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Australia stops producing cars after Holden closes

The factory of General Motors’ subsidiary Holden shut down on Friday in Adelaide, leaving Australia without any domestic automotive production. “I feel very sad as we all do. It’s the end of an era. You can’t get away from the emotional response to the closure,” Efe quoted Australian Prime Minister …

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Over 50,000 firearms surrendered in Australia

More than 50,000 firearms in Australia have been turned in since June when a national gun amnesty was declared, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday. “This amnesty has taken off 51,000 of those unregistered weapons off the streets,” Turnbull said in a statement. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin …

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Turnbull pushes for facial recognition database

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said that his government has proposed a measure to include photographs and driving license information in the facial recognition database as part of the fight against terrorism. “You can’t allow the risk of hacking to prevent you from doing everything you can to …

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Australia-India bilateral trade can grow further: Envoy

Though Australia-India economic ties have grown significantly in the last decade, there is scope for further growth, Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu said on Monday . India is Australia’s 10th largest trading partner, with two-way trade valued at A$21 billion and two-way investment valued at A$24 billion in …

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Rare white koala born at Australian zoo

A rare white koala joey was on Tuesday welcomed at a zoo in Australia, prompting thousands of people across the country to suggest names for the cuddly creature. The white koala is one of 12 joeys born this season at Australia Zoo established by the legendary “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin …

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PM’s strategy to protect crowded places from terror

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday released details of the “strategy for protecting crowded places” to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing threat of global terrorism. Turnbull said that after months of consultation with law enforcement officials, counter-terror officials and the private sector, the government has devised and released …

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