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Australian anti-mining activist blacklisted in Malaysia

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014 4:13PM UTC Australian anti-mining activist blacklisted in Malaysia

An Australian mining activist who joined Malaysians to rally against Lynas Corp. has been banned from entering Malaysia. Sydney-based supporters for Natalie Lowrey said she was detained by customs officials upon arrival in  Malaysia. Lowrey is reportedly put on a blacklist at police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and she was expected

Australia: Bob Brown Foundation honours outstanding environmentalists

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014 10:04AM UTC Joe Roe and Bob Brown have forged alliance against companies that posed threat against ancestral lands. (Photo: Suppied)

The Bob Brown Foundation honours three outstanding environmental defenders at the Third Annual Environment Awards at a ceremony in Hobart today. The Environmentalist of the Year 2014 was awarded posthumously to Joseph Roe, a Goolarabooloo man from Broome, Western Australia, for his lifelong work to protect the environment and cultural sites of the Kimberley.

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 6:17PM UTC Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, greets Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday. Pic: AP.

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations.

Australia, Malaysia reach cost-sharing deal in search for flight MH370

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:06PM UTC Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Malaysia’s transport minister says an investigation into how a Malaysian airliner came to crash into the Indian Ocean far off course cannot go further until wreckage and its black boxes are found.

Indonesia, Australia disagree on name of new accord

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014 6:17PM UTC Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, left, talks with her Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa after a meeting in Jakarta last year. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia and Indonesia have settled their disagreement over what to call their latest agreement. A rift between the countries was sparked last November by accusations that Australians tapped the cellphones of the Indonesian president, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009.

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