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Australia too slow in considering Saudi teen’s asylum bid, rights group says

Human Rights Watch Australia has criticised the government’s handling of a Saudi teenager’s bid for asylum, after the 18-year-old was granted safe haven in Canada.

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Australia takes away citizenship of alleged top ISIS recruiter

The Australian government has stripped citizenship from a man it believes is a top recruiter for Islamic State, Australia’s home affairs minister said on Saturday.

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Malaysian government slams Australia’s West Jerusalem decision

Malaysia has lashed Australia’s decision to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, describing it as a “humiliation” of the Palestinians and their quest for a homeland.

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Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer

Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities on Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia and who has been detained in Bangkok since late November.

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Three arrested over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Three men who allegedly plotted “chilling” terror attacks in Melbourne were arrested early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia’s second city, police said.

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U.S. joins Australian plan to develop new Pacific naval base

The United States will join Pacific ally Australia to build a naval base on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island, U.S.

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China blocks Australian state broadcaster’s website: ABC

China has blocked access to the website of Australia’s national broadcaster for breaching Beijing’s internet rules and regulations, ABC said on Monday.

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Uproar as politician praises white Australia policy, urges Muslim ban

An Australian politician was widely condemned Wednesday after demanding “a final solution” to immigration and calling for a return to the white Australia policy which favors “European Christians.”

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Australia fines Apple $9M for misleading customers

A federal court in Australia fined Apple $9 million for telling Australian iPhone and iPad users the company wouldn’t fix their devices if they’d previously been repaired by a third party.

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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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