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China’s ‘tourist ban’ leaves Palau struggling to fill hotels and an airline in limbo

Updated August 26, 2018 08:33:12 Photo: Palau has never officially been on the list of China’s approved destinations. (Reuters: Jackson Henry) A ban on Chinese tourists to the tiny Pacific nation of Palau has left hotels empty, an airline in limbo, and shown the power China has over its vacationing …

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Australia’s next PM made his name on turning back refugees – Herald

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia’s next prime minister, Scott Morrison, is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane. Some also find his politics confusing he started his career as …

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Australia’s new prime minister quotes Bono in maiden speech

Before becoming an MP in 2007, Australia’s new prime minister Scott Morrison was head of Tourism Australia and behind the infamous “Where the bloody hell are you?” campaign in 2006 which was banned from British television because the slogan was deemed too risqué. But, waking up to news that Australia …

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Australia’s new PM : ‘netball dad’, advertising boss and tax cutter

Australia’s next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney’s southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country’s fiscal direction for the past three years. Scott Morrison, who has served as the country’s treasurer since 2015, represents …

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From child actor to PM: Biggest role yet for boy from Bronte

No Cookies To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below. Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously …

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Another day of chaos and uncertainty in Australian politics

10am Calls for Abbott to quit There are growing calls for Tony Abbott to quit politics after his role in this week’s chaotic leadership challenge. The former prime minister was a frequent critic of Malcolm Turnbull, who rolled him for the top job barely three years ago, and was viewed …

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Australia’s new prime minister, evangelical Christian Scott Morrison, best known for opposing immigrants and …

SYDNEY – Evangelical Christian Scott Morrison, who emerged as prime minister after a bun fight in Australia’s ruling party Friday, is an ambitious man who has always dreamed of the top job. Behind the scenes of the battle for the leadership of the Liberal Party that erupted this week between …

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How coup capital status is hurting Australia

In his younger years, as a barrister and businessman, Turnbull possessed the potential to become a substantial global figure, but his immersion in politics, and his appeasement of the right, was self-diminishing. By the end, he struggled even with basic name recognition, as the former presidential spokesman Sean Spicer illustrated …

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100 Percent Pure New Leader: ad man ScoMo gets the top job

Share on twitter Share on Google Plus by Rowan Dean Finally, Australia has a Prime Minister with a solid advertising background. But how can Scott Morrison apply the tricks of the trade he learnt in his years as marketing director of Tourism Australia to the benefit of the country he now …

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Teachers schooled in orphanage tourism

Aid agency Save the Children Australia and school adventure travel provider World Challenge will launch a suite of resources on Thursday to help teachers educate students about the harms of orphanage tourism. The toolkit, to be unveiled at the one-day orphanage tourism conference in Melbourne, includes a self-assessment tool for …

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