Tag: Australia

Tough new standards have Aussies fine-tuned for worlds

by Martin PARRY Coach Jacco Verhaeren has set brutally difficult qualifying standards to make Australia's team for this month's world swimming championships team after a poor showing two years ago. Australia, a traditional powerhouse, had a disappointing campaign last time in Budapest, slumping to eighth on...

Malaysian minister postpones meeting with Aussie counterpart on radioactive waste

Reuters today said the Malaysian energy and environment minister Yeo Bee Yin has delayed a visit to Australia to discuss rare earth miner Lynas Corp's storage of radioactive waste in Pahang. The trip, initially scheduled for this week, has been postponed "pending further developments", a ministry...

From recalcitrant to Lynas deal, is there a thaw in Malaysia-Aussie relations?

The Pakatan Harapan government under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has given its approval to the controversial Lynas and this could be a sign of a thaw in the Mahathir-Australia relationship. But the deal is a blow to activists while Lynas got a tougher deal that...

PM Lee congratulates Australian PM Scott Morrison after he pulls off ‘miracle’ win in the polls

Despite widespread predictions that the opposition Labor Party would will in the elections held on Saturday, May 18, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ruling coalition has managed to hold on to power for one more term, in an outcome that Mr Morrison dubbed a...

Australian PM egged on campaign trail

Australia's election became a little more raucous on Tuesday when a protestor tried -- but failed -- to crack an egg on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's head. The attacker's egg, thrown from close range, appeared to bounce off the politician at a Country Women's Association...

Heads up for Aussies in Singapore: you can vote in advance

The 2019 Australian Federal Election will be held on May 18, 2019 (Saturday). As such, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) urged Australian citizens who will be overseas during that date to vote early. “Whether you’re residing, working or holidaying overseas at the moment, make sure your...

Australian PM makes a blunder by saying “Ni Hao” to a Korean mistaking her for Chinese

Strathfield, Australia – What happens when a prominent figure of state mistakes a particular race for another, greets them in the wrong language and gets corrected for the blunder in front of national television? He gets accused of racism and many more underlying issues. Australian...

Teen egging a senator hailed as hero “EggBoi” in Australia with his own crowdfunding

Melbourne, Australia – On Mar 16 (Sat), Queensland Senator Fraser Anning had an egg splattered on his head by a 17-year-old teen. The incident occurred during a media conference at a right-wing rally in Moorabbin, a day after the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand. In the...

EPF invests in first Aussie development project

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is to invest AUD154m (€109m) in a mixed-use development in the centre of Melbourne in Australia, alongside Malaysian industrial group OSK Holdings. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, the local stock exchange, OSK said EPF had taken a 49% stake in Yarra...

Search for missing MH370 must go on, victim’s husband says

Family members of the missing Malaysian airline the MH370 want the Malaysian government to resume the search for the plane that went missing on March 8, 2014. A victim's husband explained why the search for the plane must go on saying it is very important...