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Australia to hold national inquiry into disability abuse

Australia will hold a three-year national inquiry into the abuse of people with disabilities, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. In recent years, the nation has been shocked by harrowing cases of abuse and assault in homes and care settings. Disability advocates say that abuse and exploitation are systemic issues. Mr Morrison said the royal commission – Australia’s highest form ...

Australia Looks to Repair China Relationship After Huawei Spat

Australia is seeking to repair its relationship with its largest trading partner, China, following a deterioration in ties after it banned Huawei Technologies Co. from bidding for 5G contracts and the introduction of anti-foreign interference laws aimed at Beijing. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government on Friday announced the formation of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, which will use the private sector, ...

This Australian farmer is saving fossils of some of the planet’s weirdest, most ancient creatures

NILPENA CATTLE STATION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA—Fly over the cattle station here in a Cessna 172 and you’ll see a dry riverbed snaking through brown, mottled earth punctuated by the occasional patch of saltbush. There’s no sign of the 200 cattle currently being run on this property, which is about the size of New York City and sits 450 kilometers north ...

Millionaires’ beach: Australia’s new richest postcode revealed

Australia has a new richest postcode for the first time in seven years. The postcode that’s home to Palm Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches has dethroned the one containing Edgecliff, Darling Point and Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper residence in the city’s eastern suburbs, according to Australian Taxation Office statistics released late on Thursday. The 1,279 tax filers in Palm Beach’s ...

US breaks silence, requests Lebanon extradite suspected Syrian war criminal

Until this week, Germany and Beirut had been refusing to confirm reports that Berlin was seeking the extradition of Syria’s air force intelligence head. Then the State Department publically called on Lebanon to follow through the request and hand over the man who has presided over one of Syria’s most feared security agencies through a long bloody war. The 66-year-old ...

Jewish community launches crowdfunding campaign to support Christchurch Muslims

The Jewish community of NSW has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the Muslim community of Christchurch. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies kicked off the campaign with a donation of $1800, the significance of the figure being that the number 18 denotes “life” in the Hebrew language. NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president Lesli Berger and CEO Vic Alhadeff said: ...

WA’s plan to curb emissions ‘unworkable’, says Morrison

The Morrison government has criticised as “unworkable” a plan by Western Australia’s environment watchdog to impose tougher measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions from large projects. The state’s environmental protection authority, which works independently as an adviser to the WA government on environmental approvals, published new guidelines this week that would require developers of projects with direct emissions of more ...

SHECAN19: ‘GeoTravel’ Opens Doors to Egypt’s Rarely Accessed Sites

Egypt is a vast country with multi-faceted extant tourism: thousands of global visitors, and local tourists from all over the country flock to its corners in order to indulge in activities suiting specific interests. From adventure based tourism to history-focused tours, there are still numerous sites and attractions that are not easily accessed. This is where GeoTravel, the first company ...

Germans are passionate with visiting Egypt’s tourist destinations: DRV head

CAIRO – 8 March 2019: During the second day of participating at ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin), Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat met with Norbert Fiebig, the president of the Deutscher Reise Verband (DRV), also known as German Travel Association. In a Thursday statement, Mashat said her meeting with Fiebig tackled several issues regarding Egypt and Germany’s relations on many ...

UAE slams Brotherhood violence in Egypt

Cairo: Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is facing “existential challenge” after the Islamist group has plunged Egypt into violence, Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Friday. In late 2013, Egyptian authorities designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist group, blaming it for a series of deadly attacks in the country after the army’s ouster of president Mohammad Mursi, ...