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Australia calls on Myanmar military to release Australian economic adviser

Reuters
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia called on Friday for Myanmar’s ruling military to immediately release an Australian economic adviser to the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for two months. Sean Turnell, a professor of economics at Macquarie University in Sydney who has been advising Suu Kyi......

Westpac could lead Australian exit from New Zealand banking

Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Westpac Banking Corp’s potential spin-off of its New Zealand unit due to tighter regulation could see some of the other three Australian-owned banks that make-up the bulk of the kiwi banking system follow its lead, investors and analysts said. Seeking to safeguard the New Zealand banking system,......

Australian PM apologises for raising harassment allegation

Reuters
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison publicly apologised for raising an unsubstantiated allegation of harassment at a media company as he defended his handling of a scandal over the treatment of women in politics and his party. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint......

Australian parliament debates motion on rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang

Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s parliament debated on Monday a motion to condemn “systematic breaches” of human rights by China, saying other legislatures had described as genocide its actions towards Uighurs in the far western region of Xinjiang. FILE PHOTO: A perimeter fence is constructed around what is officially known as......

UPDATE 1-Flooding stops Australian coal rail deliveries to Newcastle port

Reuters
(Adds details of port, background) MELBOURNE, March 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s Hunter Valley coal rail lines have been shut due to flooding in the state of New South Wales, the Australian Rail Track Corp said on Monday, halting deliveries into the port of Newcastle, the world’s biggest coal export port.......

Guy With One Leg Gets Questioned About Parking In A Handicapped Spot, So He Then Confronts The ‘Karen’

IA
You’d figure some sort of empathy or even basic politeness would be in order, no matter where you are and who you talk to. Even if you’re in a parking lot where tempers can run high. Unfortunately, some folks aren’t as decent to others as they should be. Case in......

Kathleen Folbigg: Could science free Australian jailed for killing babies?

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Three years later, in 2018, forensic pathologist, Matthew Orde, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “Fundamentally, I’m in agreement with Professor Cordner, in that all four of these child deaths could be explained by natural causes.” Source – For more click here...

Australian treasurer says talks with Facebook on new media law were ‘protracted and difficult’

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, the logos Facebook and Google are seen on a smartphone in front of an Australian flag. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told CNBC negotiations with Facebook about......

Linda Reynolds: Australian minister ‘regrets’ slur on alleged rape victim – PM

BBC
Linda Reynolds is sorry for the “offensive remark” about an alleged rape victim, Australia’s PM says. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin – Latest Cryptocurrency News and Trading...

Australian economy storms ahead as COVID recovery turns ‘V-shaped’

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s economy expanded at a much faster-than-expected pace in the final quarter of last year and all signs are that 2021 has started on a firm footing too helped by massive monetary and fiscal stimulus. FILE PHOTO: Ships waiting to be loaded with iron ore are seen......

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