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Morag MacKinnon

Australian hospital refuses to release baby for detention on Nauru

13 Feb 2016

PERTH, Australia Doctors at an Australian hospital are refusing to release a baby girl facing repatriation to an offshore immigration detention camp, after she was treated for serious burns, adding to pressure on the government over its tough asylum seekers policy. | Video

Australian PM in second revamp of ministry ahead of elections

13 Feb 2016

PERTH, Australia Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday announced more than a dozen changes to his ministry, the second major reshuffle in the five months he has been leader and ahead of national elections expected later this year.

Australia pledges aid to help Tonga, Pacific with Zika

07 Feb 2016

PERTH Australia pledged up to A$500,000 ($354,000) in aid for its Pacific island neighbors on Sunday to help combat the spread of the Zika virus after an outbreak in Tonga last week raised concern in the region.

Australia pledges aid to help Tonga, Pacific with Zika

07 Feb 2016

PERTH Australia pledged up to A$500,000 ($354,000) in aid for its Pacific island neighbours on Sunday to help combat the spread of the Zika virus after an outbreak in Tonga last week raised concern in the region.

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported

06 Feb 2016

PERTH - Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among local residents were the result of travel to affected countries.

Australian state premier offers 267 asylum seekers refuge

06 Feb 2016

PERTH The premier of an Australian state offered on Saturday to look after a group of asylum seekers facing repatriation to a camp on a remote Pacific island, adding to opposition to the federal government's policy of offshore detention.

Cyclone passes over Australia's northwest as wild weather hits nation

31 Jan 2016

PERTH A tropical cyclone that crossed Australia's northwest coast early on Sunday weakened, although several small inland communities were on red alert and the risk of heavy swells, flooding and storm surges remained.

Cyclone passes over Australia's northwest mining ports

31 Jan 2016

PERTH, Jan 31 A tropical cyclone that crossed Australia's northwest coast early on Sunday was weakening, although several small inland communities were on red alert as it moved inland and the risk of heavy swells and storm surges remained.

Cyclone churns toward Australia’s northwest iron ore ports

30 Jan 2016

PERTH A tropical cyclone gathered strength as it headed for the northwest coast of Western Australia on Saturday, forcing ports to close and mining companies to evacuate. Cyclone Stan, the first of a season which runs from November to April, was estimated to be 195 km (120 miles) north of Port Hedland and moving southeast, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.

Former Australian PM Abbott vows to stay on in politics

24 Jan 2016

PERTH, January 24 Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Sunday that he would re-contest his Sydney seat in the next election, ending months of speculation about his future following his toppling in a leadership coup.

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