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Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia

“Marriage equality is finally law in Australia, which means LGBTQ couples can start planning their weddings” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. The video was posted on Berne’s Twitter account mere hours after marriage equality was made legal in Australia.”Now, as Australia has just approved marriage equality, it is my turn now.The law change also means thousands of LGBTQ couples who got hitched overseas will have their marriages officially recognised in Australia. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Australia’s Parliament Passes Bill To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

“Conservative legislators tried to tack religious freedom amendments onto the bill but could not get enough support” writes Nick Visser for huffingtonpost.com. The amendments were consistently rejected by other MPs, who have called the suggestions “superfluous” and argued that the existing freedom of religion laws would protect Australia’s religious institutions. The amendments, noted AP, could still be considered at a later date.Even still, debates and votes to the amendments delayed the final passage. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Marriage equality has finally become law in Australia, at last

“It was left to the last minute, but marriage equality is finally legal in Australia” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. Marriage equality supporters gathered in front of Parliament House in Australia’s capital, Canberra, to be there for the historic decision.Although Australians voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality in mid-November, there had been a push by conservative politicians for amendments to the bill that claim to protect religious freedoms. Then, 28 days after royal assent, same-sex marriage will officially be legal in Australia.These have been labelled as “superfluous” by conservative politician Christopher…

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AUD Daily Review December 6, 2017

AUD Daily Review for December 6, 2017 Asian Stocks Wilt After US Declines, Aussie GDP Underwhelms Asian stocks were always likely to struggle after the US S&P 500 posted a rare third session of losses.. So it proved with indexes in   Saudi Arabia: Most detainees ready to pay to settle corruption charges Saudi Arabia says most of the royals and senior officials detained in a corruption crackdown are ready to hand over cash in exchange for charges being dropped.   Trading Outlook for Euro, AUD/USD, Yen-crosses, Gold & Silver,…

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Kim Kardashian’s Perfume Can’t Be Shipped to Australia and Customers Outraged

“Kim Kardashian’s Perfume Can’t Be Shipped to Australia and Customers Outraged Kim Kardashian’s Crystal Gardenia perfume line has been a worldwide smash … problem is, customers in Australia, New Zealand and other countries have plunked down the cash but still don’t smell nice” reports tmz.com. Overseas customers have been complaining because there was no warning on Kim’s website that there were blackout zones.Sources connected to Kim tell us she and her people were first told there wouldn’t be an issue in shipping the goods overseas. Source: tmz.com Share This:

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AUD Daily Review December 5, 2017

AUD Daily Review for December 5, 2017 SEC charges auditors for fraudulent penny-stock company audits The Securities and Exchange Commission charged California-based audit firm Anton & Chia LLP with conducting flawed audits and reviews of financial sta   AUD and NZD Gain on Data and RBNZ But Broad Downtrends Hold Both the Australian and the New Zealand Dollars rose on Tuesday morning, but their sources of support varied. The RBNZ seems resistant to any formal   Aussie and NZ Dollars Rise, Yen Drops as Risk Appetite Recovers Currency markets reflected…

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Amazon finally launches in Australia, but it’s a ‘patchy’ start

“And until Tuesday, Amazon-registered sellers in Australia had been limited to sending goods offshore because the Seattle-based company did not have a warehouse in Australia” writes Rachel Koning Beals for marketwatch.com. Amazon AMZN, -0.26% offers its own retail selections in Australia, selling and shipping items direct to customers, and a third-party marketplace that allows other businesses to sell through Amazon’s website.Citi analysts, in a note, described Amazon’s initial Australian product offering as “patchy.” “We expect Amazon will not be disruptive to Australian retailers this Christmas,” they added.Myer and Amazon carried…

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