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  • Anger at Australia visa check plan
    Australian officials cancel plans to check visas on the streets of Melbourne as part of a crime crackdown, amid protests and social media outrage.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:53:19 GMT.
  • Australia's 'wild' Northern Territory set to become state
    Why the Northern Territory might be Australia's next state.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:38:10 GMT.
  • Letter: In Australia, Don’t Tip
    A travel agent explains that waiters, tour guides, bellhops and taxi drivers receive fair wages and don’t expect tips.
    International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:20:00 GMT.
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  • Australia faces tyranny of history
    The 1992 victory by land rights campaigner Eddie Mabo will be complete when indigenous people are recognised in the nation's founding document.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200.
  • Dot Earth Blog: Local Nets, Not Faraway Markets, Key to New Zealand’s Dolphin Decline
    While Mexico’s porpoise problem is driven by Asian seafood smuggling, the threat to New Zealand’s dolphins is local.
    Andrew C. Revkin.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:21:59 GMT.
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  • China to Hold Drills With Malaysia in Malacca Strait
    China will hold joint military drills next month with Malaysia in the strategic Strait of Malacca, and also will hold training exercises with Australia and the United States in Australia, China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:15:40 -0400.
  • Palette's Cube sampler allows photographers to accurately match color
    Australian company Palette has announced a sampling device that can read the color of items it is placed on, allowing photographers to match the exact chromatic values when processing images in Photoshop. Read more
    Digital Photography Review.  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:12:00 Z.
  • Police drop terror charge against Australian teenager
    Australian police on Aug. 25 dropped a terrorism related charge against a teenage boy who was accused of planning an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) inspired attack at a national remembrance day parade
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:15:00 +0200.
  • 12 Things To Do In Queenstown, New Zealand
    Queenstown is small, but there’s lots to do, even after you spend 5 hours staring at the gorgeous mountains. Here are 12 things from food to hiking to where to get a good cup of coffee and more.
    By Geoffrey Morrison.  Forbes.  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:53:00 GMT.
  • Australia Considers US Request to Bomb IS Targets in Syria
    Australia is considering a U.S. request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria in an unprecedented departure from Australian foreign policy that could spark political disputes. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:28:56 -0400.

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