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AUSTRALIA

JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2015
Security council OKs disclosing sensitive submarine info to potential customer Australia
The National Security Council of Japan approves disclosing some technical data on the nation's submarine technology to Australia, which is looking to replace its aging fleet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 13, 2015
Trade deal helps boost sales of Aussie beef in Japan
Australia is set to strengthen its dominance over the U.S. as Japan's biggest beef supplier as a trade deal drives shipments toward a four-year high.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 7, 2015
Australia's Sex Party stripped of official registration
The Australian Sex Party, a tiny party known for its salacious name and election-day antics, said on Thursday that it had been deregistered after the country's election watchdog ruled it did not have enough activists.
JAPAN
May 7, 2015
Australia to get classified Japanese data on stealthy submarines ahead of bid, sources say
Japan will agree this month to give Australia classified submarine data, an unprecedented step signaling Tokyo's intent to join competitive bidding to sell Canberra a fleet of stealth subs, said two Japanese officials familiar with the plan.
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2015
Leader of Australian opposition Greens Party resigns unexpectedly
Australian Sen. Christine Milne unexpectedly resigned as leader of the small but influential Greens Party on Wednesday, raising questions over the future of an important political bloc outside the two mainstream parties.
COMMENTARY / World
May 4, 2015
Australia's moral posturing at Indonesia is misguided
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was wrong to allow the execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers to damage relations with Indonesia.
COMMENTARY / World
May 4, 2015
Gallipoli is a reminder of the stupidity of wars
In a war noted for bloody futility, Gallipoli stood out as an example of purposeless killing.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 29, 2015
Eight drug convicts go before Indonesia firing squad; Filipina spared at last moment
Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad in the early minutes of Wednesday, local media said, but a Filipina who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2015
Executions imminent, Indonesia informs Australia
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had received a letter from her Indonesian counterpart late on Monday advising her of the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers and offering no hope of a reprieve.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 17, 2015
A tribute to Australian leader Malcolm Fraser
Malcom Fraser was Australia's moral compass: a forthright liberal voice for human rights on refugee policy, a compassionate voice on international aid and relief issues, and a powerful voice for an independent foreign policy.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 17, 2015
Most refugees snubbing Australia's offer for Cambodia resettlement
Australia is struggling to convince refugees held in offshore detention to voluntarily resettle in Cambodia under a bi-lateral deal, a refugee advocate group said on Friday, despite the government insisting that the first transfers are imminent.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 12, 2015
California learns from Australia on coping with long-term drought
Australian farms and cities manage almost every drop of available water to make the most of supplies on the driest inhabited continent. No wonder California is looking Down Under for help with its record drought.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 8, 2015
Wealthiest woman in Asia-Pacific looks to revive Aussie iron ore project
Asia-Pacific's richest woman is gearing up to start shipments from her $10 billion iron ore project in Australia. Even with prices at 10-year lows, she's displaying no lack of confidence in the mine's success.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 6, 2015
Vail hopes Aussie ski resort purchase in not-so Snowy Mountains will lure travelers to Colorado
When self-confessed snowboarding addict Risma Utami planned ski trips from her adopted hometown of Sydney, conspicuously absent from the wishlist of destinations were the fields in the nearby Snowy Mountains.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2015
U.S. regional ambitions seen favoring Japan in Australian submarine tender
Washington's strategic ambitions in Asia are looming large over Australia's multibillion dollar tender for new submarines, giving Japan a possible edge over competitors from Germany and France, defense and industry sources say.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2015
Fukuda urges Japan to actively gather info on China's planned development bank
Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is urging the Abe government to actively gather information about the China-led Asian development bank to determine whether Japan should join it.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 30, 2015
Russia, Australia, Netherlands to join China's development bank
Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, adding clout to an institution seen as enhancing China's regional and global influence.
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2015
Key Japanese firms to be a surprise no-show at Australian submarine event
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industrieshave declined an invitation to attend a gathering of top Australian naval officials and politicians this week.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2015
Sydney siege cafe reopens, with plaques honoring victims
A Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened on Friday with plaques honoring two victims killed during the 16-hour standoff, which prompted tighter Australian immigration controls and a review of anti-terror laws.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 19, 2015
China Air Force needs better command and control, Australian air force chief says
China's air force needs better central control to avoid miscalculations as territorial tensions rise with Japan over the East China Sea, according to the Australian Air Force chief.

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