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Australian intelligence agency wants more resources to counter foreign interference

17 October, 2019

SYDNEY – Australia’s national intelligence agency said in a report published this week that it does not have enough resources to collect intelligence on potential foreign agents and their efforts

16 October, 2019

Bulgaria frees Australian convict Palfreeman from detention centre

SOFIA – The Bulgarian government has released Australian Jock Palfreeman, who was convicted of murder in 2009, from an immigration detention centre, more than three weeks after a court granted

15 October, 2019

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork

SYDNEY – Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under

13 October, 2019

Australia to invest $1b in dams for drought-stricken region

MELBOURNE – Australia will invest $1 billion to revamp water infrastructure in rural and regional communities in the drought-stricken New South Wales. The federal and the New South Wales governments

12 October, 2019

Senior Australian minister says China is behaving badly, draws rebuke

SYDNEY – A senior Australian government minister has said China was behaving in a way that was inconsistent with Australian values by targeting political parties and universities in Australia, drawing

11 October, 2019 | Australia News

Top Israeli court nixes house arrest for Australian sex-crime suspect

JERUSALEM – Israel’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order that a former Australian school principal suspected of sexual assault, and who Australia is seeking to extradite, be released

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10 October, 2019 | Australia News

Elderly couple become first fatalities of early Australian bushfire season

MELBOURNE – The remains of an elderly couple have been found in a burned-out home in rural New South Wales state, police said, as Australia comes to grips with an

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09 October, 2019 | Australia News,World News

Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions for downing of MH17

SYDNEY – Australia and the Netherlands say they will pursue criminal prosecutions for those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people even if it

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09 October, 2019 | Australia News

Australian prosecutors argue no grounds for ex-Vatican treasurer’s final sex crimes appeal

MELBOURNE – Prosecutors have urged Australia’s High Court to refuse to hear a final appeal by former Vatican treasurer George Pell against his convictions for sexually abusing two 13-year-old boys

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06 October, 2019 | Australia News

Australia to fund research on medicinal cannabis as demand grows

MELBOURNE – Australia will provide $3 million for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients, its health minister said, as the demand for medicinal cannabis products grows

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