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First Group of U.S. Marines Deploys in Australia

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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The first wave of U.S. Marines has arrived in northern Australia, marking the start of a larger U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Australian Defense Secretary Stephen Smith greeted the 200 Marines as they stepped off a charter flight in Darwin Wednesday. The Marines are the first contingent of an eventual 2,500-member Air Ground […]

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Australia: Human Trafficking ‘Alarming, Growing’ Trend

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say human trafficking is becoming an alarming and growing trend in the country. The authorities say that while the focus is mainly on the smuggling of foreign women into Australia’s sex industry, there has been an increase of “slave labor” into other sectors, such as construction and manufacturing. The trafficked women are mostly […]

Australians Remember Fukushima Disaster

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters held rallies across Australia Sunday to mark the first anniversary of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The rallies in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities also were part of a national day of action to end uranium mining in Australia. Sydney’s march took place near the Australian headquarters of two global mining […]

Suspect in Australian Collar-Bomb Hoax Pleads Guilty

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian investment banker has pleaded guilty in the “collar bomb” extortion scheme that caused worldwide notoriety last year. Paul Douglas Peters appeared in a Sydney courtroom on a video screen from prison as his lawyer entered the plea on a charge of aggravated breaking and entering. Bill Pulver, the father of Peters’ teenaged victim, […]

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Bob Carr Named Australia’s New Foreign Minister

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard named former state premier Bob Carr as foreign minister to replace Kevin Rudd, who quit the post last week and then lost a leadership challenge against Ms. Gillard on Monday. Carr retired from politics in 2005 after 10 years as premier of New South Wales state, where he played a […]

Australian PM Wins Leadership Ballot

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday declared the political drama to be over, after easily winning a leadership ballot against party rival Kevin Rudd, whom she ousted as prime minister in June of 2010. Media reports say Ms. Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, defeated Mr. Rudd by a wide margin – 71 votes […]

Australian PM Gillard Wins Party Leadership Vote

Posted February 26th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday won a leadership ballot against party rival Kevin Rudd, whom she ousted as prime minister in June 2010. Media reports say Ms. Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, defeated Mr. Rudd by a wide margin — 71 votes to 31 in a secret ballot of ruling Labor Party […]

Rudd to Challenge Gillard for Australia Ruling Party Leadership

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd announced Friday that he will challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard for leadership of their Labor Party in a ballot on Monday. Rudd told a news conference that the prime minister had lost the trust of the Australian people and starting Monday he would start to restore that trust. Ms. […]

Australian PM Calls Leadership Ballot

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is calling for her ruling Labor party to vote on its leadership, seeking to resolve an ugly row with her predecessor, former prime minister Kevin Rudd. Ms. Gillard told reporters Thursday she believed it was in the best interests of her Labor Party and of the country to put an […]

Australian PM Calls Leadership Ballot

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday called for her ruling Labor party to vote on its leadership, ending an ugly row with her predecessor and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Ms. Gillard said the special vote would be held Monday morning and that she expects her colleagues to endorse her to remain as prime minister. […]

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