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Pitt tightens security after bomb threats

PITTSBURGH, April 9 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh officials have decided to restrict access to campus buildings following a string of bomb threats.

Former Congressman Donald Lukens dies

DALLAS, May 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Donald Lukens, R-Ohio, whose once promising political career ended in a sexual and financial scandal, has died at 79 in Texas.

Atlanta jail guards charged with beating

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Two lieutenants at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta were charged with beating an inmate, one of them allegedly doing it when the man was cuffed and in chains.

Australia looks for new Defense minister

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minster John Howard plans to announce by next week a new Defense minister in place of Robert Hill, who is leaving politics.

Australia to supply boats to Philippines

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Australia is considering a Philippine request for long-range patrol vehicles and small boats to help fight terrorists, its defense minister said Wednesday.

Australia to recruit Pacific isle soldiers

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Australia will consider enlisting soldiers from Pacific island nations to make up for a deficit in local recruits, Defense Minister Robert Hill said Wednesday.

Military uses torture-like training method

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Some Australian troops are being subjected to training that would be considered torture if carried out on prisoners.

Australians will not replace Brits in Iraq

CANBERRA, Australia, July 21 (UPI) -- Australia will not send more troops to Iraq to replace departing British forces, Defense Minister Robert Hill said Thursday.

N.Korea develops ballistic missiles

SYDNEY, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Australia's Federal Defence Minister Robert Hill has said North Korea is developing intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Allegations made against Iraq's interim PM

SYDNEY, July 18 (UPI) -- Australian Defense Minister Robert Hill says any allegations concerning Iraq's new interim prime minister should be investigated by Iraqi police.

U.S., Australia ink missile-shield deal

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- Australia signed a controversial U.S. missile-defense shield agreement Wednesday, arguing it was a "long-term" security investment.

Australia to commit to missile defense

MELBOURNE, June 19 (UPI) -- Australia said Saturday it will commit to the United States missile defense program next month when it signs the memorandum of understanding in America.

Australia supports U.S. plan

CANBERRA, Australia, June 5 (UPI) -- Australia will give whatever help it can to United States' plans to re-arrange military bases around the world, Radio Australia reported.

Australia to keep troops in Iraq

SYDNEY, April 11 (UPI) -- Australian Defense Minister Robert Hill says he expects his country's troops will remain in Iraq for some time.

Australia to buy spyplanes from U.S.

SYDNEY, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Australia is reportedly ready to spend $1 billion for about a dozen unmanned spy planes that will be able to conduct surveillance as far as North Korea.
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Robert Murray Hill (born 25 September 1946), is the current Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Australia and a former Australian politician.

Hill was elected as a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from July 1981 to March 2006, representing South Australia. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and was educated at the University of Adelaide and the London School of Economics, where he gained a masters degree in law. His father, Murray Hill, was a prominent Liberal member of the South Australian Legislative Council. He was a barrister and solicitor before entering politics. His daughter, Victoria, is an Australian actress.

Hill was elected to the senate in the 1980 federal election and took up his seat on 1st of July 1981. Hill was Vice-President of the Liberal Party in South Australia 1977-79 and President 1985-87. He was a member of the Liberal Party's Federal Executive 1985-87 and 1990-93. He was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1988-96, holding senior portfolios such as Foreign Affairs 1989-93, Defence 1993-94 and Education, Science and Technology 1994-96. He was Leader of the Opposition in the Senate 1990-96.

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