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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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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
Australian leader distances government from spy prosecution
June 28th, 2018  11:29 PM

Australia's prime minister has distanced his government from a decision to prosecute a former spy and his lawyer who accuse Australia of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet while negotiating a deal to share oil and gas revenue

Bernard Collaery, Andrew Wilkie
World trade body: Australia tobacco rules don't break rules
June 28th, 2018  11:50 AM

A World Trade Organization dispute body has ruled that Australia did not unfairly inhibit trade by requiring plain packaging of tobacco products, sending a message that tough-on-tobacco rules don't necessarily violate fair trade

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Australian spy and lawyer charged over East Timor scandal
June 28th, 2018  7:23 AM

A former spy and his lawyer who accused the Australian government of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet while negotiating a deal to share oil and gas revenue have been charged with conspiring to disclose secret information

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Huawei executive warns Australia risks economy with 5G ban
June 27th, 2018  3:30 AM

A Huawei executive says Australia could damage its economic future if it bans the Chinese telecommunication giant from the nation's next-generation mobile network technology

John Lord
Australia to buy 6 US-made Triton drones for $5.1 billion
June 26th, 2018  2:36 AM

Australia's government says it has bought the first of six U.S.-manufactured long-range drones that will cost 6.9 billion Australian dollars ($5.1 billion) and significantly increase the nation's surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities

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Australian Senate delivers $106 billion in income tax cuts
June 21st, 2018  1:30 AM

Australia's prime minister has won a political victory with the Senate passing personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade

Malcolm Turnbull
Australian telecom Telstra to ax 8,000 jobs to save $740M
June 20th, 2018  3:09 AM

Telstra Corp., Australia's largest telecommunications company, has announced plans to ax 8,000 jobs _ one in four employees _ over three years in a bid to save 1 billion Australian dollars ($740 million)

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Australian court rules man can sue Google for defamation
June 13th, 2018  6:44 AM

An Australian man who alleges Google defamed him has won a court battle to sue the search engine giant

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Australian leader backs Zuckerberg's grilling in Parliament
June 7th, 2018  1:49 AM

Australia's prime minister says he would welcome Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifying to Parliament on the social media giant's sharing of data with Chinese phone maker Huawei

Australian leader backs Zuckerberg's grilling in Parliament
Australian leader backs Zuckerberg's grilling in Parliament
June 7th, 2018  12:17 AM

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he would welcome Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying to an Australian parliamentary committee on the social media giant's sharing of data with Chinese phone maker Huawei

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Australia says wine delays at China ports are 'irritation'
June 6th, 2018  6:19 AM

Australia's trade minister says weeks of delays at Chinese ports of Australian wine exports are an "irritation" in a bilateral trade relationship that is thriving despite diplomatic tensions

Steven Ciobo
Australia charges 3 banks plus 6 execs with cartel crimes
June 5th, 2018  10:46 PM

Australia has laid cartel charges against banking companies Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and ANZ plus six bank executives over the sale of ANZ shares to institutional investors three years ago

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Australia charges 3 banks plus 6 staff with cartel crimes
June 5th, 2018  9:16 AM

Australia has laid cartel charges against banking companies Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and ANZ plus six bank executives over the sale of 2.5 billion Australian dollars ($1.9 billion) in ANZ shares to institutional investors three years ago

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Qantas bends to Beijing by describing Taiwan as Chinese
June 5th, 2018  4:41 AM

Australia's foreign minister has expressed concern at Qantas Airways' decision to describe Taiwan as Chinese territory after pressure from Beijing

Alan Joyce

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