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Japanese residents take radiation monitoring into their own hands

Residents of Iwaki, near the troubled Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant – damaged in the massive earthquake of March 2011, are taking matters into their own hands by taking radiation readings…

Australia and Malaysia sign transfer deal

Prime Minister, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship The Australian and Malaysian governments today signed a groundbreaking arrangement to combat people smuggling and provide protection to an additional 4,000 genuine refugees.…

Nelson Mandela celebrates 93rd brithday

Nelson Mandela celebrates 93rd brithday

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid icon, celebrated his 93rd birthday on Monday as South Africans paid tribute to him in celebrations and community service projects. Photos…

Australia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to South Sudan

The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a travel alert Monday, strongly advising against travel to the world’s newest nation due to the risk of armed conflict, high…

South Sudan set to become world’s newest country

The Republic of South Sudan will become the world’s 193rd country on Friday as a result of a referendum to break away from the rest of Sudan. The capital city,…

Prince William delivers speech in French

Prince William, on the fourth day of his Canadian tour, delivered a speech at a military ceremony on Sunday. In the speech, the Duke of Cambridge praised officers and soldiers…

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…

Australia – Energy Superpower

Australia’s attempts to replace Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter have been bolstered by last week’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of the 25 million tonnes per year Wheatstone…

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…

A Budget for Tough Times: Swan

Despite natural disasters affecting revenue, Treasurer Wayne Swan says he is determined to bring the Australian budget back to surplus in the 2012/13 term. Reports by the Treasury reveals that…