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AUS: Reducing the heat on hot victims

Saturday, 11 September 1999, 2:01 pm | Unknown

The latest research paper from the Australian Institute of Criminology highlights the likelihood of victims of crime becoming victims again. More >>

AUS:Mineral exports eased in 1998-99

Saturday, 11 September 1999, 2:00 pm | Unknown

'Export earnings by the Australian minerals and energy sector fell by 4.5 per cent to $38.8 billion in 1998-99', ABARE's acting Executive Director, Mr Vivek Tulpulé, said today in releasing the latest issue of Australian Mineral Statistics. More >>

Police Arrest Anti-Clinton Protester

Saturday, 11 September 1999, 1:05 pm | Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Police have arrested a protester for carrying a placard inscribed accusing US President Bill Clinton as being a sexual criminal. More >>

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Jakarta Says Statement On East Timor on Monday

Friday, 10 September 1999, 9:55 pm | Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland

Indonesia’s Director of foreign relations tonight said a formal statement on the East Timor situation will be made on Monday. More >>


Friday, 10 September 1999, 5:22 pm | Alastair Thompson

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AUS: Howard And Moore Interview

Thursday, 9 September 1999, 10:42 pm | Unknown


AUS: Transcript Howard and Jiang Zemin

Wednesday, 8 September 1999, 8:18 pm | Unknown

SUBJECTS: Bilateral relations with China, One China policy, China's WTO involvement, East Timor, Taiwan. More >>

AUS: Howard Interview On East Timor

Wednesday, 8 September 1999, 8:16 pm | Unknown


AUS: ACCC Discussion Paper On Interconnection

Wednesday, 8 September 1999, 8:14 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today issued a discussion paper which suggests that Telstra has scope to reduce the charges imposed on other carriers in connecting with its fixed network to around 1.6 cents per minute as a result of ... More >>

AUS: Prison Numbers Double, Suicide Numbers Triple

Wednesday, 8 September 1999, 8:13 pm | Unknown

New figures from the National Deaths in Custody database reveal that while the number of prisoners in custody increased by 94 per cent from 1980 to 1998, the number of deaths in custody increased by 127 per cent over the same period, with suicide deaths ... More >>

AUS: Troeth Calls For Trans-Tasman Horticulture

Wednesday, 8 September 1999, 8:12 pm | Unknown

The horticulture industries in Australia and New Zealand would benefit greatly if they worked together in planning their research and development, marketing and other industry needs, Senator Judith Troeth, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries ... More >>

AUS: Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Wednesday, 8 September 1999, 8:10 pm | Unknown

Media Releases issued by the Bureau of Rural Sciences part of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry - Australia More >>

AUS: Two Howard Interviews On East Timor

Tuesday, 7 September 1999, 8:45 pm | Unknown


AUS: ACCC Concerned With Perth Autogas Prices

Tuesday, 7 September 1999, 8:43 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft report into the LPG industry in Western Australia. More >>

AUS: New Home Builder To Fix GST Representations

Tuesday, 7 September 1999, 8:42 pm | Unknown

An Australian Competition and Consumer Commission investigation into advertising claims made by a Townsville new home builder has resulted in Tropical Homes (Townsville) Pty Ltd giving a court-enforceable undertaking. More >>

AUS: Howard Interview Transcript

Monday, 6 September 1999, 8:30 pm | Unknown

East Timor, WTO and Trade More >>

AUS: Howard Interview On East Timor

Monday, 6 September 1999, 8:28 pm | Unknown

Well, we spent about half an hour discussing the situation. I expressed my great alarm at what had occurred over the past few days. On two or three occasions I particularly expressed concern about the safety of the Australian police and the other Australians ... More >>

AUS: Transcript - Howard Interview

Saturday, 4 September 1999, 10:24 am | Unknown

Subjects: East Timor, Steve Pratt and Peter Wallace, Branko Jelen, Defence capabilty, China and Taiwan relations, Olympic tickets, Driza-bone, Austudy, memorial for Reverend John Flynn, defence spending, Victoria election, buy Australia campaign, business ... More >>

AUS: ACCC Institutes Against Record Companies

Saturday, 4 September 1999, 10:15 am | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings against Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, the Australian Record Industry Association, and Music Industry Piracy Investigation Pty Ltd alleging that they have ... More >>

Weather Workshop: 5 day forecast for NZ

Thursday, 2 September 1999, 11:18 am | Weather Workshop

The long range forecast from Weather Workshop for all of New Zealand to midnight Monday: More >>

AUS: Transcript - Howard Interview

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 10:02 pm | Unknown

SUBJECTS: Petrol prices, stolen generation, preamble, youth wages, Regional Forest Agreement, East Timor, Geoff Marsh More >>

AUS: President Of The Republic Of Korea To Visit

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 10:00 pm | Unknown

I am pleased to announce that the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr Kim Dae-jung, will visit Australia from 15 to 18 September. It will be his first visit to Australia as President. More >>

Clint's withdraws dangerous phone

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 9:58 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today welcomed national retailer Clint's Crazy Bargains' agreement to withdraw from sale potentially dangerous mock antique telephones. More >>

AUS: ACCC concerned about 'Advertorial' practices

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 9:57 pm | Unknown

"The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not take any legal action about the agreement between radio announcer Mr John Laws, 2UE, and the Australian Bankers' Association to promote a positive image of Australian banking," ACCC ... More >>

AUS: ACCC not to oppose merger NRMA/RACV insurance

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 9:56 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today announced it will not oppose the merger of the insurance operations of the NRMA and the RACV. More >>

AUS: Directory Assistance Fees

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 9:55 pm | Unknown

The Government has accepted Telstra's proposal to introduce charges for directory assistance (DA) calls made from mobiles and business phones, the Minister for Communications, Senator Richard Alston, said today. More >>

AUS: ACLU President Insults Australia

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 9:53 pm | Unknown

The President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Nadine Strossen, yesterday described Australia as a "global village idiot" because it has tried to protect children from illegal material on the internet. More >>

AUS: Poultry Farmers Urged To Apply For Help

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 9:52 pm | Unknown

Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Warren Truss, has urged poultry farmers at Mangrove Mountain, who are suffering severe financial hardship, to apply for assistance through the Farm Family Restart Scheme More >>

AUS: Beef producers focus on better management

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 9:51 pm | Unknown

'Beef producers recorded higher farm incomes in 1998-99 as a result of higher prices for beef and favorable seasonal conditions', Dr Brian Fisher, ABARE's Executive Director, said today when releasing the report Australian Beef Industry 1999. More >>

AUS:Australia Lubricants Joint Venture

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:44 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose a lubricants joint venture between BP Amoco and Caltex, ACCC Chairman, Professor Allan Fels, said today. More >>

AUS: Mobile long-distance services Draft Report

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:41 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today issued its Draft Report on whether a long distance mobile originating service should be 'declared'. More >>

AUS: ACCC rejects Telstra's undertakings

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:40 pm | Unknown

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made final decisions to reject Telstra's proposed terms and conditions for other carriers to interconnect with its analogue and digital mobile networks. More >>

AUS: consumer guide to banking online

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:39 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, today launched two publications designed to provide a comprehensive consumer and business guide to banking on the internet. More >>

AUS: Australia's olive industry

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:38 pm | Unknown

Olives are one of Australia's new sunrise industries, with groves being planted across the country almost every day. More >>

AUS: Direction For Timber Industry

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:37 pm | Unknown

A major advance in the development of an Action Agenda for the forest and wood products industry took place today when a broad cross section of industry representatives met with the Federal Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Wilson Tuckey, at Parliament ... More >>

AUS: Minister Encourages Wool Industry Reform

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:36 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss, today confirmed his commitment to continuing the pace of reform of the wool industry, which includes changes to the structure of the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation ... More >>

AUS: The Wool Industry Future Directions Report

Monday, 23 August 1999, 10:35 pm | Unknown

The second and final volume of the wool industry Future Directions Taskforce was released today. More >>

AUS: Moura Mine Sale Finalised

Saturday, 21 August 1999, 10:24 am | Unknown

The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) has confirmed the sale of Moura coal mine to the Moura Joint Venture, effective from today. The mine was previously owned by BHP Mitsui Coal Pty. Ltd. (BHP - 80 per cent, Mitsui - 20 per cent). Proceeds ... More >>

AUSDefence Force Housing Exempt from FBT Reporting

Friday, 20 August 1999, 9:29 pm | Unknown

The Minister for Defence, John Moore, and the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, Bruce Scott, today announced that housing assistance provided to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in Australia will be totally exempted from FBT reporting ... More >>

AUS: HMAS Huon Assists In Crocodile Rescue

Friday, 20 August 1999, 9:28 pm | Unknown

The Royal Australian Navy's minehunter HMAS HUON assisted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) yesterday with the rescue of three kayakers from Macarther Island, 70 miles south of Thursday Island. More >>

AUS: Y2K Forum Builds Business Confidence in NSW

Friday, 20 August 1999, 9:28 pm | Unknown

Businesses and the community alike in New South Wales will significantly benefit from the information delivered at the Sydney Y2K Infrastructure Forum, Senator Ian Campbell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information ... More >>

Alston addresses digital broadcasting conference

Friday, 20 August 1999, 9:27 pm | Unknown

The enormous benefits of digital broadcasting and datacasting will only be realised if the Australian industry commits itself to a substantial consumer education campaign, the Minister for Communications, Senator Richard Alston, said today. More >>

National Foods LTD Country of Origin Claims

Thursday, 19 August 1999, 8:51 pm | Unknown

National Foods Limited is voluntarily changing the labels of its strawberry yoghurt and strawberry Fruche® products to remove the "Product of Australia" representation following concerns expressed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. More >>

AUS: New Employment Assistance

Wednesday, 18 August 1999, 9:17 pm | Unknown

Over 61,000 young Australians will get special help to obtain future jobs following the national launch today of the new round of contracts in the Federal Government’s Jobs Pathway Programme (JPP). More >>

AUS: Dugong Death Report

Wednesday, 18 August 1999, 9:14 pm | Unknown

Marine Park authorities have today expressed concern at the weekend report of the body of a dugong discovered in the Nelly Bay harbour on Magnetic Island off Townsville. More >>

Approach to protect public from exposure to EMR

Wednesday, 18 August 1999, 9:12 pm | Unknown

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has embarked on a new co-operative approach for the regulation of human exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) generated by telecommunications equipment. The proposed regime is based on a new ... More >>

Australia's Wine Exports Hit The $1 Billion Mark

Tuesday, 17 August 1999, 8:53 pm | Unknown

Australia's wine industry has reached a significant economic and symbolic milestone, chalking up $1 billion in sales in a 12-month period for the first time, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss, said today. More >>

Growing Human Smuggling Trade Worth Billions

Tuesday, 17 August 1999, 8:53 pm | Unknown

"Yesterday's discovery of the largest boatload of illegal immigrants ever to arrive in Australia is a major organised crime and human rights issue", said Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, Dr Adam Graycar, today. More >>

New Program To Give Australian Agribusiness A Help

Tuesday, 17 August 1999, 8:52 pm | Unknown

The Government's $3.1 million New Industries Development Program (NIDP) is a step closer to helping Australian agribusiness companies develop new exports or replace costly imports, the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren ... More >>

AFC Closes London Office

Friday, 13 August 1999, 8:11 pm | Unknown

The London office of the Australian Film Commission (AFC) will cease operations on Monday, 16th August 1999. More >>

Transcript: Howard Speech

Friday, 13 August 1999, 8:10 pm | Unknown

Last night we were all delayed a little bit waiting for some legislation to go through the Senate to finally resolve the question to be put to the Australian public on the 6th of November in relation to the two issues of our Constitutional arrangements ... More >>

The President Of The People's Republic Of China

Friday, 13 August 1999, 8:09 pm | Unknown

I am pleased to announce that the President of the People's Republic of China, Mr Jiang Zemin, will visit Australia from 6 to 11 September. Mr Jiang's visit will be the first to Australia by a President of China. More >>

AUS: ANZFA On Meat Pie Standards

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:39 am | Unknown

Your Chance To Have A Say About Meat Pies (And Sausage Rolls And Dim Sims) - Anzfa Releases The Draft Meat Standard More >>

AUS: Deputy PM Welcomes Rural Health Funding

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:38 am | Unknown

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson today welcomed the grant of $1.5 million to the National Rural Health Alliance announced by Health Minister Michael Wooldridge. More >>

AUS: New National Library Head

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:36 am | Unknown

'After an extensive international search, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Fullerton as Director-General of the National Library,' Federal Minister for the Arts, Peter McGauran said. More >>

AUS: Asia Pacific hub for voice and data networks

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:35 am | Unknown

The Commonwealth Government today welcomed the opening of Lucent's Asia Pacific NetCare Service Centre in North Ryde. More >>

AUS: A Community Approach to Crime Prevention

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:34 am | Unknown

The Centre for Adolescent Heath at the University of Melbourne is conducting a large study for the Victorian government to measure a series of factors that predict the danger of adolescents becoming involved in crime. This work, undertaken by Dr John ... More >>

AUS: New Law to Combat International Sex Trade

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:33 am | Unknown

Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, today welcomed the successful passage through Parliament of legislation to outlaw sexual slavery and servitude. More >>

Woodchip Export Licences Announced

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:31 am | Unknown

The Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Wilson Tuckey, today announced the granting of woodchip export licences to three firms - Midway Products, Dallas Glenn Pty Ltd and Harris Daishowa Pty Ltd. More >>

AUS: Effects Of Rabbit Calicivirus Disease

Thursday, 12 August 1999, 12:29 am | Unknown

Five new reports provide the first comprehensive assessment of the effects of the rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD) since its release in Australia in 1996 More >>


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