Australian security to focus on nations

By Max Blenkin, AAP Defence Correspondent – A KEY driver of Australia’s new national security strategy is focusing on the behaviour of other nation states rather than terror groups.  The strategy also... Read more »

Australia Day Message from Minister Victor Dominello

AUSTRALIA DAY Message from the Minister for Citizenship and Communities  Australia Day means many different things to many different people. Whatever we have for lunch on Australia Day, whether it’s a barbequed... Read more »

Pakistani Hazara Community Protest in Sydney – Videos

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Pakistani Hazara Community protests in thousands in Sydney

Sydney (Report by Syed Atiq ul Hassan): Members of the Pakistani Hazara Community in particular and Pakistani Community in general gathered, today, at the business centre of Sydney, in thousands, and protested... Read more »

Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters

SYDNEY (AFP) — Cooler conditions helped firefighters battling blazes across Australia but up to 30 were still out of control, destroying a handful of homes and killing thousands of livestock. After facing... Read more »

Catastrophic danger across parts of NSW

More areas of New South Wales have been given a catastrophic fire danger rating, as high temperatures and winds reach their peak. The northern and eastern Riverina and southern parts of the... Read more »

Gillard visits Tasmania as bushfires burn

Prime Minister Julia Gillard met Tasmanian Fire Service officials battling the state’s devastating bushfires this morning as authorities prepared a convoy to get supplies into the cut-off Tasman Peninsula. Police have done... Read more »

Police say fires may have claimed lives

Bushfires in southern Tasmanian may have claimed a number of lives, police say. There are no confirmed deaths as a result of the bushfires on the Tasman Peninsula, but police and defence... Read more »

Spies blow their cover through the internet

HUNDREDS of former and some present Australian spies have posted information about their employment with intelligence agencies on the internet in what security experts have called ”a gift for foreign espionage”. A... Read more »

Treasurer’s Economic Note

By Wayne Swan, The Treasurer, Federal Government: Australians are an optimistic people. We believe that anyone, no matter where you were born or who your parents are, should be able to make a... Read more »

China slowdown cost Australia billions

The downturn in China’s economy since 2011 has sliced $US2.4 billion ($2.3 billion) off Australia’s economic growth and led to a slide in export income of $US2.6 billion, according to a United... Read more »

Renew your REGO on Your IPhone

Sydney (Media Release): Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has launched a new iPhone app called NSW Rego which allows customers to check their registration details and renew their registration from their phone. ... Read more »

Sydney CBD to grow as a Global City

Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs have new modern controls developed in partnership between the City of Sydney and the State Government which will encourage investment in Australia’s premier international city. “The new... Read more »

Pets are for life, Not just Christmas

Sydney (Media Release): Local Government Minister Don Page reminded people that owning a pet is a serious commitment and urged pet buyers to consider their decision carefully this Christmas season. “If you... Read more »

PTI Fundraising Lunch held in Sydney

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf NSW organised a fundraising lunch in Sydney on 9th of December 2012. Programme was organised in Abbott Park, Chester Hill. More than 350 Pakistanis living in Sydney enjoyed this memorable... Read more »

Australia royal hoax radio station to review procedures

* Hoax call made to hospital treating Prince William’s wife * Nurse who answered call later found dead * Australian presenters taken off air, said to be distressed PERTH/LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters)-... Read more »

Cementa_13 Art Festival

Sydney (By Alex Wisser): We are proud to announce that on February 1, 2013, the town of Kandos NSW (population 1300) will become the capital of contemporary art in Australia. The small... Read more »

Shopkeepers; expect a common-sense approach to Christmas trade

Sydney (Media Release): While there will be no change to Boxing Day trading hours this Christmas, NSW Government inspectors have again been asked to understand some work may be essential to prepare... Read more »

Full-size Forbidden City gates replica planned for NSW theme park

A China theme park in Australia featuring a full-size replica of gates to the Forbidden City and a nine-storey temple could rival the Sydney Opera House as a tourist drawcard, officials said... Read more »

Boost to farming and jobs in Western Sydney

Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell has announced farmland  within the Western Sydney Parklands will be rejuvenated – in a move that will create 100 jobs, provide up to $45... Read more »

Police detain two after threat against mosque

A sacred day for Shiite Muslims was marred by a scuffle and the arrest of two men at a mosque in western Sydney. Shiite Muslims were gathered at Arncliffe Mosque on Sunday to... Read more »

Aboriginal land rights act review

Among 47 recommendations contained in a historic review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA) tabled in Parliament today are proposals on housing, land claims, regulatory powers and incentive models, the... Read more »

Longer tourist visas now open to parents of Australians

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today launched longer tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents in recognition of the valuable role they play in their... Read more »

50 asylum seekers sent home to Sri Lanka

Another group of Sri Lankan men has been flown home from Christmas Island. The 50 men arrived in Australia on asylum seeker boats but the Federal Government says they did not make... Read more »