Australia

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

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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 government braced for Wentworth by-election defeat - BBC News

BBC News

Australia government braced for Wentworth by-election defeat
BBC News
People are voting in a by-election in a suburban constituency in Sydney, which could wipe out the government's one-seat parliamentary majority. PM Scott Morrison's ruling Liberal Party is fighting to hold the affluent seat of Wentworth, vacated by his ...
Wentworth byelection: after a chaotic campaign comes the day of reckoningThe Guardian

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Magpie season: Why Australians hide from birds every spring - CNN International

CNN International

Magpie season: Why Australians hide from birds every spring
CNN International
Despite its name, the Australian magpie bears no relation to the European species. The original British colonizers of Australia simply saw another black and white bird and named it accordingly, said Gisela Kaplan, emeritus professor at the University ...

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Burning Questions from Australia's series loss against Pakistan - Fox Sports

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Burning Questions from Australia's series loss against Pakistan
Fox Sports
Following the 373-run hammering dealt to Australia in the second Test, we look at five burning questions to emerge from the series. END OF THE ROAD FOR THE MARSH BROTHERS? Shaun Marsh averaged less than Jon Holland (3.50 to 5.0) this series ...
Australia player ratings: Who stood up, and who failed?The Sydney Morning Herald
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Pakistan v Australia second Test, day fourDaily Telegraph
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Shorten says Australia should boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi death - The Guardian

The Guardian

Shorten says Australia should boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi death
The Guardian
Last year, Australia sent the former trade minister Steven Ciobo and a sponsored delegation of Australian companies. That contingent has already been downgraded – only the Australian ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the general manager of AusTrade for ...

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Indonesia warns it will 'adjust' policies if Australia moves Israel embassy - The Guardian

The Guardian

Indonesia warns it will 'adjust' policies if Australia moves Israel embassy
The Guardian
On Thursday Guardian Australia reported the contents of an Asio bulletin, marked secret, AUSTEO (Australian eyes only), circulated on 15 October – the day before Morrison's announcement of the proposed embassy move – that notes that the putative shift ...
Australia's spy agency warned ministers against Jerusalem embassy moveThe Jerusalem Post

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When it comes to racism, Australia is clueless – and I'm exhausted - The Guardian

The Guardian

When it comes to racism, Australia is clueless – and I'm exhausted
The Guardian
If the initial support for Hanson's motion was a demonstration of white fragility in the Australian parliament, the fact that coalition senators were given an opportunity for a “do over” the next day must be peak white privilege. Predictably, second ...



League: Tonga v Australia - All you need to know - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

League: Tonga v Australia - All you need to know
New Zealand Herald
1 Kangaroos side is facing the prospect of consecutive defeats after a shock loss 24-26 to the Kiwis at Mt Smart Stadium, a scoreline that flattered the Australians. The Kangaroos haven't loss twice in a calendar year since 1978. Meanwhile, tonight's ...
Australia v Tonga: Live coverage of rugby league TestDaily Telegraph
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Australian man admits rape and kidnap of British backpacker - The Guardian

The Guardian

Australian man admits rape and kidnap of British backpacker
The Guardian
A man has pleaded guilty to the rape and kidnap of a British backpacker in Australia. Marcus Allyn Keith Martin, 23, was accused of holding the woman, who is in her 20s, captive in an ordeal lasting more than a month, between February and March 2017.
Australian admits kidnap and rape of Briton in outback ordealBBC News
Man pleads guilty to kidnapping and raping British backpacker in AustraliaTelegraph.co.uk

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Royalty and a republic: It is time that Australia became independent - The Age

The Age

Royalty and a republic: It is time that Australia became independent
The Age
Scott Morrison claims we are "an independent, sovereign nation", yet he will request an election date from the representative of a woman in England, a woman whose grandson only has to visit Australia and it "raises the spirits" of people suffering from ...



'Not happy': Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader - The Guardian

The Guardian

'Not happy': Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader
The Guardian
While Price's alleged comments have given him prominence, they have also threatened to derail his message about the impact of climate change on Kiribati and what countries such as Australia should be doing to help. Tong says he did not hear the ...