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Albanese demands explanation why Australia voted against Gaza inquiry

Anthony Albanese has asked the government to explain why Australia voted against a UN human rights council push to hold an independent investigation into the killings of Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

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Australia says asylum seekers target New Zealand backdoor

People smugglers are marketing New Zealand as a back door into Australia, an Australian government minister said Monday after Malaysian authorities intercepted a boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

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US casts doubt on Australia’s claim of permanent exemption from Trump’s tariffs

US customs officials say Donald Trump has yet to issue any order extending Australia’s exemption from steel tariffs beyond 1 May, despite the government’s claim the exemption would be made permanent.

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US casts doubt on Australia’s claim of permanent exemption from Trump’s tariffs

US customs officials say Donald Trump has yet to issue any order extending Australia’s exemption from steel tariffs beyond 1 May, despite the government’s claim the exemption would be made permanent.

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Australia’s immigration policy is meant to be blind to race, but is it?

Since the abolition of the White Australia policy, the fundamental basis of Australia’s immigration policy has been proudly, declaratively “non-discriminatory”.

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Bishop says government ‘not considering’ World Cup boycott after Russian spy attack

Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the government is not considering a boycott of the World Cup as part of the ongoing response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom, after earlier suggesting the football tournament could form part of Australia’s response.

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Labor’s decision to oppose the Iraq war was correct, history shows

Tuesday marks the 15th anniversary of the catastrophic US decision to invade Iraq and Australia’s foolhardy decision to participate in that illegal invasion.

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Aung San Suu Kyi will come to the Asean summit with her reputation tarnished

TWO years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy (NLD) into government in Burma (Myanmar) amid a global outpouring of support and goodwill. When she arrives in Australia for this weekend’s Asean-Australia Special Summit, the welcome will be cooler, tempered by her government’s limited progress on a range of political and economic issues.

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UK between a rock and a hard place in South China Sea

he British warship HMS Sutherland docked in Australia on the weekend. The Royal Navy’s Type 23 anti-submarine frigate will conduct exercises and patrol operations with the naval forces of allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. More important, it will sail into the South China Sea while returning home from Down Under next month.

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Tony Abbott repeats claim immigration cut will improve quality of life

Tony Abbott has seized on Peter Dutton’s claim that Australia needs to cut its migration intake and signalled he will renew his push to do so by linking migrant numbers to quality of living issues.

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Britain to sail warship through disputed South China Sea

A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Seanext month to assert freedom of navigation rights, the UK’s defence secretary said on Tuesday in a move likely to irk Beijing.

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Sydney couple accused of breaching UN sanctions with nickel exports to Iran

A man and woman from New South Wales who allegedly exported 90 tonnes of nickel alloys to Iran have become the first people in Australia ever charged with breaches of UN sanctions.

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Tim Costello compares Coalition’s foreign donation ban to Putin’s crackdown on dissent

Tim Costello, chief advocate of the aid body World Vision Australia, has compared the Australian government’s foreign donations bill to attempts to stifle dissent in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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Tim Costello compares Coalition’s foreign donation ban to Putin’s crackdown on dissent

Tim Costello, chief advocate of the aid body World Vision Australia, has compared the Australian government’s foreign donations bill to attempts to stifle dissent in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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Heat wave leaves thousands of Australian homes without power

More than 10,000 homes in Australia’s second most populous state were stuck without power on Monday as a surge in demand amid scorching heat overloaded the grid, in the latest blow to the nation’s stretched power sector.

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Australian Defence Force on heightened alert during Russian military exercise in Indonesia

Defence personnel in Darwin were operating at “increased readiness” earlier this month as Russian strategic bombers conducted navigation exercises close to Australia, flying out of an Indonesian military base.

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