Tag Archives: TheAustralian

TheAustralian – Queensland Floods Class Action To Begin In NSW Supreme Court – 8 July 2014

The Australian

By Hedley Thomas

INTERNATIONAL experts are now highly confident that the flooding from Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam caused a disaster almost completely avoidable if the operators had not been negligent, prompting the filing in the NSW Supreme Court today of Australia’s largest and potentially most costly class action.

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TheAustralian – Coalition Pushes For Early Carbon Tax Vote In New Senate – 7 July 2014

The Australian

THE Abbott government is trying to force debate on its carbon tax repeal legislation, hoping new crossbench senators will back the move.

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TheAustralian – Carbon Tax Refunds To Hit $100M – 4 July 2014

The Australian

By Sid Maher

ELECTRICITY companies will have to refund at least $100 million to households in carbon tax charges, if the government succeeds with its repeal next week.

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TheAustralian – Cash Trail Leads To Clive Palmer Ads – 30 June 2014

The Australian

By Hedley Thomas

A BRISBANE media agency involved in Clive Palmer’s federal election campaign received $2.167 million in Chinese government cash allegedly siphoned from an account controlled by the businessman at the time of his record-spending bid to enter parliament.

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TheAustralian – Labor Says Tony Abbott’s Federation Reforms May Be Path To GST Expansion – 28 June 2014

 The Australian

THERE has been mixed reaction from premiers to the Abbott government’s drive for federation reform, and the Labor opposition has claimed the far-reaching initiative could be used to make further budget cuts and blackmail the states into supporting a GST increase.

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TheAustralian – Clive Palmer’s ETS Already Dead – 26 June 2014

The Australian

By David Crowe

A NEW scheme to put a price on carbon has been scotched within hours of being unveiled, with Tony Abbott sealing an agreement to scrap the carbon tax but rejecting plans to put an emissions trading scheme in its place.

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TheAustralian – Vatican ‘Barred Action On Sex Abuse’ – 25 June 2014

The Australian

By Dan Box

THE Vatican actively prevented bishops taking action against sexually abusive priests as recently as 2000, the royal commission has heard, with the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide saying that he considered resigning his position over one such case.

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TheAustralian – Tony Abbott Reintroduces Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation – 23 June 2014

The Australian

By Rosie Lewis

TONY Abbott has challenged Labor to live up to an offer to terminate the carbon tax, after he reintroduced repeal legislation in parliament.

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TheAustralian – MH370 Search Yet To Target Most Likely Crash Site, Inmarsat Says – 17 june 2014

The Australian

THE search for the missing Malaysian Flight MH370 is yet to target the most likely crash site, having been distracted by what is now believed to have been a bogus signal, British company Inmarsat says.\

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TheAustralian – Iraq A Security And Humanitarian Disaster: Tony Abbott – 16 June 2014

The Australian

TONY Abbott has warned of the possibility of a “terrorist state’’ if Islamic extremists make further gains in Iraq.

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