Australia

Jewish to Abbott: Islamic State terrorists are worse than the Nazis

James Massola Australia’s peak Jewish group has rounded on Prime Minister Tony Abbott for suggesting Islamic State terrorists are in some ways worse than the Nazis. Mr Abbott said on Thursday a decision on whether Australia would join the United States in launching air strikes on Syria, in addition to Iraq, would be made next week when Defence Minister Kevin Andrews returned ...

They want to kill us and the law does nothing

By: Vic Alhadeff The Daily Telegraph IN a bile-filled rant, a Sydney preacher recently called for death to a group of Australians because of their ethnic identity. The law was unable to do anything about it. It was impotent, powerless to act. Ismail al-Wahwah, spiritual leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, accused Jews of corrupting the world, describing them as “the most ...

gunman fired a single shot through the front window of Indian restaurant in Harris Park

Up to 40 people inside a busy Indian restaurant in Sydney’s west were “extremely lucky” not to be injured when a gunman fired a single shot through the front window, police say. The gunman, dressed in a blue tracksuit, was seen running from Billu’s Indian Eatery on Wigram Street in Harris Park in the moments after the shooting, which occurred just before 9pm on ...

Abbott: Conservatives good for indigenous

It helps to have a conservative leader on your side. That’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s message on constitutional reform as he takes ministers and senior officials to the Torres Strait for the week. Mr Abbott said recognising indigenous people in the constitution had been a “long-term national project” kicked off by his conservative mentor John Howard in 1999. And in ...

Eric Abetz: Gay men don’t really want to marry

It’s reported that he said because Dolce and Gabbana didn’t ever marry, other homosexual males don’t want to get married. Are you serious?! There are bizarre claims that Federal Senator Eric Abetz said that gay men don’t want to get married, using the example of Italian fashion designer couple Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana who never made it official, reports Sydney ...

Tony Abbott’s personal opposition to marriage equality reforms has come in for criticism

Under fire from within his party, Tony Abbott’s personal opposition to marriage equality reforms has come in for criticism from Hollywood. Actor comedian Jack Black has lashed out at Mr Abbott’s stance as from “the stone ages” in an unscripted radio interview which aired Thursday. Asked to consider possible storylines for his new television series, 2DayFM’s Dan Debuf and Maz Compton suggested incorporating Mr Abbott’s stance ...

A 91-year-old Sydney man charged with importing cocaine

A Sydney man, aged 91, has been charged with importing cocaine. Although it is believed the man was the victim of a fraud, he can still be held accountable. According to the Australian Federal Police, the Epping man carried about 4.5kg of cocaine filled in 27 bars of soap, on a flight from New Delhi to Sydney on 8th July. The case ...

Australia plans to cut carbon emissions by at least 26 percent

The Federal Government is going to announce a plan to cut carbon emissions by at least 26 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. Currently, Australia is aiming to reduce emissions by 5 percent by 2020, based on the level of 2000. The level is far below recommendations by its own Climate Change Authority. Changing the base year of emissions from 2000 to 2005 makes the ...

South Australia’s unemployment rate could reach 9 per cent in the next six months

South Australia’s unemployment rate could reach 9 per cent in the next six months, an economist has warned, after BHP Billiton announced it would axe about 380 jobs in the state. The mining giant has announced it will cut almost one tenth of its workforce at its Olympic Dam mine in outback South Australia, in what it calls “operational changes”. ...

Tony Smith has called for “a better parliament”

New Speaker Tony Smith has called for “a better parliament” in a break with the “rude” and “loud” politics that have reigned over the House of Representatives. Mr Smith, addressing parliament after he was elected unopposed this morning, said there was “a mutual obligation” between the Speaker and his fellow MPs. “I want to say at the outset I will ...

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