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Australia

Australian immigration dept leaks G20 leaders’ passport info – report
The personal details of all 20 leaders at the recent G20 summit in Australia have been accidentally leaked by the Australian immigration department. Despite being notified of the high-profile breach four months ago, it neglected to inform anyone.

30.03.2015 06:54

Thousands march in 12 Australian cities to demand end to country’s ‘cruel asylum-seeker policies’
A crowd of 15,000 people marched through downtown Melbourne to demand the Australian government close the immigrant processing centers in Nauru and Manus Island, following harsh criticism of human rights abuses by PM Tony Abbott’s government.

29.03.2015 13:49

​Beijing calling: Australia & Denmark defy US by applying to join China-led bank
Australia and Denmark, despite previous American objections to the move, say they will join a new Beijing-backed investment bank that some in Washington say could supplant the US-dominated International Monetary Fund.

29.03.2015 12:45

Security agencies get access to 2 yrs of Australians’ phone, internet records
A law forcing Australian phone and internet companies to keep records for two years has been passed by both houses of parliament. The new legislation will allow security agencies access to this data, who say it’s necessary for anti-terrorism measures.

26.03.2015 14:09

'Why do you say stupid things': Aussie PM Abbott grilled on air following Nazi slur
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been accused of bullying and asked why he keeps saying “stupid things,” during a live radio interview. Before that, he compared the opposition leader to one of the most notorious Nazi leaders, Joseph Goebbels.

20.03.2015 13:38

Quoi?! British DNA is 40% French, Oxford study finds
Despite a robust Gallic flavor, British genes have survived intact for centuries with many still residing within the ancient kingdoms they descend from, a wide-ranging Oxford University study claims.

19.03.2015 09:26

Australian govt 1 step closer to storing phone and internet data for 2yrs
Journalists and some Australian politicians say legislation making it harder for security agencies to store phone and internet records doesn’t go far enough. The government cites security concerns, but opponents say it’s “an attack on press freedom.”

19.03.2015 10:37

​Rally against closure of indigenous communities in Australia
Hundreds have taken part in rallies in Western Australia, protesting the closure of remote indigenous communities in the state, according to local and social media.

19.03.2015 07:19

​Spread of antibiotic-resistant infections linked to …corruption
Australian researchers have found out that the rise in antibiotic-resistant infections – one of the greatest threats to the modern medicine – correlates to poor governance and corruption around the world.

18.03.2015 20:29

Skynet military satellite to deploy over Asia-Pacific – UK defense chief
One of the UK's most advanced military satellites will be repositioned over the Asia-Pacific region to provide secure communications to Britain's allies in the region, a defense minister has announced.

18.03.2015 15:25

St. Patronizing Day: Aussie PM Abbott under fire over Irish video message
Australian PM Tony Abbott has been criticized after recording a well-wishing St. Patrick’s Day video message. In the address, condemned by his Irish counterpart, he was accused of promoting the perception that Ireland is synonymous with alcohol.

17.03.2015 08:38

Australian criminals secretly sending future jihadists to Syria – report
A criminal group was secretly sending would-be extremists to Syria, documents obtained by Australian media claim, also indicating that a community member made “fake international passports" for future fighters.

15.03.2015 06:38