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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Explained: Why have hundreds of whales died in Australia? - The Indian Express
  1. Explained: Why have hundreds of whales died in Australia?  The Indian Express
  2. At Least 380 Whales Dead In Australia's Largest-Ever Mass Stranding  NPR
  3. Pilot whales Tasmania: Almost 400 die in Australia's worst stranding  BBC News
  4. 380 Whales Dead, 50 Rescued In Australian Island's Biggest Stranding  NDTV
  5. 70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching  The Associated Press
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Westpac, one of Australia's largest banks, hit with record $920 million penalty over money laundering scandal - CNN
  1. Westpac, one of Australia's largest banks, hit with record $920 million penalty over money laundering scandal  CNN
  2. Westpac bank to pay record Australian fine over laundering breaches  BBC News
  3. Australia's Westpac agrees to $920 million fine over exploitation payments  Reuters
  4. Australian bank agrees to $919M fine for money laundering  Scottsbluff Star Herald
  5. Australian bank to pay record fine for money laundering  Bangkok Post
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'We brought the disease': Will the pandemic shift Australia's historical imagination? - The Guardian'We brought the disease': Will the pandemic shift Australia's historical imagination?  The Guardian

Coronavirus live updates Australia: NSW eases restrictions as Victoria records 12 new Covid cases and two deaths - The GuardianCoronavirus live updates Australia: NSW eases restrictions as Victoria records 12 new Covid cases and two deaths  The Guardian

An 87-hour bus trip made Australia feel like home for me – now I long to rediscover it - The GuardianAn 87-hour bus trip made Australia feel like home for me – now I long to rediscover it  The Guardian

Australians stranded overseas willing to wear ankle bracelets while quarantining to return home - The GuardianAustralians stranded overseas willing to wear ankle bracelets while quarantining to return home  The Guardian

Australian universities cautious on government plan to bring forward funding to help with Covid crisis - The GuardianAustralian universities cautious on government plan to bring forward funding to help with Covid crisis  The Guardian

Weather forecast Australia: A wintry blast for the southeast and another fire warning for WA - 9NewsWeather forecast Australia: A wintry blast for the southeast and another fire warning for WA  9News

Netflix has been getting a free ride from Australia. It's time for them to stump up - The GuardianNetflix has been getting a free ride from Australia. It's time for them to stump up  The Guardian

Surreal and a little bit scary: cricket returns to Australia in the Covid era - The GuardianSurreal and a little bit scary: cricket returns to Australia in the Covid era  The Guardian

Australia keen on backing Gaganyaan - Bangalore MirrorAustralia keen on backing Gaganyaan  Bangalore Mirror

Australia COVID-19 Migration Update - The National Law ReviewAustralia COVID-19 Migration Update  The National Law Review

Refreshing Australia's defence innovation enterprise | The Strategist - The StrategistRefreshing Australia's defence innovation enterprise | The Strategist  The Strategist

Australia asks Google to block users 'walking' sacred site - ReutersAustralia asks Google to block users 'walking' sacred site  Reuters

Travel - Australia's forgotten other 'Great Reef' - BBC NewsTravel - Australia's forgotten other 'Great Reef'  BBC News

India, Australia conduct naval exercise in Indian Ocean - Deccan HeraldIndia, Australia conduct naval exercise in Indian Ocean  Deccan Herald

Australia's digital capability surges, helps keep 3.2 million people working through the pandemic - MicrosoftAustralia's digital capability surges, helps keep 3.2 million people working through the pandemic  Microsoft

Australia's coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US? - CNNAustralia's coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?  CNN

Australian teenager to address UN about Covid hardship among young women - The GuardianAustralian teenager to address UN about Covid hardship among young women  The Guardian

Australia scrambles to save blood cancer patients as COVID-19 border closures delay foreign cell transplants - ABC NewsAustralia scrambles to save blood cancer patients as COVID-19 border closures delay foreign cell transplants  ABC News

What Australia's 'historic' savings rate means for the recovery - Yahoo Finance AustraliaWhat Australia's 'historic' savings rate means for the recovery  Yahoo Finance Australia

‘The good, the bad and the ugly’: here's the lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap - The Conversation AU‘The good, the bad and the ugly’: here's the lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap  The Conversation AU

Here's how Australia could get access to the world's leading coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX facility - ABC NewsHere's how Australia could get access to the world's leading coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX facility  ABC News

Australian passport applications plummet amid Covid travel restrictions - The GuardianAustralian passport applications plummet amid Covid travel restrictions  The Guardian

South Australia opens border to NSW but using Sturt Highway via Victoria is off limits - ABC NewsSouth Australia opens border to NSW but using Sturt Highway via Victoria is off limits  ABC News

The dark and depressing island that might be used to quarantine Australians - Telegraph.co.ukThe dark and depressing island that might be used to quarantine Australians  Telegraph.co.uk

Nike to make Australia away football kit in female sizes 'by 2021' - BBC NewsNike to make Australia away football kit in female sizes 'by 2021'  BBC News

Paul Keating accuses Reserve Bank of not doing enough for Australia's economy in Covid recession - The GuardianPaul Keating accuses Reserve Bank of not doing enough for Australia's economy in Covid recession  The Guardian

Coronavirus Australia live news: Daniel Andrews tempers expectations ahead of changing restrictions, Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos fronts hotel quarantine inquiry - ABC NewsCoronavirus Australia live news: Daniel Andrews tempers expectations ahead of changing restrictions, Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos fronts hotel quarantine inquiry  ABC News

Ep. 190: Australia's COVID-19 lockdowns| Listen time: 21:21 - cerner.comEp. 190: Australia's COVID-19 lockdowns| Listen time: 21:21  cerner.com

Hundreds of whales are stranded on a sandbank in Australia - CNNHundreds of whales are stranded on a sandbank in Australia  CNN

Australia's August unemployment rate didn't seem to make sense. Here's what's going on | Greg Jericho - The GuardianAustralia's August unemployment rate didn't seem to make sense. Here's what's going on | Greg Jericho  The Guardian

Australia could go herd immunity with 'Churchillian' bio-burn strategy - 9NewsAustralia could go herd immunity with 'Churchillian' bio-burn strategy  9News

Housing demand to take dramatic hit as Australia's net migration slumps - The GuardianHousing demand to take dramatic hit as Australia's net migration slumps  The Guardian

Hospitality jobs have taken a hammering. Opening Australia's state borders will not be enough | Greg Jericho - The GuardianHospitality jobs have taken a hammering. Opening Australia's state borders will not be enough | Greg Jericho  The Guardian

Universities can help Australia's economic recovery, but that's all at risk if the 'job-ready graduates' bill passes - The Conversation AUUniversities can help Australia's economic recovery, but that's all at risk if the 'job-ready graduates' bill passes  The Conversation AU

'They've forgotten us': Thousands of Australians stranded overseas in the face of government's stringent border controls - CNN'They've forgotten us': Thousands of Australians stranded overseas in the face of government's stringent border controls  CNN

Tesla big battery in South Australia delivers stunning windfall profits - RenewEconomyTesla big battery in South Australia delivers stunning windfall profits  RenewEconomy

DNA evidence helps convict man of killing two women in one of Australia's most notorious cold cases - CNNDNA evidence helps convict man of killing two women in one of Australia's most notorious cold cases  CNN

Why COVID border closures were Australia’s biggest strategic mistake - NEWS.com.auWhy COVID border closures were Australia’s biggest strategic mistake  NEWS.com.au

China bans Australian academics Clive Hamilton and Alex Joske from entering country - ABC NewsChina bans Australian academics Clive Hamilton and Alex Joske from entering country  ABC News

Australia in first recession for nearly 30 years - BBC NewsAustralia in first recession for nearly 30 years  BBC News

Climate change action stymied by Australian business lobby, UK think tank finds - ABC NewsClimate change action stymied by Australian business lobby, UK think tank finds  ABC News

South Australia fights back against antisocial campers with quirky outback tourism campaign - ABC NewsSouth Australia fights back against antisocial campers with quirky outback tourism campaign  ABC News

Nokia and Optus to provide IoT software solutions to Australian mining, utilities and transportation industries - GlobeNewswireNokia and Optus to provide IoT software solutions to Australian mining, utilities and transportation industries  GlobeNewswire

Australia's biggest private health insurance providers increasing premiums from October 1 - 9NewsAustralia's biggest private health insurance providers increasing premiums from October 1  9News

Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took - Global NewsAustralia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took  Global News

Weather forecast Australia: Wild and damaging winds heading for the country's southeast - 9NewsWeather forecast Australia: Wild and damaging winds heading for the country's southeast  9News

E-cigarettes to become available as prescription-only items in Australia from June 2021 - The GuardianE-cigarettes to become available as prescription-only items in Australia from June 2021  The Guardian

Australia may not tinker much with squad for Test series against India, hints Justin Langer - Hindustan TimesAustralia may not tinker much with squad for Test series against India, hints Justin Langer  Hindustan Times

Unilever Australia CEO's 'baptism by virus' - The Australian Financial ReviewUnilever Australia CEO's 'baptism by virus'  The Australian Financial Review

Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says - The New York TimesIsraeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says  The New York Times

Spider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees - BBC NewsSpider-like toxins found in Australia's stinging trees  BBC News

Surge in domestic travel, but will it save the Australian tourism industry? - ABC NewsSurge in domestic travel, but will it save the Australian tourism industry?  ABC News

Western Australia's mining industry offers employment opportunities for refugees facing discrimination - ABC NewsWestern Australia's mining industry offers employment opportunities for refugees facing discrimination  ABC News

The Australia–India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating Security Cooperation in the Indo–Pacific - The InterpreterThe Australia–India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating Security Cooperation in the Indo–Pacific  The Interpreter

BOM forecasts cold snap, with temperatures set to plummet in south-east Australia - ABC NewsBOM forecasts cold snap, with temperatures set to plummet in south-east Australia  ABC News

Queensland to reopen border to ACT - The GuardianQueensland to reopen border to ACT  The Guardian

Cricket Australia juggles flight and quarantine challenges to get Mitchell Marsh home | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoCricket Australia juggles flight and quarantine challenges to get Mitchell Marsh home | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Morning mail: bankruptcy overhaul, Breonna Taylor indictment, TikTok hits back - The GuardianMorning mail: bankruptcy overhaul, Breonna Taylor indictment, TikTok hits back  The Guardian

Australians stranded overseas 'betrayed', says a man telling of months of injury, illness and homelessness - ABC NewsAustralians stranded overseas 'betrayed', says a man telling of months of injury, illness and homelessness  ABC News

'Short-sighted': Mark Butler says no room for gas in Australia's future prosperity - Sydney Morning Herald'Short-sighted': Mark Butler says no room for gas in Australia's future prosperity  Sydney Morning Herald

TV anchor’s detention shows Australia’s China problem is going from bad to worse - ThePrintTV anchor’s detention shows Australia’s China problem is going from bad to worse  ThePrint

'Sit! sit!' How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called 'Bonecruncher' - The Guardian'Sit! sit!' How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called 'Bonecruncher'  The Guardian

In Australian cities, our 'outdoor lifestyle' is often a lie – but we can make it true - The GuardianIn Australian cities, our 'outdoor lifestyle' is often a lie – but we can make it true  The Guardian

Fire Lessons From Australia’s South Coast - The New York TimesFire Lessons From Australia’s South Coast  The New York Times

Racism in Australian netball ended my career before it even began - The GuardianRacism in Australian netball ended my career before it even began  The Guardian

Humpback whale is free after swimming out of crocodile-infested river in Australia - CNNHumpback whale is free after swimming out of crocodile-infested river in Australia  CNN

Battery investor urges Australia to tread carefully - The Australian Financial ReviewBattery investor urges Australia to tread carefully  The Australian Financial Review

Australia's COVID-19 epicenter extends hard lockdown till late September - Reuters IndiaAustralia's COVID-19 epicenter extends hard lockdown till late September  Reuters India

Australia to overhaul bankruptcy laws to help firms over COVID-19 - The Star OnlineAustralia to overhaul bankruptcy laws to help firms over COVID-19  The Star Online

2021 Renault Arkana revealed, Australia to miss out on hybrid options - CarAdvice2021 Renault Arkana revealed, Australia to miss out on hybrid options  CarAdvice

Australia's unemployment rate falls to 6.8% – but more Victorians are out of work - The GuardianAustralia's unemployment rate falls to 6.8% – but more Victorians are out of work  The Guardian

newsGP - Australia's rural communities to benefit from $115m health injection - RACGPnewsGP - Australia's rural communities to benefit from $115m health injection  RACGP

Ugly Israel Folau twist in Qantas' split with Rugby Australia - Yahoo Sport AustraliaUgly Israel Folau twist in Qantas' split with Rugby Australia  Yahoo Sport Australia

Just like Australia, disinformation is thriving during the US fire crisis - The GuardianJust like Australia, disinformation is thriving during the US fire crisis  The Guardian

Australian Treasurer Frydenberg speaking on Australia's recession - ForexLiveAustralian Treasurer Frydenberg speaking on Australia's recession  ForexLive

Slight Easing of Australia’s Toughest COVID-19 Lockdown - VOA AsiaSlight Easing of Australia’s Toughest COVID-19 Lockdown  VOA Asia

Ecologists confirm Alan Turing’s theory for Australian fairy circles - YubaNetEcologists confirm Alan Turing’s theory for Australian fairy circles  YubaNet

How Victoria’s Covid lockdown protests are galvanising Australia's right - The GuardianHow Victoria’s Covid lockdown protests are galvanising Australia's right  The Guardian

Australian journalists flown out of China 'amid diplomatic standoff' - BBC NewsAustralian journalists flown out of China 'amid diplomatic standoff'  BBC News

Medical experts say Australia's border exemption system inconsistent and is 'not sustainable' - The GuardianMedical experts say Australia's border exemption system inconsistent and is 'not sustainable'  The Guardian

Energy Minister Angus Taylor to reveal Australia's new 'roadmap' to reducing carbon emissions - ABC NewsEnergy Minister Angus Taylor to reveal Australia's new 'roadmap' to reducing carbon emissions  ABC News

Conspiracy theorist ordered to pay $875,000 over 'delusional' posts targeting Australian MP - The GuardianConspiracy theorist ordered to pay $875,000 over 'delusional' posts targeting Australian MP  The Guardian

'Unacceptable' blowout in wait times for Australian citizenship causing distress - The Guardian'Unacceptable' blowout in wait times for Australian citizenship causing distress  The Guardian

Lord Sugar tweets about flight to Sydney, angering Australians unable to enter country - The GuardianLord Sugar tweets about flight to Sydney, angering Australians unable to enter country  The Guardian

Coronavirus: Australian family hit with huge quarantine bill to visit dying father - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Australian family hit with huge quarantine bill to visit dying father  BBC News

‘White Australia’ Policy Lives On in Immigrant Detention - The New York Times‘White Australia’ Policy Lives On in Immigrant Detention  The New York Times

Covid: Australia hopes to roll out almost 85 million vaccine doses - BBC NewsCovid: Australia hopes to roll out almost 85 million vaccine doses  BBC News

'Koala war' splits Australia's New South Wales government - BBC News'Koala war' splits Australia's New South Wales government  BBC News

Australia's jobless benefits will be among worst in OECD after Covid supplement cut - The GuardianAustralia's jobless benefits will be among worst in OECD after Covid supplement cut  The Guardian

Australia's untapped gas reserves could unleash three years' worth of global emissions - The GuardianAustralia's untapped gas reserves could unleash three years' worth of global emissions  The Guardian

Military escorts, two weeks of quarantine: What it's like to fly into Australia right now - CNNMilitary escorts, two weeks of quarantine: What it's like to fly into Australia right now  CNN

Four ways Australia's environment has repaired itself in 2020 - 9NewsFour ways Australia's environment has repaired itself in 2020  9News

Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow airport to help citizens stranded due to travel caps - The GuardianAustralian diplomats sent to Heathrow airport to help citizens stranded due to travel caps  The Guardian

Unesco urged to oppose 'alarming' changes to Australian environment laws - The GuardianUnesco urged to oppose 'alarming' changes to Australian environment laws  The Guardian

Covid: Woman in Australia jailed for six months over quarantine breach - BBC NewsCovid: Woman in Australia jailed for six months over quarantine breach  BBC News

Australia's environment minister orders investigation into export of hundreds of endangered parrots - The GuardianAustralia's environment minister orders investigation into export of hundreds of endangered parrots  The Guardian

Australia's natural disaster preparedness has gaping holes, royal commission told - ABC NewsAustralia's natural disaster preparedness has gaping holes, royal commission told  ABC News

'Nobody is safe': why Australia's Covid jobs crisis could last years - The Guardian'Nobody is safe': why Australia's Covid jobs crisis could last years  The Guardian