Australia

Australia Contemplates Controversy Surrounding Its National Day

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the date of the country’s national holiday and has criticized cricket bosses for omitting the words “Australia Day” from promotions for its matches. The first fleet of British convicts...

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Google Threatens shut Down in Australia Over bill Designed To Better Compensate Content Providers

Google Threatens Shut Down In Australia Over Bill Designed To Better Compensate Content Providers A huge controversy erupted last summer between major US social media platforms and the Australian government over a bill designed to...
Related topics: Google, Social Media

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Australia Demands Foreign Travelers Take Covid-19 Test

Beginning Friday, foreign nationals granted special permission to fly to Australia take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their departure. Masks will also be compulsory on all international flights.Australia has had a fortress-like approach to...

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Google Threatens To Shut Down Its Search Engine In Australia If New Legislation Gets Green Light

Google, among other media platforms, appeared on Friday before an Australian Senate committee examining the federal government’s news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code bill.
Related topics: Google

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Nvidia Geforce Now Expands To Australia, Turkey, And Saudi Arabia This Year

2020 was a huge year for cloud gaming as Google Stadia fell into its own, Amazon Luna launched in early access, and Microsoft xCloud opened to the public. Through all of that, Nvidia GeForce Now has also been working on expansions, and today, the...
Related topics: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Google, Amazon, Microsoft (MSFT)

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5 Ways To Improve Theplan To Protect Australia's Threatened Wildlife

Australia's Threatened Species Strategy—a five-year plan for protecting our imperiled species and ecosystems—fizzled to an end last year. A new 10-year plan is being developed to take its place, likely from March.

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Australian Pm Rebuffs Cricket Australia Over Jan 26 Plans

Cricket Australia has run afoul of the country’s prime minister for refusing to refer to the national holiday in it marketing of three matches on January 26
Related topics: Marketing

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World Wide Web Inventor Opposes Australia's News Payment Plan

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee says Australia's plan to force digital giants to pay media outlets for news content is "unworkable" and undermines a "fundamental principle" of the internet. Canberra is pursuing world-first laws that would...

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher At Start Of Us Inauguration Day

Asian markets are mostly higher Wednesday just hours before Joe Biden is inaugurated as the next president of the United States. Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX index and Shanghai’s Composite index both finished 0.4% higher.  South Korea’s...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Shanghai, China, South Korea

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Can Australia Restore Trade With China In A Hostile Political Environment?

Tony Walker Trade, Pacific Australia's new Trade Minister will need to navigate the treacherous terrain between trade and geopolitics, which will not be easy given the countervailing forces at work within the Morrison government. These are driving...
Related topics: China

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Australia: Two Weeks Out Of Jail, Muslim Accesses Material About Jihad Beheading And Torture,...

“This man is now the fifth person arrested by the AFP for breaching a control order since July 2020.” Is it just remotely possible that maybe this approach doesn’t work and a new one is needed? Nonetheless, a new approach is not...

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Asian Markets Rebound Tuesday As World Awaits New Us Admin

Asian markets are mostly higher Tuesday on the eve of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the next U.S. president.   The Nikkei index in Tokyo climbed 1.3%.  Sydney’s S&P/ASX index ended 1.1% higher.  Seoul’s KOSPI index soared 2.6%, and the...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Japan, Tokyo, South Korea, Seoul, Taiwan, Taipei

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Novak Djokovic Blasted For Making Unreasonable Pandemic Demands In Australia

In any other year, I would be half-dead with sleeplessness during the last weeks of January because of the Australian Open. Ordinarily, the AO starts in mid-January and goes on for two weeks. Because of the pandemic and the logistics of it all,...
Related topics: Novak Djokovic

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Asian Markets Begin Week Mostly Lower 

Asian markets are on a downward spiral Monday in response to dismal U.S. retail sales figures posted last Friday. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index fell 0.9%.  Australia’s S&P/ASX index closed down 0.7%.  The KOSPI index in South Korea plunged...
Related topics: Japan, South Korea

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Pm Modi Invited To G7 Summit In Uk In June, Boris Johnson Likely To Visit India Before Event

India, Australia, and South Korea have been invited as guest countries at the Group of Seven (G7) summit 2021 to be held in June in Cornwall. It will unite leading democratic economies – UK, Germany, Canada, France, Japan, Italy, the US – and...
Related topics: United Kingdom, India, South Korea, Germany, Canada, France, Japan, Italy

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Australia To Replace Tiger Helicopter With Boeing’s Ah-64e Apache

Malcolm Davis Security, Asia It will cost $4.5 billion. This morning, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced that the replacement for the much-troubled ‘Aussie Tiger’ armed reconnaissance helicopter (ARH) would be the Boeing AH-64E Apache...
Related topics: Boeing

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Vatican Absolved Of One Financial Sin After Revelation Of Data Discrepancies

Anti-money-laundering agency says it mis-interpreted info, leading to allegations of unexplained $1.8bn transfer to Australia The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), a government agency tasked with detecting and preventing...
Related topics: Vatican

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Australia To Kill Pigeon That Crossed Pacific From Oregon

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000-kilometer (8,000-mile) Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now, authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it. Kevin Celli-Bird...

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Post-brexit Britain Has Its Sights On Asia—if It Can Get Over Europe First

Barack Obama billed himself as the “the first Pacific president,” and between 2008 and 2016 pursued a vision for the US to take a leading role in Asia. In 2018, France called for a “Paris-Delhi-Canberra axis.” Last year, Germany launched...
Related topics: Barack Obama, France, Paris, India, New Delhi, Germany

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F-35s To Taiwan: A Counter Or Inciter For War With China?

John Rossomando Security, Asia The F-35 jet club includes the United States, the UK, Italy, Israel, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.   Here's What You Need to Remember: Sophisticated aircraft with high-tech weapons are...
Related topics: Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway

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