Tag: Australia

Buick Regal’s Demise Tipped To Kill Australia’s Holden Commodore Too

Following the news that the Buick Regal will soon be killed off in the United States, it seems likely that the Regal’s brother, the Holden Commodore, will also be sent packing in Australia. Speaking with Car Advice, alleged Holden insiders assert that the car manufacturer plans on phasing out the Commodore before the facelifted model […]

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Holden Colorado And Trailblazer Storm Editions Are Better Equipped For Rural Australia

Holden has released two “Storm” special edition models in Australia for the Colorado pickup and Trailblazer SUV. Already available to order, the Holden Colorado Storm and Trailblazer Storm bring several styling and functional upgrades. Both models come with a standard LED light bar attached on top of a black nudge bar that’s also part of […]

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What’s ‘Fair’ When It Comes to Carbon Emissions?

The Trump administration recently began the formal process of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, citing “the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses and taxpayers” by the United States’ pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, expressed similar sentiments: “Australia won’t write a blank check with its economy” to […]

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Woman who lied on resume, used photo of Kate Upton to land $185,000 job going to jail

A woman who lied on her resume and faked “glowing” references to land a high-paying job with an Australian regional government has been sentenced to at least a year in prison. Veronica Hilda Theriault, 46, was convicted Tuesday of deception, dishonesty, and abuse of public office, relating to her 2017 application for the chief information […]

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Australia Revokes Medical Evacuations for Offshore Detainees

SYDNEY, Australia — Ten months after it was enacted, the Australian Parliament on Wednesday repealed a law that had allowed refugees and asylum seekers being held offshore to seek emergency medical care in Australia, a move that human rights advocates denounced as cruel and shameful. The vote was the latest example of the Australian government’s […]

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Australia Introduces Phone Detection Cameras for Roads

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‘Incredible Story of Survival’: Woman Rescued After 12 Days in Outback

SYDNEY, Australia — The three Australians told family and friends they were making a quick trip into the central Australian outback. But when their truck became bogged down in a riverbed, they suddenly found themselves in a battle for survival, stranded in a remote landscape with little food and water. On Sunday, 12 days later, […]

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China Is Aiming to ‘Break’ Detained Australian Writer, Lawyers Say

SYDNEY, Australia — Chinese officials have cut off all contact between a detained Australian writer and democracy activist, Yang Hengjun, and his family, in what his lawyers described on Sunday as an effort to “break” Mr. Yang and force him to confess to being a spy. Mr. Yang, who was detained in January after arriving […]

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Aussie Safety Body Has Serious Concerns About Tesla’s Cybertruck

The head of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), the leading crash test authority in Australia, has expressed serious concerns about how the controversial design of the Tesla Cybertruck could pose unnecessary dangers to occupants and other road users. Speaking with News, ANCAP chief executive James Goodwin said the shape and stainless steel body […]

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BaseCamp Accessories Pack Makes Australia’s Ford Everest Even More Badass

The rugged Ford Everest SUV is now more adventure-ready courtesy of a new BaseCamp Accessories Pack released in Australia and New Zealand. Available through Ford dealerships, BaseCamp accessories enhance the body-on-frame SUV’s versatility, practicality and overlanding abilities. Customers have the option of choosing a ready-to-go adventure package for their Ford Everest Trend 4WD model consisting […]

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Suddenly, the Chinese Threat to Australia Seems Very Real

CANBERRA, Australia — A Chinese defector to Australia who detailed political interference by Beijing. A businessman found dead after telling the authorities about a Chinese plot to install him in Parliament. Suspicious men following critics of Beijing in major Australian cities. For a country that just wants calm commerce with China — the propellant behind […]

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‘99 Problems but My ABCs Ain’t One’: Jay-Z Sues Over Children’s Book

SYDNEY, Australia — When the children’s alphabet book “A B to Jay-Z” was released by a small Australian online retailer more than two years ago, the company said it sold out within days. But it also drew criticism on social media as a particularly cringe-worthy example of cultural appropriation. The book, the creation of a […]

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Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

A lifelong swimmer leapt into deep water near his lakeside home, and was horrified to find himself completely unable to swim. Had his wife not rescued him, he might have drowned. He had recently received an electronic brain implant to control tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and somehow the signals from the device […]

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Lewis the koala dies one week after rescue from Australia bushfire

Ellenborough Lewis, the koala who shot to internet fame after being rescued last week from massive wildfires that engulfed the Australian state of New South Wales, has died. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital made the decision to euthanize Lewis Tuesday after inspecting his wounds. It became clear that the marsupial’s burns were not going to improve, the hospital […]

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Koalas Aren’t Extinct, but Their Future Is in Danger, Experts Say

There is no doubt that the fires tearing across eastern Australia have been hurting koalas. With large areas of their crucial habitat ravaged, it is unclear what the future holds for a species that was already under threat before this round of bush fires. Some koalas have been rescued — singed and dehydrated — from […]

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Company Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Goes to Court Over Replicas

MELBOURNE, Australia — She stands four feet high, with her hands placed on her hips, her chin up and a defiant look in her eye. Known as the “Fearless Girl,” the bronze statue in Lower Manhattan was intended to “drive a conversation” on the importance of elevating women in corporate roles — a feminist message […]

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Would-Be Chinese Defector Details Covert Campaigns in Hong Kong and Taiwan

BEIJING — A man claiming to be a disillusioned Chinese intelligence operative has told the Australian authorities that China’s military intelligence agencies were directly intervening in politics in Hong Kong and Taiwan, buying media coverage, infiltrating universities, funneling donations to favored candidates and creating thousands of social media accounts to attack Taiwan’s governing party. So […]

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