Archive: Australasia

A new Zealand flag: Many Britons are currently in New Zealand for work or holidays

'The ties that bind': UK offers help after New Zealand quake

The UK has offered its assistance to New Zealand, after a devastating earthquake killed at least 65 people in Christchurch.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Rio Tinto: Rail Network Access

    Earlier this year the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia unanimously ruled that the service provided by Rio Tinto’s Pilbara rail lines should not be declared as being available for access to third parties. Today the High Court of Australia granted Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and the National Competition Council leave to pursue appeals in relation to the decision of the Full Federal Court.

  • Rio Tinto reviews options for future of its diamond business

    Rio Tinto has begun a strategic review of its diamond business that will include exploring a range of options for potential divestment of its diamond interests.

  • Rio Tinto: Blair Athol Mine to finish production

    Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Blair Athol Mine, near Clermont in Central Queensland, will finish mining operations this year after almost 30 years of production.

  • Rio Tinto: Rail Network Access

    The High Court of Australia has held that the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, in deciding not to declare the Hamersley and Robe rail lines, wrongly endorsed consideration by the Australian Competition Tribunal of material it was not entitled to take into account.

  • Chuld migrants were packed off to Australia between 1920 and 1967 and were frequently abused

    PM apologises for child migrants

    The prime minister apologised to the British children forcibly sent to Commonwealth countries for a life of abuse and unpaid labour this afternoon.

  • Thousands of British children were shipped off to the Commonwealth - predominantly Australia and Canada.

    PM to offer Australian apology

    The prime minister is preparing to offer an apology to British children forcibly sent to Commonwealth countries for a life of abuse and unpaid labour.

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