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Give Australian death-row prisoners life: Vigils held for Bali Nine pair set for execution

February 19, 2015 8:58 am
Give Australian death-row prisoners life: Vigils held for Bali Nine pair set for execution

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran say they’re blessed despite their death sentences. Ampuni – meaning mercy – vigils for the Bali Nine pair have been held across Australia. The convicted drug traffickers are due to face the firing squad in Indonesia this month despite repeated pleas from the Australian government. […]

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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott hurries up leadership decision

February 9, 2015 4:51 am
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott hurries up leadership decision

Tony Abbott’s fate will be decided this morning after he brought forward a backbencher motion for a leadership ballot, prompting his main rival, Malcolm Turnbull, to all but declare his intention to stand if the motion is carried. As the Australian Prime Minister’s critics warned the move could backfire, Abbott’s […]

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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces leadership challenge

February 6, 2015 9:52 am
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces leadership challenge

Government lawmaker Andrew Nikolic told colleagues in an email that the challenge was the “ill-disciplined and self-interested behaviours that the Australian people explicitly rejected in 2013.” “Your actions are disappointing and divisive,” Nikolic told Simpkins in an email copied to other Liberal lawmakers. “You do not have my support for […]

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Lessons from Queensland election wipeout – Aussie PM

February 1, 2015 4:37 am
Lessons from Queensland  election wipeout – Aussie PM

Tony Abbott concedes the Queensland election wipeout contains lessons for the federal government. But whether he learns them and holds on to the prime ministership could be revealed in a landmark policy speech he’ll give on Monday. One of Mr Abbott’s senior backers, Attorney-General George Brandis, insists there’s no appetite […]

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The terrorism threat level for Australian police has been elevated to high

January 20, 2015 8:22 am
The terrorism threat level for Australian police has been elevated to high

The Australian Federal Police said the change was a result of intelligence and discussions with its partners, and was in line with the broader threat level for the community. “Recent events in France, Canada and Australia serve as a sobering reminder of the risks associated with policing,” the AFP said. […]

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Australian Government to denies visa to one of the world’s leading anti-vaccination activists

January 7, 2015 3:26 am
Australian Government to denies visa to one of the world’s leading anti-vaccination activists

Pressure is on the Australian Government to deny a visa to one of the world’s leading anti-vaccination activists. Pro-vaccination campaigners have expressed outrage over a planned Australian speaking tour by Sherri Tenpenny, a prolific US osteopath who believes children should not be immunised. Sherri Tenpenny, who has written books such […]

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