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.
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 ...
Australian Consumers Turn Gloomier
Australian consumer sentiment fell for the second straight month, denting hopes that households will lead a recovery as the long mining boom slows.
Australian jailed over Indian student murder
Man who raped and strangled his neighbour in Sydney boarding house, then threw body into a canal, sentenced to 45 years.
Boxing kangaroo stops jogging Australian MP in his tracks
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A startled kangaroo knocked an Australian politician to the ground and clawed his leg after its morning graze on a suburban lawn was interrupted by the jogging lawmaker.
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