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Migrants to wait three years for welfare as government chases $1.2 billion in savings

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered his mid-year economic and fiscal outlook, revealing changes to welfare payments and...

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Adani scraps $2 billion Downer deal over controversial Queenland coal mine

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Australia, Business | 0 comments

Adani says it will bring the operation of its controversial Queensland coal mine back in-house after the state government scrapped a...

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Alleged North Korea broker behind bars

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Australia, World | 0 comments

The first person to be charged in Australia with breaking UN sanctions against North Korea will remain behind bars before his next court...

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Victory back in business ahead of derby

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

Melbourne Victory appear to have found form just days out from their second A-League derby of the season with a 2-0 win over Brisbane...

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Brides on board: What happened to the Greek women of the Begona?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

It is 60 years since more than 900 brides left their families in Greece for husbands in Australia they’d never met. This post is from...

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Melbourne Lord Mayor stands down amid sexual harassment claims

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has declared his innocence as he announced he will stand down while he is investigated over sexual...

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Sydney man charged with acting as an agent of North Korea

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia, World | 0 comments

A Sydney man is charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of components for weapons of mass destruction as an agent for North...

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Sydney man charged with acting as an economic agent of North Korea

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia, World | 0 comments

A Sydney man is charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of components for weapons of mass destruction as an agent for North...

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NSW man charged with acting as an agent for North Korea

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

A 59-year-old Sydney man been charged with allegedly brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction for North...

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Trad defends Queensland ‘Robin Hood’ tax

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia, Business | 0 comments

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad has dismissed claims her government’s planned property tax will hurt the state’s economy....

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Talk of NSW Senate seat for Keneally

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

There’s speculation former NSW premier Kristina Keneally will be offered the soon-to-be vacant Senate seat after her tough battle in...

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Harold Holt: The Australian prime minister who disappeared

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

It has been 50 years since Harold Holt went missing while swimming off a Melbourne beach. His disappearance shocked the nation and...

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NSW man charged over North Korea brokering

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

A 59-year-old Sydney man been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction for North Korea, says...

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Holt submarine theory ‘madness’: grandson

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

Politicians will pay tribute to former Australian prime minister Harold Holt 50 years after he disappeared while swimming at a Victorian...

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First of same-sex marriages take place

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

The first same-sex marriages have taken place with another to follow on Monday when a terminally-ill Melbourne woman and her partner of 17...

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Bennelong win a ‘renaissance’ for PM

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

Liberal candidate John Alexander has declared his win in the Bennelong by-election a “renaissance” of Prime Minister Malcolm...

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Celebrations as John Alexander wins Bennelong by-election despite swing to Labor

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

The Turnbull government holds onto its slim majority in the federal parliament after John Alexander retained Bennelong in Saturday’s...

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Three people rescued after Manly ferry crashes into yacht

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Australia, Business | 0 comments

A Manly ferry has struck a private yacht in Sydney Harbour, throwing three people overboard. This post is from Australia. Click here to...

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‘It was so wonderful’: First same-sex marriages take place in Australia

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

Lauren Price and her partner Amy Laker tie the knot in Sydney, becoming the first same-sex couple to do so in Australia. This post is from...

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John Alexander retains Bennelong with victory over Labor’s Keneally

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Australia | 0 comments

The Turnbull government holds onto its slim majority in the federal parliament after John Alexander retained Bennelong in Saturday’s...

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