Tag Archives: Australian

Australian Open Will Not Allow Unvaccinated Players To Participate

Victoria State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said Wednesday his government will not allow unvaccinated tennis players to compete at the Australian Open. Andrews’ remarks came after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison indicated that players who were not or had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 would be allowed into the country …

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Former Australian PM Urges Government to Strengthen Support for Taiwan

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia should do more to support democracies like Taiwan while China increases its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. In an impassioned speech earlier this month at the government-backed Yushan Forum in Taipei, Abbott warned that China’s internal troubles might lead the country to …

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Hong Kong confiscates Australian Lobster Smuggled into Mainland China

Hong Kong authorities have seized about $540,000 worth of smuggled Australian lobster believed to be headed for mainland China. The incident follows China’s decision to limit lobster imports amid rising tensions with Australia. Hong Kong authorities said at a press conference Friday that their customs services and Chinese law enforcement …

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Qatar Frees Afghan Soldier Who Killed 3 Australian Soldiers

An Afghan military defector who killed three Australian soldiers has been released from custody in Qatar and his whereabouts are unknown, officials said Monday (11/10). The soldier known as Hekmatullah fled after shooting dead the three Australian soldiers and wounding two others at a base in 2012 and was sentenced …

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Allegations of harassment rock Australian women’s football

Football authorities in Australia (Football Australia) have urged players to file formal complaints in any case of sexual harassment or misconduct after one of the country’s leading international goalscorers alleged that he had been groomed and abused by a number of senior players early in his career. Lisa De Vanna, …

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Southeast Asia Concerns Respond to Australian Submarine Procurement

The formation of the cooperation between Australia, Britain and the US or AUKUS, which agreed to procure a nuclear-powered submarine for Australia has raised concerns from the Indonesian government. However, according to Australian and US observers, AUKUS’s move has actually offset China’s ambitions with its massive navy.

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