Peter Andren, Australian MP dies aged 61

Sunday, November 4, 2007 Peter Andren. Image: peterandren4senate.com. Peter Andren and Tony Windsor vote to force a review of the AUSFTA. Image: Calare Independent. Australian federal member of Calare, Peter Andren died on Saturday after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was aged 61. Mr Andren who had held the seat since being elected […]

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Australian government provides $15.8 million for North Adelaide Technical College

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Australian Minister for Vocational Education and Training, Gary Hardgrave has announced the government will provide AU$15.8 million to establish an Australian Technical College in North Adelaide. The minister said the government was entering into a partnership with the Archdiocese of Adelaide and consortium of industrial and manufacturing companies. The North Adelaide […]

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‘Guantanamo’-style detention facility under construction on Australian Island

Monday, November 28, 2005 The Australian Government is currently building a “Guantanamo-style detention facility” – a $210 million, 800-bed Immigration Reception and Processing Centre – on Christmas Island, 1400km off Australia’s northwest coast. The project has residents concerned about the prospect of having imprisoned detainees and possible terrorism suspects as neighbours. Christmas Islanders fear the […]

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New Zealand medical student funding to be reviewed

Monday, February 20, 2006 The New Zealand government has announced that it will be reviewing funding for medical and dentistry students at Otago and Auckland Universities to certify the institutions’ standards and help staff retention. The dean of Auckland University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Professor Iain Martin says the review “can’t come soon […]

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Immigration raid at Ohio poultry plant

Thursday, August 30, 2007 Roughly 160 Illegal immigrants were arrested when federal authorities raided a chicken plant in Fairfield, Ohio. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms a Search warrant was conducted Tuesday, however, they made no arrests. Koch poultry was also raided earlier in the day Tuesday when dozens of suspected illegal immigrants were arrested. […]

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