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26 March, 2016 | Australia News

Donations scandal another headache for Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a joint news conference with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (not pictured) in Sydney February 19, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)   SYDNEY –

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24 March, 2016 | Australia News

Australian Rules – Supplement scandal keeps AFL looking depleted

MELBOURNE – Australian Rules football’s hopes of moving on from the sport’s biggest doping scandal will be tested on a weekly basis this season as the club at the centre

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22 March, 2016 | Australia News

Strikes threatening to choke Easter weekend air travel

SYDNEY – The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has joined other public sector workers in a growing strike that threatens to paralyse air travel at the nation’s biggest international

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22 March, 2016 | Australia News

Police arrest two over alleged Islamic State financing

Police say two people have been arrested today by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) Sydney as part of the ongoing Operation Peqin investigation. They say a 20-year-old man and

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21 March, 2016 | Australia News

Possible debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370 arrives in Australia

Debris found earlier this month off the southeast African coast which some believe could be from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight has arrived in Australia for testing, officials said on

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19 March, 2016 | Australia News

Chinese nationals arrested for importing drugs

SYDNEY – Twenty-four people, many of them Chinese nationals, have been arrested in Australia and charged with illegally importing drugs, Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator say. The suspects used Australian-based money

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19 March, 2016 | Australia News

Sydney among first cities to switch off lights for Earth Hour

SYDNEY – Cities on Australia’s east coast were among the first in the world to turn lights out on for the 10th annual Earth Hour, a global lights out event

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18 March, 2016 | Australia News

FIRB to have oversight of state asset sales: Treasurer

CANBERRA – The Foreign Investment Review Board will be given oversight of the proposed sale by state governments of critical infrastructure assets to foreign firms, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says.

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17 March, 2016 | Australia News

Early election looms as PM seeks to reform hostile Senate

CANBERRA – Federal parliament began a bitter final sitting day before a May budget, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull considering dissolving both houses of parliament and calling an early election

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16 March, 2016 | Australia News

Australia to introduce tax incentives to encourage startup investment

SYDNEY – Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday his government will this week introduce legislation to stimulate greater investment in startups – as Australia looks to transition its

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