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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Australia Closes Interstate Border Because Of Coronavirus Outbreak - NPR
  1. Australia Closes Interstate Border Because Of Coronavirus Outbreak  NPR
  2. Australia: Virus lockdown to be reimposed in Melbourne  Anadolu Agency
  3. Australia places Melbourne under 6-week coronavirus lockdown  Financial Times
  4. Coronavirus in Australia: Melbourne returns to lockdown as cases surge  BBC News
  5. Australia's second largest city foils nation's pandemic success  CTV News
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Australia to allow international university students to return before all state borders open - The GuardianAustralia to allow international university students to return before all state borders open  The Guardian

Australia closes border between two most populous states - CNNAustralia closes border between two most populous states  CNN

Australia travel advisory warns citizens against arbitrary detention in China - ThePrintAustralia travel advisory warns citizens against arbitrary detention in China  ThePrint

Queensland increases border checks as South Australia's ban is due to take effect - 9NewsQueensland increases border checks as South Australia's ban is due to take effect  9News

After last summer's fires, the bell tolls for Australia’s endangered mountain bells - The Conversation AUAfter last summer's fires, the bell tolls for Australia’s endangered mountain bells  The Conversation AU

International flights are still bringing thousands of people into Australia, but coronavirus has made it much harder to travel - ABC NewsInternational flights are still bringing thousands of people into Australia, but coronavirus has made it much harder to travel  ABC News

Australian analyst: Patrick best recruiter of Australia - Arkansas OnlineAustralian analyst: Patrick best recruiter of Australia  Arkansas Online

Coronavirus means Australia won't meet migration forecasts for a decade - The GuardianCoronavirus means Australia won't meet migration forecasts for a decade  The Guardian

Australia's Melbourne Locks Down Again Due to Coronavirus - VOA AsiaAustralia's Melbourne Locks Down Again Due to Coronavirus  VOA Asia

China eyes African prospects to iron out trade tension with Australia - The InterpreterChina eyes African prospects to iron out trade tension with Australia  The Interpreter

Australia's 2020 Defense Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan: A Paradigm Shift - The DiplomatAustralia's 2020 Defense Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan: A Paradigm Shift  The Diplomat

China trade tension to hit Australian beef and wool exports - The GuardianChina trade tension to hit Australian beef and wool exports  The Guardian

Australia's interest rates on hold at record-low 0.25 per cent in July - 9NewsAustralia's interest rates on hold at record-low 0.25 per cent in July  9News

Parliament must be given power to vote on whether Australia goes to war, inquiry hears - The GuardianParliament must be given power to vote on whether Australia goes to war, inquiry hears  The Guardian

Melbourne back in lockdown as Australia sees spike in coronavirus cases - The Globe and MailMelbourne back in lockdown as Australia sees spike in coronavirus cases  The Globe and Mail

Australia Warns Citizens They Risk ‘Arbitrary’ Arrest in China - BloombergAustralia Warns Citizens They Risk ‘Arbitrary’ Arrest in China  Bloomberg

Australia spots a Chinese Panda in Ericsson - Light ReadingAustralia spots a Chinese Panda in Ericsson  Light Reading

Reopening of Australia's Economy has Varying Impact Across Corporate Sectors - Fitch RatingsReopening of Australia's Economy has Varying Impact Across Corporate Sectors  Fitch Ratings

When The Today Show gave Pauline Hanson a megaphone, it diminished Australia's social capital - The Conversation AUWhen The Today Show gave Pauline Hanson a megaphone, it diminished Australia's social capital  The Conversation AU

Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise - BBC NewsCoronavirus Australia: Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise  BBC News

Travel - Australia's answer to the Northern Lights - BBC NewsTravel - Australia's answer to the Northern Lights  BBC News

Australian banks 'undermining Paris agreement' with $7bn in fossil fuel loans - The GuardianAustralian banks 'undermining Paris agreement' with $7bn in fossil fuel loans  The Guardian

Australia's media has been too white for too long. This is how to bring more diversity to newsrooms - The Conversation AustraliaAustralia's media has been too white for too long. This is how to bring more diversity to newsrooms  The Conversation Australia

Australia needs a six-month GST holiday - The Conversation AustraliaAustralia needs a six-month GST holiday  The Conversation Australia

Australia: Trucker fights off deadly snake while driving at 70mph - Sky NewsAustralia: Trucker fights off deadly snake while driving at 70mph  Sky News

TikTok's Australian boss rejects allegations it feeds data to the Chinese government, as the app faces increased scrutiny from local lawmakers - Business Insider AustraliaTikTok's Australian boss rejects allegations it feeds data to the Chinese government, as the app faces increased scrutiny from local lawmakers  Business Insider Australia

Conservation Funding Can Strengthen the Australian Economy in the Face of COVID-19 - The Pew Charitable TrustsConservation Funding Can Strengthen the Australian Economy in the Face of COVID-19  The Pew Charitable Trusts

Expert fears repeat of hotel quarantine infection cluster at Melbourne towers - The GuardianExpert fears repeat of hotel quarantine infection cluster at Melbourne towers  The Guardian

NSW faces an anxious wait as Melbourne forced back into COVID lockdown - Sydney Morning HeraldNSW faces an anxious wait as Melbourne forced back into COVID lockdown  Sydney Morning Herald

'Alarm bells': how China's assertiveness led to Australia's defence overhaul - The Guardian'Alarm bells': how China's assertiveness led to Australia's defence overhaul  The Guardian

Bushfires And Coronavirus: Disasters Increase Domestic Violence : Shots - Health News - NPRBushfires And Coronavirus: Disasters Increase Domestic Violence : Shots - Health News  NPR

Chinese-made HJT hitting Australian rooftops - pv magazine InternationalChinese-made HJT hitting Australian rooftops  pv magazine International

Thunderstorms, showers and wind in store for several states - 9NewsThunderstorms, showers and wind in store for several states  9News

Australia to take 'severe' measures to contain virus outbreak - CNNAustralia to take 'severe' measures to contain virus outbreak  CNN

Australian banks say they will extend Covid-19 moratorium for some borrowers - The GuardianAustralian banks say they will extend Covid-19 moratorium for some borrowers  The Guardian

Coronavirus world round-up: Australia's second largest city returns to lockdown as Beijing reports no new deaths - The TelegraphCoronavirus world round-up: Australia's second largest city returns to lockdown as Beijing reports no new deaths  The Telegraph

Bring skilled workers back to Australia: ACCI - The Australian Financial ReviewBring skilled workers back to Australia: ACCI  The Australian Financial Review

Border between Australia's most populous states closed - Aljazeera.comBorder between Australia's most populous states closed  Aljazeera.com

Review finds investment in Australian astronomy is paying dividends - Australian Academy of ScienceReview finds investment in Australian astronomy is paying dividends  Australian Academy of Science

Coronavirus: Are Australia's numbers at risk of escalating? - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Are Australia's numbers at risk of escalating?  BBC News

Amid China-Australia’s barley feud, it’s Canada that’s brewing some profits - ThePrintAmid China-Australia’s barley feud, it’s Canada that’s brewing some profits  ThePrint

Amid Australia's trade dispute with China, experts warn our bonds with the rest of Asia are at risk - ABC NewsAmid Australia's trade dispute with China, experts warn our bonds with the rest of Asia are at risk  ABC News

'It looks like a virus': Australia's new trade logo proves controversial - CNN'It looks like a virus': Australia's new trade logo proves controversial  CNN

An end to Australia's apartment binge looms over jobs, growth - ReutersAn end to Australia's apartment binge looms over jobs, growth  Reuters

'No growth in student numbers' under Australian funding proposals - Times Higher Education (THE)'No growth in student numbers' under Australian funding proposals  Times Higher Education (THE)

Australia shark attack: Man killed spearfishing near Fraser Island - BBC NewsAustralia shark attack: Man killed spearfishing near Fraser Island  BBC News

Netball Australia makes finding next Diamonds head coach its top priority - ABC NewsNetball Australia makes finding next Diamonds head coach its top priority  ABC News

Coronavirus Australia updates July 6 2020: NSW Victoria border to close; 127 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria; Towers lockdown frustration grows - 9NewsCoronavirus Australia updates July 6 2020: NSW Victoria border to close; 127 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria; Towers lockdown frustration grows  9News

Coronavirus: Australia closes interstate border; California asks indoor businesses to close - CNBCCoronavirus: Australia closes interstate border; California asks indoor businesses to close  CNBC

Australia Locks Down 300,000 in Melbourne Area After Coronavirus Surge - The New York TimesAustralia Locks Down 300,000 in Melbourne Area After Coronavirus Surge  The New York Times

Australia's military muscle receives a shot in the arm - The Australian Financial ReviewAustralia's military muscle receives a shot in the arm  The Australian Financial Review

Australia Has a Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Problem - The AtlanticAustralia Has a Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Problem  The Atlantic

How Bauer Media's purchase of Australia's ACP ravaged the world of Australian once-golden glossy magazines - Sydney Morning HeraldHow Bauer Media's purchase of Australia's ACP ravaged the world of Australian once-golden glossy magazines  Sydney Morning Herald

Australians still have a lot of misconceptions about Indonesia. Here are some of them - ABC NewsAustralians still have a lot of misconceptions about Indonesia. Here are some of them  ABC News

$1bn stash waiting for Aussies; Victoria virus costing Australia $1bn a week - Yahoo Finance Australia$1bn stash waiting for Aussies; Victoria virus costing Australia $1bn a week  Yahoo Finance Australia

Coronavirus Australia live news: - ABC NewsCoronavirus Australia live news:  ABC News

How reliant is Australia on China? - BBC NewsHow reliant is Australia on China?  BBC News

What pandemic? Long-term bets made on Australia-Indonesia FTA - The Australian Financial ReviewWhat pandemic? Long-term bets made on Australia-Indonesia FTA  The Australian Financial Review

Australia cyber attacks: PM Morrison warns of 'sophisticated' state hack - BBC NewsAustralia cyber attacks: PM Morrison warns of 'sophisticated' state hack  BBC News

Can Any Store or Business Use Facial Recognition Cameras in Australia? - Lifehacker AustraliaCan Any Store or Business Use Facial Recognition Cameras in Australia?  Lifehacker Australia

Peace deal between Australia Post and union to protect posties - Sydney Morning HeraldPeace deal between Australia Post and union to protect posties  Sydney Morning Herald

ASX and Australian dollar retreat as Melbourne ordered back into coronavirus lockdown - ABC NewsASX and Australian dollar retreat as Melbourne ordered back into coronavirus lockdown  ABC News

UK would leave the EU on Australia terms if no deal reached, Johnson tells Merkel - ReutersUK would leave the EU on Australia terms if no deal reached, Johnson tells Merkel  Reuters

How ABC will continue to connect and unite Australians in a new era - Mirage NewsHow ABC will continue to connect and unite Australians in a new era  Mirage News

Australian history explored in Biennale of Sydney artwork about female convict turned pirate - ABC NewsAustralian history explored in Biennale of Sydney artwork about female convict turned pirate  ABC News

Australia's metal gurus engineer two energy-storage breakthroughs - pv magazine AustraliaAustralia's metal gurus engineer two energy-storage breakthroughs  pv magazine Australia

Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses - The New York TimesMajestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses  The New York Times

What ended in Australia, resumes in England: Cricket to resume after a 117-day hiatus with ENG vs WI series - Times NowWhat ended in Australia, resumes in England: Cricket to resume after a 117-day hiatus with ENG vs WI series  Times Now

Suicide prevention programs are a cornerstone of the mental health system, but how well do they work? - ABC NewsSuicide prevention programs are a cornerstone of the mental health system, but how well do they work?  ABC News

Relic: Australian director Natalie Erika James on dementia, horror and her Sundance hit - The GuardianRelic: Australian director Natalie Erika James on dementia, horror and her Sundance hit  The Guardian

Australia to open borders for one group: International students - The Straits TimesAustralia to open borders for one group: International students  The Straits Times

Travel - Australia's solution to “ecological grief” - BBC NewsTravel - Australia's solution to “ecological grief”  BBC News

Hong Kong residents could be offered safe haven in Australia amid security law crackdown, PM Scott Morrison says - ABC NewsHong Kong residents could be offered safe haven in Australia amid security law crackdown, PM Scott Morrison says  ABC News

Jackson Pollock masterpiece Blue Poles goes under the microscope - Aljazeera.comJackson Pollock masterpiece Blue Poles goes under the microscope  Aljazeera.com

Australia should support India in the Himalayas - The InterpreterAustralia should support India in the Himalayas  The Interpreter

Australia's Covid-19 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained: how far can I travel, and can I have people over? - The GuardianAustralia's Covid-19 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained: how far can I travel, and can I have people over?  The Guardian

Australia's environment laws: how do they work and what needs to be done to fix them? - The GuardianAustralia's environment laws: how do they work and what needs to be done to fix them?  The Guardian

Why US protests have prompted a conversation about race in Australia - CNNWhy US protests have prompted a conversation about race in Australia  CNN

Australian Politician’s Home Raided in Chinese Influence Inquiry - The New York TimesAustralian Politician’s Home Raided in Chinese Influence Inquiry  The New York Times

Every room in this hotel is booked. But the guests are not allowed to leave - CNNEvery room in this hotel is booked. But the guests are not allowed to leave  CNN

'Unprecedented' Australian bushfires directly affected one in eight Indigenous people - The Guardian'Unprecedented' Australian bushfires directly affected one in eight Indigenous people  The Guardian

Australian university fees to double for some arts courses, but fall for Stem subjects - The GuardianAustralian university fees to double for some arts courses, but fall for Stem subjects  The Guardian

China hits back at Australia's 'rubbish' accusations of spreading disinformation - The GuardianChina hits back at Australia's 'rubbish' accusations of spreading disinformation  The Guardian

Australia's long courtship of India is bearing fruit - The Australian Financial ReviewAustralia's long courtship of India is bearing fruit  The Australian Financial Review

Australian federal police ask prosecutors to consider charges against ABC journalist - The GuardianAustralian federal police ask prosecutors to consider charges against ABC journalist  The Guardian

Peter Dutton’s confidence in ignoring the judiciary mocks Australia’s system of government - The GuardianPeter Dutton’s confidence in ignoring the judiciary mocks Australia’s system of government  The Guardian

Facebook says it doesn’t need news stories for its business and won’t pay to share them in Australia - The GuardianFacebook says it doesn’t need news stories for its business and won’t pay to share them in Australia  The Guardian

Australia 'very unlikely' to allow foreign tourists in 2020 - The Australian Financial ReviewAustralia 'very unlikely' to allow foreign tourists in 2020  The Australian Financial Review

Get a life: Australia’s seven top tree change towns - The AustralianGet a life: Australia’s seven top tree change towns  The Australian

Koalas could face extinction in Australia's New South Wales by 2050, report warns - Fox NewsKoalas could face extinction in Australia's New South Wales by 2050, report warns  Fox News

Does Australia's migration system prioritise Australian workers? - CrikeyDoes Australia's migration system prioritise Australian workers?  Crikey

Australians Can Now Pay for Bitcoin at 3500 Australia Post Offices - Bitcoin NewsAustralians Can Now Pay for Bitcoin at 3500 Australia Post Offices  Bitcoin News

Let's end Australia's climate and energy warfare, Albanese tells Morrison - The GuardianLet's end Australia's climate and energy warfare, Albanese tells Morrison  The Guardian

Two stocks tell tale of Australia's COVID recovery - The Australian Financial ReviewTwo stocks tell tale of Australia's COVID recovery  The Australian Financial Review

Australia's largest state reports first local coronavirus case in weeks - ReutersAustralia's largest state reports first local coronavirus case in weeks  Reuters

First completely remote at-sea science expedition in Australia's coral sea marine park: Discovers new corals and possible species never before seen - Science DailyFirst completely remote at-sea science expedition in Australia's coral sea marine park: Discovers new corals and possible species never before seen  Science Daily

'Sophisticated state-based' cyber attack hits Australian government, businesses in major breach - 9News'Sophisticated state-based' cyber attack hits Australian government, businesses in major breach  9News

Australian architecture: Two Brisbane skyscrapers repurposed into one - BBC NewsAustralian architecture: Two Brisbane skyscrapers repurposed into one  BBC News

Good Weekend and The Real Review's top Australian wineries - Sydney Morning HeraldGood Weekend and The Real Review's top Australian wineries  Sydney Morning Herald