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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...

2010-05-19 14:34:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Hanan M. Isaacs was elected to serve a two-year term as a member of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). NELA is the largest plaintiffs' lawyers association in the country, and the New Jersey chapter is the most prominent in the state. Upon hearing of his election, Attorney Isaacs said, "I am honored to be a member of the NELA-NJ Board of Directors for the next two years....

2009-02-26 21:32:37

The wife of an Australian soldier has backed claims that another soldier was docked an entire paycheck due to a dispute about overpayment. The woman said that despite claims by Defense Minister Joel Fitzgibbon and army officials, the soldier received a Jan. 22 pay packet for the amount of $0.00 as a result of disputed claims that he and about 380 other soldiers had previously been mistakenly overpaid, The Australian reported Thursday. The woman spoke after defense officials and Fitzgibbon...

2006-08-15 00:17:12

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks should face new charges before a U.S. military tribunal by November or be returned home, the Australian government said on Tuesday. Lawyers for Hicks, who has been held at the U.S. camp in Cuba for four years, have called for his release after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that planned military trials for Guantanamo inmates were illegal. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on August 2 that plans were...

2006-07-31 00:58:41

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Monday he would seek a fifth straight term, ending his ambitious deputy's leadership hopes and cementing his place as one of the world's most successful conservative leaders. The popular Howard, first elected in 1996, said his Liberal Party colleagues had urged him to lead his ruling coalition at the next elections due in late 2007. "I remain enthusiastic and keen to ensure that the coalition achieves...

2006-07-25 02:16:43

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard has been demonized by Aborigines for a decade, but on Tuesday one of Australia's most influential black leaders said Howard could be the person that ends generations of black squalor. After years of racial tensions over Howard's tough practical approach to improving aboriginal living standards, prominent black leader Mick Dodson said Howard had an historic opportunity to do what no other prime minister has achieved....

2006-07-12 22:40:06

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard signaled on Thursday he may seek a fifth term and lead his conservative government to the next election due in 2007, despite pressure from his ambitious treasurer to step down. "There's still a lot of things I want to do. I find that I am still very committed to this job and I still get stimulated by it," Howard told Australian radio. The 10-year-old government was thrown into a leadership row this week when Treasurer Peter...

2006-07-11 07:57:53

By James Grubel CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) - After a decade as Australia's prime minister in waiting, Treasurer Peter Costello is now outlining a blueprint for a Costello government -- a move analysts say is designed to bolster his leadership chances. Costello, 48, was anointed long ago as Prime Minister John Howard's heir apparent, and his supporters are hoping his time may soon be coming with Howard turning 67 this month. Leadership speculation recently resurfaced after...

2006-07-10 19:21:21

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A powerful decade-long alliance between Australia's Prime Minister John Howard and Treasurer Peter Costello has come to an end, Australia's media declared on Tuesday, with the pair at odds over a leadership succession deal. Howard and Costello will face each other at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, a day after the treasurer publicly contradicted his leader, saying Howard had pledged in 1994 to hand him the top job after one-and-a-half terms in government. The two...

2006-07-10 19:17:05

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A powerful decade-long alliance between Australia's Prime Minister John Howard and Treasurer Peter Costello has come to an end, Australia's media declared on Tuesday, with the pair at odds over a leadership succession deal. Howard and Costello will face each other at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, a day after the treasurer publicly contradicted his leader, saying Howard had pledged in 1994 to hand him the top job after one-and-a-half terms in government. The two...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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