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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Seek Treaties in Drive for More Than Symbolic Change

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Seek Treaties in Drive for More Than Symbolic Change 0

250 Aboriginal leaders have been meeting at the sacred monolith landmark of Uluru in central Australia to decide how they should be recognized.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Asylum Seekers at Australian-Run Detention Center in Papua New Guinea Told to Leave or Miss US Resettlement 0

“I’m not going to Lorengau,” said one asylum seeker. “Many refugees have been beaten, robbed and abused (there) in different ways.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aboriginal Leaders Abandon Meeting on Their Future

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aboriginal Leaders Abandon Meeting on Their Future 0

“We have agreed there is need for a voice of aboriginal society. We need to be able to control our own destiny and should be formalized by treaty,” Clark says.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Uluru Summit: Aboriginal Tasmanians to Argue for Compensation Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Uluru Summit: Aboriginal Tasmanians to Argue for Compensation Deal 0

Aboriginal Tasmanians will argue for a compensation deal as part of a national treaty at a historic meeting on constitutional recognition at Uluru.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton to ‘Fake Refugees’: Game Up!

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton to ‘Fake Refugees’: Game Up! 0

“This is a very serious situation and it’s costing Australian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year,” Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australian Government Needs to Help Julian Assange: Barrister Greg Barns Pleads

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australian Government Needs to Help Julian Assange: Barrister Greg Barns Pleads 0

‘Malcolm Turnbull and the Australian Government need to do finally get involved in this matter,’ Greg Barns legal advisor to Julian Assange says.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Fails to Gain Post-Budget Poll Bounce

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Fails to Gain Post-Budget Poll Bounce 0

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull remains in precarious position with polls showing he would lose election against Labour opposition.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cyber Attack Hits Australia: Dan Tehan Cyber Security Minister

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cyber Attack Hits Australia: Dan Tehan Cyber Security Minister 0

‘There has been a report to the Australian Cyber Security centre of one instance of what we believe could be this ransomware,’ she told reporters in Cairns.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Considering NATO Request to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Considering NATO Request to Send More Troops to Afghanistan 0

“It is very important that we continue – we and our other allies in the effort in Afghanistan – continue to work together,” Australian PM Turnbull said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners 0

“Labor cannot support making people on modest incomes give up even more of their pay packet,” Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Stands By Yassmin Abdel-Magied

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Stands By Yassmin Abdel-Magied 0

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop letter also highlighted that other CAAR members had praised the work Yassmin Abdel-Magied had done while on the council.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sanders Defends Trump’s Praise of Australian Healthcare System

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Sanders Defends Trump’s Praise of Australian Healthcare System 0

“President Trump is right. The Australian healthcare system provides healthcare to all of its people at a fraction of the cost than we do,” Sanders commented on Twitter.

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EAST TIMOR POLITICS: Jose Ramos-Horta to Australia: Gas Dispute Risks Pushing East Timor Closer to China

EAST TIMOR POLITICS: Jose Ramos-Horta to Australia: Gas Dispute Risks Pushing East Timor Closer to China 0

East Timor’s ex-president Jose Ramos-Horta: “There is alternative, there’s always China, unlike 20 years ago when China was not booming as strong as today.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: China, Taiwan Spar Over Attendance at Conflict Diamond Meeting

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: China, Taiwan Spar Over Attendance at Conflict Diamond Meeting 0

China said on Wednesday it was reasonable to have a delegation from self-ruled Taiwan removed from a conference in Australia about conflict diamonds, as Taipei accused Beijing of playing politics for its own ends. China says Taiwan is part of

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Budget 2017: Turnbull School Funding Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Budget 2017: Turnbull School Funding Takes Center Stage 0

Turnbull has tempted a backlash with the Coalition’s voter base, particularly Catholic families, as he seeks to “right Labor’s wrongs’’ by implementing needs-based funding and “bring the school-funding wars to an end”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Rubbished ‘Anti-Men’ Gender Quota

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Rubbished ‘Anti-Men’ Gender Quota 0

Abbott replied: “Look obviously we have to give women a fair go. We have to give women a fair go but some of this stuff just sounds like its anti-men.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Electoral Rules Breach Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation Electoral Rules Breach Takes Center Stage 0

Murray Watt has asked Queensland Electoral Commission to investigate a report that One Nation secretly switched legal structures last year and now risks being deregistered as a party.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ADF Warns Australia Needs to Defend Itself From Ballistic Missile Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ADF Warns Australia Needs to Defend Itself From Ballistic Missile Attack 0

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told radio station 3AW the Government is taking the threat posed by North Korea “very, very seriously”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Biography

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Biography 0

My name is Yassmin Abdel-Magied and I have the blessing of associating with multiple identities. Read Yassmin Abdel-Magied Biography.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Controversial Anzac Day Post Takes Center Stage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Controversial Anzac Day Post Takes Center Stage 0

Julie Bishop will “carefully consider” conservative backbencher Eric Abetz’s demands for Yassmin Abdel-Magied to be dismissed from government advisory board following her controversial Anzac Day post.

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