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Top ministers caught up in graft probe

Two senior Australian ministers have been dragged into a snowballing Labor Party corruption scandal, admitting accepting hospitality from a former power broker at the centre of an inquiry.

Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 4:16am

Australian ministers dragged into corruption probe

Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke has been dragged into a Labor party corruption scandal. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Two senior Australian ministers have been dragged into a snowballing Labor party corruption scandal, admitting accepting hospitality from a former powerbroker at the centre of an explosive inquiry.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Australia blasts Japan after whaling fleet incursion

Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke. Photo: KY Cheng

The Australian government on Friday lodged a protest with Tokyo after a ship from the Japanese whaling fleet entered its exclusive economic zone in the Southern Ocean near Macquarie Island.

Canberra is strongly opposed to whaling and launched legal action challenging the basis of Japan’s so-called “scientific” hunt in December 2010.

1 Feb 2013 - 2:39pm