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Alison Bevege

Thousands celebrate East Timor's 20th anniversary but the scars remain

Aug 31 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 31 Thousands of people turned out on Friday night to celebrate East Timor's independence on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 referendum that led to the end of Indonesian occupation.

ConocoPhillips updates East Timor contracts for Bayu Undan gas

Aug 30 2019

SYDNEY Liquefied natural gas producer ConocoPhillips announced new production sharing contracts with East Timor for the ageing Bayu Undan gas field on Saturday, following the implementation of a new maritime border with Australia.

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Aug 26 2019

(Corrects paragraph 12 of this August 25 story to show SKY Network Television Ltd was fined, not Sky News New Zealand.)

CORRECTED-Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Aug 26 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 25 Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.

Worker buried alive at open-cut manganese mine in Australia

Aug 25 2019

SYDNEY Emergency services are searching for a man buried alive when a wall collapsed in a manganese mine in Australia's Northern Territory, police said on Sunday.

Australia's ruling coalition splits over lawmaker's China comments

Aug 10 2019

SYDNEY A split has opened in Australia's ruling coalition government over a lawmaker's comparison of the rise of China to that of Nazi Germany.

New Zealanders hand over 10,000-plus guns and weapons parts in buy-back scheme

Jul 21 2019

SYDNEY New Zealanders have handed over more than 10,000 guns, weapons parts and accessories in the first week of a buy-back scheme prompted by the country's worst peacetime mass shooting, police figures released on Sunday show.

Australian home auction clearance rates rise, raising hope of market turnaround

Jul 20 2019

SYDNEY, July 21 Tumbling Australian home prices may have found solid ground amid the worst property downturn in a generation as the real estate industry experiences a revival in auction demand, data showed.

Australian territory gives major status to solar plan by Singapore's Sun Cable

Jul 20 2019

SYDNEY Australia's Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said on Saturday.

Papua New Guinea volcanic eruptions force 15,000 from their homes

Jun 30 2019

SYDNEY Volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have forced 15,000 villagers in the country's northeast to flee their homes, aid agencies said on Sunday.

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