Opinion Piece by PM Anthony Albanese: Co-operation key to Labor delivering for families and nation
 
We were happy to be dictated to by superpowers but now there is no superpower ...
 
GS Baissari Broaches General Situation with German Ambassador
 
Al-Boustany: The two-state solution is now
 
Doctors plead for an end to Gaza’s massacre
 
Australian envoy to Lebanon helps celebrate world day for people with disabilities
 
Baissari broaches situation with Egyptian Ambassador
 
The Australian Government has a duty to its citizens and the international community to play its role in stopping the massacres from continuing.
 
FRNSW appoints new leader and fresh intake of firefighters
 
Former Nixon diplomat Henry Kissinger dies at home at the age of 100
 
Thinking about Post-War Gaza
 
The Social Shame of Violence Against Women
 
From Australia, World news in Brief
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New Bankstown hospital to be located on NSW TAFE campus grounds
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NSW Govt gives $17.7m grant to fund upgrade of Canterbury Ice Rink
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Qld Govt to operate 200 new rail replacement buses after naming local manufacturers to build them
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Republican lawmakers abandon Ukraine aid talks after leader Zelenskiy cancels video appeal for more funding
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Metro West stations set to unlock Parramatta’s global potential
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Fire and Rescue NSW visits Macarthur retirement village to talk key fire safety messaging
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Party in Parramatta with Sneaky Sound System for NYE
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Annastacia Palaszczuk resigns as Premier of Queensland.
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PM Anthony Albanese: "Anastacia leaves office proud of all she has achieved, and thinking - as she always has - about what is best for Queensland and its future."
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AACCI’s diplomatic event marks milestone in investment relations
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The MOU will promote economic collaboration between Australian, Arab and Turkish businesses.
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AFIC calls for urgent action by UN Security Council to stop the slaughter in Gaza
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“The world needs stop playing politics with the lives of civilians.” AFIC President Dr Rateb Jneid.
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UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council - on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question
UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
 “There is a high risk of the total collapse of the humanitarian support system in Gaza, which would have devastating consequences.”
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“The threat to the safety and security of United Nations staff in Gaza is unprecedented. More than 130 of my colleagues have already been killed, many with their families.”
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“I urge the Council to spare no effort to push for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, for the protection of civilians, and for the urgent delivery of lifesaving aid."
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His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay wishes all Maronites in Australia and Oceania a blessed Christmas ...
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AACCI’s diplomatic event marks milestone in investment relations
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“The Chamber’s unwavering collaboration with essential stakeholders like the Arab Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Australia’s DFAT plays a crucial role in enhancing trade and investment relations between Australia and the Arab world.”
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AFIC joins in global calls for immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip
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“We wish to amplify the calls of these organisations that exist primarily to monitor, understand, and aid in preventing such violations of human rights, dignity, and life.” AFIC President Dr Rateb Jneid
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US pressure Israel even as it vetoes UN Security Council call for ceasefire in Gaza
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“A ceasefire will be possible only with the return of all the hostages and the destruction of Hamas.” Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan
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“We certainly all recognize more can be done to try to reduce civilian casualties.” White House national security council spokesman John Kirby.
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“There does remain a gap between...the intent to protect civilians and the actual results that we’re seeing on the ground.” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
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Medicare registry, NDIS dominate national cabinet meeting in Canberra
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First Ministers have agreed to an extra $1.2 billion of Strengthening Medicare measures to take the pressure off hospitals...
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An initial tranche of laws will be introduced into the Federal Parliament in the first half of 2024, with rule changes phased in as developed.
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The Commonwealth agreed to cap extra expenditure for states and territories on new foundational disability services.
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The Register will address significant gaps in the way firearms are managed across all jurisdictions. 
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From Australia, World news in Brief
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“For many of us, this is not a distant overseas issue but something that directly impacts family, friends and loved ones.”
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US warship drives off Houthi drone, missile attacks on ships in the Red Sea
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Former Premier Steve Bracks named as patron of Ethnic Council of Victoria
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Sydney train repair plan hits the halfway stage with works on harbour bridge.
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South Australia bolsters aerial firefighting fleet as hot, dry weather approaches
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Chance for community to help shape future of Parramatta
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Queensland adopts 100m-year-old dinosaur as its latest state emblem
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New barge to provide a much-needed boost to protecting the Great Barrier Reef
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NSW residents urged to be on alert for fire risks as festive season heats up
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New high school earmarked to share Leppington Public School site as public feedback is sought
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“This is great news for families in the Leppington area, who will be able to send their children to this well-located site for an excellent public education from kindergarten to Year 12.” Deputy Premier and Minister for Education Prue Car
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“Co-locating the new high school next door to the public school will create a unique K-12 education precinct, just a short distance from Leppington railway station and in the middle of the planned Leppington Town Centre.” MP for Leppington Nathan Hagarty
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