Australian Parliament

  • Apple, Microsoft to be grilled by Australian parliament for high product prices February 11, 2013

    Canberra: Apple Inc has been ordered to appear before Australia's parliament with fellow technology giants Microsoft Inc and Adobe Systems Inc to explain why local consumers pay so much for their products, despite the strong Aussie dollar. Broadening a row between the world's most valuable company and Australian lawmakers over corporate...
  • Australia apologises for abuse in military November 26, 2012

    Canberra: Australia's government and defence force commander apologised to hundreds of victims of abuse within the military on Monday, clearing the way for victims to receive compensation. In an address to Parliament, Defence Minister Stephen Smith acknowledged that soldiers, sailors and member of the air force had suffered abuse, often...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange eyes Australian Senate March 17, 2012

    Sydney: The founder and leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, plans to run for a seat in Australia's Upper House of Parliament, the antisecrecy group announced on Twitter on Saturday. The comments could not be immediately confirmed. Australianborn Assange, 40, is currently under house arrest in Britain and fighting extradition to Sweden for...