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TheAustralian – Defence Minister Warns Of ‘Long’ Campaign In Iraq – 5 October 2014

The Australian

By Rachel Baxendale

DEFENCE Minister David Johnston has conceded Australia is facing “quite a long campaign” in its battle against Islamic State in Iraq.

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TheAustralian – Arab Nations Join US Strikes On ISIS In Syria – 23 September 2014

The Australian

By John Lyons and Dennis Shanahan

THE US and five Arab countries have launched the first in an ­expected series of airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State, opening a new front in the fight against the ­jihadists and signalling a turning point in the politics of the Middle East.

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TheAustralian – Labor To back Anti-Terror Legislation, George Brandis Says – 21 September 2014

The Australian

Sarah Elks  – Reporter Brisbane
ATTORNEY-GENERAL George Brandis says he believes Labor will be onside when he introduces tough new anti-terror legislation to parliament this week.

TheAustralian – US Bombs Baghdad As PM Says Australian Troops Have Flown To Middle East – 16 September 2014

The Australian

By Jared Owens – Reporter Canberra

IN an escalation of its military campaign in Iraq, the US has bombed the Islamic State near Baghdad, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed Australian forces began covertly deploying to the Middle East.

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TheAustralian – Australia To Deploy Military To Help Fight Islamic State: Tony Abbott – 14 September 2014

The Australian

Brendan Nicholson – Defence Editor Canberra
TONY Abbott has committed RAAF combat aircraft and army special forces advisers to join the fight in Iraq against the Islamic State terrorist group, in an operation that could last for “many months”.

TheAustralian – Superannuation Slug As Mining Tax Buried After Senate Deal – 2 September 2014

The Australian

By David Crowe

WORKERS will take a $20,000 hit to their retirement savings from a shock deal in the Senate to repeal the mining tax, with the Abbott government blaming Labor for forcing it to agree to the change.
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TheAustralian – Australian Forces To Help US Arm Kurds In Fight Against Islamic State In Iraq – 31 August 2014

The Australian

By Stefanie Balogh

AUSTRALIAN forces will transport and deliver arms and munitions to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraq in their battle against Islamic State extremists in the strife-torn nation.

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