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Sydney Teacher Quits After Students Threatened to Behead Her

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/17/2017 at 12:00pm
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Teachers at a Sydney, Australia, primary school have expressed fears over radicalization of their young students lately. One teacher even quit after a student threatened to behead her:

Documents given to the newspaper reportedly reveal that at least three staff members have taken stress leave, received counselling and been paid compensation after...

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Australia Thwarts ISIS Inspired Christmas Day Bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 23, 2016 at 7:00am 12/23/2016 at 7:00am
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Five individuals are in custody after Australian police thwarted an attempted Christmas Day bombing.

According to the BBC:

Five men are in custody after early-morning raids on Friday, Victoria Police chief Graham Ashton said.

Mr Ashton said the threat involved “use of explosives” and other weapons including “knives or a firearm”.

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Australian Court Allows Intersex Child’s Surgery to Female

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/7/2016 at 3:30pm

An Australian court has allowed a family to pursue surgery for their five-year-old intersex child. From The Australian:

The child, known as Carla, was born with ambiguous genitalia. Doctors at first thought the infant was female but tests revealed that while Carla had no female reproductive organs, male gonads were tucked inside...

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Anti-Brexit scaremongering fail: Australia Seeks Free Trade Talks with UK

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 8:00pm 7/17/2016 at 8:00pm
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The Brexit vote that resulted in David Cameron stepping down has also prompted a range of apocolyptic fear-mongering that British trade would collapse.

In fact, numerous countries are beginning to explore free trade deals with Britain after its EU exit.  With the 2019 date for Britain’s exit from the EU looming, the...

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Australian Gun Grabber Wants Tougher Travel Warnings for U. S.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 12:30pm 12/6/2015 at 12:30pm

In the wake of the “there’ve been more mass shootings than days in the year” hysteria, Australia’s former deputy prime minister, Tim Fischer, is pushing for “better travel warnings” for Australian travelers to the U. S.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

Three hundred and fifty two mass shootings in the USA so far...

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Jihadist Shooter Kills Two in “Gun-Free” Australia

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 4:00pm 10/4/2015 at 4:00pm

After the shooting in Oregon this weekend, an angry Obama took to the airwaves and insisted that he would openly politicize gun control. The president cited Australia, a country with extremely strict gun control as a model.

Would you believe bad guys can get guns even there?

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Don’t compare Australia’s new Prime Minister to Bernie Sanders

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:30am 9/17/2015 at 8:30am
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This week saw the election of Malcolm Turnbull as the new Prime Minister of Australia, after having defeated the sitting Prime Minister Tony Abbott as head of Australia’s conservative ‘Liberal Party’.

Some commentators in the United States have, erroneously, compared Turnbull’s ascension to power to that of Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Bernie...

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Anti-Semitic attack on Sydney school bus, threaten to cut Jewish children’s throats

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 8:24am 8/6/2014 at 8:24am

Anti-Semitism is becoming a pervasive, worldwide problem hinged on anti-Israel attitudes.

Australia has seen numerous anti-Israel protests and an increase in anti-Semitic incidents.  A Rabbi visiting from Israel was recently attacked.  Some...

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Palestinians threaten Australia after East Jerusalem announcement

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:32pm 6/7/2014 at 3:32pm

We wrote about how Australia just made an enormous contribution to the Middle East peace process by refusing to refer to East Jerusalem as “occupied” territory.

Australia is historically and legally correct.  “East” Jerusalem was illegally seized and occupied...

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Australia just made an enormous contribution to the Middle East peace process

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:53am 6/6/2014 at 8:53am

Australia has announced that it no longer will refer to East Jerusalem as “occupied” territory.

This is an enormous and important contribution to Middle East peace, as it corrects the false narrative that Israel’s recapturing of territory illegally occupied by Jordan from 1948-1967 is not justifiably part of Israel.

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In the land of Oz

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:05am 7/21/2012 at 11:05am

down under, these tweets were posted.

From a blog you should check out, Cattalaxy Files (“Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog”), which one of our commenters frequents.

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On guns:

On “you didn’t...

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