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Corporate News 03 Mar 2019 | 10:35 PM

Australia planning to import LNG: What's next? Coals to Newcastle?

MELBOURNE: Australia is on the verge of becoming the biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, with dozens of tankers a week carrying fuel to North Asia. It could also soon be importing LNG as supply sources in its southern states run out.

Corporate News 13 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Australia prepares to ban Huawei from 5G project over security fears

SYDNEY: Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.

World 24 Jul 2017 | 8:33 AM

UN accuses Australia of breaching refugee deal

Sydney (AFP) - The UN accused Australia Monday of backtracking on a deal to relax its strong stance on asylum-seekers and resettle some refugees now held in overseas detention on home soil.

Business 01 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

China’s HNA to buy Virgin Australia stake

SYDNEY: Virgin Australia said China’s HNA Aviation will buy a major stake, giving a vital cash injection and greater access to the surging Chinese tourism market just as top shareholder Air New Zealand plans to sell out.

Business 04 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Australia cuts key rate to record low

SYDNEY: Australia’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and left the door open for further easing to counter a wave of disinflation that’s swept over the developed world. The move sent the local currency tumbling and stocks climbing

AseanPlus News 15 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Australia eases visa rules

SHANGHAI: Australia will trial new visa rules for visitors and students from China, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said as the country seeks to boost tourism and education amid an economy struggling with the demise of a once-in-a-lifetime mining boom.

TECH 29 Sep 2018 | 1:00 AM

Great indoors: eSports gains foothold in Australia

Outdoor sport is almost like a religion in Australia, with kids packing into cars each weekend bound for organised chaos at parks and ovals, while millions diligently follow rugby, football and cricket on TV or at stadiums.

World 19 Sep 2017 | 6:17 AM

Australia bolsters efforts to tackle spiralling meth problem

Sydney (AFP) - Cooperation with China and other key drug-producing nations will be bolstered under a new strategy unveiled Tuesday to combat a flood of crystal meth into Australia that has seen ice use triple in five years.

AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2017 | 9:22 AM

Australia cautiously enters medical marijuana market

Melbourne (AFP) - At a secret location in Australia's southeast, Peter Crook delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting.

AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2017 | 4:19 AM

Australia cautiously enters medical marijuana market

Melbourne - At a secret location in Australia’s southeast, Peter Crook delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting.