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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…

India, Australia and the United States – Strategic Convergence

Given the emerging security scenario in the Indo-Pacific region, where all three countries face challenges from terrorism and non-traditional security threats such as piracy, drug trafficking, serious communicable diseases, illegal…

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…

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”,…

Australians Encouraged to Leave Japan

Australians living in Tokyo or other areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami should leave Japan unless they have a real need to stay, the Department of Foreign Affairs and…

Libyan Authorities Releases Australian Man

Libyan authorities have released an Australian man detained in the country for more than a week. The release, said to have been facilitated by Turkish embassy staff in Tripoli, came…

Australian Diplomats from Libya Withdrawn

Australian diplomats located in Libya have been withdrawn after violence in the area has determined the United Nations to sanction the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said…

$16.4bn New Money Funds for Australian Hospitals by 2020

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and states premiers have reached an agreement with regard to national hospital funding.An overall amount of $16.4bn will be provided by the federal government over…

Immigrant Egyptians in Australia Gather to Celebrate

The Egyptian community in Australia is celebrating President’s Hosni Mubarak’s step down after 3 weeks of violent protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne saw hundreds of immigrant…

O’Farrel Continues to Oppose National Hospital Reforms

Barry O’Farrel, the leader of the New South Wales opposition, said that he would not be “locked into” health reforms. The statement comes in a crucial time as the state…

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