· December, 2010

Stories about Australia from December, 2010

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.

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

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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