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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Should Jews live in Israel or Australia? - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Should Jews live in Israel or Australia?
Jerusalem Post Israel News
SYDNEY – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to his country this week not only to showcase the extremely close ties between Australia and Israel, but also to salute the contributions of Jews to Australia.
Eyeless in Gaza? No, clueless in AustraliaThe Australian
Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd berates Israeli PM Benjamin NetanyahuBBC News
Netanyahu depicted as Hitler by Sydney protesters during historic Australia trip (PHOTOS)RT

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Australia trapped by their fear and loathing - ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.com

Australia trapped by their fear and loathing
ESPNcricinfo.com
Australian cricketers have been travelling to India for over 80 years now, the last 60 of those for Tests. They also come here for ODIs, world tournaments and Indian leagues. They send under-age and A-teams here, they develop and work on their game ...
India vs Australia, Pune Test: Starc fifty pushes Australia to 256/9 on Day 1Times of India
Talking points from day one of the first Test between Australia and India in PuneNEWS.com.au
Australia v India Test cricket series 2017: Matt Renshaw responds to Allan Border's jibeThe Sydney Morning Herald
The Guardian (blog) -Hindustan Times -Cricbuzz
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Is Australia Racist? Documentary provides revealing look into country's attitudes - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Is Australia Racist? Documentary provides revealing look into country's attitudes
NEWS.com.au
Later during the program, Rahila attends a Reclaim Australia rally with surprising results after two women in attendance stand up for her when police tell her to leave. The one-hour documentary puts some revealing survey findings from Western Sydney ...



NZ farmers in Australia forced to rely on charity - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

NZ farmers in Australia forced to rely on charity
Radio New Zealand
Scores of New Zealand dairy farmers in Australia are relying on food parcels because they are blocked from getting any government support. Their Australian counterparts have been eligible for an $A500-a-week household allowance and concessionary ...



WATCH: Nearly 400-foot putt made in Australia sets absurd new world record - CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com

WATCH: Nearly 400-foot putt made in Australia sets absurd new world record
CBSSports.com
The fellows from the trick-shot group How Ridiculous set an ambitious goal recently to make the world's longest putt at 395 feet. They succeeded and then (understandably) lost their minds. I have no idea how many takes this took, but it had to be ...

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ABBA in Australia, forty years on - The Australian

ABBA in Australia, forty years on
The Australian
"After they won the Eurovision Song Contest they had a couple of songs and then one of their friends from Sweden, who became a very good film director, had done all these film clips of them and they arrived through the record company in Australia to ...

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Australia's carp herpes plan dubbed 'serious risk to global food security' - The Guardian

The Guardian

Australia's carp herpes plan dubbed 'serious risk to global food security'
The Guardian
Scientists in Britain have raised concerns about Australia's $15m plan to release a herpes virus in the nation's largest river system to eradicate carp, saying it poses a serious risk to global food security, could cause “catastrophic ecosystem crashes ...



Julie Bishop hails Australia-US alliance, meets with Boris Johnson in UK - The Australian

The Australian

Julie Bishop hails Australia-US alliance, meets with Boris Johnson in UK
The Australian
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said no one mentioned “that phone call' as she hailed Australia's relationship with the United States as one of enormous goodwill and confirmed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet with US president Donald Trump as ...
Tony Abbott takes aim at Turnbull and lays out conservative manifestoThe Guardian
Planning for Turnbull, Trump meeting under way, Bishop confirmsNEWS.com.au

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Australia showed good application - Bangar - ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.com

Australia showed good application - Bangar
ESPNcricinfo.com
Shaun Marsh played an ordinary shot, and Australia managed to lose three quick wickets to Umesh Yadav after frustrating the spinners. However, from 205 for 9, Mitchell Starc carried them to a position of hope with an innings full of clever attack and ...

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What to do if your pay is cut - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

What to do if your pay is cut
NEWS.com.au
“Already in Australia workers are experiencing record low wage growth, and today's decision to cut Sunday and holiday penalty rates for some of the country's lowest-paid workers is likely to exacerbate the growing economic problems of wage inequality, ...

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