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2012-05-12 23:01:45

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has announced the creation of Australia´s first Small Business Commissioner. Mumpreneur Fiona Lewis believes that this post, if given teeth, will benefit the growing number of women establishing their own online businesses from home. (PRWEB) May 12, 2012 The announcement of the creation of Australia´s first Small Business Commissioner, to be appointed later in 2012, has been been applauded by both the Council of Small Business...

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2011-07-11 09:30:00

The Australian government announced a new tax on carbon emissions for the worst polluters in the country, beginning in 2012.Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the tax would impose a $25 ($23 Australian) per ton penalty on offenders. The economic reform will cover nearly 500 companies, and a market-based trading plan will be announced in 2015.The move has been sharply criticized by opponents, who expect consumer prices to rise by nearly 11 percent due to the new tax. Critics argue the levy...

2011-07-09 00:00:31

This weekend, the speechwriters for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will, according to negotiation experts Rick Otton and Iven Frangi, need to draw upon high level persuasion techniques. When revealing the details of her government's proposed carbon tax, the PM will need to appease industry, environmentalists and, importantly, voters. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, faces the nation this weekend, delivering an address that she hopes...

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2011-06-05 08:35:00

Climate researchers from Australian National University (ANU) have been rushed to a secure location after reportedly receiving death threats as debates continue over plans to instate a carbon pollution tax.The scientists were wisped away following mounting abuse, with menacing email and phone call threats stating they would be attacked if they didn't halt their research, said ANU vice-chancellor Dick Young.The threats had intensified in recent weeks amid heated public debate over Prime...

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2009-12-21 05:45:00

An Australian hospital ship sunk by Japanese torpedoes during WWII that took 268 lives has been found underwater near Queensland, the government announced Sunday. The bombing and subsequent loss of the Centaur in 1943 is considered one of Australia's worst wartime tragedies. Survivors and families have long encouraged that the wreck be located, so salvagers would not find it first. On Sunday, a team headed by U.S. marine search specialist David Mearns established the wreck's site. The sinking...

2006-02-06 01:01:10

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Scrapping Australia's effective ban on an abortion drug could open the way for risky backyard miscarriages, Health Minister Tony Abbott said as debate heats up ahead of a free parliamentary vote on the issue this week. At present, if a doctor wants to prescribe abortion drug RU-486 in Australia, the application must first be approved by the health minister -- currently the conservative, Catholic, anti-abortion Abbott -- then assessed by the...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.