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Australia’s 500 worst-polluting companies will pay a tax on their carbon emissions from 1 July 2012, as the country’s Senate has passed the Clean Energy Act on Tuesday, a law on pollution. (more…)

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Qantas resumed its flights on Monday, following a ruling from Fair Work Australia which ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute between the airline’s management and the union members. (photo, from lemonde.fr) (more…)

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All international and domestic flights from Australian Qantas Airways (photo) are grounded a labour dispute, a decision which the airline said would cost Aus$20m a day.

Immediately after the announcement 600 flights were cancelled, affecting 70,000 travelers according to the airline. (more…)

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The Australian city of Melbourne (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) is the world’s most liveable city, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey. (more…)

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In many countries the ground is very dry and the water reservoirs are much lower than usual. Europe and Australia are now worried that they might face the same wildfires which are still burning in the US (photo, from aljazeera.net) and Mexico. (more…)

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22 people are being questioned by police in Australia following a riot involving some 100 people on Wednesday night at an immigration detention centre in Sydney (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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Australian Arthur Freeman (photo), who killed his four-year-old daughter in full view of his two sons aged two and six and rush-hour commuters, has been jailed for life. (more…)

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