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Archive for: March, 2011

New Conservation Areas Part of the 500th Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Australia (News4us.com) March 31, 2011 Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin today welcomed the 500th Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) registered with the National Native Title Tribunal. Mr McClelland said agreements registered today relate to the establishment of new conservation areas as well as the proposed […]

From the Desk of the Attorney-General, the Events of March in Retrospect

From the Desk of the Attorney-General the Events of March in Retrospect 2

Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) March 31, 2011 The Hon Robert McClelland MP Attorney-General MARCH  2011 After Australians suffered through a summer of natural disasters in Australia, our Japanese and New Zealand friends are now facing their own extreme challenges. Severe earthquakes in both countries and the subsequent tsunami in Japan have had a devastating effect. At […]

Flooded Northern Tasmania to Receive Financial Assistance From Commonwealth Government

Flooded Northern Tasmania

Tasmania, Australia (News4us.com) March 31, 2011 Attorney-General Robert McClelland today announced the Commonwealth Government will provide financial assistance to communities in Northern Tasmania affected by last week’s flooding to help restore critical public infrastructure. “Commonwealth assistance is being provided through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) for the Local Government Areas of Break […]

Commercial Radio Standards Under ACMA Review For Possible Regulatory Changes

Commercial Radio Standards Under ACMA Review For Regulatory Changes

Australia (News4us.com) March 31, 2011 As part of its review of the Commercial Radio Standards, the ACMA is seeking submissions and comments in response to an Options paper released today. The paper outlines a number of scenarios and options for potential reform to the three existing program standards applying to commercial radio broadcasting—the Advertising Standard, […]

New Consensus Statement Backs the Health Benefits of Work

Health Benefits of Work

New Zealand, (News4us.com) March 30, 2011 A new Consensus Statement signed in New Zealand this afternoon by Comcare’s CEO, Paul O’Connor backs the benefits of work for improved health and well being. Comcare is one of 79 organisations across Australia and New Zealand that are signatories to the Consensus Statement, an important development linking the […]

Government Announces Increased Collaboration Between Australia & China on Climate Change

Australia & China on Climate Change

Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) March 30, 2011 The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, today announced increased collaboration between Australia and China on climate change. This followed the conclusion of the third Australia-China Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Change today between Mr Combet and China’s National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman, Xie Zhenhua, […]

25 Kilograms of Heroin Worth $4.5 Million Seized by Customs & Border Protection in Sydney

25 Kilograms of Heroin

Sydney, NSW, Australia (News4us.com) March 30, 2011 Customs and Border Protection officers have seized an estimated 25 kilograms of heroin with a potential street value of $4.5 million. On 20 March 2011 Customs and Border Protection officers at the Sydney Container Examination Facility examined a shipping container declared as kitchen and hardware items. Customs and […]

Hong Kong Man Charged by AFP Over 8.5 Kilograms of Methamphetamine

Hong Kong Man Charged by AFP

Sydney, NSW, Australia (News4us.com) March 30, 2011 A 49-year-old Hong Kong man will appear in Sydney Central Local Court today charged with attempting to take possession of 8.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. On 27 March, an international mail package was referred by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service to Customs and Border Protection at the Sydney […]

AFP Announce the 4th Annual Multicultural Unity Cup Finals

Unity Cup Finals

Melbourne, Vic, Australia (News4us.com) March 30, 2011 The Western Bulldogs will join the Essendon and North Melbourne Football Clubs as partners, with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), for the 2011 Unity Cup. The fourth annual Unity Cup finals will be held at Essendon’s Windy Hill Oval on Sunday, 10 April. Preliminary matches will be played […]

IDC Urges Australia to Use Existing Alternatives to Detention

International Detenction Coalition

Australia (News4us.com) March 30, 2011 The International Detention Coalition (IDC) deeply regrets the death of a 20-year old Hazara young man on Monday night. After a period of ten months in detention he allegedly committed suicide. The death in the Curtin Immigration Detention Centre is the sixth death in Australian detention centres in the last […]

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