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Australian Politics

Xenophon to introduce FHB changes

Mortgage Business - July 31, 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon will introduce legislative changes to allow first home buyers to access their superannuation savings to pay a house deposit. A similar scheme – the Home Buyers' Plan - exists in Canada, where up to ...and more »

Release super to first home buyers: Xenophon

SMSF Adviser - July 31, 2014

Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon will introduce legislative changes in the spring session of parliament that would allow first home buyers to access their superannuation for a house deposit. In a statement released earlier this week, ...and more »

Xenophon says proposal to force unemployed to apply for 40 jobs a month 'dead ...

ABC Online - July 30, 2014

Crossbench Senator Nick Xenophon thinks the proposal is "dead in the water", but Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is willing to listen to concerns and has now moved to emphasise that the proposal is still in draft form. "The reason why we're doing this by ...and more »

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Canola losses ignite funding package

North Queensland Register - July 31, 2014

CONSIDERABLE canola crop losses in parts of South Australia, Victoria has led to the emergency funding package of $315,000 announced by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). This was a response to the significant outbreak of ...

Unsolved Homicide Team arrest man for 1973 abduction, rape and murder of teen

NSW Police Online (press release) - July 31, 2014

Shortly after 10am yesterday (Wednesday 30 July 2014), detectives from the Unsolved Homicide Team were joined by officers from South Australia Police in the town of Murray Bridge, about 75 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. There, they arrested a ...and more »

Record samson caught in SA

Fishing World - July 31, 2014

MATT Forrest from Port Lincoln in South Australia has recently lodged a 15kg line class Australian Record claim for samson fish. Matt caught the 33.90kg fish on July 25, 2014 while fishing solo from his 5.6m Haines Hunter Jolly Roger II. The big samson ...

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Plan to buy submarines from Japan 'driven by politics', says Defence analyst

The Australian - July 30, 2014

On Wednesday, Mr Thomson said he shared the fear of many that Option J — which could deprive South Australia of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars — was “being driven at the political level in the absence of the due diligence needed”. “We need ...and more »

Australia must dismiss Foreign Minister for denying Armenian Genocide - July 30, 2014

... Evinch's visit was “a part of a broader Anglo-Turkish Diaspora Cooperation Program in which Turks in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Jersey (sic) share best practices based on a common jurisprudential and political heritage ...and more »

Govt to take over Novopay

3News NZ - July 30, 2014

The Australian company that held the contract is gone, but there's a catch - the taxpayer will keep paying them millions of dollars for years to come. "I don't think it would necessarily be seen as a failure," says Steven Joyce, the minister brought in as 'Mr Fix-it'.and more »

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