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Australian Elections

Australia has voted, and for the first time since World War II, is heading for a hung parliament.

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Latest Rate Hike

Australia's 4 big banks haven't wasted any time passing on in full the Reserve Bank's 25 basis point interest rate rise.
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Assessment Changes

Trades people applying to live and work in Australia permanently from July 1 will require increased English language skills under changes introduced by the Rudd Government.

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60 Years of Citizenship

170 people from more than 40 countries became Australian citizens in ceremonies across the country on Thursday 9 July, as the nation celebrated Constitution Day, the birthday of Australia's government.

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Same-Sex Couples

The Australian Government has introduced changes to remove discrimination against same-sex couples and their children from Commonwealth law.

News Photo - Budget '09

Budget '09

Wayne Swan, the federal treasurer, has handed down his second budget. It includes a record breaking deficit, massive infrastructure spending & huge revenue losses.

News Photo - Migration Cuts

Migration Cuts

Australian Government announces further cuts to skilled migration in 2009-10 Budget.
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Arafura Games

The Arafura games are held in Darwin every two years, and are currently underway.

News Photo - Migration Racket

Migration Racket

An alleged racket involving a migration agent supplying false documents to support visa applications has been uncovered in a multi-agency operation in New South Wales.

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Swine Flu

As concern about the spread of Swine Flu to Australia sets in, passengers on incoming international flights are being screened.

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