Government White Paper Warns Climate Change Disaster on Australia’s Doorstep

Australia is facing world disaster from climate change, with the Australian government’s first foreign policy white paper in a decade stating the environmental degradation and the demand for sustainable food sources undermines stability in fragile countries. The new white paper released on Thursday warns of disruptive effects of climate change in Australia’s immediate region, with…

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PNG Authorities Storm Manus Island to Move on Asylum Seekers

Papua New Guinea (PNG) police have entered an immigration detention centre on Manus Island, attempting to end a stand-off with protesting asylum seekers and refugees refusing to leave the centre. Australian and PNG authorities confirmed an operation was underway to convince the men to move out, with refugees claiming new facilities do not give them…

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Margaret River Gourmet Escape Renewed Sparking Talks for Culinary Tourism Expansion

Western Australia will be expanding its culinary event tourism for the future, beginning with the return of the Margaret River Gourmet Escape next year. The event will be back for a seventh year, with the sponsorship contract with event owner IMG Culinary renewed for 12 months. “Margaret River Gourmet Escape has helped grow the brand…

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Myanmar Rejects Claims of Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar claims the United States’ (U.S.) declaration the country is carrying out ethnic cleansing was “without any proven facts”. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s spokesperson Zaw Htay said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “failed to mention” Muslim militants’ alleged killings of Hindus and other innocent civilians, after attaching the label to a military…

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