Australia: Rudd backs same-sex marriage as public opinion shifts
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced he's reversed his hardline opposition to same-sex marriage and will now support it.
Hong Kong Importer Recalls Tainted Milk From Australia
A batch of skimmed milk from Australia has been found to contain high levels of bacteria and is being recalled by its sole importer, the city's health authorities said Thursday.
Ford to stop making cars in Australia
Closure of two production units, blamed on high costs and low volumes, to result in loss of 1,200 jobs by 2016.
Airtasker Wants To Be oDesk Of Southeast Asia
Australian startup, Airtasker, is keen to expand out of its home country into Southeast Asia, which it says hasn’t been touched by large competitors yet. The year-old startup provides job matching for freelancers and employers, similar to what oDesk and Elance do. For its first steps outside of Australia, its first port of call will be Singapore, where it wants to hire two country managers. Airtasker joins a scene that already has a few huge competitors. oDesk, for example, has been around since 2005. Last year, the company raised $15 million, making its total funding $45 million to date. The site processes $300 million in jobs on an annual basis. Some early oDesk employees also founded Rev.com, which in March announced $4.5 million in Series A funding. Another big competitor, Elance, raised $16 million in funding early last year as well, as its business has continued to grow in the past two years. 650,000 new job postings were listed on the site in 2011, it said. But big as these sites ...
Hollywood Studios Use DMCA To Censor Pirate Bay Documentary
First time accepted submitter Aaron B Lingwood writes "As reported by TorrentFreak, Viacom, Paramount, Fox and Lionsgate have all asked Google to take down links pointing to the Pirate Bay documentary 'TPB-AFK.' The film, created by Simon Klose, is available for no cost and has already been watched by millions of people. The public response to this free release model has been overwhelmingly positive, but it's now meeting resistance from Hollywood, TPB's arch rival. Pirate Party Australia opines 'Hollywood is using takedown notices to censor Pirate Bay doco, is it incompetence or malice? Always hard to tell.' Whichever the answer, the system is definitely broken."