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  • Ruling party leads early in PNG vote count

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2017/07/20 The People's National Congress party has the majority seats early in vote counting for Papua New Guinea's election. Its leader, the incumbent prime minister Peter O'Neill, was yesterday declared the winner of the Ialibu-Pangia electorate. According to party insiders it is by presently securing the support of successful independent candidates.
  • Another PNC casualty in PNG election

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2017/07/20 An extra minister from the ruling People's National Congress party has lost his seat in Papua New Guinea's national election. So far results have been declared in 21 of the 111 seats in PNG's parliament. The People's National Congress has won eight, the Pangu Pati has five and the National Alliance has two.
  • Vanuatu to select president next month

    VANUATU, 2017/07/20 An electoral college will convene to select a new president of Vanuatu on July 3. The chief of national position was left vacant next President Baldwin Lonsdale died on Saturday. According to a writ issued by the chief justice, nominations for presidential candidates can be filed before next Wednesday. The electoral college will again vote to nominate a candidate.
  • Xi congratulates new president of Vanuatu

    CHINA, 2017/07/20 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to Tallis Obed Moses, Vanuatu's new president. In the message, Xi said China-Vanuatu relations have maintained sound momentum of development since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.
  • Australia election: Over 15 million voters likely to exercise their franchise

    AUSTRALIA, 2016/07/04 Millions of Australians began voting today in national elections that pits Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull against Labour Opposition leader Bill Shorten who is vying to become the country’s fifth premier in three years, with opinion polls predicting a close race. Thousands of voters queued up to cast their votes at the polling stations that opened at 8.00 am (local time). Over 15 million voters are expected to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of over 1,600 candidates, inclunding five of Indian-origin, contesting from over 55 political parities.
  • Tony Abbott has claimed victory for the Coalition in the 2013 federal election

    AUSTRALIA, 2013/09/09 Mr Abbott appeared before a jubilant crowd of supporters in Sydney. I can inform you that the government of Australia has changed,\'\' he said, before he was drowned out by the crowd. Mr Abbott repeated his election pledges, saying the carbon tax would go, the boats would be stopped and the budget would be on track for a \'\'believable surplus\'\'. \'\'From today, I declare that Australia is under new management and that Australia is once additional open for business.\'\' Mr Abbott acknowledged that Mr Rudd had conceded defeat inclunding his \'\'service\'\'.
  • Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

    AUSTRALIA, 2013/06/30 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd put Australia's economy at the heart of a campaign to avert a landslide election defeat for his ruling Labor Party, seeking to exploit growing voter anxiety about a fading mining boom that threatens extensive job losses.         The newly installed prime minister is hoping to remind voters of his role in steering the country through the world financial crisis without any sharp downturn. But the approach risks damaging fragile consumer and business confidence, as Australia's economy faces a delicate transition away from relying on the resources sector amid cooling request from China, its biggest trading partner.  
  • Why the RCEP matters for Asia and the world

    WESTERN ASIA, 2013/05/16 Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are grabbing headlines around the world. Meanwhile, Asia’s own mega-regional trade transaction — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — is quietly being negotiated. But it deserves additional press: the RCEP could create the world’s major trading bloc and have significant implications for the world economy. So what would the RCEP cover and who will it benefit? What are the barriers to success?
  • Queensland state government joins fight against Australia's resource tax 2012-07-13

    AUSTRALIA, 2012/07/13 Fortescue Metals Group has gained an ally in its fight against the Australian federal government's minerals resource rent tax, with the Queensland national government on Monday joining the iron ore miner's High Court challenge against the tax. Queensland's attorney general Jarrod Bleijie said the national government was intervening in the implementation of the MRRT, which came into effect on July 1, to protect investment in the coal-rich national. "We are of the biggest resource states in Australia along with Western Australia so it's significant we protect that and do everything we can to protect that as much as we can," he told ABC TV.
  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard 2011-07-18

    AUSTRALIA, 2011/07/18 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday she was confident the resources-led economy would remain strong, pointing to solid Asian increase despite uncertainty from the US and Europe.