Australia - News Headlines

Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage
December 7th, 2018  4:13 PM

A new law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies including Apple, Facebook and Google to help police catch terrorists and other criminals by disabling encryption protections

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Australian leader says cybersecurity laws urgently needed
December 7th, 2018  7:01 AM

Australian leader says new cybersecurity laws urgently needed

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Australian court approves media merger between Nine, Fairfax
November 27th, 2018  7:37 PM

A court dismissed a last-ditch challenge and approved the merger of television network Nine Entertainment with newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine

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Shareholders support major Australian media merger
November 18th, 2018  8:33 PM

Shareholders have given final approval to the merger of television network Nine Entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine

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Australia refers India to WTO over sugar cane subsidies
November 16th, 2018  2:03 AM

Australia is referring India to the World Trade Organization over subsidies it pays its sugar cane farmers, which Australia says creates a surplus that's affecting its own farmers

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Farm supervisor charged in Australia strawberry tampering
November 11th, 2018  11:33 PM

Police have made their first arrest in the cases of strawberry sabotage in Australia, in which sewing needles were found in fruit sold in six states

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Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Australia's Telstra appointed as chair of its board, replacing Elon Musk.
November 8th, 2018  2:48 AM

Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Australia's Telstra appointed as chair of its board, replacing Elon Musk.

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Ministers meeting signals thaw in China-Australia ties
November 8th, 2018  12:55 AM

The foreign ministers of China and Australia are meeting in what is being seen as a sign of a thaw in the recently frosty relationship between the key economic partners

Marise Payne, Wang Yi
Australia details investment in Pacific as China clout grows
November 7th, 2018  11:34 PM

Australia's prime minister has outlined the country's plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China's influence in those nations grows

Scott Morrison
Australia details investment in South Pacific infrastructure
November 7th, 2018  10:57 PM

Australia's prime minister has outlined the country's plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China's influence in those nations grows

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Australian watchdog approves Nine network, Fairfax merger
November 7th, 2018  8:41 PM

Australia's competition watchdog has approved the proposed merger of television network Nine Entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into a media giant to be known only as Nine

Australian watchdog approves Nine network, Fairfax merger
Australia to block Chinese $9 billion energy takeover bid
November 7th, 2018  3:24 AM

Australia to block $9 billion energy takeover bid by China-Hong Kong group CK Consortium

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Trial of former Australian spy could hear evidence in secret
November 7th, 2018  3:14 AM

Lawyers prosecuting a former spy and his lawyer who accuse Australia of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet during energy talks have made an application for closed trial

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Indonesia and Australia sign new economic cooperation deal
November 5th, 2018  2:58 AM

Indonesian and Australian ministers have signed an agreement to strengthen government economic exchanges as the neighboring countries work toward forging a bilateral free trade deal

Sri Mulyani, Josh Frydenberg
Pacific rim trade pact goes ahead after Australia ratifies
October 31st, 2018  2:42 AM

Pacific rim trade pact to go ahead after Australia, New Zealand ratify

Pacific rim trade pact goes ahead after Australia ratifies
Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G
October 30th, 2018  6:58 AM

A spy chief says Australia's critical infrastructure including electricity grids and water supplies could not have been adequately safeguarded if Chinese-owned telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE Corp. had become involved in the nation's 5G network.

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WorleyParsons buying unit of Texas-based Jacobs Engineering
October 23rd, 2018  12:55 PM

The Jacobs Engineering Group has announced plans to sell its energy, chemicals and resources unit to Australia-based WorleyParsons Limited for $3.3 billion

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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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Australia, Japan agree to keep pressure on North Korea
October 10th, 2018  3:16 AM

Australia and Japan have reaffirmed their commitment to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforce sanctions on Pyongyang

Taro Kono, Marise Payne
Planned racing ad on sails of Sydney Opera House divisive
October 8th, 2018  12:54 AM

A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing Australians

Planned racing ad on sails of Sydney Opera House divisive

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