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Australia moves to buy $3b spy drone fleet

Australia drones

The Defence Force is quietly resurrecting plans to buy seven huge maritime surveillance spy drones at a cost of up to $3 billion. The unmanned aerial vehicles will be used for maritime surveillance and intercepting asylum seeker boats. The decision comes despite claims that the Royal Australian Air Force’s top …

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Australia’s Carbon Tax contributing to record business failures

Julia Gillard

Critics of carbon taxes, currently one of the most popular schemes for legally relieving people of their hard-earned money, are often dismissed as crazed doomsayers for suggesting that levies on carbon dioxide emissions — supposedly to save the planet from “global warming” — will have dire economic consequences for those …

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New ad from Australian bank will shock you

ANZ

If you’re looking around right now for a new bank account that pays a reasonable rate of return, ANZ bank has a hell of a deal for you: 0%! That’s right. ANZ is offering its depositors absolutely zero interest. Now, a bank paying 0% isn’t exactly abnormal in today’s banking environment. But …

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China declares Australia a military threat over US war pact

John Kerry Australia war pact

China’s state-run media have declared Australia a threat to its national security, after Australia finalized a 25-year military pact with the United States. The United States currently has 1,200 troops from the Marine Corps and Air Force training with Australian troops for humanitarian and disaster relief. The defense agreement will …

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Australian police using NSA style surveillance on public

Tower

Australian law-enforcement has been exposed scooping metadata from thousands of mobile phones of ordinary citizens, using the same kind of equipment and methods previously attributed to US police and intelligence agencies, like the NSA and FBI. A US-invented technique dubbed ‘tower dump’ is now enabling Australian police to learn the …

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Australian property market to crash 30-50%

australian housing bubble

The expert who predicted the global financial crisis has a dire warning for Australia’s property markets. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth are on the verge of the most violent property collapse since the great depression, economist guru Harry Dent has said. Speaking exclusively with 7News, the author, economist and property …

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Australia is now officially a police state

Australia police state

Tens of thousands more Victorians each year stand to lose their drivers’ licences under a new law police are vowing to exercise in court. Sweeping legal changes which came into effect on September 30 allow courts to suspend or cancel the licence of any person convicted or found guilty of …

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Australia replaces one puppet Prime Minister with another

Rudd Gillard puppets

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard  Kevin Rudd has won a leadership ballot against Julia Gillard to regain the Australian prime ministership by a margin of 57 to 45. With the September 14 election looming, Gillard’s chances of victory were deemed slim. According to recent opinion polls, Rudd is seen as …

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Commonwealth nations oppose monarchy

Queen

Along with Britain’s anti-monarchy campaign group Republic that campaigns for a democratic country consisting of an elected head of state, there seems to be a high level of public support for abandoning the monarchy in some of the nations of the Commonwealth. In 16 of the total of 54 Commonwealth …

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Australian Prime Minister vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 meeting

Tony Abbott Putin

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will “shirtfront” Russian president Vladimir Putin when the pair meet at the G20 meeting in Brisbane next month. Mr Abbott confirmed he would hold a bilateral meeting with Mr Putin to raise concerns over the deaths of Australians in the MH17 disaster. Twenty-seven Australians …

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Australian family slugged with ‘carbon tax fee’ for funeral

coffin

A Melbourne family who claim they were slugged an extra $55 “carbon tax charge” when burying a relative were told “even the dead don’t escape the carbon tax”. Erica Maliki and her family were burying her father-in-law at Springvale Cemetery when she was told the price per burial plot had …

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Australian pensioners and savers have bank accounts raided by government

Pensioners

The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show. Pensioners and others saving for a rainy day have reported trying to access their savings only to discover their money …

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Crisis spreads to China, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Sweden

Financial crisis

Earlier today, we posted an excerpt from IceCap Asset Management’s latest letter to investors focusing on the farce that is the Greek bailout #3. Which can be summarized simply by the following table… … and Keith Dicker’s assessment which was that “for Greece, it’s mathematically impossible to repay its debt” and that …

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Australian soldiers ‘shot dead two children tending cattle’ in Afghanistan

Australian soldiers shoot 2 kids in Afghanistan

Australian soldiers in southern Afghanistan shot dead two children tending cattle, local officials said on Saturday as the international coalition launched an inquiry into the incident. Civilian casualties caused by NATO-led troops have been one of the most contentious issues in the campaign against Taliban insurgents, fuelling public anger and …

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US and Australia block Palestinian statehood bid at UN

United Nations Security Council

The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions. The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it …

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All Australians now under surveillance

Internet search

A cybercrime bill was passed yesterday that will allow the government to collect and monitor your internet records. The Government’s internet security plan to store the web history of all Australians for up to two years has been put on the backburner until after next year’s election — but new laws passed this …

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