Australia Travel News 09/25/2010
Julia Gillard happy with Barack Obama’s decision not to visit
The Prime Minister has dismissed suggestions that Barack Obama's decision not to visit Australia while in the Asia-Pacific region this year is a snub.
Detainees still on roof of Sydney centre
Eight Chinese nationals look set to spend a second night on the roof of a Sydney detention centre as authorities struggle to negotiate a breakthrough with one of them on the ground.
China, Australia begin naval drill – GlobalTimes
A weeklong joint naval drill between the People's Liberation Army Navy of China (PLAN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is underway in the Yellow Sea, media reports said Friday.
People smuggler gets 7.5 years in jail
A lawyer representing a convicted people smuggler who brought 562 refugees to Australia says his client hopes history will judge him in a "kinder light".
The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Australia, NZ are game for Delhi
New Delhi/Melbourne: Australia and New Zealand have confirmed their participation for the Commonwealth Games while the first batch of English athletes landed in Delhi amid an emergency inspection of the much-criticised Games Village by CGF boss Mike Fennell, on Friday.
Poms upbeat before Ashes
England are poised to send their most resilient Ashes side to Australia in nearly a quarter of a century.
How Australia survived the financial crisis – less beer | News.com.au
AUSTRALIANS drank less beer, smoked fewer cigarettes and left the car in the garage more often during the global financial crisis.
Tourists Warned of Australia Surf Danger | Embrace Australia
Officials are launching a new campaign to warn people of the dangers that lie in the surf, for the death toll in Australia’s pristine waters is rising.
Backpacker calls cops to find croc-free camp site – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Police in Darwin provided some impromptu tourism advice this morning when a backpacker called in asking for a camp site where he would be safe from crocodiles.
Planning a Trip: In Australia, Size Does Matter | Travel Guide to Australia
For anyone deciding to travel to Australia, I think it must be compulsory to be given one of those maps that shows Europe fitting inside the country with room to spare.