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AUSTRALIA

Publicis snaps up Australia's Match Media
Publicis snaps up Australia's Match Media

PARIS, FRANCE: French advertising giant Publicis said on Wednesday it had bought Australia's leading independent media agency Match Media...

3 Jun 2015 13:54

AUSTRALIA

Australia has local Woolworths ad pulled for trivialising WWI campaign
Australia has local Woolworths ad pulled for trivialising WWI campaign

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled an advertising campaign after a backlash on social media...

15 Apr 2015 11:27

AUSTRALIA

IS hacks Australian airport website
IS hacks Australian airport website

HOBART, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA: An Australian airport website was offline on Monday after being taken over by pro-Islamic State hackers who published messages supporting the jihadist group...

14 Apr 2015 10:44

AUSTRALIA

Australia clamps down on web pirates in 'Dallas Buyers Club' ruling
Australia clamps down on web pirates in 'Dallas Buyers Club' ruling

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: An Australian court has ordered six Internet service providers to release details of customers who shared the Hollywood film "Dallas Buyers Club" online. It could set a precedent for crackdowns on online piracy...

9 Apr 2015 07:53

AUSTRALIA

Prince Harry - not so 'selfie' assured
Prince Harry - not so 'selfie' assured

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: 'Selfies are bad', Prince Harry tells Aussie teen...

8 Apr 2015 12:20

AUSTRALIA

Clarkson slips a gear
Clarkson slips a gear

NEWSWATCH: The BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson from top-rated petrol-head show, Top Gear, reports The Daily Beast ...

26 Mar 2015 06:52

AUSTRALIA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

AUSTRALIA

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed
Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

AUSTRALIA

Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'
Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'

NEWSWATCH: Three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt are to be retried. Their original trial (the 'evidence' included footage of sheep and horses) has been slammed as a sham by international media and the international community...

2 Jan 2015 07:44

AUSTRALIA

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal
Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014 10:11

AUSTRALIA

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail
Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...

29 Dec 2014 09:53

AUSTRALIA

Uber slammed for cashing in on hostage tragedy
Uber slammed for cashing in on hostage tragedy

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Uber in damage control after being slammed on social media and elsewhere for Sydney siege price hike...

18 Dec 2014 07:10

AUSTRALIA

Umpire chats to be aired in Australia-South Africa ODIs
Umpire chats to be aired in Australia-South Africa ODIs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Discussions between the on-field and television umpires will be aired during Australia's upcoming one-day series against South Africa, the International Cricket Council said Wednesday...

14 Nov 2014 05:48

AUSTRALIA

Australian novelist wins top French literary award
Australian novelist wins top French literary award

PARIS, FRANCE: Australian writer Lily Brett on Tuesday won France's Prix Medicis literary award for best foreign book for Lola Bensky, a novel drawing on her experience both as a 1960s rock journalist and the daughter of Holocaust survivors.

6 Nov 2014 12:34

AUSTRALIA

ANZ Bank's GAYTMS
ANZ Bank's GAYTMS

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: ANZ Bank has transformed its ATinto dazzling GAYT to spread its message of diversity and inclusion.

5 Nov 2014 13:01

AUSTRALIA

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014 11:06

AUSTRALIA

Booker Prize winning novelist 'ashamed to be Australian'
Booker Prize winning novelist 'ashamed to be Australian'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Booker Prize winning novelist Richard Flanagan said he was "ashamed to be Australian" during a scathing attack on the environmental policies of his home nation.

30 Oct 2014 10:31

AUSTRALIA

Second annual global customer service survey: The findings
Second annual global customer service survey: The findings

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.

10 Jun 2014 07:19

AUSTRALIA

Sex-line granny berates Australian PM over budget
Sex-line granny berates Australian PM over budget

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was involved in heated exchanges with radio callers over his tough budget, including a pensioner who works on a sex-phone line to pay the bills.

21 May 2014 12:14

AUSTRALIA

UNICEF Australia, Qantas launch new campaign for children
UNICEF Australia, Qantas launch new campaign for children

AUSTRALIA: UNICEF Australia and Qantas have launched a new campaign, 'Save a Child with the Power of Five', which encourages passengers to donate as little as five cents to change the life of an underprivileged child.

20 May 2014 14:14

AUSTRALIA

Oh f... sorry, oh dear... Aussie newspaper's front page from hell
Oh f... sorry, oh dear... Aussie newspaper's front page from hell

MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, PERTH, AUSTRALIA: An Australian newspaper has accidentally published what must rank as one of the most error-ridden front pages of all time.

29 Apr 2014 09:38

AUSTRALIA

What can the Overseas Students Ombudsman do for international students?
What can the Overseas Students Ombudsman do for international students?

International students in Australia have the right to complain about problems that they have about their provider.

By Joel Mayer 23 Apr 2014 12:32

AUSTRALIA

Have you entered the 2014 Tabbies?
Have you entered the 2014 Tabbies?

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers.

11 Mar 2014 06:26

AUSTRALIA

Creating a media channel to fight Hepatitis C
Creating a media channel to fight Hepatitis C

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: NSW Health creates an interactive online party experience to give 18-24-year-olds a hard-hitting message about the risks of contracting Hep C.

10 Mar 2014 12:12

AUSTRALIA

2014 Tabbie Awards open for nominations
2014 Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2014 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website.

17 Jan 2014 06:47

AUSTRALIA

SA tops Midas Awards 2013 Award Winners
SA tops Midas Awards 2013 Award Winners

NEW YORK CITY, US: The Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising has announced the 2013 award winners - and so often, South Africa was well represented among the winners.

20 Dec 2013 06:52

AUSTRALIA

2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners
2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners

BEIJING, CHINA: The winners of the 2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards, honouring the best in Asia Pacific's digital marketing, have been announced.

18 Nov 2013 15:05

AUSTRALIA

The Global Awards: 2013 shortlist
The Global Awards: 2013 shortlist

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA / NEW YORK, US: Global award winners will be announced at events in New York and Sydney. A South African entry has been shortlisted.

29 Oct 2013 08:26

AUSTRALIA

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners
Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013 05:49

AUSTRALIA

New York Times website hacked then restored
New York Times website hacked then restored

NEW YORK CITY, USA: The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday, 28 August, after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.

29 Aug 2013 09:09

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