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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 883

Australia

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Exodus of these people from various war tone countries leave hoping to find freedom to live in a safe country. Even though one is running out of the country of birth, which they find under the prevailing insecurity it is not safe to live, they always select a country that has Western values in the society pointed out Vaeera Warnakulasuriya of Melbourne, Australia

As an elder Statesman, Mr Malcolm Fraser must respect a country’s sovereignty and international conventions

The Melbourne based Age newspaper has quoted Mr Malcolm Fraser, former Australian Prime Minister as saying there should be international investigation into allegations of war crimes during the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers.

Carbon Tax Campaign takes-off in Australia: A Bipartisan Approach is called for

Labour Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax campaign took off in Australia on Sunday the 29th with Hollywood celebrity Cate Blanchett supported by Michael Canton appearing on a popular TV advertisement called “Say Yes” sponsored by nine organizations including the GreenPeace. Two other prominent sponsors were the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Climate Institute.

Sweeping Victory for Liberals in NSW, Australia

It was rather a foregone conclusion to many observers in Australia since the beginning of the election campaign in February or even before. After 16 years of rule, the Labor was routed in the Legislative Assembly elections held on the 26th March (Saturday) in the state of New South Wales (NSW) with only 21 seats left for Labor in a 93 member assembly.

Visit to Sri Lanka by the Governor of Victoria

Professor David de Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria is to make an official visit to Sri Lanka on March 14 and 15.

Australia’s 43rd parliament opens with a difference

As Australia’s 43rd parliament was sworn in today (Tuesday), it presented a few firsts of sort and some marked difference.

Julia Gillard forms the government in Australia

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s second term in office became secure on Tuesday, after her winning the support of two independent lawmakers from rural Australia to form a minority Labor government.

UN Melbourne meet ends urging action on worldwide health improvement

United Nations on Wednesday wrapped up its three-day global health conference in Melbourne, Australia with an urgent call to action to improve the health of millions of men, women and children worldwide and step up efforts to achieve the globally agreed anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs)..

Hung Parliament was the Australian verdict: three Independents will be kingmakers in ministry-formation

Australia is facing the prospect of a hung parliament, the first since Second World War, after neither Labor nor the Liberal-National coalition had the 76 seats to form government in their own right.

Wrongful dismissals by the Army - 2005 - July 2009

This week there was a report that during the time when Sarath Fonseka was Army Commander nearly 5000 personnel had been dismissed from the army. In this group had been 165 Officers and 4788 other rankers. It has come to light that there had been wrongful dismissals during the period 2005-July 2009 and the Defence Ministry is now scrutinising them.

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