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Australia lawyers' group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights
October 18th, 2018  11:34 PM

Australian lawyers' group say proposed cybersecurity laws to force companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages would significantly limit privacy and freedom

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US, Japan and Australia challenge Huawei in Papua New Guinea
September 28th, 2018  9:45 AM

A U.S. diplomat says the U.S., Japan and Australia are cooperating on an internet cable proposal for Papua New Guinea as an alternative to an offer by Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant that the U.S. regards as a cybersecurity threat

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Australian judge imprisons 2 men for Airbnb guest's death
September 26th, 2018  3:38 AM

Two men have been sentenced to prison terms by an Australian judge over the fatal beating of their Airbnb guest who owed rent

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Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia
September 17th, 2018  5:59 AM

Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia
Australia, New Zealand deploy planes to enforce UN sanctions
September 7th, 2018  3:43 AM

Australia and New Zealand are sending 3 maritime patrol planes to Japan as part of the effort to enforce U.N. sanctions against North Korea

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Former Australia prime minister to quit Parliament
August 27th, 2018  10:21 AM

Australia's former prime minister says he will resign from Parliament this week in a move that could cost the unpopular conservative government its single-seat majority.

Former Australia prime minister to quit Parliament
New PM Morrison tours Australia's drought-stricken Outback
August 27th, 2018  3:58 AM

Australia's new prime minister has visited the drought-stricken Outback as he turns his focus away from his government's internal drama

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Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns
August 23rd, 2018  5:35 AM

Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns

Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns
Poland's president visits Australian capital and Parliament
August 20th, 2018  12:07 AM

Poland's president has flown to the Australian capital on a visit that focuses on security and trade

Malcolm Turnbull, Andrzej Duda
GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading
August 9th, 2018  12:24 AM

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York is vehemently denying charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of an Australian biotechnology company to his son

Chris Collins
EU foreign policy chief wants quick Australian trade deal
August 7th, 2018  11:58 PM

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says she wants a free trade agreement with Australia as soon as possible as an example against protectionism.

Julie Bishop, Federica Mogherini
Australian chain sets 3rd deadline to end free plastic bags
August 2nd, 2018  4:19 AM

Australian supermarket chain sets a third deadline for ending free plastic bags for shoppers, balancing customer anger at an additional shopping expense with demands for corporate action against plastic pollution

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Australian retailer sets 3rd deadline for free plastic bags
August 2nd, 2018  3:52 AM

Australian supermarket chain sets 3rd deadline to end free plastic bags for shoppers, balancing customer anger at an additional shopping expense with demand for corporate action against plastic pollution

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Australia says US, Japan partnership doesn't challenge China
July 31st, 2018  5:29 AM

An Australian minister says a new infrastructure partnership with the United States and Japan does not challenge growing Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific region

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Australian minister visits East Timor to repairs relations
July 29th, 2018  10:25 PM

Australia's foreign minister is visiting East Timor to repair bilateral tries after a bitter dispute over oil and gas revenue

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Australia's Fairfax Media, Nine Entertainment to merge
July 26th, 2018  2:41 AM

Australia's Nine Entertainment, Fairfax Media to merge in new company to be called Nine

Australia's Fairfax Media, Nine Entertainment to merge
The Latest: Australia to push ahead with free trade talks
July 9th, 2018  10:35 PM

Australia's foreign minister says her government is determined to push ahead with free trade talks with Britain despite Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's resignation

The Latest: Australia to push ahead with free trade talks
China releases Australian mining exec Stern Hu from prison
July 4th, 2018  6:15 AM

China releases former Rio Tinto Australian mining exec Stern Hu from prison

China releases Australian mining exec Stern Hu from prison
Australian supermarket staff attacked in free bag ban anger
July 2nd, 2018  1:42 AM

Union officials say Australian supermarket staff have found themselves at the frontline of an angry consumer backlash over moves to ban single-use plastic bags

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Australia awards UK's BAE $26 billion navy frigate contract
June 29th, 2018  1:08 AM

The Australian government says British defense company BAE Systems has won the contract to build Australia's fleet of new navy frigates

Malcolm Turnbull, Christopher Pyne, Gabby Costigan

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