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[14 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

An Apple manager has apologised to six teenagers of African descent after staff kicked them out of an Australian store citing concerns they “might steal something”, with a video of the incident going viral on Facebook.
The video, recorded by one of the students from Maribyrnong College in the southern city of Melbourne, has been viewed almost 60,000 times after it was posted on Facebook on Tuesday with the caption “simply racism”.
“These guys (security guards) are just a bit worried about your presence in our store,” an Apple employee at the …

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[13 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Britain’s Prince Charles and wife Camilla received a warm reception from hundreds of Australians who waited in the rain to see them Wednesday, even as a new poll showed 51% would not want him as their king.
Crowds endured the wet in Canberra to greet the pair who are spending six days in Australia after a tour of New Zealand, which the country’s Prime Minister John Key described as a move to help the prince “establish a rapport” with Kiwis before he inherits the throne.
At the Australian War Memorial in the …

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[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

OVER the past 18 months, Queensland mining employer Jack Trenamen has developed a formula that helps him predict the performance of his new apprentices.
The country kids who have worked on mum and dad’s farm from a young age will work hard and appreciate every dollar they get. “You can’t fault ‘em on work ethic,” he says, adding that it shows in their performance.
But the ones who come from more affluent areas, whether that be from the big cities where their parents are a bit more well off and happy to …

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[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

US President Barack Obama has again pointed to Australia’s swiftly introduced, post-Port Arthur massacre gun laws as an example for America.
MOURNING last week’s gunning down of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, and frustrated by a Congress he describes as in the lobbying grip of the National Rifle Association, the president said the US public needs to be more vocal.
He doesn’t expect “real” action on gun laws.
“When Australia had a mass killing, I think it was in Tasmania about 25 years ago, it was just so shocking to the system, …

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[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

A new management team at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp’s Australian operations will support plans to expand into fast-growing Asia, son Lachlan Murdoch said Saturday.
It was announced Friday that chief executive Julian Clarke will retire at the end of the year to be replaced by chief operating officer Peter Tonagh.
In addition, Michael Miller will rejoin News from APN News & Media, which has newspaper and radio assets, to take on the newly created role of executive chairman of News Corp Australasia.
News Corp’s non-executive co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch described the appointments as “the …

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[1 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

When Reynah Tang became president of the Law Institute of Victoria in 2013, he was also the first Asian Australian to hold the post in the society’s 154-year history.
That same year, both the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory law societies had female presidents who were Asian Australian: Noor Blumer and Peggy Cheong.
Tang believes he is far from the first to deserve the position. He mentions a prominent Melbourne barrister from the early 1900s, William Ah Ket, who was born in Victoria in 1876 to Chinese parents. Despite his successful …

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[1 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

When Reynah Tang became president of the Law Institute of Victoria in 2013, he was also the first Asian Australian to hold the post in the society’s 154-year history.
That same year, both the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory law societies had female presidents who were Asian Australian: Noor Blumer and Peggy Cheong.
Tang believes he is far from the first to deserve the position. He mentions a prominent Melbourne barrister from the early 1900s, William Ah Ket, who was born in Victoria in 1876 to Chinese parents. Despite his successful …

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[1 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Australia’s victory over South Korea in the Asian Cup final on Saturday capped a remarkable period for a nation which is only just awakening to the possibilities that membership of Asia provides — on and off the field.
Inside three months Australia has catapulted itself to the forefront of the Asian football confederation, the world’s largest.
Watched by a 76,385-strong crowd, Australia’s 2-1 defeat of two-time champion South Korea in extra time at Sydney’s Olympic stadium was the country’s first Asian Cup title since moving to the Asian zone from Oceania in …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

WE CARE about staying safe during our travels, especially when we take our epic adventures solo. There’s no reason for travel disasters when you can prevent them.
That’s why we have special interest in visiting the world’s safest cities, as recently ranked in The Economist’s Safe Cities Index. The Economist Intelligence Unit looked at 50 cities, selected for factors including their size and availability of data. The cities were ranked on more than 40 metrics that spanned four main categories: digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety.
Wealthy …

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[7 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Australia on Thursday for the first time exercised sweeping new security powers allowing it to block citizens from travelling to overseas conflict zones such as those in Iraq and Syria, where dozens of Australians have joined Islamist militant groups.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop designated the Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa province in Syria off limits as part of a push to combat what the government says is growing radicalisation among young Australian Muslims.
It is the first use of new security powers obtained by conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott, under which Australian …