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Last updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:26:03 PM

Technology behind bitcoin may increase government productivity
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) An Australian research indicates blockchain technology -- that enables bitcoin -- may increase productivity and innovation in government and industry in the future.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:30:05 AM

Australian swimmer to appeal against FINA ban
Canberra, June 9 (IANS) Australian Olympic swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes will appeal a 12-month International Swimming Federation (FINA) ban which would see him miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia confirmed on Friday.

Friday, June 09, 2017 3:38:04 PM

Australia to toughen parole laws
Canberra, June 9 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Friday that parole laws will be toughened to prevent violent offenders, especially those with terror links.

Friday, June 09, 2017 1:02:06 PM

Australian swimmer banned for 12 months for missing doping tests
Canberra, June 9 (IANS) Australian freestyle swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes was on Friday handed a 12-month ban by swimming governing body FINA for missing three doping tests, Swimming Australia confirmed.

Friday, June 09, 2017 11:58:05 AM

Your choice of wine may depend on label descriptions
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) A cleverly written label description with details of winery history on the bottle may influence your choice of wine, researchers say.

Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:50:04 PM

Australian state to ban sugar-based beverages in hospitals
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Australia's New South Wales' (NSW) state announced on Thursday that it will ban sugar-based beverages in all hospitals in order to combat increasing obesity.

Thursday, June 08, 2017 2:14:04 PM

Australian aboriginal artwork owned by Elton John sold
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) An indigenous Australian artwork formerly owned by singer Sir Elton John for two decades was auctioned and sold for $312,110 here, media reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:30:04 PM

Australia flags crackdown on encrypted communication
Canberra, June 7 (IANS) Australia will be pushing its "Five Eyes" intelligence partners this month to crack down on encrypted technology in the global fight against terrorism.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 11:06:03 AM

Harry condoles Australians killed in London attacks
Canberra, June 7 (IANS) Prince Harry on Wednesday paid a touching tribute to the Australian victims of the London terror attack, media reports said.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 10:22:05 AM

Adani gets nod for controversial Australia coal mine
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Indian billionaire Gautam Adani on Tuesday said he had got the nod to open Australia's biggest coal mine. His company announced a "final investment decision" on the $16.5 billion Carmichael project.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 7:26:04 PM

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