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Patience becomes a PM on the move

Monday November 16, 2009
Kevin Rudd arrived home early this morning from six days in Afghanistan, India and Singapore. He will be home for less than a fortnight before jetting off to Trinidad and Tobago for the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). About a fortnight after that he will leave Australia again for the international climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Airline losses on course for $11bn

Tuesday June 9, 2009
THE head of the International Air Transport Association, Giovanni Bisignani, yesterday said the aviation industry was operating "in survival mode" amid expectations that global airlines would post the first combined annual operating loss since 2003.

From Bargain To Burden: Cvc Woes

Friday January 9, 2009
ALREADY burdened with a heavily indebted PBL Media, the private equity firm CVC Asia Pacific now faces a faltering investment in the country's largest travel retailer, Stella Group.

Captured Ji Leader Hints At More Terror Attacks

Saturday December 22, 2007
Tourists are ignoring government travel warnings about Indonesia, writes Lindsay Murdoch.

Cruisin' The Gong Has Author Gobsmacked

Tuesday December 4, 2007
WOLLONGONG has successfully marketed itself into Asia and India but there was more evidence yesterday that the city was also making inroads into Europe and North America.

Cup Team, Captain To Be Reviewed As Usual

Friday September 28, 2007
RELEGATED to the B-grade of Davis Cup competition for only the second time in its history, Australia will travel to Taiwan for an Asia-Oceania zone group 1 tie in February, three months after the annual review that will determine whether John Fitzgerald stays as captain for an eighth year.

Have Struggle, Will Travel

Wednesday September 5, 2007
HUNTER workers from two Sandvik Mining and Construction sites will protest at this week's Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park, where Sandvik will have a display. The action is part of a dispute over pay and conditions.

Activists' Spy Claim Rejected

Thursday August 30, 2007
POLICE have rejected claims they are spying on student activists in the lead-up to next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting.

Ouch: Laura Bush Sends Her Apologies To Janette

Tuesday August 28, 2007
THE US first lady, Laura Bush, has pulled out of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum in Sydney next week, but her husband's plan to arrive earlier than scheduled has added $4 million to the bill for the host city.

Host Of Problems If Bush Drops In Sooner

Friday August 10, 2007
GEORGE BUSH is believed to be planning an extra two days in Sydney for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, further disrupting the city and adding millions of dollars to the cost.

Responsible And Intrepid

Saturday August 4, 2007
AUSTRALIAN adventure company Intrepid Travel has taken out a top honour at the recent Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awards.

Start With A Bang In The Heat, Advises Asian Spy

Wednesday July 11, 2007
AUSTRALIA'S chief "spy" in Asia has advised the Socceroos to forget about the heat and go for broke if they want to play to their potential and get their Asian Cup campaign back on track.

Ignore Heat And Start With A Bang, Spy Tells Socceroos

Wednesday July 11, 2007
AUSTRALIA'S chief "spy" in Asia has advised the Socceroos to forget about the heat and go for broke if they want to get their Asian Cup campaign back on track.

Cathay Boss Sees A 'golden Age' For Asian Airlines

Tuesday June 12, 2007
THE chairman of Asia's third-biggest airline, Cathay Pacific, has shrugged off concerns the recent boom in aviation traffic and profits in the region has peaked, predicting the good times will continue towards the end of the decade.

Seeking Partner Willing To Travel

Saturday June 2, 2007
THE Hunter's iconic Bluetongue beer brand and its cheeky lizard label is set to go international.

Private Flights Limited During Apec Summit

Thursday May 24, 2007
A NO-FLY zone stretching from Kiama to the Central Coast and west to Katoomba will be enforced during the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. Mark Metherell writes: The Federal Government is planning police checks for parliamentary staff and journalists but is having difficulty getting all of its own ministerial minders to undergo security checks.

Asian Airline Has X-factor

Saturday April 28, 2007
MELBOURNE'S Avalon airport could be the new home of the first international air services from a foreign-based, low-cost airline, following the decision of Malaysia's no-frills juggernaut, Air Asia, to launch long-haul international services.

China Loses 'little Sweetie'

Thursday April 5, 2007
HONG KONG'S richest woman and one of Asia's most flamboyant billionaires, Nina Wang, best known for wearing her hair in pigtails and a sensational court battle over a billion-dollar estate, has died.

Asia's Richest Woman Dies At 69

Thursday April 5, 2007
BEIJING: Hong Kong's most flamboyant billionaire, Nina Wang, best known for wearing her hair in pigtails well into her 60s and a sensational court battle over her missing husband's billion-dollar estate, has died.

Sickness, Red Tape Affect Sydney's Build-up To Asia

Saturday March 3, 2007
SYDNEY FC's preparation for its opening Asian Champions League match was further disrupted yesterday when David Carney was sent home ill from training and visa problems upset travel plans for two other players.

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