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Pakistani scholar ordered home from Australian tour after anti-Semitic video emerges

A Pakistani scholar visiting Australia for a speaking tour has been ordered home after a video sermon surfaced of him saying the world will be purified when every Jew is wiped out. Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai, who has a Facebook fan base of almost a million people, spoke at the Ghausia Masjid in Blacktown and the Al-Madinah Masjid in Liverpool over the long weekend. ...

Abbott’s 12 month report card on the Turnbull government

Tony Abbott has offered a report card on the Turnbull government as it marks 12 months in office and dismissed any personal pain he still feels after being ousted from the top job. Malcolm Turnbull will have been Prime Minister for a year on Wednesday and Mr Abbott says “a lot of good things” happened in that time, including a ...

Senate farce highlights Turnbull government’s threadbare agenda. Again

The Turnbull government needs to wake up to itself, fast. Fresh from embarrassing scenes just over a week ago that saw it lose three votes on the floor of the House of Representatives in a row, government senators returned to Canberra, bright and bushy-tailed on Monday morning, to debate…nothing. Well, not exactly nothing, but pretty damn close to it. Queensland ...

Australian PM ‘read riot act’ to missing ministers

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Australia’s prime minister has said he “read the riot act” to three ministers after they went home early, meaning his government lost a series of votes. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s conservative coalition holds a majority of one seat in the parliament. The opposition Labor Party came within a single vote of calling for a royal commission ...

17 NOPE Animal Pics That Prove Australia Is Absolutely Terrifying!

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG 1. Massive Snake Eating Massive Bat! Just the mere sight of these two creatures could give you a nightmare! Oh Australia, why do you house the largest of all scary creatures? Croc-Eating Pythons True enough, Australia has been a popular place for animals with their climate. But no one knew that this python will be eating ...

Singapore detains Australian citizen for two years for allegedly spreading radical ideology

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff arrested for allegedy promoting and glorifying Islamic State on Facebook. An Australian citizen has been ordered detained without trial in Singapore for two years for allegedly supporting Islamic State, and for his alleged role in “radicalising” two other Singaporean citizens. A statement issued by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday said ...

Australia v Sri Lanka Test series

Australia’s reinvigorated hopes of again emerging as a subcontinent slayer begin in earnest on Tuesday when Steve Smith’s men confront a rebuilding Sri Lanka in the island nation. The Sri Lankans were winless in their recent tour of England but, despite slipping to seventh on the International Cricket Council’s rankings, are expected to be a more potent unit in the ...

Australians met migrants working in occupations far their skills level

Many Australians have met migrants working in occupations far below their skills level: the dentist working as a cleaner; the former university lecturer driving a taxi. But the tide appears to be turning for at least some of Australia’s skilled migrants, with new research showing that those arriving with tertiary qualifications in the past five years are twice as likely ...

Turnbull’s problems may have just started no matter the election outcome

Whatever the final seat count, the 2016 election has gone badly wrong for Malcolm Turnbull. This was meant to be the election that would award him a resounding mandate and provide sufficient numbers in the combined House of Representatives and Senate to pass key legislation easily. But, at best, Turnbull will be forming a government with only a narrow majority. ...

Markets view RBA rate cuts as an inevitability

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Global markets are braced for further volatility this week, but the direct impact on Australia of Britain’s decision to exit the European Union should not go too far beyond the hit to investor sentiment for now say economists. The yield on three-year Australian debt slumped to an unprecedented 1.5% as ...