Australia

Country Australia
Capital Canberra
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Australian dollar(AUD)
Languages English

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Introduction

Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy. It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s. Long-term concerns include climate-change issues such as the depletion of the ozone layer and more frequent droughts, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.

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India in Australia | A storied rivalry looks to add more engrossing chapters - The Hindu
  1. India in Australia | A storied rivalry looks to add more engrossing chapters  The Hindu
  2. Virat Kohli: Younger players will feature a lot in Australia tour | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo
  3. Looking to the future in Australia  The New Indian Express
  4. Explained: Why Bumrah and Shami’s ODI, T20 outings in Australia can hurt India’s World Test Championship aspirations  The Indian Express
  5. India vs Australia 1st ODI Live Streaming: When and where to watch live telecast  India Today
  6. View Full coverage on Google News


The worrying precedent in China’s quarrel with Australia - Financial Times
  1. The worrying precedent in China’s quarrel with Australia  Financial Times
  2. Banyan - Could Australia's government have handled China better? | Asia  The Economist
  3. More than 60 Australian coal-carrying ships kept waiting to unload off ports in China  The Guardian
  4. China Australia tensions worsen with 80 coal ships left stranded  7NEWS.com.au
  5. View Full coverage on Google News


Cricket test: On India’s tour of Australia - The HinduCricket test: On India’s tour of Australia  The Hindu

'Betrayed and abandoned': Dfat reveals 36,875 Australians still stranded overseas - The Guardian'Betrayed and abandoned': Dfat reveals 36,875 Australians still stranded overseas  The Guardian

Australia refuses to confirm prisoner swap to get Kylie Moore-Gilbert out of Iran - The GuardianAustralia refuses to confirm prisoner swap to get Kylie Moore-Gilbert out of Iran  The Guardian

Australia's Bega Cheese buys Lion Dairy from Kirin - CNNAustralia's Bega Cheese buys Lion Dairy from Kirin  CNN

With hugs, kisses and a drag duo, border between Australia's two largest states reopens - Reuters IndiaWith hugs, kisses and a drag duo, border between Australia's two largest states reopens  Reuters India

What Australia, India, New Zealand and England need to do to qualify for World Test Championship final | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoWhat Australia, India, New Zealand and England need to do to qualify for World Test Championship final | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

House Hunting in Australia: A Converted Salvation Army Hall in Sydney - The New York TimesHouse Hunting in Australia: A Converted Salvation Army Hall in Sydney  The New York Times

Australia's foreign affairs chief cautions China against resorting to 'coercion' - The GuardianAustralia's foreign affairs chief cautions China against resorting to 'coercion'  The Guardian

Australia cancels Muslim scholar’s citizenship in a local first - Al Jazeera EnglishAustralia cancels Muslim scholar’s citizenship in a local first  Al Jazeera English

The night Diego Maradona's Argentina came to Australia to play the Socceroos in Sydney - ABC NewsThe night Diego Maradona's Argentina came to Australia to play the Socceroos in Sydney  ABC News

South Australia on standby for dangerous fire conditions as temperatures soar, records could break in NSW - 9NewsSouth Australia on standby for dangerous fire conditions as temperatures soar, records could break in NSW  9News

Covid: Vaccination will be required to fly, says Qantas chief - BBC NewsCovid: Vaccination will be required to fly, says Qantas chief  BBC News

Driver taxes will put Australia even further behind in electric vehicle market, research finds - ABC NewsDriver taxes will put Australia even further behind in electric vehicle market, research finds  ABC News

Australia, NZ shares slip as investors shun risk on bleak US jobs data - Economic TimesAustralia, NZ shares slip as investors shun risk on bleak US jobs data  Economic Times

Australia's richest young people: the full list revealed - The Australian Financial ReviewAustralia's richest young people: the full list revealed  The Australian Financial Review

China's 'list of grievances' with Australia a 'wake up call' to other nations - 9NewsChina's 'list of grievances' with Australia a 'wake up call' to other nations  9News

Australia is guilty of state-sponsored terrorism - Al Jazeera EnglishAustralia is guilty of state-sponsored terrorism  Al Jazeera English

South Australia confirms new Covid case after announcing hotel quarantine reforms - The GuardianSouth Australia confirms new Covid case after announcing hotel quarantine reforms  The Guardian

Japan’s Kirin strikes new deal to sell Australian dairy business - Financial TimesJapan’s Kirin strikes new deal to sell Australian dairy business  Financial Times

BoM outlook warns eastern Australia could face flooding in wetter-than-average summer - The GuardianBoM outlook warns eastern Australia could face flooding in wetter-than-average summer  The Guardian

South Australia coronavirus cluster grows again as pizza bar link confirmed - ABC NewsSouth Australia coronavirus cluster grows again as pizza bar link confirmed  ABC News

Australia to temporarily host ISRO satellite tracking facilities - The HinduAustralia to temporarily host ISRO satellite tracking facilities  The Hindu

Australia's entire SAS regiment must be disbanded after Brereton report, expert says - The GuardianAustralia's entire SAS regiment must be disbanded after Brereton report, expert says  The Guardian

India vs Australia: ‘At least they’ve got a very good replacement captain,’ Ian Chappell calls India’s... - Hindustan TimesIndia vs Australia: ‘At least they’ve got a very good replacement captain,’ Ian Chappell calls India’s...  Hindustan Times

Breaking news and live updates: Victoria set to hit COVID-19 milestone; Three prisoners in 'swap' revealed as Aussie academic freed; Nation braces for severe heatwave - 9NewsBreaking news and live updates: Victoria set to hit COVID-19 milestone; Three prisoners in 'swap' revealed as Aussie academic freed; Nation braces for severe heatwave  9News

Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data - TechCrunchAustralia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data  TechCrunch

Chinese fishing plant in Torres Strait raises alarm for Australian industry and islanders - The GuardianChinese fishing plant in Torres Strait raises alarm for Australian industry and islanders  The Guardian

Australia weather: Late spring heatwave set to smash parts of the country this weekend - 7NEWS.com.auAustralia weather: Late spring heatwave set to smash parts of the country this weekend  7NEWS.com.au

Fatal Shark Attacks in Australia Jump, Raising Questions - The New York TimesFatal Shark Attacks in Australia Jump, Raising Questions  The New York Times

Australia's rent 'bomb' risk means countless renters could face eviction - The GuardianAustralia's rent 'bomb' risk means countless renters could face eviction  The Guardian

Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans: report - Reuters AustraliaAustralian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans: report  Reuters Australia

Australian Open delay 'likely' outcome of government talks with Tennis Australia - The GuardianAustralian Open delay 'likely' outcome of government talks with Tennis Australia  The Guardian

Welcome back: the recovery of Australia's Indigenous languages - Sydney Morning HeraldWelcome back: the recovery of Australia's Indigenous languages  Sydney Morning Herald

Australia and Singapore to Trial 'Paperless' Trade Using Blockchain Technology - CoinDesk - CoinDeskAustralia and Singapore to Trial 'Paperless' Trade Using Blockchain Technology - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

Growing far-right threat should spark new approach to extremism, Australian expert says - The GuardianGrowing far-right threat should spark new approach to extremism, Australian expert says  The Guardian

Government set to announce new flights before Christmas for Australians stuck overseas amid coronavirus pandemic - ABC NewsGovernment set to announce new flights before Christmas for Australians stuck overseas amid coronavirus pandemic  ABC News

Where Australia's most 'affordable and liveable' suburbs can be found - The New DailyWhere Australia's most 'affordable and liveable' suburbs can be found  The New Daily

It's high time to question Australia's culture of military hero-worship - The GuardianIt's high time to question Australia's culture of military hero-worship  The Guardian

India-Australia series will kick off the road to T20 World Cup - Times of IndiaIndia-Australia series will kick off the road to T20 World Cup  Times of India

Covid-19: South Australia to enter 'circuit breaker' lockdown - BBC NewsCovid-19: South Australia to enter 'circuit breaker' lockdown  BBC News

Google and Facebook news payments to include ABC and SBS after change to draft code - The GuardianGoogle and Facebook news payments to include ABC and SBS after change to draft code  The Guardian

Domestic violence reporting in Australia and the focus on the 'good guy'. How you, the audience, can change it - ABC NewsDomestic violence reporting in Australia and the focus on the 'good guy'. How you, the audience, can change it  ABC News

China says relations with Australia are in 'a sharp downturn' -- and it's all Canberra's fault - CNNChina says relations with Australia are in 'a sharp downturn' -- and it's all Canberra's fault  CNN

Australia's use of handcuffs on asylum seekers inhumane and unlawful, lawyers say - The GuardianAustralia's use of handcuffs on asylum seekers inhumane and unlawful, lawyers say  The Guardian

Australia's coronavirus border restrictions have eased again. Here's what you need to know about your destination state - ABC NewsAustralia's coronavirus border restrictions have eased again. Here's what you need to know about your destination state  ABC News

COVID to increase demand for social housing in Australia - The Australian Financial ReviewCOVID to increase demand for social housing in Australia  The Australian Financial Review

‘He is a confirmed starter’: Sachin Tendulkar picks India’s opener for Australia Tests - Hindustan Times‘He is a confirmed starter’: Sachin Tendulkar picks India’s opener for Australia Tests  Hindustan Times

Postponing Australian Open could bring much-needed economic boost to Victoria - The GuardianPostponing Australian Open could bring much-needed economic boost to Victoria  The Guardian

South Australia's opposition calls for end to hotel quarantine as state exits lockdown - The GuardianSouth Australia's opposition calls for end to hotel quarantine as state exits lockdown  The Guardian

The trend quickly gaining momentum in Australian boardrooms - The Australian Financial ReviewThe trend quickly gaining momentum in Australian boardrooms  The Australian Financial Review

Bega's big dairy acquisition could sour Australia's relationship with China - Sydney Morning HeraldBega's big dairy acquisition could sour Australia's relationship with China  Sydney Morning Herald

Australia is a net zero embarrassment - The Australian Financial ReviewAustralia is a net zero embarrassment  The Australian Financial Review

Australia's delivery deaths: the riders who never made it and the families left behind - The GuardianAustralia's delivery deaths: the riders who never made it and the families left behind  The Guardian

Aquaculture Firm Completes Australia's First IPO Raise Using Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk - CoinDeskAquaculture Firm Completes Australia's First IPO Raise Using Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

Ex-PMs unite in Australia in bid to curb power of Murdoch empire - The GuardianEx-PMs unite in Australia in bid to curb power of Murdoch empire  The Guardian

Australia's pandemic travel ban brings family heartbreak - The Associated PressAustralia's pandemic travel ban brings family heartbreak  The Associated Press

What's Australia's end game with China? – Australian politics live podcast - The GuardianWhat's Australia's end game with China? – Australian politics live podcast  The Guardian

Forestry bigwig fires up Australian portfolio sale, Resolute hired - The Australian Financial ReviewForestry bigwig fires up Australian portfolio sale, Resolute hired  The Australian Financial Review

Australian football continues to disenfranchise its prize asset to cover for administrative failings - ABC NewsAustralian football continues to disenfranchise its prize asset to cover for administrative failings  ABC News

Afghans recall days when Australians unleashed dogs, gunfire - Al Jazeera EnglishAfghans recall days when Australians unleashed dogs, gunfire  Al Jazeera English

Rohit Sharma made a mess of the chance to better Test figures in Australia & both he and BCCI are to blame - CricTrackerRohit Sharma made a mess of the chance to better Test figures in Australia & both he and BCCI are to blame  CricTracker

Scientists discover two new marsupial species in Australia - CNNScientists discover two new marsupial species in Australia  CNN

Locked out: Stranded Australians call foul over COVID-19 cap - Al Jazeera EnglishLocked out: Stranded Australians call foul over COVID-19 cap  Al Jazeera English

Australian airline Qantas celebrates its 100th anniversary - CNNAustralian airline Qantas celebrates its 100th anniversary  CNN

No end in sight for Australia's energy market chaos - The Australian Financial ReviewNo end in sight for Australia's energy market chaos  The Australian Financial Review

Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory - The GuardianAustralia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory  The Guardian

Australia-New Zealand bubble by Christmas all but dead, Jacinda Ardern warns - The GuardianAustralia-New Zealand bubble by Christmas all but dead, Jacinda Ardern warns  The Guardian

Australia state unveils $23 bln energy roadmap in renewables push - ETEnergyworld.comAustralia state unveils $23 bln energy roadmap in renewables push  ETEnergyworld.com

More than 500,000 Australians demand probe into Rupert Murdoch's media empire - CNNMore than 500,000 Australians demand probe into Rupert Murdoch's media empire  CNN

Australia has almost eliminated the coronavirus — by putting faith in science - The Washington PostAustralia has almost eliminated the coronavirus — by putting faith in science  The Washington Post

Australia records zero Covid-19 cases for first time in five months - BBC NewsAustralia records zero Covid-19 cases for first time in five months  BBC News

Australia’s COVID-19 Infection Rates Tumble, But Authorities Remain Vigilant - VOA AsiaAustralia’s COVID-19 Infection Rates Tumble, But Authorities Remain Vigilant  VOA Asia

Cut Off From the World Again, Australia Now Finds Silver Linings - The New York TimesCut Off From the World Again, Australia Now Finds Silver Linings  The New York Times

Australia’s New South Wales unveils $23bn renewable energy push - Aljazeera.comAustralia’s New South Wales unveils $23bn renewable energy push  Aljazeera.com

Australia's government agencies increasingly refusing environment-related FOIs, audit finds - The GuardianAustralia's government agencies increasingly refusing environment-related FOIs, audit finds  The Guardian

Australia records zero local coronavirus cases for first time since June - CNNAustralia records zero local coronavirus cases for first time since June  CNN

The human cost of Australia's illegal 'robo' hunt for welfare cheats - BBC NewsThe human cost of Australia's illegal 'robo' hunt for welfare cheats  BBC News

Australia's China pain becomes the talk of Washington - The Australian Financial ReviewAustralia's China pain becomes the talk of Washington  The Australian Financial Review

Australian parliament to probe Rupert Murdoch’s media dominance - Al Jazeera EnglishAustralian parliament to probe Rupert Murdoch’s media dominance  Al Jazeera English

Chinese-Australian community leader charged under Australia's new foreign interference laws - The GuardianChinese-Australian community leader charged under Australia's new foreign interference laws  The Guardian

Australia’s Struggle With ‘Bonk Bans’ and ‘Manterruptions’ - The New York TimesAustralia’s Struggle With ‘Bonk Bans’ and ‘Manterruptions’  The New York Times

The graphs that show Australia's achievement in stopping second-wave Covid outbreak - The GuardianThe graphs that show Australia's achievement in stopping second-wave Covid outbreak  The Guardian

Watch what scientists found at new Australian reef - CNNWatch what scientists found at new Australian reef  CNN

Climate crisis: more than 100 Australian businesses and organisations support net-zero target - The GuardianClimate crisis: more than 100 Australian businesses and organisations support net-zero target  The Guardian

Australia’s economic dependency on China 'will not change', says former ambassador to Beijing - The GuardianAustralia’s economic dependency on China 'will not change', says former ambassador to Beijing  The Guardian

Federal Government in talks to expand coronavirus travel bubble beyond New Zealand to some parts of Asia - ABC NewsFederal Government in talks to expand coronavirus travel bubble beyond New Zealand to some parts of Asia  ABC News

American Tribalism, Australian Reflections - The New York TimesAmerican Tribalism, Australian Reflections  The New York Times

Australia's unemployment rate hits seven per cent despite some lockdowns easing - 9NewsAustralia's unemployment rate hits seven per cent despite some lockdowns easing  9News

Western Australia directs South Australian travellers to get tested and quarantine, less than 48 hours after border fall - ABC NewsWestern Australia directs South Australian travellers to get tested and quarantine, less than 48 hours after border fall  ABC News

Two new greater glider species discovered: 'Australia’s biodiversity just got a lot richer' - The GuardianTwo new greater glider species discovered: 'Australia’s biodiversity just got a lot richer'  The Guardian

Renewables cut Australia's emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds - The GuardianRenewables cut Australia's emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds  The Guardian

Scientists discover 500 metre-tall skyscraper coral reef at Australia's Great Barrier Reef - The GuardianScientists discover 500 metre-tall skyscraper coral reef at Australia's Great Barrier Reef  The Guardian

How doughnuts became Australia's symbol of Covid hope - The GuardianHow doughnuts became Australia's symbol of Covid hope  The Guardian

Physicist Cathy Foley appointed Australia's next chief scientist - ABC NewsPhysicist Cathy Foley appointed Australia's next chief scientist  ABC News

Fears China has cut off imports of Australian wine amid worsening trade war - ABC NewsFears China has cut off imports of Australian wine amid worsening trade war  ABC News

Fears COVID-19 migration drop could damage Australia's cultural makeup - ABC NewsFears COVID-19 migration drop could damage Australia's cultural makeup  ABC News

Australia's lending laws are overdue for an overhaul - Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia's lending laws are overdue for an overhaul  Sydney Morning Herald

'Asia isn't just China': CEO of Australia's ANZ says more companies are looking beyond China as tensions flare - CNBC'Asia isn't just China': CEO of Australia's ANZ says more companies are looking beyond China as tensions flare  CNBC