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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One Nation caught seeking NRA donations to fight Australia's gun laws - Stuff.co.nz
  1. One Nation caught seeking NRA donations to fight Australia's gun laws  Stuff.co.nz
  2. I went undercover to expose the US, Australia gun lobby  Al Jazeera English
  3. One Nation's James Ashby filmed seeking $20m from NRA to weaken Australia's gun laws  The Guardian
  4. One Nation wanted millions from the NRA while planning to soften Australia's gun laws  ABC News
  5. Sting operation catches One Nation seeking funds from US pro-gun groups  Sydney Morning Herald
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Cyclone Veronica: Destructive winds and rain lash Australia - BBC News
  1. Cyclone Veronica: Destructive winds and rain lash Australia  BBC News
  2. Cyclone lashing northwest Australia weakens  Fox News
  3. Australia: Cyclone Veronica lashes west coast  Al Jazeera English
  4. Australia hit with second severe cyclone in two days  The Straits Times
  5. Australian Politician Has to Ask People to Stop Taking Selfies During a Cyclone  Jezebel
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Australia news Australia appoint bowling coaches for CWC19, Ashes 25 Mar 19 - International Cricket CouncilAustralia news Australia appoint bowling coaches for CWC19, Ashes 25 Mar 19  International Cricket Council

Adam Griffith and Troy Cooley have been appointed as Australia's bowling coaches for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 and the Ashes, respectively.



Did an elite Melbourne private school give Australia the word 'bogan'? - ABC NewsDid an elite Melbourne private school give Australia the word 'bogan'?  ABC News

Bogan is the most significant word to be created in Australian English in the past 40 years. It is defined as "an uncultured and unsophisticated person; a boorish ...



Australia’s ‘egg boy’ says he ‘united people.’ Scientists may have cracked why. - The Washington PostAustralia’s ‘egg boy’ says he ‘united people.’ Scientists may have cracked why.  The Washington Post

The 17-year-old acknowledged that the incident triggered powerful responses, but he cautioned that more focus should be put on the victims of the attack.



Kenyan man with Australian family set to be deported after being called in for visa interview - The GuardianKenyan man with Australian family set to be deported after being called in for visa interview  The Guardian

John Mwangi is a devoted stepfather and a co-carer to his wife's sister's three children under an Aboriginal kinship care arrangement.



Flight Deal: U.S. to Australia from $660 Round-Trip - Condé Nast TravelerFlight Deal: U.S. to Australia from $660 Round-Trip  Condé Nast Traveler

We've said it once (or twice), and we'll say it again: When flights to Australia from the U.S. drop to below $1,000 round-trip, we get excited. And when they drop to ...



Australia-Hong Kong free trade deal signed - 9news.com.auAustralia-Hong Kong free trade deal signed  9news.com.au

Australia has signed a free trade deal with Hong Kong, opening up markets and making it easier for companie...



Australia's big media companies would face breakup under Greens' 'blow torch' policy - The GuardianAustralia's big media companies would face breakup under Greens' 'blow torch' policy  The Guardian

Sarah Hanson-Young says party would put 'public interest journalism and the public good' ahead of profits.



Labor's plan to change minimum wage to a 'living wage' revealed - The GuardianLabor's plan to change minimum wage to a 'living wage' revealed  The Guardian

Labor says plan will balance business concerns with lifting Australia's lowest-paid employees from poverty.



'Out of line': top Australian companies accused of undermining Paris deal - The Guardian'Out of line': top Australian companies accused of undermining Paris deal  The Guardian

New analysis shows 22 of Australia's largest companies are actively working to undermine the Paris agreement targets, betting shareholders' money on ...



'Massive headache for selectors' – Lyon lauds in-form Australia ahead of CWC19 - International Cricket Council'Massive headache for selectors' – Lyon lauds in-form Australia ahead of CWC19  International Cricket Council

Nathan Lyon, the Australia off-spinner, said the national selectors would have a "great problem" in picking the squad for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 ...



Pell's hometown Ballarat at the center of Australia's sex abuse scandal - CNNPell's hometown Ballarat at the center of Australia's sex abuse scandal  CNN

There was a time when Ballarat, a regional Australian city northwest of Melbourne, was proud of its most famous son.



Airwallex is Australia's latest unicorn - NEWS.com.auAirwallex is Australia's latest unicorn  NEWS.com.au

Fintech startup Airwallex has become Australia's latest "unicorn" company with a $US100 million ($A140m) fundraising that values the payments transfer ...



Australia will punish social media giants for leaving extremist content up - SBS NewsAustralia will punish social media giants for leaving extremist content up  SBS News

Scott Morrison will meet social media giants to discuss extreme and violent *content* posted online and proposed legislative remedies.



Tour of an off-grid house in Australia - Boing BoingTour of an off-grid house in Australia  Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/ZJ7ZihueEe0 Paul and Annett built a self-sufficient, off-grid house in New South Wales with air conditioning and electrical appliances. They use ...



Back-to-back Finch tons give Australia 2-0 lead - CricbuzzBack-to-back Finch tons give Australia 2-0 lead  Cricbuzz

Australia made a huge statement ahead of the World Cup as they took a 2-0 lead in the ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE with another comprehensive ...



Australia In Video Games: Overwatch, Forza Horizon, Rainbow Six Siege - JunkeeAustralia In Video Games: Overwatch, Forza Horizon, Rainbow Six Siege  Junkee

It's a big deal seeing Australia depicted in a video game, even if our overseas mates think we all own kangaroos as pets.



Facebook, Google face steeper privacy fines under Australia plan - Economic TimesFacebook, Google face steeper privacy fines under Australia plan  Economic Times

Australias government will introduce measures to increase fines for breaches, strengthen disclosure policies and embolden its privacy regulator.



New working holiday partnership for Australia and Greece to come into effect this year - SBS NewsNew working holiday partnership for Australia and Greece to come into effect this year  SBS News

The bilateral agreement with Greece brings the total number of countries participating in the Working Holiday Maker program to 43.



Morrison government set to offer taxpayer backing for Queensland power - The GuardianMorrison government set to offer taxpayer backing for Queensland power  The Guardian

The energy minister, Angus Taylor, has signalled to restive Queensland Nationals that taxpayer backing for a dispatchable energy project is on the way as one ...



Secret recordings allege excessive force by guards in Australia's detention centres - The GuardianSecret recordings allege excessive force by guards in Australia's detention centres  The Guardian

Leaked video and audio reveals tension as onshore detention centres become more like prisons and increasingly house people awaiting deportation.



Australia braces for tropical cyclones - CNNAustralia braces for tropical cyclones  CNN

(CNN) A severe tropical cyclone made landfall in northern Australia on Saturday with wind gusts of up to 250 kph (155 mph), and another one is approaching the ...



There's few signs the weakness in Australia's housing market is easing - Business Insider AustraliaThere's few signs the weakness in Australia's housing market is easing  Business Insider Australia

Australian auction clearance rates weakened slightly last week despite fewer properties going under the hammer and poor reporting levels.



Australia's Smith tastes defeat on IPL return - euronewsAustralia's Smith tastes defeat on IPL return  euronews

(Reuters) - Former Australia captain Steve Smith scored 20 off 16 balls on his return to the Indian Premier League but failed to inspire Rajasthan.



Jacinda Ardern opens up about Christchurch shootings on The Project Australia - StuffJacinda Ardern opens up about Christchurch shootings on The Project Australia  Stuff

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won fans across the ditch after appearing on The Project Australia with Waleed Aly. On the day of the Christchurch mosque ...



Australia to sign free trade deal with Hong Kong - Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia to sign free trade deal with Hong Kong  Sydney Morning Herald

Australia will sign a new agreement covering $18.8 billion in free trade with Hong Kong on Tuesday, as Labor prepares to officially back the Australia-Indonesia ...



Doctors campaign for Australia's first domestic violence trauma recovery centre in New South Wales - ABC NewsDoctors campaign for Australia's first domestic violence trauma recovery centre in New South Wales  ABC News

Doctors across the country say there is a desperate need for the ongoing care of victims who have suffered trauma after domestic violence.



Australian man jailed in Bali for stealing designer handbag - 9news.com.auAustralian man jailed in Bali for stealing designer handbag  9news.com.au

An Australian man has been sentenced to four months in prison in Bali for stealing a Gucci handbag. Bilal Kalache, from Merrylands in Western Sydney, stole ...



Australia’s most popular first cars revealed - NEWS.com.auAustralia’s most popular first cars revealed  NEWS.com.au

Buying your first car is a right of passage and it appears Australians have a lot of shared experiences. A new survey by Gumtree Cars has revealed the most ...



US troops in Australia got lucky thanks to rationing - We Are The MightyUS troops in Australia got lucky thanks to rationing  We Are The Mighty

While no one was keeping good track of exactly how often troops got laid in World War II, historians studying tensions between U.S. and Australian soldiers in ...



Australia's New Housemuseum Galleries Open in Melbourne - ArchDailyAustralia's New Housemuseum Galleries Open in Melbourne  ArchDaily

Australian architect Corbett Lyon's expansion to the Lyon Housemuseum in Melbourne has opened. The new public galleries, located adjacent to the original ...



60 Minutes: Planning expert wants to see Australia's population double - 9news.com.au60 Minutes: Planning expert wants to see Australia's population double  9news.com.au

Australia could have a population of over 60 million people by 2050, according to planning expert Shane Geha. But despite the nation's growing pains and ...



Outback Australia to be shown to the world in railway documentary series - ABC NewsOutback Australia to be shown to the world in railway documentary series  ABC News

British comedian Griff Rhys Jones will take viewers on a journey through Australia's scenic rail routes in a new six-part documentary series.



Woman faked resume to land top South Australian job - and then hired brother for key contracts - 9news.com.auWoman faked resume to land top South Australian job - and then hired brother for key contracts  9news.com.au

Medical experts may be called to give evidence in the case of a West Australian woman who faked her resume to land a top South Australian government job.



NSW state election 2019: Coalition wins majority government | Australia news - The GuardianNSW state election 2019: Coalition wins majority government | Australia news  The Guardian

NSW Coalition has the seats to form a majority as Michael Daley stands aside until new Labor leader vote held after the federal election.



Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Australia after birth of royal baby - New IdeaPrince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Australia after birth of royal baby  New Idea

It's not just Meghan and Kate who have been butting heads lately. Speculation is rife that brothers Prince William and Harry have also struggled to see ...



Dortmund plan Australia tour to break Premier League monopoly - SBS - The World GameDortmund plan Australia tour to break Premier League monopoly  SBS - The World Game

German giants Borussia Dortmund are looking to break the Premier League stranglehold on tours to Australia by descending Down Under to face A-League ...



Extinct 'Pig-Footed Bandicoot' Galloped Around Australia Like a Wonky Little Horse - Live ScienceExtinct 'Pig-Footed Bandicoot' Galloped Around Australia Like a Wonky Little Horse  Live Science

Scientists have discovered a new species of pig-footed bandicoot — an extinct Australian marsupial that looks like a kangaroo, an opossum and a deer got a bit ...



ASX: Big four banks suffer losses in early trade as Australian share market slides - NEWS.com.auASX: Big four banks suffer losses in early trade as Australian share market slides  NEWS.com.au

The big four banks, the major miners and the energy sector have all dragged Australian shares lower in early trade as the local market mirrors a global markets ...



Cyclone Trevor: racism claims denied as Northern Territory begins clean-up - The GuardianCyclone Trevor: racism claims denied as Northern Territory begins clean-up  The Guardian

As the Northern Territory begins its big mop-up after Cyclone Trevor, local authorities have hosed down racism claims concerning evacuation efforts.



Solar customers falling victim to predatory tactics in unregulated industry, advocates warn - ABC NewsSolar customers falling victim to predatory tactics in unregulated industry, advocates warn  ABC News

Australia's solar industry is "effectively unregulated" and consumers are falling victim to "predatory" sales tactics which pressure them to buy expensive systems, ...



'Stupid' Australia ignored ball-tampering warning during infamous Cape Town test - Stuff.co.nz'Stupid' Australia ignored ball-tampering warning during infamous Cape Town test  Stuff.co.nz

Former captain Ian Chappell says Australia's decision to tamper with the ball during last year's Cape Town test looks "even more stupid" with the benefit of 12 ...



Honda eyes first Red Bull F1 win by summer after Australia podium - autosport.comHonda eyes first Red Bull F1 win by summer after Australia podium  autosport.com

Honda hopes to have its first victory with Red Bull by the summer break as it bids to make use of its chance to win in Formula 1 again.



Australia's population on the road to hell - The AgeAustralia's population on the road to hell  The Age

Australia is but a small example of the global population problem. We must do whatever we can to control the exponential growth in population before it controls ...



Australian jihadi bride says she doesn't regret joining Islamic State - Daily MailAustralian jihadi bride says she doesn't regret joining Islamic State  Daily Mail

An Australian woman who left the country to join ISIS in Syria has revealed she doesn't regret living under the Islamic State and has no plans to return to home.



Warriors NRL star Issac Luke says he'll return to Australia but not just yet - NRL.COMWarriors NRL star Issac Luke says he'll return to Australia but not just yet  NRL.COM

Veteran Warriors hooker Issac Luke says he couldn't help but notice Michael Maguire's structures immediately in place after facing his former Rabbitohs coach ...



Australian politician calls for nation's own inquiry into Christchurch terror attacks - TVNZAustralian politician calls for nation's own inquiry into Christchurch terror attacks  TVNZ

The debate in Australia comes as Jacinda Ardern announced today a royal commission into the mosque shootings.



Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence - BBC NewsNight parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence  BBC News

An Australian conservation group has been forced to retract published research on the discovery of an endangered bird. In 2017, ecologist John Young claimed ...



Number of Brits moving to Australia plummets amid Brexit uncertainty and a weakening pound - The TelegraphNumber of Brits moving to Australia plummets amid Brexit uncertainty and a weakening pound  The Telegraph

Australia has long been a favourite destination for British émigrés - but recent figures indicate a dramatic fall in the number of Britons moving down under.



Christchurch shooting: Australia's moment of hate speech reckoning - BBC NewsChristchurch shooting: Australia's moment of hate speech reckoning  BBC News

Australians question whether the tone of racial rhetoric spurred the man accused of the Christchurch attacks.



Australian energy giant AGL 'gouged' customers after Hazelwood closure, new research shows - ABC NewsAustralian energy giant AGL 'gouged' customers after Hazelwood closure, new research shows  ABC News

Customers have been fleeced hundreds of dollars a year by Australian energy giants — and according to the competition watchdog, it is not illegal.



Foreign ownership of water entitlements reveals China and US are the biggest investors - ABC NewsForeign ownership of water entitlements reveals China and US are the biggest investors  ABC News

The Federal Government's long-awaited foreign ownership of water entitlement register reveals investors from China and the United States have the biggest ...



One year on from ball-tampering scandal: How Australia have created a fearsome ODI batting line-up - The TelegraphOne year on from ball-tampering scandal: How Australia have created a fearsome ODI batting line-up  The Telegraph

Exactly one year on from the eruption of the ball-tampering scandal, Australian cricket is reviving, fast.



Australia's racist image and the communities of faith - Independent AustraliaAustralia's racist image and the communities of faith  Independent Australia

Australia now known as the country that turns away boatloads of asylum seekers, incarcerates children and enacts other appalling human rights abuses.



Court rejects bid to block South Australia wind and 'biggest' battery project - RenewEconomyCourt rejects bid to block South Australia wind and 'biggest' battery project  RenewEconomy

A legal bid to block the development of a 180MW South Australian wind farm that plans to host an energy storage facility more than twice the size of the Tesla big ...



Australia defeats Pakistan in first ODI thanks to Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh's 172-run partnership - ABC NewsAustralia defeats Pakistan in first ODI thanks to Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh's 172-run partnership  ABC News

Australia continues its remarkable recent run of form following a 3-2 series victory over India by defeating Pakistan in the first of five ODI's being played in UAE.



Liam Ryan tells Australia to “educate yourself” on racism after being targeted by online trolls - PerthNowLiam Ryan tells Australia to “educate yourself” on racism after being targeted by online trolls  PerthNow

West Coast Eagles star Liam Ryan has urged people to educate themselves on the history of racism after he became the target of online trolls.



Australia's Property Stocks Are Ignoring the Housing Slump - BloombergAustralia's Property Stocks Are Ignoring the Housing Slump  Bloomberg

Australian property stocks are proving largely immune to the worst housing slump in a generation, rallying to the highest in almost three years.



Storm and Ronan Keating want to relocate to Australia - as pop legend prepares for farewell tour - Daily MailStorm and Ronan Keating want to relocate to Australia - as pop legend prepares for farewell tour  Daily Mail

Pop legend Ronan Keating has revealed his plans to settle in Australia full-time with wife Storm and their one-year-old son Cooper.



Victorian father loses legal battle to stop child having hyphenated surname - The GuardianVictorian father loses legal battle to stop child having hyphenated surname  The Guardian

Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages had assigned child's surname after parents failed to agree on one. Australian Associated Press. Mon 25 Mar ...



Australia braces for twin cyclones as state of emergency declared in Northern Territory - CNNAustralia braces for twin cyclones as state of emergency declared in Northern Territory  CNN

(CNN) Parts of Northern Australia are being evacuated as the region braces for two cyclones to make landfall in the coming days -- one of which has the ...



Lennox Head: Surfers in Australia’s shark capital calling for a cull - NEWS.com.auLennox Head: Surfers in Australia’s shark capital calling for a cull  NEWS.com.au

With low-lying fences, orange brick homes and nature strips spotted with caravans and boats, Lennox Head on the North Coast of New South Wales is a bucolic ...



Australia’s opposition leader visits Turkish mosques - Hurriyet Daily NewsAustralia’s opposition leader visits Turkish mosques  Hurriyet Daily News

The deputy leader of the opposition's Labor Party visited mosques on March 22 which belong to Turkish societies in Sydney.



How Australia Became the Defamation Capital of the World - The New York TimesHow Australia Became the Defamation Capital of the World  The New York Times

A court ruling in favor of a billionaire businessman against The Sydney Morning Herald illustrates the sorry state of the country's defamation laws.



Warner's stunning return a World Cup boost for Australia - The RoarWarner's stunning return a World Cup boost for Australia  The Roar

Australia's World Cup hopes received a further boost last night with star batsman David Warner making a dominant return to top-level cricket with 85 from 53 ...



Giant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia - BBC NewsGiant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia  BBC News

Pictures of a giant, odd-looking fish have gone viral after it washed up on a beach in South Australia. Identified as an ocean sunfish by experts, the 1.8m ...



Tayla Harris: How 'repulsive' social media comments sparked outrage in Australia - CNNTayla Harris: How 'repulsive' social media comments sparked outrage in Australia  CNN

(CNN) It is a picture which has been described as showing a "great athlete at her most powerful." Tayla Harris, a star forward for the Australian Football League ...



Chris Minns likely to challenge Michael Daley for NSW Labor leadership - The GuardianChris Minns likely to challenge Michael Daley for NSW Labor leadership  The Guardian

Party's rising star says ALP needs 'to have a close look at ourselves' as Daley faces pressure after election loss.



David Warner sends message to Australian selectors on Cape Town anniversary with IPL blitz - ABC NewsDavid Warner sends message to Australian selectors on Cape Town anniversary with IPL blitz  ABC News

The former Australian opener sends a reminder to World Cup selectors exactly a year to the day after the events of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, ...



Eight tech tweaks that boosted Mercedes in Australia - Motorsport.comEight tech tweaks that boosted Mercedes in Australia  Motorsport.com

Mercedes arrived in Australia as the underdog for the first time in the hybrid era - but once again it scored a 1-2 finish. So what changed between pre-season ...



Australian model faces jail over drunken plane attack - 9news.com.auAustralian model faces jail over drunken plane attack  9news.com.au

An Australian model is facing jail time in the US after drunkenly attacking staff during a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Adau Mornyang allegedly slapped ...



Australia's coal bonanza at risk as Chinese import 'ban' spreads - The GuardianAustralia's coal bonanza at risk as Chinese import 'ban' spreads  The Guardian

Hold-ups reach southern ports as analysts warn that trade could dry up amid China restructuring and diplomatic tension.



Johnson to make Australian rugby debut in Newcastle - The AgeJohnson to make Australian rugby debut in Newcastle  The Age

New Australian rugby overlord Scott Johnson will make the Waratahs' round-seven clash with the Sunwolves his first order of business after touching down in ...



Australia cancels Milo Yiannopoulos's visa after Christchurch comments - The GuardianAustralia cancels Milo Yiannopoulos's visa after Christchurch comments  The Guardian

Immigration minister says remarks by far-right figure were 'appalling and foment hatred and division'



Storm and Ronan Keating plan to relocate for good to 'special place' Australia - Extra.ieStorm and Ronan Keating plan to relocate for good to 'special place' Australia  Extra.ie

Storm and Ronan Keating are planning to settle in Sydney, Australia full-time with their one-year-old son Cooper.



What does Islamophobia look like? Allow UK and Australian media to demonstrate - The SpinoffWhat does Islamophobia look like? Allow UK and Australian media to demonstrate  The Spinoff

It's all relative, sure, but New Zealand's media has clearly done a far better job at holding the line against Islamophobia than their UK and Australian counterparts ...



Next government must find Australia's place in a turbulent and rapidly changing world - The Conversation AUNext government must find Australia's place in a turbulent and rapidly changing world  The Conversation AU

Whoever forms the next government should increase investment in foreign affairs and trade, finding ways to make Australia more prominent in global dispute ...



Australian Senator Hit With Egg After Blaming Immigration for Mosque Attacks - The New York TimesAustralian Senator Hit With Egg After Blaming Immigration for Mosque Attacks  The New York Times

A teenager in Melbourne, Australia, cracked an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning, who then struck his assailant twice in the face, footage shows.



FFA smashed by Matildas boss Milicic over Australia's youth programs - SBS - The World GameFFA smashed by Matildas boss Milicic over Australia's youth programs  SBS - The World Game

Luke Casserly, FFA's head of national performance, has acknowledged that a radical rethink is required to put Australia back on the international youth map after ...



Gas Clash Threatens Australia's Fast-Growing LNG Industry - ForbesGas Clash Threatens Australia's Fast-Growing LNG Industry  Forbes

Australia's plan to become the world's biggest exporter of methane gas in its super-chilled form as liquefied natural gas (LNG) is being threatened by another ...



Hong Kong hurdle for two Australian sprinters - RacenetHong Kong hurdle for two Australian sprinters  Racenet

Australian Group I winners Brave Smash and Viddora won't be able to race in Hong Kong after their Dubai assignment on Saturday.



Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy in Australia - The GuardianIslamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy in Australia  The Guardian

Any 28-year-old has grown up in a time when racism was ratcheting up in the public culture.



Glenn Maxwell illness complicates Australia’s first one-day international plans - Fox SportsGlenn Maxwell illness complicates Australia’s first one-day international plans  Fox Sports

Illness is complicating Australia's plans for their ODI series opener against Pakistan, with Glenn Maxwell unable to train on Wednesday.



Australian Wine Today: Fresh, Crunchy and ‘Smashable’ - The New York TimesAustralian Wine Today: Fresh, Crunchy and ‘Smashable’  The New York Times

You can still find the inky blockbusters of 15 years ago, but much as America's wine industry has reoriented toward balance, so has Australia's.



Americas news Former Australia wicket-keeper Julia Price appointed USA Women coach 22 Mar 19 - International Cricket CouncilAmericas news Former Australia wicket-keeper Julia Price appointed USA Women coach 22 Mar 19  International Cricket Council

Julia Price, the former Australia Women wicket-keeper, has been appointed the head coach of the USA women's national team, a USA Cricket release confirmed ...



Hunter Valley group plans to re-open Australia's “dirtiest” coal generator - RenewEconomyHunter Valley group plans to re-open Australia's “dirtiest” coal generator  RenewEconomy

Former head of a solar company plans to re-open Redbank coal fired generator in the Hunter Valley, once described as the most polluting in Australia.



Australia's prime minister calls for global social media restrictions after Christchurch shootings - CNBCAustralia's prime minister calls for global social media restrictions after Christchurch shootings  CNBC

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after footage of last Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, New ...



Australia's most underrated sport - Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsAustralia's most underrated sport  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

If you went up to someone random on the street and asked them what they thought Australia's top five most successful sports were, they would not mention ...



In Australia, Catholic Church’s Bank Is Full, but Pews Are Empty - The New York TimesIn Australia, Catholic Church’s Bank Is Full, but Pews Are Empty  The New York Times

As Cardinal George Pell faces jail time for sexually abusing two choirboys, the church he made financially secure is demoralized and losing members.



Binance Lite Australia Set to Lead Australia’s Blockchain Innovation Roadmap - CoingapeBinance Lite Australia Set to Lead Australia’s Blockchain Innovation Roadmap  Coingape

Binance, #1 cryptocurrency exchange is all set to capture the crypto crowd of Australia with the launch of a new *service* called 'Binance Lite'. The new *service* is ...



Melbourne to Sydney: Why you should take the coastal drive - CNNMelbourne to Sydney: Why you should take the coastal drive  CNN

While it's possible to fly between Melbourne and Sydney in an hour, it's far more rewarding to take the coastal drive and spend a few days sampling Australia's ...



Sexual Assault and Australia’s ‘Culture of Suppression’ - The New York TimesSexual Assault and Australia’s ‘Culture of Suppression’  The New York Times

In this week's Australia letter: How the secrecy around the Pell case is adding to Australians' questioning of how the courts handle sexual assault.



Winx: Australian horse wins 32nd consecutive race - BBC SportWinx: Australian horse wins 32nd consecutive race  BBC Sport

Australian racehorse Winx extends her record-breaking win streak to 32 with victory in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.



Farmers with grand designs open modern shearing shed in South Australia - ABC NewsFarmers with grand designs open modern shearing shed in South Australia  ABC News

New shearing sheds are no easy task to build, but the McGorman family's new custom shed on their property in Sanderston, 80 kilometres east of Adelaide, ...



Christchurch shootings: Australian homes raided over NZ mosque attacks - BBC NewsChristchurch shootings: Australian homes raided over NZ mosque attacks  BBC News

New South Wales police search two homes near the hometown of the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman.



Australia's economy slows ahead of election - Economic TimesAustralia's economy slows ahead of election  Economic Times

ustralia's economic growth ground to a near halt in the second half of last year, official data showed Wednesday, thrusting the issue front and centre of an ...



'This is an emergency': Australia's student climate strikes and where you can find them - The Guardian'This is an emergency': Australia's student climate strikes and where you can find them  The Guardian

Strikes are planned at 60 locations in Australia, including every state and territory capital.



Australia’s performance on gender equality – are we fair dinkum? - The Conversation AUAustralia’s performance on gender equality – are we fair dinkum?  The Conversation AU

From the prime minister's public comments to Australia's diplomatic behaviour, there is considerable room for improvement if we are to be "fair dinkum" about ...



Australia experiences hottest summer on record - BBC NewsAustralia experiences hottest summer on record  BBC News

Hundreds of individual records were eclipsed in a "very unusual" season, meteorologists say.