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Australian capital expenditure goes up


August 30th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) The rise in capital expenditure (capex) in the June quarter suggests that the mining boom in Australia will continue for the next few years, economists said ... Read more...

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Australian home loans up


August 8th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) The number of home loans approved in Australia rose 1.3 percent to 46,859 in June 2012, compared to the previous month, data released Wednesday by the ... Read more...

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Australia’s new vehicle sales down


July 17th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Australia's new motor vehicles sales fell by 0.6 percent in June compared to May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported Tuesday.According to the ABS, 91,375 ... Read more...

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Australia’s unemployment rate rises


July 12th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in June, due to the loss of 27,000 jobs, data released Thursday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ... Read more...

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Australian retail trade up


July 4th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Australian retail turnover rose 0.5 percent in May, following a rise of 0.1 percent in April, according to figures released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of ... Read more...

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Australia’s GDP grows


June 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Australia's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.3 percent in the three months to March, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed Wednesday.The March ... Read more...

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Australia’s retail turnover falls


May 30th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) Australian retail turnover fell 0.2 percent in April following a rise of 1.1 percent in March, figures released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ... Read more...

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Australia’s trade deficit widens


May 8th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Australia's trade deficit widened in March, data released Tuesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed.The balance on goods and services was a deficit of ... Read more...

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Australia’s producer price index down


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) Australia's producer price index (PPI) at the final stage of production fell 0.3 percent in the March quarter, following a 0.3 percent rise in the December ... Read more...

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Australia’s trade deficit narrows


April 4th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Australia's trade deficit narrowed in February, following a large deficit reading in January, according to data released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).The balance ... Read more...

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Australian retail turnover rises


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australia's retail turnover rose 0.2 percent in February, following a rise of 0.3 percent in January, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics ... Read more...

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Australia dismisses loss of overseas student as ‘good thing’


March 9th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by a massive drop of A$3bn in the revenue from international students in the last one year, Australian Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has even ... Read more...

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Australian GDP rises


March 7th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Australia's gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 0.4 percent in the December quarter of 2011 after a revised increase of 0.8 percent in the September quarter, ... Read more...

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Australia’s current account deficit widens


March 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Australia's current account deficit widened to 8.37 billion AU dollars ($8.93 billion) in the December quarter of 2011, following an upwardly revised deficit of 5.82 billion ... Read more...

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Australia’s unemployment rate down


February 16th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 5.1 percent in January, lowest since July 2011, data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Australian trade surplus widens in December


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Australia's trade surplus widened in December 2011, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported Thursday.The balance on goods and services was a surplus of AUS $1.71 ... Read more...

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Australian Q4 consumer price index unchanged


January 25th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Australia's consumer price index (CPI) was unchanged in the December quarter 2011, compared with a rise of 0.6 percent in the September quarter, the Australian Bureau ... Read more...

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Australia’s unemployment rate forecast to rise in 2012


January 16th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia is expected to have a higher jobless rate in 2012, the country's major bank ANZ Bank said Monday.The total number of job advertisements in Australia ... Read more...

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Australia’s trade surplus narrows in October


December 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Australia's trade surplus narrowed in October as imports increased but exports remained broadly flat, according to figures released Monday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).The ... Read more...

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Australia’s current account deficit falls in Q3


December 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Australia's current account deficit fell by 1.02 billion Australian dollars ($1.05 billion), or 15 percent, in the September quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported ... Read more...

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Women urged to love their heart also


May 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 1 (ANI): Women have been urged to think of their hearts also, with a new research showing that more women die from heart attacks than men in Australia, and yet ... Read more...

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64pc of Aussies participate in sports, other physical activity


February 4th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that nearly two-thirds of Australians aged 15 and over engage in sports or some form of physical recreation.The Australian Bureau of Statistics study ... Read more...

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The age most prone to accidental death is 40: Oz study


January 6th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 6 (ANI): An Australian study has suggested that the age most prone to accidental death in humans is 40.The findings in the survey, by a life insurer, were based on ... Read more...

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E-divorce on the rise as Oz couples go online to end marriages


December 28th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec 28 (ANI): Australian couples seeking divorce are now increasingly doing it through the Internet, with more than 250 people using an online service in almost 18 months.The Federal Magistrates ... Read more...

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Global financial crisis sees divorce rate going up in Australia


December 4th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 4 (ANI): The global financial crisis is affecting people's lives at a big scale in Australia, with the national divorce rate spiking 5 percent during the crash.Australian Bureau of Statistics ... Read more...

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Yoga is 13th most popular physical activity among Aussies


November 8th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 08 (ANI): A survey has found that yoga is very popular among Australians, and it ranks as the 13th most preferred physical activity.The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics ... Read more...

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Australia’s thirst for alcohol ‘underestimated’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Australia's "thirst for alcohol" has been "underestimated" in official consumption records for more than a decade, and people worldwide have mistaken the country's drinking behaviour as stable.There was ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia to focus on luring women, kids to Big Bash 20-20 cricket


October 31st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 31 (ANI): Behind the glare of glitz, gloss and glamour that will almost certainly characterize the cash-infused 2011-12 Big Bash League, the bean counters at Cricket Australia will be fixated ... Read more...

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Teenage pregnancy on the rise in Australia


August 29th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 29 (IANS) Teenage pregnancy is on the rise in Australia and the number of births to teenage mothers has increased by 10 percent after steady decline for decades, latest data ... Read more...

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Its raining men Down Under


August 6th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 06 (ANI): There are 131 men for every 100 women in Walgett, in the Australia's northwest region, revealed recent data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.While In June, in the ... Read more...

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Rapid increase in ‘lonely’ singles as nuclear families fade away


June 9th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): The number of lonely singles has shot up with 1.7 million more Aussies living by themselves in another two decades, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The next ... Read more...

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Internet access should be a fundamental right: Aussie experts


May 31st, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 31 (ANI): Internet has become such an integral part of people's lifestyle that technology experts in Australia are calling for access to it to be enshrined as a fundamental right.The ... Read more...

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Beer drinking in Oz hits 60-year low, quality not quantity the issue


May 29th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 29 (ANI): Australian beer consumption has hit a 60-year low as part of a shift from quantity to quality, experts say.The Daily Telegraph reports that beer consumption in the country ... Read more...

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Divorce rates rising for long-term couples


May 23rd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 23 (ANI): Old married couples tend to divorce after their children grow up and move out of their family homes, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest.According to ... Read more...

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Three out five indigenous people more likely to commit crime in Australia


March 18th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Mar 18 (ANI): At least three out of every five indigenous people in Australia are more likely to commit a crime.In the South Australian justice system, indigenous people are 11 times ... Read more...

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