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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Hindustan Times

IND 30/0, Need 76: Live cricket score, India vs Australia, 4th Test, Dharamsala, Day 4: Rahul, Vijay steady
Hindustan Times
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Cyclone Debbie smashes into Queensland coast - CNN

CNN

Cyclone Debbie smashes into Queensland coast
CNN
The storm is lashing the Queensland coast with torrential rain which, when combined with a dangerous storm tide, could cause major flooding, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The Category 4 cyclone is the equivalent of a Category 3 ...
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Telegraph.co.uk

World's biggest dinosaur footprints found in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'
Telegraph.co.uk
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Labor attacks Malcolm Turnbull over penalty rates question time live - The Guardian

The Guardian

Labor attacks Malcolm Turnbull over penalty rates question time live
The Guardian
Labor attacks Malcolm Turnbull over penalty rates question time live. Politicians react to the final report on the South Australian blackouts and the China extradition treaty debacle. Follow federal parliament live LIVE Updated. Malcolm Turnbull ...

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Australia cancels vote on extradition treaty with China - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Australia cancels vote on extradition treaty with China
Channel NewsAsia
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The Guardian

Negotiations to ban nuclear weapons begin, but Australia joins US boycott
The Guardian
The Australian Senate passed a motion Monday urging the government to participate in the talks, and polling shows nearly three-quarters of Australians want Australia to be part of negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty. The Senate on Monday ...
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An Australian Professor Has Been Reportedly Barred From Leaving China - TIME

TIME

An Australian Professor Has Been Reportedly Barred From Leaving China
TIME
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Chongyi Feng, an associate professor in Chinese studies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was prevented from boarding Australia-bound flights leaving Guangzhou. He was reportedly ...
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Formula 1

Winners and Losers - Australia
Formula 1
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India, Australia Test series flares up again - Sport24

Sport24

India, Australia Test series flares up again
Sport24
Cape Town - Australian skipper Steve Smith demonstrated what appeared to be a spectacular set of double standards during play on day three of the fourth Test against India. Josh Hazlewood edged Ravi Ashwin to slip with Australia on 137 and Murali Vijay ...
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Revealed: CPA Australia's $8m TV ad bill - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Revealed: CPA Australia's $8m TV ad bill
The Australian Financial Review
CPA Australia has spent an estimated $17 million on advertising in the past three years compared with $2.3 million spent by rival body Chartered Accountants. That spending includes CPA Australia shelling out an estimated $8 million on television ...