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Google News Spain to Shut Down Following ‘Google Tax’ Law Enforcement
December 12 2014 1:16 PM
Google will be shutting down its Google News in Spain following the enforcement of the "Google Tax" law.
Australia Repeals Mining Tax Law
September 03 2014 8:32 AM
The government of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has mining tycoon and MP Clive Palmer to thank for because after one year in power, the Coalition successfully repealed the mining tax law on Tuesday.
New Senator Jacqui Lambie Heats Up Aussie Radio by Saying Potential Suitor Should Be Rich and Well-Hung
July 23 2014 9:05 AM
A new senator from Clive Palmer's Palmer United Party, who once described Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a psychotic politician, stirred Aussie radio listeners on Tuesday by listing two traits she wants from potential suitors.
BHP Billiton Goads Abbott Government to Also Repeal Mining Tax Law
July 23 2014 8:36 AM
Following the success of the Abbott government to repeal the carbon tax law, BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) is challenging the Coalition to also repeal another tax initiated by the past Labor government under former Prime Minister Julia Gillard - the mining tax.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Enjoys 5% Lead Over PM Tony Abbott as Preferred Prime Minister of Australia
July 22 2014 8:55 AM
The latest poll from Fairfax Nielsen, released on Monday, said that Opposition leader Bill Shorten leads Mr Abbott by 5 per cent as the preferred prime minister with ratings of 46 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively. In terms of being perceived as a trustworthy leader, Shorten even enjoyed a 10 per cent lead over the PM as he got a 45 per cent rating versus Mr Abbott's 35 per cent.
Australia Repeals Carbon Tax Law; Labor Promises to Revive Levy
July 18 2014 12:14 AM
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott finally fulfilled his campaign promise on Thursday, July 18, to repeal Julia Gillard's carbon tax law. To do that after two years when the tax was collected, the PM had the backing of the new crossbenchers in the Senate, along with the Palmer United Party. Thirty-nine legislators voted to repeal the carbon tax, while 32 Labor and Green members opposed the repeal.
UK Conservative Party Finds Tony Abbott’s Plan to Repeal Carbon Tax Appalling & Endangering Future; Crossbenchers Agree to Support Repeal
July 09 2014 9:04 AM
While Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have won crossbenchers to his side to rush the repeal of the Labor government's carbon tax, he was condemned in the international arena for his move to remove the tax.
New Aussie Senator Jacqui Lambie Finally Meets Psychotic Politician-cum-PM; Crossbenchers Side With Opposition & Greens in Pushing for a Climate Change Debate
July 08 2014 8:59 AM
The newbie senator of the Australian Parliament, Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party, finally met on Monday the man she just described as a psychotic politician, Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
PM Tony Abbott Says Australia Should Aim to be Global Affordable Energy Superpower, Insists Coal to Fuel Human Progress for Decades More
June 16 2014 10:03 AM
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday at the Asia Society dinner in Texas that the country should target to be a global affordable energy superpower. And the way to do that would be for the country to continue making available to the world as fuel.
Apple Inc.’s 17Bln ‘Bad Joke’ as Stock Rallies to $600
April 30 2014 2:49 PM
Apparently, for the 130 billion repurchase program and the seven-for-one stock split to take place, Apple will use 17 billion borrowed funds
Australian Carbon Tax Collection Hits $4.1B, Short by $1.2B of Expectation
February 17 2014 9:56 AM
The Australian government collected $4.1 billion carbon tax in 2012/13, $1.2 billion less than the original projection of $7.7 billion.
Australia's Carbon Tax Repeal Looms Despite Report Showing Decline in Gas Emissions
February 06 2014 6:41 PM
The Australian government has previously said it will repeal carbon tax in July following a statement based on new data on greenhouse gas emissions. The Coalition claimed that Labour's carbon tax was only causing "plenty of pain, with no environmental gain." Environment Minister Greg Hunt remarked on Feb 5 that the carbon tax "doesn't work" since it costs the economy $7 billion a year.
Newspoll: PM Tony Abbott, Coalition Slumps in Ratings While Bill Shorten, Labor Shines
December 10 2013 7:56 PM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Coalition government has failed to outperform the Australian Labor Party in the latest Newspoll. The poll results may be an indication of the Abbott government's collapse as Labor leads as the most preferred political party in a two-party basis.
Coalition, Tony Abbott Perform Poorly in Latest Newspoll; ALP's Bill Shorten Soars High
November 26 2013 5:51 PM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's satisfaction rating has declined in the recent Newspoll survey with personal support falling from 46 per cent to 44 per cent. In contrast, Australia Labour Party and Opposition leader Bill Shorten rose to 33 per cent. According to survey, Labour's primary vote has also increased from 32 to 35 per cent while support for the Coalition dropped to 43 per cent from 45 per cent. The Coalition leads Labour 52 per cent to 48 per cent as the preferred party.
Australia Votes YES to Carbon Tax Repeal, NO to Direct Action Plan; Tony Abbott Releases Social Media Video
November 25 2013 4:45 PM
Majority of Australians want the carbon tax repealed but don't want Prime Minister Tony Abbott's direct action plan as an alternative policy. In a new poll, 57 per cent of Australians rejects Labour's carbon tax law and only 12 per cent believes in Mr Abbott's policy.
New Zealand Kids Getting Fatter with More Television Hours
November 12 2013 4:38 PM
Kids in New Zealand are packing the pounds and fast becoming couch potatoes, according to a new international study conducted by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand.
Mexico Soon To Approve Junk Food Tax Law To Combat Rising Obesity Deaths
November 01 2013 12:48 PM
Mexico City is on the final stages of approval of its junk food tax law as part of its plan to fight rising obesity levels in North America. The city is turning to its tax system to impose levies on sugary sodas and fatty foods which were reportedly found to bring more deaths than drug-related violence.
Aussie Businesses to Continue Paying Carbon Tax Until June 2014 Under Newly Released Draft Repeal Legislation
October 16 2013 9:41 AM
While Tony Abbott, when he was still Opposition leader in mid-2012, vowed that the first thing he would do if he would win the federal election and become prime minister is to repeal the carbon tax law.
Exit Polls Indicate Australia’s Next Prime Minister is: Tony Abbott (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)
September 07 2013 10:27 PM
Pre-election surveys that said a Coalition win were confirmed by exit polls which showed that the Opposition - soon to be the administration - could win up to 100 seats. The number all point to the inevitable - that Australia's next prime minister is probably Tony Abbott.
Australian Miners Refuse to Support Move Away from Coal Despite Climate Commission’s Call for Slowdown in Fossil Fuel Mining
June 19 2013 8:23 AM
The Minerals Council of Australia is not supporting the call by the Climate Commission for the resource industry to move away from coal as the commission pushes for a slowdown in mining of fossil fuels.