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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Pandora is stopping service in Australia and New Zealand - The Verge

The Verge

Pandora is stopping service in Australia and New Zealand
The Verge
Pandora just announced its co-founder Tim Westergren has stepped down as CEO, and now the streaming provider tells Billboard that it's ending operations in Australia and New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand were Pandora's only international ...
Pandora pulls plug on Australia, New Zealand operationsCNET
Pandora is shutting down in New Zealand and AustraliaEngadget
Pandora Is Winding Down Operations in Australia and New ZealandBillboard
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Disturbing Aussie football World Cup bid exposed - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Disturbing Aussie football World Cup bid exposed
NEWS.com.au
Football Federation Australia (FFA) paid Trinidad and Tobago's team costs to play a friendly against an Australian under 20 team in Cyprus in 2009. FFA, a year later, paid Warner $500,000 — funds meant for a sporting centre of excellence that he ...
FIFA report reveals explosive evidence behind Australia's failed World Cup bidSBS - The World Game
Australia's World Cup 2022 bid team concealed Fedor Radmann involvement, report findsThe Australian
FIFA report on World Cup scandal highly critical of Australia 2022 bidThe Sydney Morning Herald
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Seven interesting things we learned from the Australian census - The Guardian

The Guardian

Seven interesting things we learned from the Australian census
The Guardian
The 2016 census counted more than six million families in Australia on census night – about 45% couples with children, 38% childless couples, and 16% single-parent families, about exactly the same as in 2011. The same was true of marital status: of all ...
Australia census: Five takeaways from a changing countryBBC News
Migrant nation born, Christian heritage fadesThe Australian
Australia's Islamic heartland: Almost half of the nation's 600000 Muslims call Sydney home - with the religion now ...Daily Mail
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Australia flies indigenous flags above its oldest public office - Reuters

Reuters

Australia flies indigenous flags above its oldest public office
Reuters
Australia raised indigenous flags to fly alongside its national standard over its oldest public building on Wednesday, another step on a long and often troubled road to reconciliation with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.The flags ...

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Get Qualified Australia consumers still out of pocket despite court action - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Get Qualified Australia consumers still out of pocket despite court action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Migration lawyer Samuel Brouff had a feeling "something was up" when he cycled from Surry Hills to the CBD office of the now-disgraced education consultant Get Qualified Australia. It was March this year and his client Santiago Rillo, from Argentina ...

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Plan to restrict pension for older migrants 'unprecedented' in Australia - The Guardian

The Guardian

Plan to restrict pension for older migrants 'unprecedented' in Australia
The Guardian
The changes, however, would require 15 years of continued residence in Australia, or 10 years if migrants have either spent five years of their working life in Australia, or have not claimed other forms of welfare for five years. The legislation would ...



Petya cyber attack: Ransomware virus hits computer servers across globe, Australian office affected - ABC Online

ABC Online

Petya cyber attack: Ransomware virus hits computer servers across globe, Australian office affected
ABC Online
A ransomware attack has struck across the globe, taking out servers at Russia's biggest oil company and shutting down computers at multinational businesses, including the Australian offices of a global law firm.
Businesses warned to act as Petya ransomware hits Australian officesThe Australian Financial Review
Morning mail: cyber-attack strikes Europe and USThe Guardian
Another Ransomware Attack Is Rapidly Spreading Across EuropeGizmodo Australia
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Australian businesses warned as 'unprecedented' cyber attack hits Europe - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Australian businesses warned as 'unprecedented' cyber attack hits Europe
NEWS.com.au
Five Eyes is an intelligence sharing network that includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the US. A taskforce set up in response to the WannaCry incident will continue to brief the Cyber Security Minister and the Prime Minister over coming ...
Petya cyber-attack: Cadbury factory hit as ransomware spreads to Australian businessesThe Guardian
Chocolate factory becomes Australia's first victim of latest cyber attackChannel NewsAsia
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South Australia will have highest power prices in the world after July 1 increases - The Advertiser

The Advertiser

South Australia will have highest power prices in the world after July 1 increases
The Advertiser
He said final calculations on the average electricity bill in SA would be given to an interstate government after the so-called “big three” electricity companies in this state — Origin Energy, AGL and Energy Australia — begin price increases on ...
South Australia power prices to rise to highest in the world on Saturday, energy expert warnsABC Online

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Light Plane Crashes Near Mount Gambier In South Australia, Killing All On Board - Huffington Post Australia

Huffington Post Australia

Light Plane Crashes Near Mount Gambier In South Australia, Killing All On Board
Huffington Post Australia
There were no survivors from a light plane crash near Mount Gambier in South Australia on Wednesday morning, police have confirmed. The plane went down in a paddock in Suttontown just before 10:30am on Wednesday, just a few kilometres south of ...
Three dead after light plane crashes in paddock near Mount GambierABC Online

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