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Dr Mohammed Haneef Charged|
Gold Coast-based doctor Mohammed Haneef has now been charged with intentionally providing resources to a terrorist organisation. The 27-year-old has been in Australian Federal Police (AFP) custody since his arrest almost a fortnight ago over alleged links to the recent UK terrorism plots.
Kidnapped Australian not in danger
The father of an Australian man kidnapped in Nigeria by armed militants does not think his son Jason Lane is in much danger. Jason Lane was taken hostage alongside four other foreign contractors, including two New Zealanders, who had been drilling an oil well in Nigeria's volatile south. Australian foreign affairs officials say they are working with oil giant Shell to try to secure Jason Lane's release.
Gold Coast doctor arrested over UK bomb plot
A 27-year-old foreign doctor who has been working as a registrar at the Gold Coast Hospital has been arrested in Brisbane in connection with the attempted car bombings in the UK. The man was arrested at Brisbane International Airport last night and a number of search warrants, including one at the hospital, have been executed across south-east Queensland.
Convict records placed on world register
Australian Convict records documenting the lives of more than 165,000 people transported to Australia in the 1700s and 1800s have been placed UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world's first feature-length film, has also been added to the register.
John Howard rules out first home grant rise
Prime Minister John Howard says he has no plans to double the first home owners grant, saying it would do nothing more that increase the price of a house because of increased demand. He also said his government was not about to means test the $7,000 grant.
PM lauds broadband plan, ALP attacks
Prime Minister John Howard announced a $2 billion broadband plan which he says will give almost all Australians high speed internet access. Opel, a joint venture between Optus and Elders, has been awarded $958 million from the Broadband Connect Infrastructure Program to build a wireless internet network in the bush. In addition, Opel will contribute $900 million of its own funds to the network.
Euthanasia advocates to import Nembutal
Euthanasia advocates have announced they will flout laws in Australia and New Zealand by illegally importing "the premier euthanasia drug" Nembutal. The catch-us-if-you-can challenge to authorities was announced on Monday by Exit International director Dr Philip Nitschke. He said about 15 people from Australia and five from New Zealand will "tour" Mexico to obtain the drug Nembutal.
Wage agreements gives RBA a breather
Employers are relatively stingy with their pay agreements in the first three months of the year, despite robust economic conditions, new data shows. However, the report from Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) does suggest the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) need not rush into another interest rate rise, economists say.
Calls to end asylum-seeker detention
Australia's newest offshore detention centre will be like a maximum-security jail with a section for children, according to a senior senator. Greens Senator Kerry Nettle told a rally in Melbourne on Sunday marking Refugee Week that she had seen the government's "massive" new centre being built on Christmas Island, which is situated 2,600 kilometres north west of Perth.
Showdown before parliament break
MPs and senators are heading back to Canberra for a final parliamentary showdown this week before returning to their electorates for the long winter break. They will use the six-week winter recess from parliament to tour the hustings as they prepare for the impending federal election. Australians will head to the polls later this year, most likely in October or November.
Opinions over Kirribilli House
Another eminent lawyer has cast doubt on a ruling by the electoral watchdog that Prime Minister John Howard did not make a donation to the Liberal Party by allowing it to use Kirribilli House rent-free for a cocktail party. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) referred similar advice by barrister Bret Walker, SC, to its legal adviser, the Australian Government Solicitor, on Friday.
Trucks don't stop at railroad crossings
Many truck drivers are not prepared stop at rail level crossing and will even attempt to beat an approaching train, research by the Queensland University of Technology suggests. A three-year study currently being undertaken by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety shows truck drivers run a high risk of causing level crossing accidents.
Drug hauls shrinking
Authorities have hailed a halving in the amount of illicit drugs seized in Australia as proof they are making progress in the war on drugs. But while the smashing of seven major drug syndicates may have dented the amounts reaching the street, the number of people arrested for drug offences rose last year, an Australian Crime Commission (ACC) report shows.
Powderfinger Black Tears
Australian rock band Powderfinger says it has changed one of the songs "Black Tears" on its forthcoming album over fears it could prejudice the Palm Island death-in-custody trial. In a statement, frontman Bernard Fanning says he firmly believes the song Black Tears would have no bearing on the trial of police Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, who has been charged with manslaughter and assault.
Australian Dinosaur Finds
The recent unearthing of the largest bones of any dinosaur known in Australia signify the start of the country's own "dinosaur rush", experts say. Fossilised titanosaur bones, which were found by Stuart and Robyn Mackenzie at their sheep and cattle farm near Eromanga, 1,000km west of Brisbane in November 2005 and April last year, are the first to be found in the state's south-western corner.
|Agnes Water - Town of 1770|
Common misspelling of Accommodation
accom, accomadation, accomidation, accomodation, accomodations, accommadation, accommidation, accommodation, accommodations, acomadation, acomidation, acomodation, acommadation, acommidation, acommodation, accomdation, acoomodation
Agnes Water often called Agnes Waters and it is common for Lady Musgrave Island to be called Lady Musgrove Island and Captain Cook to Captian Cook and Capitan Cook or Captan Cook, with the Town of Seventeen Seventy now known as 1770 that would be hard to misspell for anyone. The correct spelling of Bundaburg Queensland, is Bundaberg.
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The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef runs along the Australian Queensland Coast, there are many towns from Central Queensland to Far North Queensland that offer Great Barrier Reef tours, such as fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, cruises to Great Barrier Reef Islands, even Reef Walking and Surfing, some Islands on the Great Barrier Reef offer accommodation from Resort Style to Camping. The Southern End of the Great Barrier Reef begins from the Town of 1770 on the Queensland Discovery Coast, and extends North past Cairns, Port Douglas and Cook Town.
You will find places on this site that offer all of the above on The Great Barrier Reef as well as inland Rural areas, such as Mining Towns, Farm Stays and National Parkes, Gorges, Mountian Retreats and Beachside Towns. Use the Navigation links & Directories, if you prefer an other Langauge besides English you can click on your Counties Flag on the top right to translate all pages on Lets Connect to your prferred langauge.
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Town of 1770
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