- Rapper: Australian flag linked with racism
Has Australia’s flag been co-opted by racists?
BBC News. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:02:35 GMT.
- Gough Whitlam, Former Australian Premier Who Showed Prescience With China, Dies at 98
Mr. Whitlam, who introduced free university education and national health care as prime minister, is credited for his early recognition of China’s government.
By Michelle Innis. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:48:02 GMT.
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- Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM
Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.
BBC News. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:25:06 GMT.
- ArtsBeat: Kevin Rudd to Head Asia Society Policy Institute
Mr. Rudd, a former prime minister of Australia, will become the first president of the institute, which is devoted to putting Asia at the center of global policy discussions.
By Allan Kozinn. International Herald Tribune. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:00:44 GMT.
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- Transgender troops seek end to US military taboo
Eighteen countries around the world expressly allow transgender personnel to serve, including major US allies like Australia, Britain, Canada, Sweden and New Zealand
Hurriyet. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:34:00 +0200.
- Crowdsourced Supercomputing Project Seeks Better Understanding of DNA, Improved Quality of Life
ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014 -- What do the DNA in Australian seaweed, Amazon River water, tropical plants, and forest soil all have in common? Lots, say scientists. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EDT.
- Australia To Send Special Forces To Iraq
Australia's foreign minister said on October 19 she had reached a deal with Baghdad for the deployment of about 200 special forces to support Iraqi troops in their fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:45:37 +0000.
- Australia abandons controversial niqab segregation plan
Sydney (AFP) - A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Australia's Parliament House due to security concerns was abandoned Monday after an outcry.
Yahoo. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:56:45 -0400.
- Australian Special Forces to Advise Iraqis on Islamic State Fight
Australia will soon send 200 special forces troops to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in their fight against Islamic State militants. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:09:42 -0400.
- Australia's Top Terrorist Leads Fossil Fuel Divestment Push
A push by U.S.-led "divestment" activists targeting the Australian resources sector ran off the rails earlier today.
By Tim Treadgold. Forbes. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:09:00 GMT.
Facts About Australia
The Commonwealth of Australia is a Southern Hemisphere nation which
occupies the continent of Australia and a number of nearby islands.
Its capital city is Canberra, and its national currency is the Australian
Dollar. English is the primary language spoken by Australians, and
in 2007, Australia's estimated population was 20,434,000.
For more news and information about Australia, visit the official
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