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WORLD
July 15, 2011 | By Jennifer Bennett, Los Angeles Times
After 10 months of negotiations and sometimes nasty public debate, Australia's government has finally announced the details of a carbon tax of $24.65 a ton, aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions by discouraging the use of fossil fuels and increasing investment in renewable energy. In 2015 it will be replaced by an emissions trading program. The plan, announced Sunday by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, will now go before Parliament, but its passage is assured as it is the result of a deal reached with the Australian Greens and two independents with whom the Labor Party formed a government last year.
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TRAVEL
January 11, 1987 | LUCY IZON, Izon is a Canadian travel journalist covering youth budget routes.
Young travelers can get help in several ways in this city that has three youth accommodations facilities and is the only major Australian city to publish a brochure designed for them. You can pick up a copy of "Young People's Guide to Adelaide" at the South Australia Government Travel Center, 18 King William St. It includes a city map and suggestions for low-cost accommodations and camping facilities, entertainment, sights, public transportation and markets.
WORLD
July 18, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Can a wetsuit protect a diver from sharks? In Western Australia, where shark attacks (although still rare) have risen sharply, officials and scientists alike are testing whether the answer may lie in fashion. So, when it comes to avoiding sharks, is it better to stand out or to fade into the background? A "conspicuous" wetsuit with big white and deep-blue stripes on the arms and legs makesĀ a diver obvious to sharks. A "cryptic" version has been likened to the Harry Potter invisibility cloak.
SPORTS
October 4, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The next president of the International Olympic Committee should be Belgium's Jacques Rogge, says Michael Knight, the Australian state government minister who headed the operational team that put on the Sydney Games. Knight said today that if the IOC "wants to keep the reform process going," Rogge is the "only sensible person" to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Spaniard who has been atop the IOC for 20 years and who retires next July.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Corporate raider Robert Holmes a Court, who on Friday finally succumbed to fallout from the October stock market crash, combined the manners of an aristocrat with the doggedness of the self-made man. The South African-born Holmes a Court, who sold out most of his corporate empire to arch-rival Alan Bond and the Western Australia State Government Insurance Commission, left an indelible mark on Australian business life.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2001 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European Commission is investigating whether Hollywood movie studios are charging consumers artificially high prices for movies sold on digital video discs in Europe. The inquiry into DVD pricing practices by Vivendi Universal, News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox, AOL Time Warner Inc., Walt Disney Co., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., Sony Corp. and Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures was announced Monday by European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti.
SPORTS
June 27, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"If you want to catch a tiger," Kim Hak Yong was saying, "you have to go into the tiger's cave." Today, Kim and his North Korea team enter that cave. They face the United States in a game at Foxboro Stadium that they have to win to reach the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. And the tiger is waiting. Both teams are coming off impressive victories. The U.S. mauled Nigeria, 7-1, in Chicago on Thursday, the same day North Korea upset Denmark, 3-1, in Portland, Ore.
NEWS
May 19, 1992 | Times researcher KEVIN FOX
The last few years have been generally good to the disparate nations of the Pacific Rim. The numbers show greater wealth and improved health for most although population growth has been a problem for some. AUSTRALIA Government: Federal parliamentary democracy Area (square miles): 2.96 million 1986 1991 %change PEOPLE: Population (in millions) 15.8 million 17.5 million +10.8% Population growth rate 0.8% 0.8% -- Literacy 98.5% 99% -- WEALTH: Per capita GNP**($U.S.) 9,563(1985) 14,900(1990) +55.
NEWS
January 10, 1989 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Choosing international protocol over domestic politics, Britain announced Monday that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Howe will represent it in Tokyo next month for the state funeral of Emperor Hirohito.
WORLD
January 13, 2005 | Megan K. Stack and Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writers
The burly men who Mamdouh Habib says bundled him onto a small jet in Pakistan bound for a grisly torture cell in Egypt didn't give their names. But their nationality seemed clear. "They ... spoke American English with no foreign accent," Habib's lawyer later told a U.S. court. Several of the men sported large tattoos, including one who bore "a tattoo of an American flag on or near his wrist." Habib had already been interrogated in Pakistani jails by three other Americans -- two women and a man.
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