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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission giving Indigenous communities a voice


Melbourne : A Royal Commission into nuclear power is working to remove cultural barriers preventing Indigenous communities from having their say in South Australia’s nuclear debate. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is working closely with Indigenous groups and leaders to open lines of communication, encouraging participation in regional and remote communities.Regional engagement manager Jon Bok said it was important to ...

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Sydney, Melbourne suburbs with highest terrorist recruitment revealed by ASIO chief Duncan Lewis


Melbourne : Maps paraded in public by Australia’s domestic spy chief have revealed the most prevalent Sydney and Melbourne suburbs for terrorist recruiting. ASIO director-general Duncan Lewis gave Prime Minister Tony Abbott an update on the security situation in Iraq and Syria during a briefing inside the agency’s new headquarters in Canberra.Television and newspaper cameras were allowed in for part ...

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Indigenous recognition referendum: Report set to show Government, Labor, Greens support vote for constitutional change


Sydney : A key, multi-partisan report, with support from the Government, Labor and the Greens is expected to recommend a referendum be held to change the constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.The report — to be tabled in Federal Parliament on Thursday — will also suggest removal of provisions that allow racial discrimination from key parts of ...

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Australian Trade Minister calls on PM Modi


New Delhi, June 23 : Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national capital on Tuesday. The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries before discussing matters of mutual interests.Also present at the meeting were the co-chairs of the India-Australia CEOs Forum.

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Australian govt trying to confirm deaths of two citizens who fought for IS


London, June 23 : The Australian government is checking reports of militant deaths in Iraq to confirm if the two citizens who went to fight for Islamic State ( IS) have been killed.According to BBC, media in Australia reported that Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar were killed in Iraq while fighting.The duo came to public notice when pictures of severed ...

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