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  • Swift Announces Ten Highest Paying Contract Jobs In Oil And Gas
    HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 -- Australia once again tops the list of the ten highest paying jobs in oil and gas released by Swift Worldwide Resources, but Nigeria is a new country on the list that ranks just below the returning leader. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:33:00 EDT.
  • Child migrant 'abused in Australia'
    A 70-year-old former child migrant from a Catholic-run home in Londonderry says he was sexually abused after being shipped to Australia.
    BBC News.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:29:01 GMT.
  • Mining tax repealed by Australia
    Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
    BBC News.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:45:08 GMT.
  • Australia Prepares to Deliver Weapons to Outgunned Kurds
    United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has given tacit backing to Australia’s plan to airlift weapons to Kurdish forces trying to fend off the Islamic State in northern Iraq. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:44:56 -0400.
  • Australia axes contested mining tax
    Australia on Tuesday agreed to scrap a contested resources profits tax after the government struck a surprise deal with crossbench senators, including mining tycoon Clive Palmer. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:58:48 -0400.
  • Mining Starts As Prices Fall For Australia's Richest, Gina Rinehart
    It's been a good news-bad news sort of day for Gina Rinehart, Australia's richest person, with mining starting at a new iron ore project in which she has a 70% interest just as the iron ore price drops to its lowest in five years.
    By Tim Treadgold.  Forbes.  Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:30:00 GMT.
  • Australia To Assist Forces Fighting Islamic State In Iraq
    Australia says it will fly military equipment and aid into Iraq to help fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:29:32 +0000.
  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq
    An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:54 EDT.
  • Australian Forces Ready to Join Iraq Airstrikes
    Australia says it is prepared to send Super Hornet fighter jets to join U.S.-led airstrikes on Islamist extremists in Iraq. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:10:00 -0400.
  • Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging
    Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Smoking
    National Library of Medicine.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:00:00 EDT.

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