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Building work to begin on Buddhist shrine

Australian Broadcasting Corp, March 24, 2006

Bendigo, Victoria (Australia) -- Erection of a steel framework for a big religious and tourist attraction near Bendigo is expected to start soon after the council's decision to guarantee a loan for the project.

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Council to offer land to Buddhist order

Australian Broadcast Corporation, March 3, 2006

Illawarra, NSW (Australia) -- Shoalhaven City Council is to officially offer the Shoalin Buddhist Order land at Comberton Grange near Falls Creek at an undisclosed price.

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Meditation and the art of becoming a better boss

Stuff, February 25, 2006

Chief executives are finding their 'Buddha nature' in the practice and disciplines of Tibetan meditation. Julie Macken reports.

Sydney, Australia -- When Gordon Cairns began as CEO of Lion Nathan, he says he was "a horrible boss – driven by power, task-oriented and only concerned with getting the job done, whatever the cost".

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A Buddhist day out beckons

By Michael Sinclair, Star News Group, February 8, 2006

Yuroke, Australia -- YUROKE will house thousands of Buddhists from across the country in a celebration for world peace later this month.

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Govt urged to back Buddhist temple plan

ABC News Online, Feb 2, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- Shoalhaven Mayor Greg Watson says recent meetings with NSW Government department heads in Sydney have boosted support for the proposed Shaolin Buddhist temple.

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Court hears of mass refugee bid from Buddhist temple

By Tony Stickley, New Zealand Herald, Jan 17, 2006

Auckland, New Zealand -- Hundreds of people from a Buddhist temple in Auckland applied en masse for refugee status, a court was told today. John Boggs, an intelligence analyst with the New Zealand Immigration Service, said claims from Thais escalated in 1998/99.

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Buddhist centre opens in Kurrajong

by Angela Haberm, Hawkesbury Your Guide, November 24, 2005

Kurrajong, Australia -- It might have taken five years to find a suitable location, but the decision to set up in the Hawkesbury was one a Buddhist group needed to meditate on only briefly.

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Worries aired over council-Buddhist group agreement

ABC, November 18, 2005

Illawara, NSW (Australia) -- Two Shoalhaven councillors have raised concerns about a draft agreement between Shoalhaven Council and a Chinese Buddhist order.

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Temple planning expansion

By GREG ELLIS, Illawarra Mercury, September 16, 2005

Wollongong, Australia -- THE Nan Tien Temple has lodged a development application for a large tertiary educational and cultural facility at Unanderra.

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Prayers and Donations for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Statement by The Head of the Congregation, Most Venerable Thich Nhu Hue, representing the Unified Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of Australia ? New Zealand, Published on The Buddhist Channel, Sept 5, 2005

Sydney, Australia -- We all have been watching the tragedy unfurl for the people of the Southern States of America, particularly those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The catastrophic extent of damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina and the enormous task of helping and evacuating tens of thousands of refugees is unprecedented, especially for the people of New Orleans.

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