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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Australia - Wikipedia
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Eurydice Dixon: Vigils held for murdered Australia comedian - BBC News

BBC News

Eurydice Dixon: Vigils held for murdered Australia comedian
BBC News
Thousands of people have attended evening vigils in Australia for comedian Eurydice Dixon, whose killing last week prompted widespread anger. Ms Dixon, 22, died as she walked home after performing in Melbourne. A 19-year-old man has been charged ...
Vandals attack memorial site for murdered Australian comedianCNN
Vigils for Eurydice Dixon held across AustraliaSBS
Are Women Responsible for Their Own Safety? Australians Point Fingers after Comedian's Rape and Murder.New York Times
ABC Local -Pedestrian TV -The Guardian -NEWS.com.au
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Huawei to Australia: We're not a security risk for 5G - CNNMoney

CNNMoney

Huawei to Australia: We're not a security risk for 5G
CNNMoney
Chinese tech firm Huawei is fighting back in Australia following reports that authorities could ban it from any involvement in building 5G mobile networks in the country. The company, one of the world's biggest makers of smartphones and ...
China's Huawei rebuts Australian security concerns amid Sino-Canberra tensionsReuters
China's Huawei goes on offensive as exclusion from Australia 5G deal loomsABS-CBN News
Australia could be sorry if China relationship isn't mended: BrumbyThe Sydney Morning Herald
Business Insider -Business Insider Australia -The Australian Financial Review -The Australian Financial Review
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Australia v Ireland: Wallabies call up for scrum-half Jake Gordon - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Australia v Ireland: Wallabies call up for scrum-half Jake Gordon
BBC Sport
Scrum-half Jake Gordon has been called up to the Australia squad as an injury replacement for Will Genia ahead of the decisive third Test against Ireland. The Waratahs player has been added to the panel to provide cover for club-mate Nick Phipps, who ...
Australia upset with Ireland's 'blocking' of FolauRTE.ie
Australia and Ireland's Sydney decider is rugby's golden opportunityThe Sydney Morning Herald
Will Genia to miss the series decider after breaking his arm in clash with IrelandCourier Mail
Balls.ie -Irish Times
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Usman Khawaja reveals disappointment over England ODI selection call - Fox Sports

Fox Sports

Usman Khawaja reveals disappointment over England ODI selection call
Fox Sports
DUMPED batsman Usman Khawaja says he's 'extremely disappointed' after he was left out of Australia's squad for the ongoing one-day tour of England. The 31-year-old was overlooked last month for a spot in Justin Langer's first squad, with the likes of ...

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EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement - EU News

The Sydney Morning Herald

EU and Australia launch talks for a broad trade agreement
EU News
Today, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström together with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Trade Minister of Australia Steven Ciobo officially launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement between the EU ...
Tough talk over medicine and cheese as Australia and Europe seek a $37b trade dealThe Sydney Morning Herald
Agriculture biggest stumbling block to Australia-Europe free trade dealThe Australian Financial Review
Malmström says EU 'will find a way' to do Australia trade dealPOLITICO.eu

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OK so Love Island Australia looks incredible - Cosmopolitan.com

Cosmopolitan.com

OK so Love Island Australia looks incredible
Cosmopolitan.com
While we will always stay loyal to the Love Island we know and love, we couldn't help but notice how completely ridiculous/incredible/dramatic (delete as appropriate) Love Island Australia looks judging by the clips floating around on social media.
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Australia's South32 bids $1.3-billion for rest of Canada's Arizona Mining - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Australia's South32 bids $1.3-billion for rest of Canada's Arizona Mining
The Globe and Mail
Australia's South32 Ltd. has bid $1.3-billion to take full control of Arizona Mining, offering a hefty premium for the Toronto-listed firm which is developing zinc, lead, manganese and silver assets. The offer of $6.20 per share was pitched at a 50-per ...

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Western Australia road trip: gourmet food and dining experiences - 2GB

2GB

Western Australia road trip: gourmet food and dining experiences
2GB
With fertile land, a consistent climate and demand for excellence, it should come as no surprise the food in Western Australia's Margaret River in the South West is world class. While seafood is an obvious feature, given its proximity to the ocean ...

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Fake scotch and tequila are being sold in liquor stores, and you don't need to look far to find it - ABC News

ABC News

Fake scotch and tequila are being sold in liquor stores, and you don't need to look far to find it
ABC News
Separately, the ABC found evidence several Australian companies are selling fake scotch whisky and tequila for as little as $26.99 a bottle. Both types of spirit have strict geographical requirements, enforceable under Australian law. Scotch must ...

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Australia must learn from World Cup mistakes, not blame technology - ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)

Australia must learn from World Cup mistakes, not blame technology
ESPN (blog)
In the wake of Australia's 2-1 defeat to France in their World Cup opener, headlines screamed of injustice after Les Bleus scored courtesy of a VAR penalty decision and a crazy deflection. True enough, it was a resilient and largely disciplined ...

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