Tag: Australia

  • Australia ‘critical’ to US

    AUSTRALIA is a “critical pillar” in the US pivot to Asia and the rebalancing of its military strategy, the region’s most senior American commander says. Australia ‘critical’ to US Asia […]

  • Cocaine haul and corpse found on yacht

    A decomposed body and 200kg (440lb) of cocaine have been discovered on a grounded boat off the coast of Tonga, police say. The drugs, which were hidden in the hull […]

  • Sex Scandal Beclouds AUSMIN Talks

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s talks with the Gillard government have begun in Perth but threaten to be overshadowed by the spiralling sex scandal involving top American military officials. […]

  • Customs Swamped

    Customs is struggling to crew patrol planes and boats as it battles record numbers of asylum seeker arrivals. A surge in boats from Sri Lanka intercepted off the Cocos Islands […]

  • Search Called Off

    After Australian and commercial ships having plucked more than 50 people from the sea, the rescue operation for survivors of a boat carrying asylum seekers that sank near Indonesia’s Java […]

  • Missing Asylum Boat

    Australian and Indonesian authorities are searching for a missing boat, believed to be carrying asylum seekers. Australia and Indonesia search for missing asylum boat Australian and Indonesian authorities are searching […]

  • Act Two

    Australia’s Navigation Act of 1912 will be replaced by modern guidelines and Australian Maritime Safety Authority to become the sole regulator of shipping in Australian waters. Archaic maritime safety laws to go Century […]

  • Act of Piracy

    The Australian parliament has been told that the federal government has acquiesced with what amounted to an act of piracy by asylum seekers on the merchant ship MV Parsifal last week. […]

  • Merchant Ship Diverted

    Fearing that desperate asylum seekers he had rescued in Indonesian waters posed a threat to his crew, the captain of a merchant ship bound for Singapore changed course for Australia. Merchant […]

  • Saving Lives at Sea

    Responsibility for saving lives at sea is not a matter of sovereign jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of all countries and all seafarers regardless of where a ship might be […]

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