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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Match Preview - New Zealand vs Australia, Australia in New Zealand 2020/21, 5th T20I - ESPNcricinfoMatch Preview - New Zealand vs Australia, Australia in New Zealand 2020/21, 5th T20I  ESPNcricinfo

Recent Match Report - Australia vs New Zealand 4th T20I 2020/21 - ESPNcricinfo
  1. Recent Match Report - Australia vs New Zealand 4th T20I 2020/21  ESPNcricinfo
  2. 4th T20I: Aaron Finch, spinners help Australia level series 2-2  Business Standard
  3. Fantastic Finch, Aussie spinners set up series decider  cricket.com.au
  4. In Pics: Aaron Finch blast helps Australia level T20 series against New Zealand  Zee News
  5. Black Caps vs Australia: All on for Sunday showdown after another one-sided contest  Stuff.co.nz
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No reason Steven Smith shouldn't captain Australia - Usman Khawaja - ESPNcricinfoNo reason Steven Smith shouldn't captain Australia - Usman Khawaja  ESPNcricinfo

First came fires. Then a pandemic. Now, domestic tourism is fueling Australia’s recovery. - Washington PostFirst came fires. Then a pandemic. Now, domestic tourism is fueling Australia’s recovery.  Washington Post

The disaster movie playing in Australia's wild places – and solutions that could help hit pause - The GuardianThe disaster movie playing in Australia's wild places – and solutions that could help hit pause  The Guardian

Australia asks EU to review block of AstraZeneca vaccine - ReutersAustralia asks EU to review block of AstraZeneca vaccine  Reuters

Australia's emerging seaweed startups - The Fish SiteAustralia's emerging seaweed startups  The Fish Site

Anger has turned to sadness for Australia's fed-up women - ABC NewsAnger has turned to sadness for Australia's fed-up women  ABC News

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Australia lags the world on electric vehicle choice and it's hurting take-up, industry says - The GuardianAustralia lags the world on electric vehicle choice and it's hurting take-up, industry says  The Guardian

Will Australia get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 one-dose vaccine? - ABC NewsWill Australia get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 one-dose vaccine?  ABC News

Australia Data Center Colocation Services Market Report 2020 - Increasing Investments to Accelerate the Competitive Intensity - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireAustralia Data Center Colocation Services Market Report 2020 - Increasing Investments to Accelerate the Competitive Intensity - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Australia consumed by rape claim against attorney general - The GuardianAustralia consumed by rape claim against attorney general  The Guardian

Australian couple stranded overseas plan to sail home from South America - 9NewsAustralian couple stranded overseas plan to sail home from South America  9News

Linda Reynolds: Australian minister 'regrets' slur on alleged rape victim - PM - BBC NewsLinda Reynolds: Australian minister 'regrets' slur on alleged rape victim - PM  BBC News

Australia Is Rethinking China, Globalization After Closing Borders - BloombergAustralia Is Rethinking China, Globalization After Closing Borders  Bloomberg

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Explained: In Australia versus Facebook, issues affecting media everywhere - The Indian ExpressExplained: In Australia versus Facebook, issues affecting media everywhere  The Indian Express

Box jellyfish: Australian teenager fatally stung on Queensland beach - BBC NewsBox jellyfish: Australian teenager fatally stung on Queensland beach  BBC News

Lions rule out Australia and may yet play in empty South African venues - The GuardianLions rule out Australia and may yet play in empty South African venues  The Guardian

Australian court upholds landmark suit against Johnson & Johnson - Economic TimesAustralian court upholds landmark suit against Johnson & Johnson  Economic Times

Australia won't change planned content laws despite Facebook block - MintAustralia won't change planned content laws despite Facebook block  Mint

Devine intervention as Sky News Australia's YouTube channel eclipses ABC's - The GuardianDevine intervention as Sky News Australia's YouTube channel eclipses ABC's  The Guardian

Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform - The HinduFacebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform  The Hindu

Qantas launches 'Mystery Flights' as Australia extends international travel ban - CNNQantas launches 'Mystery Flights' as Australia extends international travel ban  CNN

Filipino pastry chef Norerriz Labrador finds his true passion in photographing Australian nature - ABC NewsFilipino pastry chef Norerriz Labrador finds his true passion in photographing Australian nature  ABC News

Life Without Google: Australia Is Now Facing the Unthinkable - BloombergQuintLife Without Google: Australia Is Now Facing the Unthinkable  BloombergQuint

Australia to decide on Tuesday whether to resume quarantine-free flights from New Zealand - Stuff.co.nzAustralia to decide on Tuesday whether to resume quarantine-free flights from New Zealand  Stuff.co.nz

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Australia, amid E.U. anger over delivery shortfalls - The Washington PostItaly blocks export of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Australia, amid E.U. anger over delivery shortfalls  The Washington Post

Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61% - BBC NewsChinese investment in Australia plummets 61%  BBC News

New Zealand Warriors set to play 4 months in Australia - Associated PressNew Zealand Warriors set to play 4 months in Australia  Associated Press

Without Backpackers to Pick Them, Crops Rot by the Ton in Australia - The New York TimesWithout Backpackers to Pick Them, Crops Rot by the Ton in Australia  The New York Times

Live news updates: Darwin quarantine camp expanded as international borders stay shut; GPs to start receiving vaccines later this month; Reynolds 'deeply sorry' for calling alleged rape victim a 'lying cow' - 9NewsLive news updates: Darwin quarantine camp expanded as international borders stay shut; GPs to start receiving vaccines later this month; Reynolds 'deeply sorry' for calling alleged rape victim a 'lying cow'  9News

Documents reveal inside story of Australia's defence cooperation with Myanmar junta - ABC NewsDocuments reveal inside story of Australia's defence cooperation with Myanmar junta  ABC News

Australia’s largest law firm in uproar after taking Christian Porter as client - The GuardianAustralia’s largest law firm in uproar after taking Christian Porter as client  The Guardian

Christian Porter, Australia's Attorney General, Denies Rape Claim - The New York TimesChristian Porter, Australia's Attorney General, Denies Rape Claim  The New York Times

Bittersweet reaction as Austrian Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Australia offered dual citizenship - ABC NewsBittersweet reaction as Austrian Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Australia offered dual citizenship  ABC News

Microsoft's Endorsement of Australia's Proposal on Technology and the News - Microsoft On the Issues - MicrosoftMicrosoft's Endorsement of Australia's Proposal on Technology and the News - Microsoft On the Issues  Microsoft

GT Voice: Australia overestimates its capability in critical minerals supply - Global TimesGT Voice: Australia overestimates its capability in critical minerals supply  Global Times

Australian embassy in Dublin to permanently fly Aboriginal flag - The Irish TimesAustralian embassy in Dublin to permanently fly Aboriginal flag  The Irish Times

Australia's GDP bounce defies China's trade pressure - Nikkei AsiaAustralia's GDP bounce defies China's trade pressure  Nikkei Asia

Air Calédonie Sends ATR Aircraft To Australia To Escape Cyclone - Simple FlyingAir Calédonie Sends ATR Aircraft To Australia To Escape Cyclone  Simple Flying

What Australia's new law might mean for the news you see in the future - CNNWhat Australia's new law might mean for the news you see in the future  CNN

Leaders aren't talking and trade tensions remain, but Chinese students haven't abandoned Australia … yet - ABC NewsLeaders aren't talking and trade tensions remain, but Chinese students haven't abandoned Australia … yet  ABC News

Agritourism operators 'cut off' from customers as Australia Post ends delivery of some perishable items - ABC NewsAgritourism operators 'cut off' from customers as Australia Post ends delivery of some perishable items  ABC News

Australian PM is vaccinated as rollout begins - BBC NewsAustralian PM is vaccinated as rollout begins  BBC News

Why Australia has taken on Google and what this means for the future of the internet - NBC NewsWhy Australia has taken on Google and what this means for the future of the internet  NBC News

Australia appeals to EU over Italy's COVID-19 vaccine block - The Globe and MailAustralia appeals to EU over Italy's COVID-19 vaccine block  The Globe and Mail

Tsunami warning for Australia following New Zealand earthquake - 9NewsTsunami warning for Australia following New Zealand earthquake  9News

Australia's economy expands at brisk pace in fourth quarter - CNBCAustralia's economy expands at brisk pace in fourth quarter  CNBC

Dann, Wilson ahead of TPS logjam - Golf AustraliaDann, Wilson ahead of TPS logjam  Golf Australia

New Zealand v Australia, 4th T20I, Fantasy Pick, team suggestion - ESPNcricinfoNew Zealand v Australia, 4th T20I, Fantasy Pick, team suggestion  ESPNcricinfo

New Zealand beats Australia 55-49 in Christchurch to take a 2-1 lead in the Constellation Cup series - ABC NewsNew Zealand beats Australia 55-49 in Christchurch to take a 2-1 lead in the Constellation Cup series  ABC News

Diamonds newcomers Cara Koenen and Kiera Austin are raising questions about the future of Australia's attack - ABC NewsDiamonds newcomers Cara Koenen and Kiera Austin are raising questions about the future of Australia's attack  ABC News

Josh Hazlewood Hopes England Do "Good Job For Australia" By Winning India Test Series - NDTV SportsJosh Hazlewood Hopes England Do "Good Job For Australia" By Winning India Test Series  NDTV Sports

Facebook cuts deal with Australia, will restore news pages in the coming days - CNBCFacebook cuts deal with Australia, will restore news pages in the coming days  CNBC

Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia - Opelika Auburn NewsItaly blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia  Opelika Auburn News

Sarah Hanson-Young on the reckoning of parliament – Australian politics podcast - The GuardianSarah Hanson-Young on the reckoning of parliament – Australian politics podcast  The Guardian

Australia’s new Bill to regulate Facebook, Google figures in Morrison’s chat with PM Modi - The HinduAustralia’s new Bill to regulate Facebook, Google figures in Morrison’s chat with PM Modi  The Hindu

Aaron Finch was 'never doubting' he would emerge from slump - ESPNcricinfoAaron Finch was 'never doubting' he would emerge from slump  ESPNcricinfo

Australia will be almost completely cashless within three years - 7NEWS.com.auAustralia will be almost completely cashless within three years  7NEWS.com.au

Australia's summer the wettest in four years amid cooling La Niña - The GuardianAustralia's summer the wettest in four years amid cooling La Niña  The Guardian

Australia's COVID-19 vaccine targets will require a dramatic ramping up of our national rollout - ABC NewsAustralia's COVID-19 vaccine targets will require a dramatic ramping up of our national rollout  ABC News

Girls to the front: how Australia’s rock’n’roll high school evolved – with help from Courtney Love - The GuardianGirls to the front: how Australia’s rock’n’roll high school evolved – with help from Courtney Love  The Guardian

Covid: Why Australia's 'world-class' quarantine system has seen breaches - BBC NewsCovid: Why Australia's 'world-class' quarantine system has seen breaches  BBC News

Give Smith the captaincy if he wants it: Khawaja - Hindustan TimesGive Smith the captaincy if he wants it: Khawaja  Hindustan Times

Facebook strikes deal with Australia to restore news on its platform - Financial TimesFacebook strikes deal with Australia to restore news on its platform  Financial Times

Lithium Australia commences pilot plant construction - Australian MiningLithium Australia commences pilot plant construction  Australian Mining

Married at First Sight: will the UK copy Australia's staged, sexed-up dramas? - The GuardianMarried at First Sight: will the UK copy Australia's staged, sexed-up dramas?  The Guardian

Australia's Asia-Pacific strategy endangered by UK CPTPP accession - East Asia ForumAustralia's Asia-Pacific strategy endangered by UK CPTPP accession  East Asia Forum

Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 3 March 2021 - Australian Government Department of HealthCoronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 3 March 2021  Australian Government Department of Health

Fitch Affirms Australia at 'AAA'; Outlook Negative - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Australia at 'AAA'; Outlook Negative  Fitch Ratings

Revealed: Australia's best-loved travel destinations - The Australian Financial ReviewRevealed: Australia's best-loved travel destinations  The Australian Financial Review

Google CEO met Australia's prime minister after threatening to pull out its search engine - CNBCGoogle CEO met Australia's prime minister after threatening to pull out its search engine  CNBC

Australia’s fight with Big Tech previews other battles to come - Financial TimesAustralia’s fight with Big Tech previews other battles to come  Financial Times

Climate disasters prompt Australia's first platypus refuge - CTV NewsClimate disasters prompt Australia's first platypus refuge  CTV News

How China is devastating Australia's billion-dollar wine industry - CNNHow China is devastating Australia's billion-dollar wine industry  CNN

Travel - Australia's charismatic glider marsupial - BBC NewsTravel - Australia's charismatic glider marsupial  BBC News

Australian scientists warn urgent action needed to save 19 'collapsing' ecosystems - The GuardianAustralian scientists warn urgent action needed to save 19 'collapsing' ecosystems  The Guardian

Australia's Seven West Media strikes deal with Google for news - ReutersAustralia's Seven West Media strikes deal with Google for news  Reuters

Italy blocks shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Australia - ABC NewsItaly blocks shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Australia  ABC News

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One year since Australia's devastating wildfires, anger grows at climate change 'inaction' - NBC NewsOne year since Australia's devastating wildfires, anger grows at climate change 'inaction'  NBC News

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Australian universities face challenge of closed borders - Inside Higher EdAustralian universities face challenge of closed borders  Inside Higher Ed

Michael Gudinski’s death leaves a hole in the heart of Australian music - Sydney Morning HeraldMichael Gudinski’s death leaves a hole in the heart of Australian music  Sydney Morning Herald

Hyundai announces first hydrogen fleet in Australia - Stuff.co.nzHyundai announces first hydrogen fleet in Australia  Stuff.co.nz

Covid-19: How England's hotel quarantine will differ from Australia's - BBC NewsCovid-19: How England's hotel quarantine will differ from Australia's  BBC News

Australia’s international travel ban and arrivals cap investigated by audit office - The GuardianAustralia’s international travel ban and arrivals cap investigated by audit office  The Guardian

Google's fight in Australia could change the future of media - CNETGoogle's fight in Australia could change the future of media  CNET

Surf lifesaving: Kiwi teenager Joe Collins making waves in Australia - New Zealand HeraldSurf lifesaving: Kiwi teenager Joe Collins making waves in Australia  New Zealand Herald

Extension of the human biosecurity emergency period | Health Portfolio Ministers - Australian Government Department of HealthExtension of the human biosecurity emergency period | Health Portfolio Ministers  Australian Government Department of Health

Brittany Higgins Rape Claim Roils Australia Government - The New York TimesBrittany Higgins Rape Claim Roils Australia Government  The New York Times

Australia's lack of effort on climate change is going to cost us - The GuardianAustralia's lack of effort on climate change is going to cost us  The Guardian

The flesh-eating disease spreading in Australia - BBC NewsThe flesh-eating disease spreading in Australia  BBC News

Australia's central bank on hunt for much tighter labour markets, faster wage growth - ReutersAustralia's central bank on hunt for much tighter labour markets, faster wage growth  Reuters

Australia's Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it? - The GuardianAustralia's Covid vaccine rollout: how will it happen and when can you get it?  The Guardian

Accept more risk: Tourism Australia boss calls for Australians to live with virus - TravellerAccept more risk: Tourism Australia boss calls for Australians to live with virus  Traveller

Australia: Oldest rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo - BBC NewsAustralia: Oldest rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo  BBC News