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Title Lateline: 09/11/09
Published Australia : ABC, 2009
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Summary SMITH HOLDS REFUGEE TALKS WITH SRI LANKAN LEADERSPlagued by troubles at home the Government has gone to the source of its latest asylum seeker dilemma. Stephen Smith has tonight held meetings with Sri Lankan leaders in the hope of stemming the flow of refugees. US CALLS FOR DETAINED TAMILS TO BE RELEASEDOne of the key points the Australian Foreign Minister was expected to make to his Sri Lankan counterpart this evening is that Sri Lanka needs to make the resettlement of displaced civilians a priority.PRO-RAPE FACEBOOK STUDENTS COULD BE PUNISHEDThe University of Sydney says it may take disciplinary action against students found to have taken part in a pro-rape website on Facebook.HOCKEY SPEAKS OUT ON RELIGION AND CELEBRITIESJoe Hockey says he has no current designs on the Liberal Party leadership. The Liberal frontbencher has spoken well out of his Treasury portfolio, invoking god and religion as well as railing celebrities who are famous for just being famous.OBAMA CONFIDENT WITH HEALTH BILL VICTORYPresident Obama says he is confident of victory in the biggest political challenge of his presidency. His health care bill has been approved by the House of Representatives, but only after lengthy debate.BERLIN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS SINCE FALL OF WALLBerlin is today celebrating the 20th anniversary of an event that reshaped not only the city but also Europe, the fall of the Berlin wall.ISRAEL CONCERNED OVER ABBAS'S RESIGNATION PLANIsraeli officials have expressed concern over Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision not to seek re-election at polls due in January.CHINA MOVES TO COUNTER MILITARY INCREASE CONCERNChina's recent increases in its military budget have been met with suspicion internationally. But Beijing is trying to counter some of that concern by inviting air force chiefs from around the world, including Australia's Air Marshal Mark Binskin, to see its new military hardware first hand.JAPAN'S AGEING CRIMINALS ACCOUNT FOR 10PC OF INMATESThey are the fastest growing group in the Japanese prison population, not hardened gangsters or young streets punk, but the elderly
Event Broadcast 2009-11-09 at 22:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Elections -- Political aspects.
Medical policy.
Prisons -- Overcrowding.
Refugees -- Social conditions.
Religion and politics.
Tamil (Indic people) -- Politics and government.
Sri Lanka.
Form Streaming video
Author Barker, Anne, reporter
Barlow, Karen, reporter
Bevan, Scott, reporter
Binskin, Mark, contributor
Cannane, Steve, reporter
Cooper, Hayden, reporter
Daube, Peter, contributor
Eustice, Kim, contributor
Glanze, Gerd, contributor
Hickey, Elysha, contributor
Hockey, Joe, contributor
Jensen, Dennis, contributor
Jintao, Hu, contributor
Jones, Tony, host
Kuhendrarajah, Sanjeev, contributor
Kurahashi, Yoshihiro, contributor
McDonnell, Stephen, reporter
McFarlane, Ian, contributor
McGauran, Julian, contributor
Minchin, Nick, contributor
Nathan, Saradha, contributor
Obama, Barack, contributor
Oshitani, Yokio, contributor
Reccanati, Shira, contributor
Rudd, Kevin, contributor
Sasson, Talia, contributor
Shadegg, John, contributor
Shalom, Silvan, contributor
Spence, Michael, contributor
Van Duelman, Moritz, contributor
Walgampaya, Senaka, contributor
Weiner, Ma'or, contributor
Weiske, Claudia, contributor
Willacy, Mark, reporter
Wowereit, Klaus, contributor