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Australian Intelligence Headquarters Blueprints Stolen by China

SECRET and highly sensitive blueprints outlining the layout of Australia’s top spy agency’s new headquarters have been stolen by Chinese hackers, the ABC says.

ASIO’s new headquarters is planned for the shores of Lake Burley-Griffin Source: News Limited

The documents contained details of the ASIO building’s floor plans, communication cabling layouts, server locations


Australia: You no Longer Have the “Right to Remain Silent”

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PEOPLE in NSW will no longer have the “right to silence” when being questioned by police after the Shooters and Fishers Party voted with the government on its bid to combat gang violence.

Critics of the laws – which the government will now push through the lower house – say it’s a fundamental


Larger than Manhattan: Pacific Island Sandy Disappears

Pacific Island, Bigger Than Manhattan, Vanishes


You can see it on this Google Map — a little spit of land, sitting between Australia (on the left) and French-governed New Caledonia (on the right).

Sandy Island, via PerthNow

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It’s called “Sandy Island.” In the Times Atlas of


Pirates and Wikileaks Share Battlefield In Aussie Election

Wikileaks loves to share secret documents and pirates are all for sharing culture, but can these movements share voters in the upcoming Australian elections to ensure at least one of them gets elected?

In September, debutante parties representing both will face off at the Aussie ballot box.

In the purple corner, the Rick Falkvinge inspired


Assange to Run for Australian Senate

Julian Assange will run for a Senate seat in the 2013 federal election and his mum reckons he’ll be awesome.

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Christine Assange confirmed her son’s candidacy on Wednesday after WikiLeaks tweeted the news.

“He will be awesome,” she said.

“In the House of Representatives we get to choose between US lackey party


Massive Oil Deposit Discovered in Australia

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Brisbane company Linc Energy yesterday released two reports, based on drilling and seismic exploration, estimating the amount of oil in the as yet untapped Arckaringa Basin surrounding Coober Pedy ranging from 3.5 billion to 233 billion barrels of oil.

At the higher end, this would be “several times bigger than all of the oil


Chinese Officer Warns Australia: Don’t Side with U.S. and Japan over Disputed Islands

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Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu, of the National Defence University, blamed America’s ‘‘orchestration’’ and Japan’s ‘‘militarism’’ for rising tensions over disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.

Colonel Liu Mingfu asked that his views be conveyed directly to Julia Gillard.

‘‘America is the global tiger and Japan


Possible Aids Cure Discovered


An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered how to turn the HIV virus against itself to stop it progressing to AIDS, describing it as a major breakthrough in finding a cure for the disease.

David Harrich, from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, said he had successfully modified a protein in HIV that


Australia: Unbelievable Heatwave, Roads Melting, Gas Evaporating


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All over Australia – Alice Springs, Adelaide, Sydney, Wagga Wagga – it’s been an extremely hot summer and it’s expected to get hotter. The continent is experiencing a record-breaking heat wave. Roads have melted in 108-degree temperatures in the Outback and wildfires are raging in New South Wales. The heat is


Earth’s Oldest Fossils Ever Discovered in Australia


Scientists analyzing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.

If the find withstands the scrutiny that inevitably faces claims of fossils this old, it could move scientists one step closer to understanding the first chapters of life on Earth. The


GMO Wheat in the Pipeline, Killing you for Money

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More GMO Insanity

If these GMO producing companies produce and sell patent-able GMO seed to farmers that you in turn eat and then in turn die, well, it seems that would be just fine with them as long as their making a buck and don’t get imprisoned, because you see, they don’t care, they


Local Group Uncovers Secret Global Hawk Flights from Australia

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The United States flew highly classified Global Hawk spy drone missions from the Royal Australian Air Force base at Edinburgh in South Australia from late 2001 until at least 2006.

The operations were detected by a group of Adelaide aviation historians who had a member monitoring aircraft radio frequencies 20 hours a day.



Fish Getting Skin Cancer

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The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eerily similar to the melanoma that plagues humans, researchers report today (Aug. 1).

Coral trout living on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are directly beneath the Antarctic ozone hole, the world’s largest, which is the result


U.S. Marines Sent to Protect Natural Resources Near Australia

U.S. Marines began arriving in Australia after an agreement between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard to increase cooperation and allow a greater regional presence for American forces.

The first 200 of as many as 2,500 Marines arrived in the northern city of Darwin yesterday, Gillard said in a statement. Obama first announced


Australian Spiral Penomenon Linked to Rocket Launch

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A falcon 9 rocket was launched in the U.S one hour before folks in Australia saw a spiraling object in their early morning skies, about 6 am local time. Geoffrey Wyatt, from the Sydney Observatory, said it looked like it was the Falcon 9 rocket, which launched about an hour earlier in


Lost Army Dog Found 14mos Later in Afghanistan

A sniffer dog that went missing in action after a battle in Afghanistan has been found safe and well after more than a year in the desert.

Sabi the black Labrador was with a joint Australian-Afghan army patrol when it was ambushed by Taliban militants in September 2008.



Laser Pointers Get Seriously Strong

A similar incident to this happened in New York City not long ago and they caught the guy, although this laser attack included multiple sources I think it is a situation under the same circumstances as the New York incident, some guy just playing around with his new (powerful)


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