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Ford calls it quits in Australia
May 23, 2013
Ford Motor Company is calling it quits in Australia, after a nearly 90-year run. The U.S. automaker says it will shut down its two factories down under and halt production in 2016.
Australia enacts greenhouse gases tax
Nov 15, 2011
Australia's parliament recently approved a law for taxing greenhouse gas emissions.
Australia begins plans to price carbon emissions
Sep 13, 2011
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
Sep 9, 2011
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
Jul 19, 2011
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.
Australia proposes carbon tax
Jul 11, 2011
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.
Australia seeks to get rid of five cent coin
Jul 4, 2011
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
Jun 27, 2011
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'
Jun 23, 2011
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.