More Australia Articles

  • Australia's carbon tax debacle shows why it's a bad idea

    Australia’s lesson is that in any serious contest between the economy and the environment, the environment loses.

  • Australia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent. Foreign Minister Julie...

  • If emissions regulations hurt Australia, why do Democrats want them for America?

    Australia and the United States: Two different countries, two different governing political ideologies, and two differing strategies when it comes to energy and the environment.

  • Australia repeals maligned 2-year-old carbon tax

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian...

  • Record settlement reached in Aussie wildfire suit

    SYDNEY (AP) — Survivors of one of Australia's deadliest wildfires are to be awarded nearly 500 million Australian dollars in a class-action settlement reached Tuesday, the largest such compensation in the nation's history. The fire killed 119 people and was the biggest in a series of blazes...

  • Sri Lankans win temporary reprieve from Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government promised Tuesday not to hand over a group of asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan government without three days' notice amid a court challenge and uproar from human rights groups. The government's pledge came during a High Court hearing held one day after...

  • Obama: Inability to pass gun control 'biggest frustration,' cites Australian gun crackdown as success story

    President Obama on Tuesday said the “biggest frustration” of his presidency is the country's unwillingness to enact gun control laws. He cited Australian gun control efforts, which included the compulsory buyback of semi-automatic rifles, as a successful model for reducing mass killings,...



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