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Oye! News from Australia
The asylum seekers boat that sank off Indonesia was allegedly abandoned by its captain five days before it ran out of fuel and hit strong waves. According to the survivors, the boat was lost in the sea for days as they had no sense of direction and kept floating without having enough fuel.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to focus on the issue of asylum seekers along with trade and education during his first official visit to Indonesia next week. The premier will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
Although the Indonesian
Former leader of opposition, Tony Abbott, swore in as the 28th prime minister of Australia on Wednesday. The ceremony took place at the Government House where Mr Abbott was accompanied by his wife Margie and daughters Louise, Bridget and Frances.
In addition, 18 cabinet ministers, 11 ministers and
Victoria MP Geoff Shaw is summoned to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in October after being charged on 23 counts of obtaining financial benefit by deception and one charge of misconduct in public office.
“Victoria Police has charged a 45-year-old Frankston man with 23 charges of
Wally James Hung, charged with manslaughter, will not be eligible for parole before December 2015. Hung killed an aspiring young footballer with just punching him once. Supreme Court in Brisbane sentenced him six years and nine months in prison on Monday.
Hung assaulted Todd Parnell, 23, in July
Former ACTU secretary Bill Kelty believes both Bill Shorten and Antony Albanese have remarkable profiles but Shorten has more experience which can lead the party to winning the next elections. Kelty remained cautious in avoiding harsh criticism but lashed out at senior party leadership for
The Labor Party now faces the challenge of choosing between former deputy premier Anthony Albanese and political veteran Bill Shorten. Both candidates have one month to build their cases and convince party members to vote for them.
“I am standing for the Labor leadership because I firmly believe
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