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Australian parliamentary network hacked; no sign data stolen
February 8th, 2019  12:35 AM

Australia's leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the country's federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation

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Asia shares mixed, most markets closed for Lunar New Year
February 5th, 2019  1:51 AM

Shares mixed in Asia; Australia gains following banking inquiry

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Asia shares lower, most markets closed for Lunar New Year
February 4th, 2019  11:39 PM

Shares slip in Asia, Australia gains following banking inquiry

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Australia to create compensation fund for bad finance advice
February 4th, 2019  1:14 AM

The Australian government has agreed to create compensation fund for people who lost money from bad financial advice and to set rules to help drought-stricken farmers avoid bank foreclosures

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Australian rugby league team proud of Huawei sponsorship
January 31st, 2019  5:42 AM

An Australian rugby league team says it wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's legal wrangle with the United States and its ban from Australia's 5G networks

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Australian football team proud of Huawei sponsorship
January 31st, 2019  3:56 AM

An Australian football team says it wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's legal wrangle with the United States and its ban from Australia's 5G networks

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Australia's TPG abandons mobile network plan over Huawei ban
January 28th, 2019  11:52 PM

Australian company TPG Telecom is abandoning the rollout of its mobile network because of the government's ban on Chinese giant Huawei, which was to be main equipment vendor

Australia's TPG abandons mobile network plan over Huawei ban
Australian prime minister warns of recession risk after vote
January 28th, 2019  11:44 PM

Australia's prime minister has raised the prospect of the nation suffering its first economic recession in 28 years if the opposition wins general elections due by late May

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Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river
January 28th, 2019  2:15 AM

Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river as hot weather sparks algal bloom

Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river
Australian trader pleads guilty to 'spoofing' in Chicago
December 26th, 2018  5:30 PM

An Australian commodities trader has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to manipulating market prices by placing orders in the millions of dollars and canceling them within milliseconds to sell smaller orders at a profit

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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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AP Interview: New Zealand minister says emissions to rise
December 7th, 2018  5:24 AM

New Zealand has set itself apart from neighboring Australia by declaring climate change a top priority. But despite some lofty goals, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise in the South Pacific nation and could do so for years to come

AP Interview: New Zealand minister says emissions to rise
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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US, allies to bring electricity to most of Papua New Guinea
November 17th, 2018  9:54 PM

The U.S., Japan, New Zealand and Australia say they'll bring electricity to 70 percent of Papua New Guinea's people by 2030, boosting the West's response to growing Chinese influence in the South Pacific

Scott Morrison, Shinzo Abe, Peter O
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  11:51 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

Farm supervisor charged in Australia strawberry tampering
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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New Tesla chairwoman's biggest challenge is controlling Musk
November 8th, 2018  5:17 PM

Australian telecommunications executive Robyn Denholm brings much-needed financial and auto industry expertise to her new role as Tesla's board chairwoman, but her biggest unknown is whether she can rein in a CEO with a proclivity for misbehavior

New Tesla chairwoman's biggest challenge is controlling Musk

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