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Record Export Earnings for Australian Resources

March 8, 2012, 5:35 pm

The value of Australia’s resources and energy exports in 2011 increased by 15 per cent from the previous year, to a record $190 billion.

Chinese Company Mines Australia’s Coal Industry

March 8, 2012, 7:57 am

Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan approved the merger of Gloucester Coal with China’s Yancoal on Thursday.

Australian Town Cocooned by Spider Webs

March 8, 2012, 12:57 am

Millions of spiders have woven blankets of silky webs across the fields just outside of Wagga Wagga, the largest inland city in the state of New South Wales.

UNESCO Assesses Great Barrier Reef Health

March 7, 2012, 9:47 pm

The report predicts that a population boom in Queensland’s coastal areas and a large increase in shipping through the reef will become major concerns.

Australian Government Aims for 40 Per Cent Degree-Qualified Workforce

March 7, 2012, 8:24 pm

The Group of Eight, representing Australia’s top research universities, says it is too early to assess the impact of the forthcoming expansion on the higher education system.

Eastern States Face Rains, Floods, and Possible Cyclone

March 5, 2012, 2:17 pm

Heavy rainfall in the past week has led to thousands of emergency calls and evacuations across Australia’s eastern states.

Evacuation Alert as Flooding Continues Across VIC and NSW

March 4, 2012, 2:42 am

Meanwhile, residents in Wagga Wagga and Gundagai are getting help from 100 army staff to sandbag properties against the nine metre flood peak expected Sunday night.

Australia on Flood Alert

March 1, 2012, 10:04 pm

Australia is on red alert, as floods continue to ravage parts of Victoria, Northern Territory and three quarters of New South Wales, with some areas reporting heaviest rains [...]

Streamlining Superannuation: Not as Simple as It Seems

March 1, 2012, 7:46 pm

The majority of Australian workers accumulate their savings in default super funds, which are nominated by their employer.

China ‘Shocked’ Australian Mining Companies Don’t Take Bribes

March 1, 2012, 7:37 pm

According to a series of emails published by Wikileaks on Feb. 27, the former Australian senator—dubbed “source CN65—describes China’s mining sector as deeply corrupt.


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