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"Our council led the discussion and tried to take it to the national stage, but nobody wants to lose Australia Day," mayor Sue Hickey said. "We decided not to risk the wrath of the Australian government." Mayor of Sydney's Waverley council John Wakefield said his council supported the continuation of ...
The Turnbull government has reacted angrily to the new Greens campaign to change the date of Australia Day, accusing leader Richard Di Natale of .... "Yet again the Greens are seeking to turn Australian against Australian and impose their politically correct, minority view on our history and our values," he ...

But if Cox's Bazar brought to mind the gates of hell, then Manus was a purgatory - made in Australia. ... It was a surreal irony to meet Rohingya refugees who have been locked up on Manus while the Australian government simultaneously supports international humanitarian appeals to aid the Rohingya in ...
The Australian government is looking for four regional locations to set up startup incubator facilities, seeking an individual or a small organisation in each area keen to take ... Incubators can also access matching grants of up to AU$25,000 to engage experts-in-residence from Australia and overseas as well.
The ASG Planning for education Index predicts Melbourne parents could spend $75,263 for a government education for a child born in 2018 -- 13 per cent ... regional areas -- forecast costs were $51,899 for public schooling, though that was 2 per cent more expensive than the Australian regional average.
Federal politicians express outrage, but state government and police say the crime fears have been overblown. ... Recent reports of a wave of violence at the hands of young Africans in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne, have sparked a national debate and a fierce political fight about how to deal ...

The minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has repeated its call for the Australian government to lift a ban on the development of nuclear power. Australia must reform its taxation, industrial relations, environmental and energy policies to shield the nation from future economic downturn and deliver stronger ...
Turnbull also suggested Labor's policy would affect commercial property despite the Treasury saying it wouldn't. Whereas the prime minister told the Australian public that "what Labor clearly wants is for there to be less investment in Australia because they are jacking up the tax on investment", the Treasury ...
As part of its attempt to crack down on foreign influence over Australian politics, the Turnbull government introduced legislation in the last sitting week of 2017 that would require charities and other organisations that spend more than $100,000 per year on political campaigning to register as political ...
The spokeswoman said the Australian government had provided or offered consular assistance to Mr Assange on more than 100 occasions since 2010. The Embassy of Ecuador in London would not comment on Thursday, saying only the mbassador, Carlos Antonio Abad Ortiz, was authorised to speak ...
Ijara MP Sophia Abdi Noor and UNICEF Kenya Representative Werner Schultink during the launch of the #EndChildMarriageKE campaign at Australian High Commission in Nairobi. [Photo by James Wanzala/Standard]. It is estimated that one in every four Kenyan girls is married before the age of 18, and ...
A government source said while Canberra was concerned about international development projects in the region, it did not want to be seen as directly criticising ... In response to questions from The Australian, Ms Bishop declined to repeat her colleague's remarks, simply saying Australia did not support ...
The Rainbow Flag Is Free To Fly In An Australian government Building, After "war" Ends ... The Department of finance will allow an LGBTI group of staff to continue to use the rainbow flag in its Canberra headquarters, as the LGBTI micronation that declared "war" on Australia ends its 13-year conflict.
Despite the draconian nature of such wartime provisions, that legislation has remained law in Australia over the following century with only minimal amendment. In 2008, the Rudd government asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to hold an inquiry, which resulted in modest reform proposals in its ...
That is why both in the Kyoto protocol and in the 2005 Paris agreement, Australian governments have made sure such emissions are counted. Unfortunately this has been a long practice. The release of the latest cabinet papers from the final years of the Keating government showed the then ALP ...
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has published a Cyber Security Best Practice Guide, hoping to help small business operators in Australia prevent, or better prepare for, a cyber attack. According to the guide, small business is the target of 43 percent of all cybercrime, with ...
The tour was focused on multiculturalism and refugee policy in Australia, featuring briefings with the Immigration department to discuss Operation Sovereign Borders - the government's crackdown on asylum seeker boat arrivals that began under the Abbott government. The journalists also met with the ...

relatives and supporters have started an online petition urging the Australian government to do more to secure his release from prison and to avoid "false persecution". In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said they were providing consular assistance to Mr Ricketson. The filmmaker ...
Australia said on Thursday it planned to become the fourth country in the world to legalize medicinal marijuana exports in a bid to score a piece of the estimated $55 billion global market. ... The Australian government's proposal needs to pass federal parliament when it returns to session in February.
Canberra heritage advocates have lashed an ACT government decision to quietly ditch plans for a museum preserving units at the Northbourne Flats, saying they were not told about the backdown. National Trust ACT spokesman Eric Martin said he had understood the government was still considering a ...
Father Doyle said the royal commission's recommendations - including that priests should report child sex disclosures during confession to police and the Vatican should make celibacy voluntary - needed the strong backing of Australian governments because Australian bishops "will not be bold" in ...
Bangkok: While accused Australian spy James Ricketson languishes unwell in one of Cambodia's harshest jails the Turnbull government insists it cannot ... provide legal advice or intervene in legal cases to get Australians out of prison overseas "just as foreign embassy officials cannot do so in Australia.".
Cheap schooners and pints at the pub would be a thing of the past under a radical tax hike proposed to the Turnbull government by anti-alcohol Lobbyists. .... The head of the Australian Hotels Association, Stephen Ferguson, could not be contacted on Wednesday but the pub group's position is that draught ...
The Australian government legislated a new Diverted Profits tax (DPT) in March, which is intended to prevent the practice of multinational organisations shifting profits made in Australia offshore to avoid paying tax. The DPT will hit multinationals with global revenue of more than AU$1 billion and Australian ...
If the Keating government had listened to the finance Department more than 20 years ago, Canberra would have no National Museum today. ... Aboriginal Australia, housing the National Museum's Indigenous collections, on Acton peninsula with new accommodation for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal ...
As part of the 2017-18 Federal Budget, the Australian government announced the cashless debit card would be expanded to a third and fourth location. These two new locations will be the Goldfields region, Western Australia and the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region, Queensland. Both were selected ...
Mr Turnbull said the federal government had boosted the capability of the Australian Federal police, but that ultimately law and order was a state and territory responsibility. "We are very concerned about the growing gang violence and lawlessness in Victoria and in particular in Melbourne," the Prime ...
The information from one of America's strongest intelligence allies was said to have heavily contributed to the FBI decision to launch an investigation into Russia's role during the US election. Papadopoulos has since pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI. The Australian government has not ...
The government had established the regional forest policy in 1992, in a bid to balance environmental preservation with jobs in the timber industry. Its aim was to preserve high-value native old growth forests but allow logging in less valuable industries and to encourage value-adding, rather than just ...
Even in 1994, the government was grappling with how to reduce carbon emissions, with Australia well off track for its year 2000 target. Senior ministers considered measures, including "taxation, subsidies [and] tradeable emission permits". But Labor feared damaging the economy and did not adopt the ...
The Australian government has this week unveiled the terms of reference and initial membership of its 5G working group, with the group to meet twice annually and be reviewed by June 2019. Across industry, mobile carriers Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia have been included, along with the ...
Barrister Lloyd Rayney may receive the biggest defamation payout in Australian history after winning his lawsuit against the Western Australia government over being named by police as the "prime" and "only" suspect in his wife's 2007 murder. Supreme court justice John Chaney found a series of press ...
The Australian government has announced its National Cities Performance Framework, under which it will track the "progress" of major cities across the nation. ... Cities being tracked on the dashboard are Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Hobart, Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, ...
The federal, state and territory governments share responsibility for childcare funding and regulations. The federal government conducted 3800 compliance checks in 2016-17. On Friday, the Victorian government said it had taken disciplinary action against more than 60 inadequate childcare providers over ...
After a fractious year for the Turnbull government, replete with citizenship chaos and the seismic squabble over same-sex marriage, the Liberals' leading lights want 2018 to be all about unity. They want to unify rowdy Coalition MPs, unify the country's focus on the economy, and unify the government's ...
However, the laws have infuriated the Chinese government. its embassy in Canberra earlier this month accused the Turnbull government of ... "Some Australian politicians and government officials also made irresponsible remarks to the detriment of political mutual trust between China and Australia.
The entire commonwealth government payroll -- army, navy, public service in Canberra, Australia Post, Reserve Bank, you name it -- cost just less than ... The Australian taxation Office, for example, increased spending on labour-hire firms by $154 million to $331m over the two years to 2017 -- roughly ...
He said if the current situation continued services would need to be cut. The opposition transport spokesman, Anthony Albanese, said the skills shortages were an "indictment of the failure" of the government's handling of Australia's aviation industry. "The current government has dropped the ball," Albanese ...
The Australian government has asked Indian authorities to adopt "a period of transition" after India introduced a 30 per cent tariff on key agricultural imports that will hit Australian crops harvested this summer. Australian farmers have been left bitterly disappointed after India implemented a hefty 30 per cent ...
The Australian government has this week unveiled the terms of reference and initial membership of its 5G working group, with the group to meet twice annually and be reviewed by June 2019. Across industry, mobile carriers Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia have been included, along with the ...
Barrister Lloyd Rayney may receive the biggest defamation payout in Australian history after winning his lawsuit against the Western Australia government over being named by police as the "prime" and "only" suspect in his wife's 2007 murder. Supreme court justice John Chaney found a series of press ...
The Australian government has announced its National Cities Performance Framework, under which it will track the "progress" of major cities across the nation. ... Cities being tracked on the dashboard are Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Hobart, Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, ...
A new federal government policy to promote the sale of excess Commonwealth-owned land will allow members of the community to propose better ... Senator Cormann said the Australian government Property Register hands Australians the opportunity to propose alternative uses for land owned by the ...
Elon Musk's giant lithium-ion battery is now live in Australia. Completed weeks ahead of schedule, Tesla has won a massive money-back bet with the Australian government. The 129-megawatt-hour battery--the largest in the world--will store and dispatch energy generated by a nearby wind farm.
Tom Colella worked for 20 years as an Instrument Electrical Tradesperson for Aroona Alliance in Western Australia, until he was fired in on Sept 20, 2016 for sneaking off to play golf every Wednesday afternoon and hiding his absences from his employer by putting the PDA that he was obliged to carry -- in ...
The ACT government is investigating the vulnerabilities of eight Canberra bus interchanges and depots to potential terrorism attacks. Tender documents show the government recently awarded a $32,396 contract to security consulting firm Agilient for a series of security risk assessments of Canberra's bus ...
The Australian Medical Association says the government has pushed back on its request to medically treat Manus Island refugees and asylum seekers, amid ... Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has launched a scathing attack on refugee advocates in Australia as criticism mounts over the treatment of ...
Australia will hold a royal commission inquiry into its banking and financial sector, the government has announced. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the commission - Australia's highest form of public inquiry - would help restore confidence in the sector. Australian banks have been embroiled in ...
This is the shocking evidence of a Japanese whaling hunt in an Australian whale sanctuary that the federal government did not want you to see. .... Sea Shepherd Australia managing director Jeff Hansen has demanded the government honour a pre-election pledge to send a customs ship to Antarctica to ...
As world leaders and celebrities reacted with glee to Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle, the Australian government has also offered to plan and host the prince's stag do . Steven Ciobo, Australia's minister for trade and tourism, said on Thursday that he had written to Prince Harry to offer the ...


 

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