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Julian Assange submits High Court appeal to fight extradition
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking permission to appeal a decision to extradite him to the United States. Last month, the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel approved his extradition to the US. The High Court in London confirmed to the BBC an application by Mr Assange has been submitted. The...
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Albanese says Australia may make a grovelling apology to France and Emmanuel Macron
Humble pie appears be on the menu for Anthony Albanese as he pledges to smooth over a cancelled submarine project that left the French seething despite Australia paying millions in compensation. The Australian Prime Minister is set to dine with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and would not...
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Defence engineers flying to Pacific to repair defective Australian-built patrol boats
Numerous problems have been identified on Australian-built patrol boats gifted to Pacific Island nations, prompting the Defence Department to issue advice on how to "minimise risk" for the countries that operate them. ......
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Australians want way more defense spending: poll
Australians are becoming more fearful in an insecure world, and want to see the country armed up, favoring more defense spending and the planned acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines. Three-quarters of Australians say it is likely China will become a military threat to Australia in the next 20...
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Australia swiftly needs $9 bln in grid investment for energy transition
Companies AGL Energy LtdFollow Origin Energy LtdFollow MELBOURNE, June 30 (Reuters) - Australia urgently needs about A$13 billion ($9 billion) in transmission investments to jumpstart the transition to renewable energy, the country's energy market operator said on Thursday in a closely watched...
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Australia considering reopening Ukraine embassy
SYDNEY, June 29 (Reuters) - Australia is considering reopening its embassy in Kyiv, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Tuesday, as it looks to join several of its allies who have resumed operations after removing its diplomats over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "We would like to have...
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Uber agrees to Australia minimum pay body after similar moves in Britain, Canada
SYDNEY — Uber Technologies Inc and Australia’s main transport union agreed on Tuesday to back a...
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NATO to set stage for extending into Asia-Pacific, faces internal difference
Some EU countries do not consider China an ‘adversary’ On the heel of the G7 summit, NATO leaders are scheduled to convene in Spain from Tuesday to Thursday for their annual summit with the main focus on Russia and toughening up its stance toward China, while analysts said including China in the...
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Australia’s millennial generation is overtaking baby boomers new census data shows
New data released on Tuesday shows a snapshot of the nation during Covid-19 and reveals insights into religion, identity and how Australians live Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Download the free Guardian app ; get our morning email briefing New data released on Tuesday...
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Australian almond harvest in jeopardy as ‘Covid for bees’ strikes apiaries
Discovery of varroa mite at Newcastle port has led to NSW beehives being locked down with a potentially ‘devastating effect’ on crops Sign up for the Rural Network email newsletter Join the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the community The discovery of a deadly parasite being described...
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