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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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JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic 0

Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed communiqué with Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina, which sets out a raft of agreements between both countries.

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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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CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces

CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces 0

“Making polluters pay is a critical part of any climate plan,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told reporters, saying every penny raised would be returned to the provinces.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Backs Sanctions Against Russia, Foreign Oficials in Abuse Cases

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Backs Sanctions Against Russia, Foreign Oficials in Abuse Cases 0

Freeland said Canada’s Liberal government supported draft legislation inspired by the case of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer who died in 2009 after a year in a Russian jail.

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CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights

CANADA POLITICS: Parliament to Outlaw Removal of Passengers From Overbooked Flights 0

If approved by the Canadian Parliament, the new rules would come into effect in 2018.

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CANADA POLITICS: Rona Ambrose Stepping Down as MP

CANADA POLITICS: Rona Ambrose Stepping Down as MP 0

“I feel a little lighter this morning,” Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose said. “It’s been an amazing experience.”

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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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CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia

CANADA POLITICS: Liberal Government Introduces Law to Ban Tankers Off North British Columbia 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered the ban in which he took power on a pledge to balance resource development with protecting the environment.

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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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CANADA POLITICS: Christy Clark Biography

CANADA POLITICS: Christy Clark Biography 0

Christy Clark born 29 October 1965, raised in Burnaby by Mavis and Jim, a school teacher and guidance counsellor. Read Christy Clark Biography.

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CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government

CANADA POLITICS: British Columbia Voters Choose Provincial Government 0

Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals were able to close a 10 point gap with the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the past two weeks.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Escalates Trade Dispute With US Because Trudeau is Under Pressure

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Escalates Trade Dispute With US Because Trudeau is Under Pressure 0

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to secure support in a key region ahead of the country’s 2019 elections.

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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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