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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    63 women in Australia’s military have signed up for combat roles

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Australian women opt for combat More than 60 women have signed up for combat roles in the Australian military, such as in the infantry and as members of tank ... in Afghanistan. Australian Defence Chief Geneneral David Hurley told a Senate committee on Tuesday that 63 women were either in frontline roles or training for them since gender barriers were lifted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525351/63-women-australias-military-have-signed-combat-roles
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott a sexist, not a misogynist, says outgoing senator

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... defenders accusing her of misusing the word and saying he did not "hate women". If we want more women in cabinet we need more women in parliament Senator Sue Boyce The row prompted Australia's most authoritative dictionary, the Macquarie Dictionary, to broaden its definition of "misogyny" beyond a hatred of women to also denoting a prejudice against them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538372/tony-abbott-sexist-not-misogynist-says-outgoing-senator
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... and four women- would be charged with attempting to leave the country illegally, a crime punishable by up to two years in jail. Twenty-seven of the group were granted bail yesterday in a court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  4. 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

    ... and now faces jail. The television presenter, artist and musician assaulted four girls and young women aged from seven to 19 between 1968 and 1986, including his daughter Bindi's childhood ...

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

    Asylum seekers’ families sue Australia over shipwreck off Christmas Island

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... a proper lookout. "We believe that the evidence will show that the Commonwealth knew, or should have known, that there were vulnerable men, women and children that were on the high seas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535193/asylum-seekers-families-sue-australia-over-shipwreck-christmas-island
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor party appoints 11 women to front bench

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor chief Bill Shorten unveils new 30-person cabinet including 11 women Australia’s new Labor chief Bill Shorten on Monday appointed 11 women to his front ... minister Tanya Plibersek as his deputy, ex-finance minister Penny Wong as Senate leader and nine other women – a balance he described as “particularly pleasing”. Labor delivered Australia its first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1331474/australian-labor-party-appoints-11-women-cabinet
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Rudd's new cabinet sworn in with record number of women

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Canberra Administration sworn in as polls show return of Rudd has closed Labor's gap on opposition Rudd boosts women in cabinet but sets no poll date ... is counting on Rudd's vaunted campaigning skills, has seen an immediate bounce in popularity. "I am delighted that in this cabinet of ours we will have the largest number of women in any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1273263/rudds-new-cabinet-sworn-record-number-women
  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... time," said Hockey, who is due to hand down his first national budget on May 13. Australia has no statutory retirement age but men have been entitled to the pension at age 65 and women at 60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502874/australian-government-plans-raise-pension-entitlement-age-70-2035
  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Quarter of Australian women sexually harassed at work

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Sydney

    ... The Guardian in Sydney Sexual harassment rife in Australia A quarter of women in Australia have been sexually harassed at work in the past five years, according to a report released ... as concluding that one in four women had experienced sexual harassment in the past five years, the report showed 16 per cent of men had been victims. Ninety per cent of the women said their harasser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074120/quarter-australian-women-sexually-harassed-work
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead at 47

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 12:31pm by AP

    ... She had long graced the pages of women’s gossip magazines and scenes in reality TV shows. Her modelling career had taken her to Italy, Britain and Germany during the 1980s. New Zealand Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433664/australian-tv-star-charlotte-dawson-found-dead-47

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