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Australian bank Westpac faces massive fine for breaches
| November 20th, 2019  5:33 AM
Australian bank Westpac faces massive fine for breaches
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Major Australian bank Westpac is facing a potentially massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing act. The financial crime regulator AUSTRAC said Wednesday it was pursuing Westpac, one of Australia’s four biggest banks, in the Federal Court…
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Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight
Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight
November 15th, 2019  2:59 AM

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

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Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½ hour London-Sydney flight
November 14th, 2019  11:12 PM

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½ hour London-Sydney flight

Reporter goes to Australian High Court in press freedom case
Reporter goes to Australian High Court in press freedom case
November 12th, 2019  4:38 AM

A journalist has gone to Australia's highest court to overturn a search warrant that created outrage when it was executed on her home and triggered a national campaign for greater press freedom

Australian publisher appeals Rush's defamation payout
Australian publisher appeals Rush's defamation payout
November 4th, 2019  5:11 AM

A publisher appealing Geoffrey Rush's damage payout for defamation told an Australian court there was no evidence the actor was unable to work or had fewer job offers as a result of damage to his reputation

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Qantas rejects calls to ground Boeing 737s on crack reports
October 31st, 2019  1:06 AM

Australian airline Qantas has rejected calls to ground its Boeing 737s after claims a second aircraft in its fleet was found with a crack in its wing structure.

Google sued by Australian regulators over location tracking
Google sued by Australian regulators over location tracking
October 29th, 2019  11:00 AM

The Australian consumer watchdog is taking Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was used.

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Australian consumer watchdog sues Google over location data
October 29th, 2019  8:26 AM

The Australian consumer watchdog is taking Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was used.

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Australian judge orders Chinese tycoon to detail wealth
October 24th, 2019  5:28 AM

A Chinese billionaire who lost his Australian residency on security grounds has been ordered by an Australian judge to provide details of his wealth in a case over an alleged 141 million Australian dollar ($96 million) tax debt

Australian papers redact front pages to expose govt secrecy
Australian papers redact front pages to expose govt secrecy
October 20th, 2019  11:58 PM

Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages to highlight how often the government justifies secrecy on national security grounds

Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight
Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight
October 20th, 2019  12:50 AM

Australia's Qantas completes the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights

Ronan Farrow
Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat
October 17th, 2019  3:59 AM

Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller

Australia wants trade deals with Hong Kong, Indonesia, Peru
Australia wants trade deals with Hong Kong, Indonesia, Peru
October 16th, 2019  12:53 AM

Australia's trade minister says he wants bilateral free trade deals with Hong Kong, Indonesia and Peru to take effect early next year, adding that the Hong Kong treaty supports its unique status within China

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Australian left thirsty on Emirates flight loses injury case
October 15th, 2019  6:36 PM

A woman who said she was left thirsty by an Emirates cabin crew and broke her ankle when she fainted on the flight has lost her case in an Australian court

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork
Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork
October 15th, 2019  6:27 AM

A Vietnamese tourist was deported for carrying pork in her luggage in the first incidence of Australia canceling a tourist's visa over undeclared food

Wilbur Ross, Mike Pence
US Commerce Secretary praises Australia, criticizes China
October 10th, 2019  2:37 AM

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has slammed China's trade practices and trumpeted America's economic relationship with Australia amid a festering trade war with Beijing

Chen Hong
China-Australia rift deepens as Beijing tests overseas sway
October 3rd, 2019  5:37 AM

Australia’s ban on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s involvement in its next-generation networks and its crackdown on foreign covert interference are testing Beijing’s efforts to project its power overseas

Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 0.75%
Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 0.75%
October 1st, 2019  2:34 AM

Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the third time since June to a new record low of 0.75% in a bid to boost a flagging economy

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Australia cuts its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to a record low 0.75%
October 1st, 2019  12:35 AM

Australia cuts its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to a record low 0.75%

Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones
Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones
September 23rd, 2019  3:54 AM

An Australian state is attempting to persuade the public to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists

Simon Birmingham, Liz Truss
UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after Brexit
September 18th, 2019  3:42 AM

Britain's top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months after leaving the European Union

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal
Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal
September 16th, 2019  3:41 AM

Volkswagen and a law firm say the German automaker has agreed to settle an Australian class action stemming from its diesel emissions scandal

Carmall Casey
Opioid crisis goes global as deaths surge in Australia
September 5th, 2019  8:49 PM

Opioid addiction rates and fatal overdoses are surging in Australia, which experts say must be addressed urgently or deaths will outpace the US epidemic

Scott Morrison, Francisco Guterres
Australia to improve East Timorese internet and naval base
August 30th, 2019  4:49 AM

Australia has agreed to invest in East Timor's naval infrastructure and provide an undersea internet cable between the countries

Australian spy charged with bugging leak denied legal aid
Australian spy charged with bugging leak denied legal aid
August 29th, 2019  2:30 AM

A defense lawyer says a former Australian spy charged with conspiring to reveal classified information about an allegation that Australia bugged East Timor's government during treaty negotiations has been denied legal aid

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