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Features by Stuart Cohen

Australia enacts greenhouse gases tax

Australia's parliament recently approved a law for taxing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: carbon tax

Australia begins plans to price carbon emissions

The Australian parliament introduced a plan to put a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions. Are other countries, especially the U.S., likely to follow suit?

Long immune, Australia may finally feel unemployment strain

While the global recession hit many countries hard, thus far Australia has escaped much of the financial chaos. But now its one dimensional job market may be its downfall.

Media mogul Murdoch started small Down Under

Embattled News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch's empire began with a single newspaper in Australia. As his holdings in the UK come under fire, we take a look at how that one paper turned into a business spanning continents.
Posted In: Entertainment

Australia proposes carbon tax

Australia's newly proposed carbon tax would be one of the most ambitious carbon plans outside of the European Union. But with the world's biggest polluters unwilling to cap their greenhouse gas emissions, many Australians are rallying against the proposed tax.
Posted In: Environment

Australia seeks to get rid of five cent coin

Fears mount that consumers could be on the losing end should the five cent coin be abolished in Australia.

Philip Morris fights Australia over cigarette packaging

The world's largest publicly traded tobacco company says an Australian proposal requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packages may be illegal according to international trade rules.

Beach warfare over who owns the word 'lifeguard'

On Australia's popular beaches, the word "lifeguard" is everywhere -- on t-shirts, swimsuits, and actual lifesaving equipment -- and now a group of lifeguards says it controls the trademark rights to the word.
Posted In: Law

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