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· December, 2010

Stories about Oceania from December, 2010

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Australia: Asylum Seeker Boat Tragedy Shocks Nation

  21 December 2010

A boat carrying up to 100 Iranian, Iraqi and Kurdish asylum seekers crashed into sharp cliffs off Christmas Island in Australia on December 15 killing at least 30 people. The tragedy throws back into light the hard-line policies of Australia's government towards asylum seekers in the past year.

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Oprah Down Under: Not Everybody’s Cup of McCafe

  16 December 2010

Oprah Winfrey’s fans seem to have lapped up her Australian tour which finished with taping of her show at the Sydney Opera House. However her trip also has had its fair share of criticism. Here are sample blog reactions from Australia

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Australia: Cancún Half-time Scores

  6 December 2010

GV author Kevin Rennie samples what Australians have been saying online about the 16th edition of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP16 in Cancun, Mexico

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Fiji Water agrees to new tax and re-opens plant in Fiji

  2 December 2010

Fiji Water agreed to pay a new water resources tax and re-opened the doors to its bottling factory, bringing back 400 workers who had been laid off the day before. Fiji's government will be happy to receive the much needed revenue, but some bloggers ask if that money will ever be paid.

About our Oceania coverage

Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor (his region overlaps with this one). Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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