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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to China: Do More to Contain North Korea

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to China: Do More to Contain North Korea

“China is North Korea’s major financial backer. It has much more leverage over North Korea than it claims,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cardinal George Pell Faces Sex Abuse Charges

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cardinal George Pell Faces Sex Abuse Charges

Pope Francis pledged “zero tolerance” policy for sex abuse in Catholic Church. Pope Francis said he would not comment on Pell’s case until it is over.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Will Accept Dozen Central American Refugees Within Next Few Months: Sources

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Will Accept Dozen Central American Refugees Within Next Few Months: Sources

Canberra pledged to take an unspecified number of Central American refugees under a deal struck with US president Barack Obama late last year.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Peter Dutton Calls for Postal Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

“I’m working on the assumption that this issue is going to be dealt with in this parliament,” Peter Dutton said in proposing a postal vote.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Chinese Spy Ship Encroaches Australian Coast  Near Drills Area

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Chinese Spy Ship Encroaches Australian Coast Near Drills Area

Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy Type 815 Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence vessel was operating off the northeast coast during the Talisman Sabre war games, the ADF said in a statement.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Damond Dies By Minneapolis Police Bullet, Turnbull Demands Answers

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull comment on Justine Damond death: “It is a shocking killing, and yes, we are demanding answers on behalf of her family.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Larissa Waters Biography

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Larissa Waters Biography

Larissa Waters was born 8 February 1977, Winnipeg, Canada to Australian parents. Read Larissa Waters Biography.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Farewell Dear Friends’: Larissa Waters Last Statement as Senator

“Queensland Greens have never been stronger. Despite today’s events, Queensland will still have a Green voice in the federal Parliament.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: ‘Very Big New Idea’: Turnbull Backs Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Turnbull said it was important to remember that “a constitutionally conservative nation has to be persuaded that the amendments respect the fundamental values of the Constitution, and will deliver precise changes, clearly understood, that will ­benefit all Australians … we do not want to embark on some sort of exercise in heroic failure”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

“You’re in such good shape,” Trump was filmed on Thursday telling her during his first state visit to France.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to Join UN Human Rights Council: Report

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to Join UN Human Rights Council: Report

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop: “We very much campaigned on our record and how we would act on the Human Rights Council.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mulls Contentious Cybersecurity Law

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Mulls Contentious Cybersecurity Law

Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Leaked! ‘Australia Probing Forces for Unlawful Killing of Afghans’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Leaked! ‘Australia Probing Forces for Unlawful Killing of Afghans’

Australian Special Forces are under a secret defense investigation for the unlawful killing of Afghan civilians, according to leaked documents, which provide new details of deadly incidents in southern Afghanistan.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

“We admire the outstanding response of your police arriving on the scene so quickly, dealing with the terrorists decisively,” Turnbull said.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Beats Turnbull in New Poll

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Beats Turnbull in New Poll

“It’s time for Malcolm Turnbull to listen to Australians and his own MPs and senators and just get this done,” Mr Shorten told Fairfax Media.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Inaugurate French Work in Lucrative DCNS Submarines Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Inaugurate French Work in Lucrative DCNS Submarines Deal

“This is the largest and most ambitious military project in Australia’s history,” Turnbull told reporters at Élysée Palace in Paris.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Needs to Consider Deploying Missile Defence System to Against North Korea Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Needs to Consider Deploying Missile Defence System to Against North Korea Attack

Kevin Rudd: “Given North Korean developments, Australia would be well advised to begin analysing ballistic missile defence needs, available technologies and possible deployment feasibility for northern Australia.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Moving to UK to Partake in Aussie Rite of Passage

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Yassmin Abdel-Magied Moving to UK to Partake in Aussie Rite of Passage

Abdel-Magied: “#GearingUpForANewAdventure. Folks, it’s been fun, but I’m off to partake in Aussie rite of passage – I’m moving to London! 💖 #inshallah.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Aborigines Deliver Turnbull Roadmap to Constitutional Recognition

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders make up 2.8 percent of the 24.5 million population but have disproportionately high rates of suicide and incarceration, ranking near the bottom in almost every economic and social indicator.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Spying on China, Stealing its Technology: Newspaper

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Spying on China, Stealing its Technology: Newspaper

“In global covert struggles, Australia had never played the role of victim,” the unidentified staffer was quoted as saying. “However, they are wantonly working on intelligence about China and groundlessly accusing China of spying on them. The logic is ridiculous.”

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