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No bomb threat after US Embassy car crash

No bomb threat after US Embassy car crash

A car that crashed into the front gates of the US Embassy in Australia’s capital city, Canberra did not have explosives onboard when it crashed into the embassy’s main gates…

Tobacco Giant Takes on Government over Plain Cigarette Packaging

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is launching an action against what they call theft of their brand by the Australian federal government, while Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she believes her…

British Free Trade Policies Wiping Out Australian Manufacturing

Citizens Electoral Council leader Craig Isherwood declared that the British free trade policies wiping out Australian manufacturing and looting our resources must end, now. Australia has lost 100,000 manufacturing jobs…

Laurie Oakes Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Respected political reporter Laurie Oakes has been inducted into the Logie Awards Hall of Fame.   “It’s wonderful, I never expected it but it’s terrific,” the veteran reporter said as…

GST Distribution System Under Review

The current goods and services tax (GST) distribution system is flawed and will be reviewed, says Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The review will be conducted by former NSW premier Nick…

Detention Centre Suicide Prompts Violence

The suicide of a 20-year old Afghan asylum seeker at Curtin Immigration Detention Centre near Derby has prompted warnings of more deaths, self-harm and rioting in Australian refugee detention centres.…

Australia Apologises to Afghanistan for Racist Comments

Defence Minister Stephen Smith has personally apologised to Afghanistan following offensive comments by Australian soldiers on social networking sites. As a result of the conduct of some soldiers, termed “appalling”,…

Australian States Must Accept Pokie Reform, MP Wilkie Says

State governments and pokie operation need to be open to tougher controls on gaming matches, which would help tackle with the gambling issue, stated independent MP Andrew Wilkie. During the…

Carbon Tax Campaign on the Cards

An advertising campaign to better inform people about the proposed carbon tax has not been ruled out, Prime Minister Julia Gillard say. Speaking from the US, Ms Gillard said about…

Climate Tax Debate Heats Up

As the debate over the government’s proposed price on carbon heats up, Acting Prime Minister Wayne Swan insists the measure is not a new tax. With Prime Minister Julia Gillard…

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