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Australia scraps carbon tax

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Tony Abbott has hailed the repeal of the “useless, destructive” carbon tax, pledging to reduce greenhouse emissions without the “international oddity” of a broadbased carbon price. The Prime Minister, while claiming victory after a five-year campaign against carbon pricing, also launched a new campaign against the Labor Party’s promise to …

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Australian Prime Minister vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 meeting

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will “shirtfront” Russian president Vladimir Putin when the pair meet at the G20 meeting in Brisbane next month. Mr Abbott confirmed he would hold a bilateral meeting with Mr Putin to raise concerns over the deaths of Australians in the MH17 disaster. Twenty-seven Australians …

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Australia fails to repeal carbon tax, here’s why…

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The Abbott Government’s bid to bring on an early Senate vote to repeal the carbon tax has backfired after an eleventh-hour switch from the Palmer United Party to withdraw its support. The Senate rejected the bills to repeal the carbon tax, after a dramatic morning in which PUP leader Clive …

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Australian govt planning to destroy the Great Barrier Reef

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Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the “Best Job in the World”? The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and “caretaker” of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit …

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Australia to open embassy in Kiev and provide military assistance

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Australia will open an embassy in Kiev and is considering providing military assistance to Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed rebels, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Parliament. Mr Abbott said the “interim” embassy would support nine Australian Federal Police investigators who are in Ukraine investigating the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy. …

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Australian PM: freedom must be given up for security

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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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Australian government set to tax bank deposits

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The Australian Federal Government looks set to introduce a tax on bank deposits in the May budget. The idea of a bank deposit tax was raised by Labor in 2013 and was criticised by Tony Abbott at the time. Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated an announcement on the new tax …

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Australia to buy US drones for domestic use

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Australia has announced it will buy unmanned surveillance drones from the US to protect its borders and commercial interests. The fleet, to be based in Adelaide, would provide the defence force “with unprecedented maritime surveillance capabilities”, PM Tony Abbott said. The drones would also be used to protect energy resources, …

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Australia passes draconian laws, false flag likely

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Editor’s note: the level of fear mongering going on in Australia at the moment is at levels never before seen. Police are out everywhere in numbers, the media is non stop pushing the ISIS threat into the public’s faces. Australia has been placed on what we would call ‘high false …

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Australian media demands water supply be fluoridated

Australian familiy drinking fluoridated water fluoridation

Rupert Murdoch run media The Daily Telegraph, in Australia, has launched a major push for federal and state government to override local councils and fluoridate all water supplies. This is despite the growing scientific evidence and public backlash against fluoridation. Studies are showing that the sodium fluoride in the water supply is …

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New Australian law sees journalists facing 10yrs in prison

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Australia’s lower house of parliament has passed the first in a series of counter-terrorism amendments toughening the country’s national security law. The new legislation could see journalists jailed for reporting on related matters. National Security Amendments Bill (No. 1), passed by Australia’s House of Representatives on Wednesday, says a person …

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Australia facing debt crisis

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Australia’s upper house rejected a proposal to raise the debt ceiling to AU$500 billion ($465 billion), which if not resolved by December 12, could send the country into a US shutdown scenario. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised he will lift the debt ceiling of the world’s 12th-largest economy …

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China, 20 others launch World Bank rival in Asia

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China has launched the $100 billion Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Australia, Indonesia and South Korea were absent following hidden pressure from Washington concerned about the new challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. The memorandum of understanding was signed on Friday in Beijing. The development bank was …

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Media banned from reporting on Reserve Bank of Australia corruption scandal

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On 29 July 2014, WikiLeaks releases an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials. The super-injunction invokes “national security” grounds to prevent reporting about the case, by …

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Murdoch behind mandatory vaccination push in Australia

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.” The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents …

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Australia and US spied on Indonesia during UN summit

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Australia and the US worked side by side on a large-scale joint surveillance operation on Indonesia, during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali, a new report from the NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, has revealed. In 2007, …

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