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Tony Abbott Election 2013. Tony Abbott Liberal National Party Winning Victory Speech HD 720p

ABC 20130907 Election 2013. Tony Abbott Liberal National Party Winning Victory Speech. All comments allowed, bar spam. 2048kpbs mp4, 256kbps audio rip. Reuse...
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Tony Abbott's victory speech, September the 7th, 2013!

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Why do Asylum Seekers come to Australia from Indonesia by Boat

Why do Asylum Seekers come to Australia from Indonesia by Boat | Australian politics | Scoop.it

Why do asylum seekers risk their lives and that of their loved ones by travelling through unkown and often dangerous territories and then risk their lives in rough seas to travel to Australia by boat?

 

'Our most significant finding ...........was that material living conditions were not the greatest concern of the individuals we interviewed. Rather most of their very real suffering and despair was caused by:

 

1. being deprived of the sense of purpose and dignity which work provides,
2. seeing their children miss out on education and hence the opportunities which education provides, and
3. the sense of being trapped in a homeless limbo: unable to return to their country of origin, having no prospect of settling lawfully in Indonesia (an option which many would have chosen if it had been available), and having little prospect of being resettled in a third country.'


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Some of the reasons why Asylum Seekers come to Australia is due to the reason that their country is to dangerous, to find work and to become educated.  They come by boat because "all they are risking is their bodies, not their lives. Their lives have already been lost."

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Environment Minister Greg Hunt 'looked up Wikipedia' for climate change facts

Environment Minister Greg Hunt 'looked up Wikipedia' for climate change facts | Australian politics | Scoop.it
THE Environment Minister Greg Hunt has staked his authority on a Wikipedia entry in a bid to douse claims climate change is causing bushfires.
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The continuous debate about climate change and the effects it it is having on natural disasters.

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Abbott Wins: Australia 'Under New Management'

Abbott Wins: Australia 'Under New Management' | Australian politics | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott promises to provide a "trustworthy and competent" government after winning Australia's general election.
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At the end of this article it gives a very brief biography of Tony Abbott's life. 

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United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law

United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law | Australian politics | Scoop.it
United Nations finds Australia commits 143 violations of international law By Greg Sherington-22 August 2013
22 August 2013 THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Today the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva found...

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I found this article interesting because I never really though that Australia would violate international law.

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd calls September 7 federal election - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd calls September 7 federal election - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian politics | Scoop.it
Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have delivered their opening pitches in the 2013 federal election race with both promising positive plans for the future.
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What does the Australian public really think about asylum seekers?

What does the Australian public really think about asylum seekers? | Australian politics | Scoop.it

'The June parliamentary debate, following record boat arrivals and loss of life at sea, led to surveys conducted for the major dailies. Reporting a Nielsen poll on 2 July, The Age headlined “Most blame government for boat people deadlock”. Almost a week later, Newspoll for the Australian produced a different result: “All sides damned”.

 

 

The failure to consider inconsistent findings, or to explain the trend of opinion, is typical of media discussion of polling on issues other than the standing of political parties and their leaders, which are tracked almost weekly from one election to the next.'


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A very interestigng article discussing people's views on the issue of Asylum seekers.  The surveys that were conducted find that some people were confused and uncertain.  This proves to me that some people might feel this way because they don't know much about the issue and need to be educated about it

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‘It Would be Okay If They Came through the Proper Channels’: Community Perceptions and Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers in Australia

Community Perceptions


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This is an excellent resource about the history of Asylum Seekers in Australia and the Australian public perspectve on the issue.

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Tony Abbott claims victory and says Australia is 'open for business'

Tony Abbott claims victory and says Australia is 'open for business' | Australian politics | Scoop.it
TONY Abbott has declared the nation "open for business" once again, vowing to lead a competent and trustworthy government for all Australians.
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This article discusses Tony Abbott's win. The seats that were won and lost by both the Liberal and Labor party.

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Australia: The FTTP dream is over: Coalition victory kills Labor's NBN | Delimiter

Australia: The FTTP dream is over: Coalition victory kills Labor's NBN | Delimiter | Australian politics | Scoop.it

The long-held vision dreamt up by senior Labor politicians Stephen Conroy and Kevin Rudd in 2009 of a universal fibre broadband network covering Australia is officially dead, with a solid election victory set to sweep the Coalition into power and a technically inferior fibre to the node plan into Australia’s streets.

 

Although the return of Kevin Rudd to the Prime Ministership several months ago gave the Australian Labor Party a significant boost in national polling at that stage, exit polling throughout Australia today has shown a clear and decisive victory for the Coalition. Respected ABC election analyst Antony Green called the Federal Election for the Coalition earlier tonight, and other major media outlets have followed.

 

At this stage it appears as though the Coalition will enjoy a sizable majority of close to 40 seats in the House of Representatives which, historical results suggest would mean it would be likely to maintain two terms in power. The situation is much less clearer in the Senate as Senate results take significantly longer to tabulate than results in the lower house.

 

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s seat of Wentworth — one of the safest Liberal seats in the country — is also seeing a minor swing towards Turnbull, meaning it is likely that Turnbull will be appointed Communications Minister in a new administration led by Tony Abbott, as the Opposition Leader has publicly intimated several times.

 

The news will have immediate and drastic consequences for Labor’s NBN project, which the Rudd and Gillard administrations have pursued as one of the Federal Government’s major projects in its current form since mid-2009.

 

Turnbull has consistently stated that the Coalition plans to “complete” Labor’s NBN vision more rapidly and more cheaply than Labor itself could. However, the Coalition’s NBN alternative is largely based on radically different technology than Labor’s vision, and will deliver vastly reduced broadband service delivery outcomes to many Australians.

 

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This article discusses how Labor's National Broadband Network dream is over after it's defeat to the Coalition.

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This article highlights the issue of clashing political policy between the Labor and Liberal parties on the topic of the proposed NBN which is currently underway. In the article, it is drawn to our attention that Labor's 'vision' for nation-wide fast broadband networks is sinking faster than the Titanic. This has occurred as the newly-elected Liberal government has recently announced its desire to complete the almost-finished project in a way that prevents further money being wasted on this seemingly futile project. Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes this project did little to improve the state of the Australian economy, as Labor previously claimed, but rather forced the country into a worse state of debt than before.

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Rudd returns as Australia PM after toppling Gillard

Rudd returns as Australia PM after toppling Gillard | Australian politics | Scoop.it
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard almost three years to the day after being ousted by his former...

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It was like a roller coaster ride, Kevin Rudd becomes Prime Minister, then Julia Gilliard becomes the first Prime Minister of Australia and then Kevin Rudd becomes Prime Minister for the second time. It was an absolute mess!

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Vic Salloum's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:02 AM
We vote Rudd we get Julia..... then.... We think we have Julia and get Rudd... WHAT THE??? #confused #ummm #whoisthelaborparty
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Kevin Rudd says PNG has room for 10,000 asylum seekers ...

Kevin Rudd says PNG has room for 10,000 asylum seekers ... | Australian politics | Scoop.it
KEVIN Rudd will warn people smugglers he stands ready to create an island from hell in Papua New Guinea housing 10000 asylum seekers.
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Some statistics in regards to Asylum Seekers!

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