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Take-Away Tours of Australia

When you go on an Australian holiday there is already so much that you take back home with you – souvenirs of Australia, photographs, perhaps a home video and of course the memories of this wonderful and unique country. But now you take-away something a little more special – a new-found skill with a souvenir that you’ve created.

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Changes To Australian Skilled Migration Program

February 8, 2010 - The long-awaited changes to the Australia immigration program has finally been announced today and it’s very much as predicted.

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More Internet Censorship In South Australia

February 2, 2010 - SOUTH Australia has become one of the few states in the world to restrict the internet under laws created by Attorney-General Michael Atkinson..

The new law, which came into force on January 6, requires internet bloggers, and anyone making a comment on next month's state election, to publish their real name and postcode when commenting on the poll.

The law will affect anyone posting a comment on an election story on The Advertiser's AdelaideNow website, as well as other news sites such as The Punch, the ABC's The Drum and Fairfax newspapers' National Times site.

It also appears to apply to election comment made on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Death Toll Climbs in Australia Fires

SYDNEY: The police confirmed that at least one of the deadly wildfires that killed 173 people and left hundreds homeless over the weekend in the worst firestorm ever to strike Australia was set by arsonists, and established a special task force on Tuesday to hunt down the offenders.

Officials have set up crime scenes around huge tracts of land across the southern state of Victoria, where the fires leveled towns and razed at least 750 houses on Saturday, as forensic investigators picked through the charred wreckage. The police have warned that the death toll will continue to rise as more victims are pulled from the rubble.

The state police chief, Christine Nixon, told reporters on Tuesday that one of the fires, which killed at least 21 people in the eastern region of Gippsland, was deliberately lit, and said the police "believe there may be more."

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