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Australian Politics

Geelong is strong

ManufactureLink - April 15, 2014

The Australian Manufacturing and Farming Program, created by Senator Madigan and high profile politicians Nick Xenophon and Bob Katter, has toured four Victorian and South Australian manufacturing hubs to highlight the value of locally-made products ...and more »

We'll block FTA plans, say Greens

The Australian - April 12, 2014

THE Greens and independent senator Nick Xenophon have said the government will face a tough battle if it seeks to ease foreign investment restrictions. The warnings follow Tony Abbott's visit to China, where he discussed making it easier for Chinese ...and more »

Foreign investment changes face fight

Yahoo!7 News - April 12, 2014

The government will face a tough battle if it seeks to ease foreign investment restrictions, say the Australian Greens and South Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon. The warnings follow Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China where he ...and more »

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Maximum Fun, Minimum Impact on the River Murray

NewsMaker (press release) - April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - River Murray Urban Users. Every Easter thousands of South Australian families flock to the River Murray to enjoy one of South Australia's greatest natural assets, however it's times like these that we risk spoiling what we love.and more »

No public ICAC hearings for SA

Yahoo!7 News - April 16, 2014

South Australia will not move to have public anti-corruption hearings like those in NSW despite the resignation of Premier Barry O'Farrell. Acting Premier John Rau says the state government still believes investigations by the Independent Commission Against ...and more »

Calls to preserve School of the Air in South Australia

ABC Online - April 16, 2014

Parents in remote parts of South Australia are trying to find a way to preserve the state's School of the Air. The school has been part of Australia's cultural fabric since it began in Alice Springs in 1951. 16-year-old Lucie Giles from Kootaberra station north-west ...

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Australian state premier quits over wine 'memory fail'

Yahoo!7 News - April 16, 2014

Sydney (AFP) - A leading Australian politician resigned Wednesday after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth Aus$3,000 (US$2,780). Barry O'Farrell, who leads Australia's populous ...and more »

Barry O'Farrell's journey from huge victory to bizarre downfall

The Australian - April 16, 2014

THE resignation of NSW premier Barry O'Farrell is one of the most bizarre and dramatic downfalls in recent Australian politics. In 2011 he won the largest election victory in NSW political history on the back of a tired, chaotic and corrupt Labor government.and more »

Strange times and unconvincing leaders

WA today - April 16, 2014

We live in strange times. Australian politics is particularly hard to read at the moment. This was demonstrated in the recent Senate election in Western Australia when both the Palmer United Party and the Greens did well and there was a swing against both the ...and more »

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