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James Grubel

James Grubel

    Rudd sets September 7 poll date
    Rudd sets September 7 poll date
    Rudd, who was dumped by his centre-left party in June 2010, has generated a spike in public support since he returned but conservative opposition...
    Australia PM Gillard wins leadership vote unopposed
    Australia PM Gillard wins leadership vote unopposed
    Gillard has now defeated Rudd for the leadership three times, but faces the prospect of trying to unify a deeply divided party and then turning...
    Solomon Islands earthquake leaves at least 5 dead
    Solomon Islands earthquake leaves at least 5 dead
    The earthquake on Wednesday triggered evacuations across the South Pacific as island nations issued tsunami alerts.
    Rudd resignation signals showdown with Gillard in Oz
    Rudd resignation signals showdown with Gillard in Oz
    Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigned his ministry on Wednesday, saying he could no longer work with Prime Minister Julia Gillard,...
    Australia confronts prospect of minority government
    Australia confronts prospect of minority government
    Australia could have its first minority government in 70 years, a worst-case scenario for investors, with an election-eve poll showing the ruling...
    Australian mining tax may boost Rudd's appeal
    Australian mining tax may boost Rudd's appeal
    Australia's plan to hit mining projects with a new tax might have upset resource companies, but it could prove popular with voters and boost Prime...
    Australian carbon laws face fresh turmoil
    Australian carbon laws face fresh turmoil
    The future of Australia's carbon trade scheme was thrown into confusion on Thursday after several opposition lawmakers resigned their party...
    Australia opens Indian Ocean detention centre
    Australia opens Indian Ocean detention centre
    A spate of refugee boats to Australia prompted the government on Friday to open a much-criticised new immigration detention centre on a tiny island...
    Strewth! Aussie Catholics call foul on TV chef
    Strewth! Aussie Catholics call foul on TV chef
    Australia's Catholic church has taken a swipe at foul-mouthed British chef Gordon Ramsay and demanded his reality television shows be either taken...
    Major pro-Beijing rally at Australia torch relay
    Major pro-Beijing rally at Australia torch relay
    In the biggest pro-Beijing rally of the protest-marred Olympic torch relay, more than 10 000 Chinese Australians rallied in Canberra on...
    Email records to show slice of Australian life
    Email records to show slice of Australian life
    With email replacing letters as a way of keeping in touch, an Australian museum on Tuesday said it wants to stop a valuable archive of daily life...
    Tears, dances as Aborigines make history
    Tears, dances as Aborigines make history
    Aborigines playing didgeridoos and smeared with white body paint overturned hundreds of years of British tradition in Australia on Tuesday by...