Australia Increasing Refugee Intake by 6,000

August 23, 2012, 10:39 am

Australia announced on Thursday that it would increase its refugee intake by an additional 6,000 per year.

Australian Security Agencies to Safeguard Telcos

August 20, 2012, 9:29 am

Proposed changes to Australian national security laws would require telecommunications businesses to alert security agencies when they install new equipment, according to reports.

Manufacturing Task Force Delivers Report

August 20, 2012, 9:04 am

A non-government report identified key threats to the sector, while highlighting the importance of manufacturing to the Australian economy.

Hackers Hit Fed Govt Sites in Protest

August 19, 2012, 10:53 am

Earlier this month the Australian Government was attacked by hackers from the Anonymous group.

Melbourne Named Most Livable City in Global Survey

August 14, 2012, 4:28 pm

Australia’s Melbourne was named the most livable city in the world in a survey published Tuesday, getting perfect scores on education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Consumers Open Their Wallets

August 12, 2012, 10:37 pm

Australian households have posted strong retail spending in June.

New Research Probes Increased Whale Strandings

August 12, 2012, 9:45 pm

While over the past 20 years only about 5 strandings have been recorded per year, there were 25 strandings recorded last year alone.

Union Opposes Cuts to NSW Public Sector Entitlements

August 12, 2012, 8:53 pm

Sophie Cotsis, the opposition’s spokeswoman for industrial relations, says the changes would be harsh on women returning to work after having children.

Asylum Seeker Debate to Intensify This Week

August 12, 2012, 6:46 am

Australian Parliament is set to fiercely debate asylum-seeker policy this week following more high-profile rescues at sea and reports the navy’s boats are not handling the [...]

Cairns to Host 2014 G-20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting

August 11, 2012, 10:47 pm

It was announced that Cairns will host a G-20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ meeting in 2014.

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