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  • Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition
    Australia moved closer to recognising Aboriginal people in its constitution July 6 after talks with indigenous leaders, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said as he urged an end to the "echoing silence" in the founding document
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:01:00 +0200.
  • England Ashes penpix
    Unlikely to have ever experienced prolonged pace barrage he is set to face from Australia and England could regret not giving him more Tests prior to this series. ...
    Yahoo.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:09:18 -0400.
  • Abbott orders talk show boycott
    Australian PM Tony Abbott tells his ministers not to appear on the popular ABC talk show Q&A, after it features a former terror suspect.
    BBC News.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:57:18 GMT.
  • Asian Markets’ Reaction Is Moderate After Greek Vote
    Shares in Australia, Japan and South Korea were down more than 1 percent in early trading.
    Keith Bradsher.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:37:14 GMT.
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  • SSI Completes Acquisition of MyOpinions and SmileCity
    SHELTON, Conn., July 5, 2015 -- SSI today announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of the assets of MyOpinions in Australia and SmileCity in New Zealand. ...
    PR Newswire.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:00:00 EDT.
  • Higgins triumphs in Australian Open
    John Higgins beat Martin Gould 9-8 in the final of the Australian Open to take his 27th ranking title.
    BBC News.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:12:32 GMT.
  • Cricket: Australia Favored in Ashes, Though Cracks Appear
    It swept England last time, but Australia has a veteran team, and injuries have already forced a key player to retire.
    Huw Richards.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:50:31 GMT.
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  • Australia, U.S. start biennual military drill
    Australia and its major ally the United States kicked off their biennial joint military exercise " Talisman Sabre" on Sunday in northern areas of Australia.
    Xinhua.  2015-07-05.
  • Plastics, Not Better Silicon, Could Be Key to More Efficient Solar Cells
    Researchers in Australia think new types of plastic materials instead of silicon may be the key to building more efficient solar cells.
    Elizabeth Montalbano.  Design News.  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 EDT.
  • Living Better 062915 Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Australian Researchers Working for Rheumatoid Arthritis Vaccine.
    Voice of America.  Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:17:00 -0400.

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