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  • Pacific grim
    Australia's diplomatic relations have become increasingly complicated as China throws its weight around in the Asia-Pacific region, to the concern of the US.
    BBC News.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:25:32 GMT.
  • Indigenous Australians in Queensland Said to Face Higher Juvenile Detention Rates
    A report by Amnesty International says that while just 8 percent of children in the state are indigenous, they make up 65 percent of those being held.
    Michelle Innis.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:01:16 GMT.
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  • Meet The $1 Billion Ethical Fashion Retailer You Have Never Heard Of
    Pippa Grange is the General Manager of Culture, Leadership & Ethics of the Cotton On Group, Australia’s largest fashion retailer ­— with sales of $1 billion dollars last year and over 1,400 stores worldwide.
    By Kate Harrison.  Forbes.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:53:00 GMT.
  • Australia hostel knife attack: Thomas Jackson dies
    A "selfless" backpacker who was injured trying to save another traveller as she was stabbed to death in Australia has died, police say.
    BBC News.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:39 GMT.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Australia’s Gulag Archipelago
    The conditions of refugee detention centers on remote islands are a national disgrace. But can shame force reform?
    Julia Baird.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:42:53 GMT.
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  • Support for Australian PM Hits All-time Low
    Support for Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fallen to an all-time low, according to a poll by The Australian newspaper on Tuesday. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:36:59 -0400.
  • Enterprise Distributed Technologies Release CompleteFTP Free
    BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 29, 2016 -- Enterprise Distributed Technologies today announced the release of CompleteFTP Free - a new edition of the popular secure FTP server for Windows that will be free forever. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:00:00 EDT.
  • 3 Canadians charged with smuggling $30M in cocaine on cruise ship in Australia
    Three Canadian cruise ship passengers are charged with drug smuggling after Sydney police allegedly find 95 kilograms of cocaine in their cabin luggage.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:21:17 EDT.
  • Australian Hostage Freed In Afghanistan
    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says an Australian aid worker who had been kidnapped in Afghanistan has been freed and is "safe."
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:14:13 +0000.
  • Afghan Officials: Kidnapped Australian Aid Worker Rescued
    Authorities in Afghanistan say security forces have rescued an Australian aid worker, four months after she was kidnapped at gunpoint from her office in the country’s east. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:47:49 -0400.

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