Ahead of elections last September, state broadcaster ABC asked more than 1.4 million people their views ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457912/tony-abbott-time-warp-plan-bring-back-knights-and-dames
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to buy US-made drones to patrol borders, detect asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... of the United States, is expected to use the drones to patrol far over the Indian Ocean, which has become one of the world's most vital energy supply routes. The drones could also be used to detect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447935/australia-buy-us-made-drones-patrol-borders-detect-asylum-seekers
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police drop Schapelle Corby proceeds-of-crime probe

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... had ended because Indonesia had stated that any paid interview could land her back in jail. "In recent weeks, Indonesian authorities have clearly outlined that any such interview would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448796/australian-police-drop-schapelle-corby-proceeds-crime-probe
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Huge tract of Australia in ‘biggest ever drought’

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 05:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Almost 80pc of Queensland affected by drought The Australian state of Queensland is in the grip of its most widespread drought ever, with close to 80 per ... in 2010-11 which left much of the state a disaster zone and brought the state capital Brisbane to a standstill. This is the largest area of Queensland that has ever been drought-declared at one time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1442705/huge-tract-australia-biggest-ever-drought
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Western Australia in uproar over shark cull after rise in attacks

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... significant increase in attacks since 1995. With its long coastline and swimmer-friendly warm weather, Australia reports the second-highest number of shark attacks after the United States. Last year, ... The Washington Post in Sydney Animal rights activists and scientists united in anger over controversial response to big rise in attacks off Western Australia in last three years Terror, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424692/western-australia-uproar-over-shark-cull-after-rise-attacks

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