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Last updated: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 12:30:03 PM

Australia launches new communications satellite
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Isolated Australian communities are a step closer to high-speed Internet after the successful launch of one of two new satellites specifically designed for the country 's National Broadband Network.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 7:30:03 AM

Catholic church to fight child abuse in Sydney
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) A new office to coordinate with child protection authorities to help survivors of abuse will be created, the Catholic archdiocese of Sydney said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:32:16 PM

Grandma's smoking habit ups asthma risk in grandkids
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) If grandmothers smoked while they were pregnant, there was an increased risk of asthma in grand-children even if their mothers did not smoke during pregnancy, a significant study has revealed.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:48:05 PM

Inquest begins in Indian-origin woman's death in Sydney
Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman who was burnt to death in 2013 outside her house in suburban Sydney was allegedly the victim of domestic violence, an inquest into her death heard.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:00:04 PM

Australian consumer confidence slipping
Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) There has been a dampening of confidence in Australian consumers after new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took charge, a monthly measure of consumer confidence said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:44:03 PM

Ex-Australian PM maintains stance of election victory
Canberra, Sep 29 (IANS) Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday maintained he would have led his Liberal Party to victory in the next election had he not been replaced by the incumbent premier.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:34:02 PM

Tech increases savings, productivity in mineral exploration
Canberra, Sep 29 (IANS) A technology to speed up the process of analysing mineral exploration, saving time and money has been developed by Australian scientists.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:18:03 PM

Over 10,000 lightning strikes recorded in Australia
Brisbane, Sep 29 (IANS) Parts of Australia's Queensland state on Tuesday were lashed by hail and over 10,000 lightning strikes as a severe thunderstorm hit the region, the media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:06:10 PM

Simmons suspended as Windies head coach
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 28 (IANS) Phil Simmons has been suspended as West Indies coach, just days after criticising the selection panel over the one-day squad for Sri Lanka.

Monday, September 28, 2015 9:38:03 PM

Licences of Uber drivers suspended in Australian state
Sydney, Sep 28 (IANS) Authorities in Australia's New South Wales state on Monday suspended the licences of 40 Uber taxi drivers, the media reported.

Monday, September 28, 2015 5:52:13 PM

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