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Australia-led MH370 search to be called off in 2016


Canberra, June 4: The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 led by Australia is expected to be called off early next year, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday. Australia’s JACC, which is leading the arduous and expensive search in the Indian Ocean for the Boeing 777, said it would not be expanded beyond its current area ...

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‘A disgrace and a blight’: Inside Australian call centres that want to rip you off


Sydney : MOST call centres, no matter what their business is, exist because they want your money. They can be annoying, persistent or even intrusive. And sometimes they can be criminal. That is exactly what so-called boiler rooms are. They are effectively professionally run call centres serious about ripping hardworking Australians off. And the really bad news is they are ...

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Australia greyhound report finds ‘barbaric’ cruelty


Perth : Animal cruelty is widespread in the Queensland greyhound racing industry, says an Australian government report. Its author, Alan MacSporran, QC, said the industry had failed systematically to assess and manage how animals were treated by trainers and racers. The report follows the release of footage earlier this year of trainers using live animals to bait racing dogs. Mr MacSporran said the ...

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Bill Shorten Australian opposition leader introduces same-sex marriage bil


Canberra, June 1: Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten on Monday introduced a same-sex marriage bill in the Federal Parliament. The Australian Labour Party leader’s private members bill proposes replacing the words “man and woman” with the term “two people” to define who can be legally married, ABC reported.he same-sex marriage debate in Australia gained momentum this week days after Ireland’s ...

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Sydney teacher in court over multiple charges of sexual assault


Sydney: A 37-year-old teacher faces more than 30 charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated sexual intercourse after he allegedly had sexual relationships with two underage students over almost three years.Cameron White, from Eveleigh in central Sydney, did not apply for bail or appear before the court when his matter was heard at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday. Police documents ...

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