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· January, 2009

Stories about Australia from January, 2009

Australia Day brings on a stoush

Australian bloggers are debating the appropriateness of celebrating the anniversary of European occupation in 1788 as Australia Day.

Thailand: Australian writer jailed for lese majeste

Australian writer Harry Nicolaides was given a three year prison sentence for lese majeste in Bangkok on Monday. He was charged with the offense of offending the monarchy for a...

Australia: Locals divided over Gaza

Australian blogs are dominated by disagreements about the situation in Gaza. The stances taken by Australian politicians have also been attacked by several bloggers. Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protests were held...

Brunei-Australia War Memorial

A Brunei-Australia Memorial was unveiled to commemorate the Australian landings in Brunei during the Second World War and to mark the cooperation between the people of Brunei Darussalam and Australia.

Australia: Following Gaza from Afar

Though Gaza is a long way from Australia, there have been many reactions to the catastrophe unfolding there. Many Australians have been using their blogs to post links that help...

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