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RPT-Australian state poll threatens $2 bln coal seam gas project

21 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE, March 21 A $2 billion coal seam gas project that could ease a looming gas shortage in eastern Australia is at risk of becoming a casualty in a weekend election in the country's most populous state.

Australian state poll threatens $2 billion coal seam gas project

21 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE A $2 billion (£1.5 billion) coal seam gas project that could ease a looming gas shortage in eastern Australia is at risk of becoming a casualty in a weekend election in the country's most populous state.

Former Vatican treasurer Pell jailed for six years for "brazen" sexual attack on choir boys

13 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s, and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life. | Video

Ungagged: The Cardinal Pell trials

13 Mar 2019

After I spent weeks covering the trial of Cardinal George Pell in a small court room in Melbourne, a New York-based reporter for a U.S. media organisation was first with the news that one of the most senior officials in the Vatican had been convicted of sexually assaulting two choir boys.

Australia's competition watchdog warns high gas prices threaten manufacturers

05 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's gas prices are so high they could force the imminent shutdown of some manufacturing on the east coast, the nation's competition watchdog said on Tuesday, urging gas producers to step up output and offer reasonable prices.

UPDATE 1-Australia's competition watchdog warns high gas prices threaten manufacturers

05 Mar 2019

* Gas prices make Orica Australia plant uncompetitive (Adds Orica CEO comments)

Australia planning to import LNG: What's next? Coals to Newcastle?

04 Mar 2019

MELBOURNE Australia is on the verge of becoming the biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, with dozens of tankers a week carrying fuel to North Asia. It could also soon be importing LNG as supply sources in its southern states run out.

Cardinal Pell behind bars in Australia after child sex conviction

27 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell will spend his first night behind bars on Wednesday after he was remanded into custody pending sentencing for sexually abusing two choir boys in Australia two decades ago. | Video

Australian Cardinal Pell, top Vatican official, found guilty of sexual abuse

26 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE/VATICAN CITY An Australian court has found Cardinal George Pell, one of the highest ranking Vatican officials and a former top adviser to Pope Francis, guilty on five charges of child sexual offences committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys. | Video

How Australian abuse victim’s 'powerful' testimony sank top Vatican official

26 Feb 2019

There was a gasp in the Australian courtroom as the jury foreman read out the first verdict on child sex offences against Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's treasurer, then stunned silence as the same word was repeated for each of the four other charges he faced.

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