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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Africa: Five New Non-Permanent Members Elected to Security Council
    [SPS]New York -The 193 Members States of the General Assembly of the UN on Thursday elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015.
    All Africa.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:03:56 GMT.
  • Climate Warriors Target Giant Coal Terminal in Australia
    Environmental campaigners from a dozen Pacific island nations have used traditional canoes to try to blockade the world’s largest coal port at Newcastle in eastern Australia. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:36:36 -0400.

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