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News Corp set to buy APN Queensland newspaper

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil APN has found a buyer for its Australian Regional Media (ARM) business , with News Corp agreeing to purchase the newspaper arm of the media company for $36.6 million. ARM includes 12 regional daily newspapers in New South Wales and Queensland, 60 community newspapers and over 30 regional news websites. ...

MySpace hack could cost people their personal information

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A recent password hack of 360 million accounts on the social media platform MySpace has prompted the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to warn users to delete old and unused accounts. MySpace announced in a blog posted on its website that user login data was made available on an online hacker ...

NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian announces $400 million abolished in business tax

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil On Monday NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian announced mortgage duty, share transfer duty and non-real transfer duty, worth up to $1.8 billion over the forward estimates, will be scrapped when the budget is delivered on June 21. “This is a decision we’ve been able to take because we’re a responsible government,” she said. ...

Orlando terror shooting: Scores gather in remembrance of victims

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Hundreds of people have gathered in Sydney in remembrance of the victims of the deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – worse than the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre where 33 died, and the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre where 28 died. It is also the worst terror attack on U.S. ...

RBA rate decision: Volatility all but assured

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Australia’s economy for a majority of the past decade has been subject to a “two-speed: economy. Increasingly that divergence is making it more difficult for the RBA to set policy. Accelerated annual economic growth has shown itself with Dr. Jekyll’s side of the economy, moving towards a 30 year average ...

NSW East Coast damaged by wild weather

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A huge low-pressure system that brought flooding and strong winds to New South Wales over the weekend has combined with a king tide to bring a destructive high water mark, damaging homes and forcing people to evacuate. The coast was battered by the wild weather leading to the evacuation of ...

Shorten says Labor “won’t be dictated to by business”

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Bill Shorten has criticized Labor stalwart Keith DeLacy over his reproach of the opposition’s anti-business agenda, mocking the former state treasurer as a company director who wants a tax cut, as business leaders called for an end to class-war politics. Mr. DeLacy said the opposition’s stance on corporate tax cuts ...

Man arrested in Bankstown over alleged terror plot

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A Sydney man was charged Thursday morning for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Australia. Farhad Said, 24, was arrested outside his Bankstown home around 8:20am and charged over his alleged involvement in pots to attack the Garden Island Naval Base and Australian Federal Police headquarters. His lawyer, Muhammad Tehseldar, ...

Greens combat Mental Health with a $1.4 billion plan

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil The Greens have announced a $1.4 billion “vision” for mental health services in Australia, including mental health nurses, rural mental health, anti-stigma programs and a new national suicide campaign. The four-year strategy is set to be launched on Monday in Melbourne by Senator Janet Rice, Greens mental health spokesman, the ...

Man dead after shooting at Cloyton in Sydeny’s west

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A father of two was gunned down while taking out the trash at Cloyton in Sydney’s west, police are investigating unsure of whether the attack was targeted or not. Adrian Buxton, as named by the police, was shot dead outside his home while his two young children and wife were ...