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Australia police Periscope 'plans to arrest N Korean agent'

Australian police are conducting a security review after an office conversation, reportedly about plans to arrest a suspected North Korean agent, were broadcast live online. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have not commented on the content of the conversation, which was streamed live on Periscope. But the West Australian newspaper said it was clearly about the operation to arrest Chan Ha...

Australia to hold royal commission inquiry into banks
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Australia to hold royal commission inquiry into banks

Australia will hold a royal commission inquiry into its banking and financial sector, the government has announced. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the commission - Australias highest form of public inquiry - would help restore confidence in the sector. Australian banks have been embroiled in scandals in recent times. The announcement came soon after the four biggest banks called for...

Australian opposition party leader Bill Shorten extends Dashain greetings
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Australian opposition party leader bill shorten extends Dashain greetings

Australias opposition Labour Party leader has extended greetings on the occasion of Nepali festival Bada Dashain. The Partys federal parliamentary leader bill shorten extended the best wishes to all Nepalis saying Bada Dashain is the biggest festival of Nepali people.With increasing Nepali population in Australia, Australian prime minister and opposition party leaders have been giving importance t...

The highest paid CEOs of Australia

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) CEO Pay in ASX 200 Companies August report was released last month and has some interesting revelations. The average realised pay for ASX100 Chief Executives $5.7 million. This includes bonus and shares. The ACSI annually examines reported and realised pay for CEOs in the ASX200. Reported pay is the amount companies must declare in compa...

Australia's first minister for the prevention of family violence, Northcote Labor MP Fiona Richardson, has died after a battle with cancer.

Premier Daniel Andrews paid tribute on Wednesday night to a tireless campaigner who stood up for the safety of women and children; who knew no fear and tolerated no prejudice. She was a person of conviction, of character, of extraordinary composure, Mr Andrews said. Those qualities combined with an intellect and instinct thats among the sharpest Ive known made her someone who can never be re...

Nepal Festival fever is officially on: Nepalese FM in city, meeting Julie Bishop and bill shorten tomorrow

Nepal Festival fever is officially on with the Himalayan nations foreign minister Prakash Sharan Mahat arriving in Sydney Wednesday evening. He was received at the Sydney International Airport by a number of Nepali Congress (Nepals oldest and largest political party) activists based in Australia. Organisers of the Festival and the acting Nepalese ambassador in Canberra were also at the airport to ...

Packet of cigarettes to cost more than $40 in Australia

The Labor Party has announced a plan which would see a packet of 25 cigarettes cost more than $40 by 2020. The price rise would stem from gradual increases in the tax on cigarettes continuing beyond 2017, if Labor is elected. The Opposition said the policy would generate savings of almost $50 billion over the medium term and almost double the rate at which people quit smoking. Money that ...

Australian PM takes bold gamble, sets in motion July 2 poll
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Australian PM takes bold gamble, sets in motion July 2 poll

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull set the stage for early elections on July 2, despite signs his personal popularity is sagging, by recalling parliament in the boldest gamble of his short leadership. Parliament will be recalled from its seven-week recess to sit on April 18, Turnbull said on Monday, to vote on labour reform bills that are likely to be blocked in the upper house Senate b...

Ex-Australia PM Tony Abbott says Islam must reform

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sparked criticism by saying Islam has a massive problem and needs to reform. Writing in Australian media, Mr Abbott said not all cultures are equal and the West should stop apologising for defending its values. Opposition leader bill shorten said the comments were counterproductive. Current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the vast majo...

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