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China's latest export: Cars with asbestos parts

Aug 15, 2012
Australia has told big Chinese automakers Chery and Great Wall to recall thousands of vehicles after discovering asbestos in their auto parts.
Posted In: China, Auto, Australia

How Australian cigarette restrictions compare to others

Aug 15, 2012
Today, Australia's highest court ruled the government there can go ahead with plans to force tobacco companies to sell cigarettes with nothing but a plain package -- no branding at all, just those graphic warnings that say tobacco can kill you.
Posted In: Australia, cigarettes

Australia's carbon tax boosts gambling

Aug 7, 2012
A national emissions tax pushed up some electricity and fuel prices so low-income Australians get a rebate check. Many, however, use it to gamble.
Posted In: Australia, gambling, poker

In Australia, carbon tax kicks in

Jul 4, 2012
In Australia, Aussies are getting used to the first week under a new carbon tax. The country's biggest polluters are paying a steep $24 per ton of carbon emitted -- that's more than twice the cost of carbon permits in the EU.
Posted In: Australia, carbon tax

Taxing the use of Internet Explorer 7

Jun 22, 2012
Do you constantly ignore that pop up message telling you to update your web browser? An online retailer in Australia plans to put a kind of tax on customers who shop using outdated browsers.
Posted In: Australia, technology, browsers, internet explorer

Australia could bring back crocodile hunting safaris

Jun 18, 2012
The government in Australia wants to boost the sagging tourism industry. One idea: Bring back the crocodile hunt.
Posted In: Australia, tourism, hunting

U.N. warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Jun 5, 2012
The United Nations World Heritage Organization says the Great Barrier Reef may soon be on its endangered list if Australia doesn't control its industrial development in the next eight months.
Posted In: Australia, nature, oceans, United Nations

Australia looks to import millionaire investors

May 29, 2012
Starting July 1, Australia will offer permanent residency to anyone willing to invest $5 million in an Australian company, venture capital fund, or government bonds.
Posted In: Australia, Immigration, China

Threatened species decision on koalas delayed

Feb 20, 2012
In Australia, conservationists are making the case that koalas are a threatened species. Government regulators aren't so sure.
Posted In: Australia, animals

Australian boss shares fortune from company sale

Feb 2, 2012
A bus company in Australia recently sold his company, and decided to share the profit with with 1,800 staff members.
Posted In: Australia, bosses

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