Australia-US/East Asia

Chronology from Jul 2010 to Oct 2010

:   Three Australia soldiers will face court martial over the deaths of six people in Afghanistan. The charges are made after an investigation into a compound clearing operation in Afghanistan on Feb. 12, 2009.

: Labor forms a minority government. The White House says President Obama phoned PM Gillard to offer his congratulations on her successful formation of a government.

: An Australian is killed in Afghanistan. This brings the number of Australians killed since operations began in 2001 to 21, 10 of them so far in 2010.

: Australia’s voters go to the polls but return a hung Parliament.

: Two Australian soldiers are killed when struck by an IED in Afghanistan.

:   Australia is confirmed as vice chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation for 2011 and 2012.

: The Pacific Islands Forum summit held in Vanuatu.

: Fiji expels Australia’s acting ambassador in Suva, claiming Australia is interfering in Fiji’s internal affairs.

: One Australian soldier is killed and another wounded following an IED attack in Afghanistan’s Chora Valley.

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