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Friday 27 February 2009
Canberra, Australia
Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a-Lavaka today presented a donation of AUD$100,000 toward a relief fund for victims of the devastating bush fires in Victoria, and the flooding in Northern Queensland.
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Tuesday 27 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Day celebration kicked off at the Teufaiva Stadium at mid-day with an exhibition game of Aussie Rules football between Vava'u and Tongatapu Under-17 teams.
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Friday 19 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot scheme was discussed by an Australian five-members delegation who were in Tonga last week and have completed their first round trip to the four participating island countries.
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Monday 8 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian five-members delegation are currently in Tonga to hold talk with Tonga's Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries about sending seasonal workers to Australia.
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Wednesday 20 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is introducing a new three-year Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme to four Pacific Island countries to work in the horticulture industry in regional Australia.
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Wednesday 16 January 2008
Australia
Conservation group Sea Shepherd says two of its crew members are being held against their will on a Japanese whaling ship after delivering a letter to the captain.
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Tuesday 17 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer launched the first Australia-Tonga Alumni Association during his visit on July 16.
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Friday 30 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The flags of the Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islanders will be on display at the Australian High Commission, Nuku'alofa, next week to mark the National Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Celebration, NAIDOC.
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Tuesday 25 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia is committed to helping Tonga with its political and economic problems, the Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Alexander Downer, told the press in Nuku'alofa on Friday, April 21.
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Friday 27 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian government is willing to support the process of political reform in Tonga, and will make a "substantial financial contribution" to support the newly formed National Committee for Political Reform chaired by Prince Tu'ipelehake, the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga said in his Australia Day speech yesterday evening.
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Thursday 22 December 2005
Australia
The family of a Tongan man who plunged to his death at Melbourne's Maribyrnong Detention Centre has started legal action against the Federal Government of Australia.
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Monday 5 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Any hope held by Tongans or other Pacific Islanders that Australia was about to launch a "guest worker scheme", allowing unskilled labour to go and pick fruit in Australia, was put to rest at the end of November when the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, made it clear that Australia was not going to entertain it.
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Thursday 13 October 2005
Canberra, Australia
The spread of weapons of mass destruction is one of the main threats to international and regional security, said the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer MP in Camberra on October 10 when he officially launched a new government publication entitled Weapons of Mass Destruction: Australia's Role in Fighting Proliferation.
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Thursday 15 September 2005
Canberra, Australia
The Australian Defence Force in its search for qualified recruits could recruit up to 2000 Pacific islanders into the army.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Derby, Western Australia
Sixteen soldiers in Western Australia's far north have been injured after their armoured personnel carrier rolled during a training exercise.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Canberra, Australia
Australia plans to take in 100,000 new migrants this year.
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Friday 25 February 2005
Sydney, Australia
(CPU Online/Pacific Media Watch): Representatives from across the Commonwealth this week revealed press freedom was under threat from political and economic interference as well as self-censorship in areas spanning the Pacific, Africa and Asia.
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Wednesday 15 December 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australians are being warned this Christmas not to travel to Indonesia unless it is essential, because of a continuing threat of terrorist attacks.
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Saturday 20 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Free trading between the USA and Australia will come into force on 1 January 2005.
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Wednesday 17 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australia has lodged a submission with the United Nations to confirm the extent of its maritime jurisdiction over vast areas of continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical mile limit. Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, a coastal state is entitled to areas of shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from its coastline where the shelf is part of the submerged landmass.
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