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Australian military kills more civilians in Iraq

Australian military kills civilians Iraq

The Australian defence force says allegations that an air force bomb in Mosul, Iraq, killed civilians are “credible”. The Australian Super Hornet airstrike last year is said to have killed two civilian adults and injured two children when it bombed a terrace house in west Mosul. Amnesty International says the strike “may …

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Is Australia’s economy set to crash?

Australian consumers are more worried about the medium term outlook than at the peak of the financial crisis, and rightfully so. As The Telegraph reports, by the end of the first quarter this year, Australia’s net foreign debt had climbed to a record $955bn, equal to an already unsustainable 60pc of gross …

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Australian PM: freedom must be given up for security

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Australia aims to strengthen security by introducing new legislation to combat homegrown terrorism, said PM Tony Abbott. The new laws will criminalize travel to some conflict areas and grant authorities broader access to citizens’ communications. “Regrettably, for some time to come, the delicate balance between freedom and security may have …

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Australia has no gold

Reserve Bank of Australia

After a campaign throughout 2012 to seek clarity in regards to the location of Australia’s Gold Reserves the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has confirmed today in an email to me that 99.9% of their Gold Reserves are held in the gold vault of the Bank of England. Please read …

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Australian Police illegally obtain journalist’s phone records

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin journalist phone records

The Australian Federal Police have admitted to illegally obtaining a journalist’s phone record earlier this year – because the officers “did not know” that they needed a warrant. On Friday, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin claimed that officers who were investigating a leak of confidential police material did not know that they …

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Secret US military bases in Australia are putting the country at risk

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The United States is strengthening a network of secretive military bases across Australia that could be used for waging wars against our interests, it was claimed at a weekend summit. Instead of fostering crucial relationships, we are allowing the US to create enemies for us with its growing strategic presence …

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Australia’s economy goes 25 years without a recession

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By Filip Karinja Australia’s second quarter gross domestic product results have been released showing that the economy grew by 3.3%, making it the strongest growth experienced since the June quarter in 2012. This is now the 100th quarter that Australia has gone without technically experiencing a recession, closing in on the …

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Why Australia can’t avoid a recession

Steve Keen Australia recession

By Filip Karinja On the 28th July 2016, Professor of Economics at Kingston University, Steve Keen, gave a presentation on the outlook of the Australian economy at The Royal Society of Victoria located in Melbourne. The British-based economist and author of the popular Debunking Economics book considers himself to be …

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Cloud seeding took place day before fatal flooding in Tasmania

Cloud seeding Tasmania floods

Tasmania’s government-owned energy company has been asked to explain why it conducted cloud seeding over the Derwent River catchment the day before flooding began this week. The catchment flooded on Monday near Ouse in southern Tasmania, where the search continues for a missing farmer. In the state’s north, one person was …

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Medical marijuana now legal in Australia

Australia medical marijuana legal

The Australian parliament passed new national laws today paving the way for the use of medicinal cannabis by people with painful and chronic illness. Amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act permit both legally-grown cannabis for the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products in Australia. The changes, proposed earlier this month by the …

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Former Australian Prime Ministers named in VIP pedophile ring

Pedophile ring

A woman claiming to be the victim of a “VIP pedophile ring”, which involved three former prime ministers, has alleged she was prostituted to “pedophile parties” at Parliament House in Canberra. Speaking to media in Sydney, Fiona Barnett detailed her alleged abuse by the alleged elite pedophile ring 40 years ago. …

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Australia’s looming private debt crisis

Money Australia

As household debt has boomed exponentially over the last two decades, the savings of the household sector has plunged. Australia’s private debt dynamics have been thoroughly explored elsewhere, but less well understood is the country’s position relative to the OECD and BRIC nations. Thankfully, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) …

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Animal cruelty: two horses die in ‘Australia’s biggest race’

Melbourne Cup Australia

One of Australia’s biggest sporting and cultural events, the Melbourne Cup, has been marred by the deaths of two horses that raced in the world-famous event today. Admire Rakti, the Japanese-owned horse that was the pre-race favourite to win, pulled up in the final turn and died in the stalls …

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