Australia

US, Australian forces get the nod in secret agreement

Strengthening ties with America, Japan and India creates a “strategic balance”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, as Australia and the US signed a secret 10-year agreement on defence co-operation to “deter coercive acts and the use of force” in the Indo-Pacific amid rising tensions with China. The agreement, signed at the AUSMIN talks between Australian and US foreign affairs and ...

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Aus: visa changes apply to new students

“Existing and new student visa holders who undertake online study outside Australia because of Covid-19 will be able to count this towards the Australian Study Requirement,” the government confirmed on its website. The measures included recommencing of student visa processes with fee waivers in some instances, as well as additional time given to provide English language test results. However, Universities ...

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DR FIONA MARTIN SUPPORTS VOLUNTEERS OF THE MARONITE CHURCH IN THEIR COMMUNITY WORK

  Dr Fiona Martin MP, Member for Reid, announced that $5,000 has been provided in support of volunteer training for the Maronite Eparchy of Australia through the Morrison Government’s Volunteer Grants. “Volunteers within Reid’s Maronite Church community give up their time and funds to run a number of initiatives, from teaching community languages, leading youth groups or choirs, and undertaking ...

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Wage theft rife for international students in Australia

More than three in four international students in Australia are earning less than the minimum casual wage, says a new survey of 5000 international students. One in four reported receiving less than half the minimum wage in their lowest paid job. The researchers say their findings highlight the urgent need for deep reforms to labour enforcement to seriously disrupt wage ...

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Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

Australia says it will significantly increase military spending and focus on the Indo-Pacific region amid rising tensions between the US and China. PM Scott Morrison pledged A$270bn (£150bn; $186bn) to Australia›s arms budget over 10 years – a 40% boost. He said Australia would acquire long-range missiles and other capabilities to «deter» future conflicts. It was necessary because the region ...

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Sameer Qasem appointed as an honorable director in Australia

Sameer is the Producer and Editor of the National Iraqi IV based in Sydney. He has extensive overseas experience as a radio and TV director, editor and cameraman (including for example as a radio director in the Iraqi public channel, TV director in the Iraqi sports channel, arts programmes section, and a wide variety of programs, sports director for the ...

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Process instrumentation technicians in Australia: an instrumental role the mining industry

Process instrumentation plays an essential role in keeping manufacturing equipment running productively, ensuring that the required amount of throughput is being produced and preventing overflowing storage silos, bottlenecks, and damage to machinery. Mining process instrumentation technicians in Australia are entrusted with ensuring the proper functioning of monitoring and measuring devices. Instrumentation technicians can find work in an extensive range of ...

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Australia presses ahead to host Rugby Championship in one hub

Australia are pressing ahead with plans to host this year’s Rugby Championship. While the grip of Covid-19 is still keenly felt across the globe‚ restrictions‚ especially Down Under‚ in the coming months are likely to be eased to the point where international competition becomes feasible. Cash-strapped Rugby Australia‚ according to the Sydney Morning Herald‚ are working on a strategy that ...

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