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Australia plays down China 'dirty coal' ban impact
Australia on Wednesday played down the impact of China banning the sale and import of "dirty" coal, saying miners would adapt and exports would not be significantly affected. Coal being stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia's New South Wales state.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Airborne particles beyond traffic fumes may affect asthma risk
Researchers in Sydney and Newcastle, Australia have found that elements of dust, particularly those coarse particles that contain iron traces, stimulate the production of inflammatory molecules in cells from the airways of mice and healthy human volunteers. "These effects are likely to contribute to the development of asthma in childhood, as well as to worsening of asthma when pollution levels are high."
Necessity Defence for the Pacific: Blockade of the World's Largest Coal Port
The People's Climate Mobilisations in New York and across the world are set to turn out hundreds of thousands of people this coming weekend in what is likely to be the biggest citizen-led push for climate action yet. Will all the energy from the mobilisations just dissolve in the weeks that follow? If the Pacific Climate Warriors have anything to say about it, the answer will be no.
New South Wales Catholic magazine wins religious press award
Sydney, Australia, Sep 15, 2014 / 12:02 am .- The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, in Australia's state of New South Wales, is rejoicing over having won multiple media honors from the country's Catholic and religious journalism associations. "Aurora attracted three awards at the Australasian Catholic Press Association dinner held last Thursday, followed by another four awards at the Australasian Religious Press Association lunch on Sunday," Irene Sutherland, acting communications director of the Australian bishops' conference, told CNA Sept.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
International Business Times
Cops Err In Leaving Explosives At Sydney Airport
There were 230 grams of plastic explosives in a suitcase at Sydney Airport. Who left them there? The Australian Federal Police! They have even owned up and apologised for it.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Airport Police Send Traveler Home With Plastic Explosive
Sometimes when you fly, an conveyor belt gets hungry and decides to eat your suitcase. When it's damaged beyond repair, passengers are given a replacement bag.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Grains infrastructure investment set to dramatically change industry
The Australian grains industry is seeing the next wave of infrastructure investment and is set to undergo dramatic change as a result. It's re;eased a report called Australian Grains - Infrastructure Growing Pains and senior grains analyst Graydon Chong is touring grain growing areas in Western Australia this week to discuss the implications of the findings.
Are we overspending on stopping terrorism?
Editor's note: John Mueller is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and a political scientist at Ohio State University. Mark G. Stewart is professor and director at the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Wall Street Journal
Mining Slowdown Is the Pits for Aussie Youth
NEWCASTLE, Australia-Three years ago, young workers like Karl Baeck were as sought after as the coal that is mined near this industrial city. Then commodity prices collapsed and thousands of local jobs were junked by companies battling to protect profits.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
MP knew envelope from developer contained cash: staffer
A New South Wales government staffer says Liberal MP Garry Edwards knew an envelope he received from a property developer ahead of the 2011 state election contained cash.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
ICAC: Joe Tripodi admits he worked to undermine former ALP colleague
ELEANOR HALL: The disgraced former New South Wales Labor minister Joe Tripodi told the New South Wales corruption hearing today that he did undermine a former colleague because he believed she'd spoken to the media about him.
Hang-glider could not cheat death twice
A hang-glider who died in a crash in Newcastle on Sunday afternoon may have gotten into trouble in the air before losing control and clipping a power line, police say.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Australian Federal Election (2016?) Modelling
It is now almost a year since the last Australian Federal election, which saw the centre-right Liberal/National Coalition defeat the governing centre-left Labor party and take a 90-55 seat advantage into the 44th Parliament of Australia.
Art project dividend for city centre Co-op
Sheffield's former Co-operative department store at Castle House is to become a 'bazaar' for the arts next month.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
She has recently returned from Newcastle, Australia, where she was CEO of an organization that provides services to homeless young people.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Manning River Times
Water wheelchairs aid swim program at Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre
LEARNING to swim will be easier for people with a physical disability with a new water wheelchair at the YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre in Taree.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
How the ICAC scandal unfolded
From bottles of Grange to brown bags of cash in Bentleys, the latest ICAC investigations have exposed a rotten vein running through both the former Labor government and current Liberal Government.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Newcastle and Charlestown by-elections: October 25
A guide to the two Hunter region state by-elections in which the incumbent Liberals have waved the white flag before the starter's whistle has even blown.
Labour hire firm supplying NSW poutly plant falls foul of Fair Work Ombudsman
The Ombudsman has previously acted to correct illegal employment practices in a meatworks in the Hunter Valley and in fruit plantations in far north Queensland.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Mr Wilkins has led the Attorney-General's Department since September 2008. He was also the Director-General of the Cabinet Office in New South Wales from 1992 to 2006 and was the Director-General of the Ministry of Arts in New South Wales from 2001-2006.