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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'The sky doesn't fall in': refugees integrate well in Australia, survey finds - The Guardian

The Guardian

'The sky doesn't fall in': refugees integrate well in Australia, survey finds
The Guardian
A new study from Australian researchers shows that refugees and new immigrants integrate well in Australia – especially in regional areas. Contrary to recent comments from the multicultural affairs minister, Alan Tudge, that migrants who reside ...

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What to watch in Australia's market-currency contradiction - CNBC

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What to watch in Australia's market-currency contradiction
CNBC
The market contradiction with the Australian dollar persists. The Australian market is making new 10-year highs, although the ASX 200 index has stalled near resistance at 6,300. New and persistent market highs are a sign of economic strength, although ...

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Australian senator calls for 'final solution to immigration problem' - The Guardian

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Australian senator calls for 'final solution to immigration problem'
The Guardian
Fraser Anning, formerly of the far-right Pauline Hanson One Nation party, and now a member of the Katter's Australia party, used his maiden speech in the Senate to call for “a plebiscite to allow the Australian people to decide whether they want ...
Senator honours White Australia Policy in first speech and calls for 'final solution' on immigrationThe Sydney Morning Herald

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Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up - New York Post

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Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up
New York Post
NEWCASTLE, Australia — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone on ...
Ex-Australian archbishop convicted of hiding child sex abuse ordered to 1 year on house arrestGlobalnews.ca
Convicted archbishop who covered up child sex abuse avoids jail in AustraliaIndependent.ie

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Apple and Facebook could be asked by Australia to build tools to get around encryption - Mashable

Mashable

Apple and Facebook could be asked by Australia to build tools to get around encryption
Mashable
Like the FBI, Australia has been finding ways to get past encryption, with big tech companies famously not making it easy for authorities. In response, Australia's government unveiled draft plans on Tuesday to make companies help intelligence and law ...
Australia's new cyber legislation to give police access to your phoneNEWS.com.au
Facebook, Google, WhatsApp in the firing line as Australia reveals encryption lawsCNET
Tech giants face hefty fines under Australia cyber lawsChannel NewsAsia
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Dogwhistle politics don't work in South Australia. Take note, Tony Abbott - The Guardian

The Guardian

Dogwhistle politics don't work in South Australia. Take note, Tony Abbott
The Guardian
We've seen this story regularly reprised in Australia – Pauline Hanson stoking anti-Asian sentiment in the '90s, John Howard using the arrival of the Tampa in 2001 to amplify our already disproportionate fear of people seeking asylum, and then the ...



Australian farmers body says Roundup cancer ruling is 'in blatant ignorance' of science - The Guardian

The Guardian

Australian farmers body says Roundup cancer ruling is 'in blatant ignorance' of science
The Guardian
Australia's National Farmers' Federation has rejected the finding of a US court that the weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, saying it set a “reckless precedent” that could harm agriculture. On Monday, Greenpeace urged the Australian government to start ...

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Suspended Smith, Warner Set for Cricket in Australia Again - News18

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Suspended Smith, Warner Set for Cricket in Australia Again
News18
The trio is not allowed to represent their country during the time frame or compete in domestic competitions in Australia, including the Big Bash League. However, they were encouraged by Cricket Australia to take part on club level in a bid to keep ...
Australia's Smith, Warner set to make Sydney club return in Septembereuronews
Smith, Warner set for club returncricket.com.au

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Artists challenge what 'sacred' means in modern Australia - ABC Local

ABC Local

Artists challenge what 'sacred' means in modern Australia
ABC Local
The word "sacred" often relates to religious or spiritual devotion, but an art project involving a diverse group of artists suggests there might be more to it in contemporary Australia. The exhibition called New Sacred brings together two vastly ...



Australia prep sensation Green includes Kansas on list of six schools - Kansas City Star

Australia prep sensation Green includes Kansas on list of six schools
Kansas City Star
Kansas is one of six finalists for Australian high school shooting guard sensation Josh Green, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound senior from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Green — ranked No. 10 in the recruiting class of 2019 by Rivals.com — revealed on Twitter ...

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