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Qantas, Rolls Royce Settle Over Engine Explosion

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:34 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Qantas Airways says it has reached a settlement with British engine maker Rolls Royce over last year’s mid-air engine explosion on one of its superjumbo jets. The airline issued a statement Wednesday saying the settlement is worth $100 million. The agreement ends Qantas’s legal action against Rolls Royce. A Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine installed […]

Qantas, Rolls Royce Settle Over Engine Explosion

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:33 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Qantas Airways says it has reached a settlement with British engine maker Rolls Royce over last year’s mid-air engine explosion on one of its superjumbo jets. The airline issued a statement Wednesday saying the settlement is worth $100 million. The agreement ends Qantas’s legal action against Rolls Royce. A Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine installed […]

Qantas, Rolls Royce Settle Over Engine Explosion

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:18 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Qantas Airways says it has reached a settlement with British engine maker Rolls Royce over last year’s mid-air engine explosion on one of its superjumbo jets. The airline issued a statement Wednesday saying the settlement is worth $100 million. The agreement ends Qantas’s legal action against Rolls Royce. A Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine installed […]

Australian Military Aiming to Shift Forces North

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia has begun a review of its defense forces which could lead to a shift of resources and personnel to the country’s resource-rich northwestern coast. Defense Minister Stephen Smith told reporters Wednesday the review will consider how best to defend the growing oil and natural gas exploration projects in the area, as well as the […]

Globe-Circling Volcanic Ash Disrupts Australian Flights Again

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s transportation minister says three of the country’s major airports could be affected for the next few days because of the return of a large cloud of ash from a Chilean volcano. Anthony Albanese told reporters Tuesday that weather forecasters say Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney will be affected over the next day or two. […]

Report Calls Prison Rates for Aboriginal Australians a “National Disgrace”

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian parliamentary committee has found that Aboriginal children are 28 times more likely than non-indigenous youth to be placed in jail. In a report issued Tuesday, the committee said the incarceration rate of indigenous Australians has only grown worse in the 20 years since a landmark study on the death rate of Aborigines in […]

Globe-Circling Volcanic Ash Disrupts Australian Flights Again

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of flights in and out of Australia have been canceled due to the return of a large cloud of ash from a Chilean volcano. This is the second time in as many weeks that domestic and international service in Australia has been disrupted by ash from Chile’s Puyehue Cordon Caulle volcano, which erupted June […]

Australia, Indonesia Hold Talks on Cattle Exports

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig has held talks with his Indonesian counterpart in Jakarta, without settling a dispute on animal welfare standards that has brought more than $300 million in Australian cattle exports to a halt. Australia banned live cattle exports to its neighbor earlier this month, after an Australian television documentary sparked outrage among […]

Australian Parliament Condemns Planned Refugee Swap

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s parliament has voted narrowly to condemn a planned refugee swap with Malaysia, raising doubts whether the government will be able to carry through with the controversial plan. The left-wing Greens party joined the conservative opposition to criticize the scheme, which would send 800 undocumented asylum seekers to be detained in Malaysia while their requests […]

Australia, China Nearing Agreement on Prisoner Exchange Treaty

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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A new prisoner exchange treaty between Australia and China could allow mining executive Stern Hu and dozens of other Australians imprisoned in China to serve out their sentences at home. The Chinese-born Hu, an executive at Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, was sentenced last year for stealing commercial secrets and accepting bribes. A total of […]

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