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# australia - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law
# Compromise
# Compromise

Facebook to lift ban on Australian news pages after reaching deal on media law

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:09 AM 8,627 Views 8 Comments

The tech giant has resolved its conflict with the Australian government.

# australia - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,743 Views 59 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

# australia - Friday 19 February, 2021

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban
# Facebook
# Facebook

Australia and Facebook hold high-stakes talks over sweeping news ban

Feb 19th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,668 Views 31 Comments

As of yesterday, Facebook has blanked out the pages of media outlets for Australian users.

# australia - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news
# Unfriended
# Unfriended

Australian PM hits out at 'arrogant' Facebook after citizens blocked from viewing and sharing news

Feb 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 16,448 Views 27 Comments

The company announced the new measure last night.

# australia - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Feb 17th 2021, 8:39 PM 40,209 Views 45 Comments

The move comes as the Australian parliament debates laws that would force Facebook to pay for Australian news

# australia - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

Feb 16th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,275 Views 2 Comments

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids.

# australia - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia
# Adelaide
# Adelaide

Koala rescued after causing five-car pileup in Australia

Feb 9th 2021, 7:21 AM 41,730 Views 17 Comments

Thankfully no-one was badly injured.

# australia - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire
# Perth
# Perth

Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:50 AM 22,026 Views 6 Comments

One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.

# australia - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown
# Australia
# Australia

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 PM 65,573 Views 43 Comments

Roughly two million residents of the city must stay at home as of this evening.

# australia - Friday 22 January, 2021

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,454 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

# australia - Friday 15 January, 2021

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Jan 15th 2021, 9:33 PM 37,074 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

# australia - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US
# Birds
# Birds

Australia plans to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from the US

Jan 14th 2021, 8:55 AM 115,854 Views 83 Comments

The pigeon arrived at the garden of Kevin Celli-Bird, who says he has no interest in birds “apart from my last name”.

# australia - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed
# Grand Prix
From The42
# Grand Prix

F1 season to start in Bahrain with Chinese, Australian events postponed

Jan 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 1,892 Views 1 Comment

The normal curtain-raiser in Melbourne is now scheduled for November.

# australia - Saturday 9 January, 2021

More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'
# Australia
# Australia

More virulent Covid-19 strain in Brisbane puts Australia on 'high alert'

Jan 9th 2021, 8:22 AM 32,709 Views 17 Comments

The stay-at-home order for Brisbane was triggered after the UK strain spread from a returned traveller to a cleaner.

# australia - Monday 28 December, 2020

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks
# Australia
# Australia

Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks

Dec 28th 2020, 1:36 PM 17,852 Views 9 Comments

The move came as South Korea recorded its first cases of the Covid variant first identified in the UK.

# australia - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court
# Australia
# Australia

Ciara Glennon's killer told he will likely die in prison as sentence handed down in Perth court

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:52 AM 43,652 Views 12 Comments

Bradley Edwards was sentenced at the Australian Supreme Court today.

# australia - Friday 11 December, 2020

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'
# Man Down Under
# Man Down Under

Boris Johnson wants UK to prepare for 'the Australia option', ex-Aussie PM says 'careful what you wish for'

Dec 11th 2020, 11:22 AM 35,371 Views 46 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull said that Australia faces “very large barriers” to trading with the EU.

# australia - Monday 7 December, 2020

Australian surfer survives attack from great white shark
# Kangaroo Island
# Kangaroo Island

Australian surfer survives attack from great white shark

Dec 7th 2020, 9:47 AM 25,787 Views 20 Comments

The 29-year-old said he had been enjoying a “normal days surfing”.

# australia - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Covid-19: Australian researchers begin training sniffer dogs to detect virus in infected patients
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Australian researchers begin training sniffer dogs to detect virus in infected patients

Dec 6th 2020, 3:26 PM 12,605 Views 13 Comments

14 dogs are being trained as part of a feasibility study.

# australia - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Hodge misses late penalty as draw between Argentina and Australia sees All Blacks win Tri Nations
# Result
From The42
# Result

Hodge misses late penalty as draw between Argentina and Australia sees All Blacks win Tri Nations

Dec 5th 2020, 11:10 AM 9,358 Views 7 Comments

The Wallabies needed to earn a bonus point and win by 101 points to overhaul New Zealand in the final game.

# australia - Monday 30 November, 2020

Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island
# Fraser Island
# Fraser Island

Australian firefighters struggling to control massive bush fire on heritage-listed island

Nov 30th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,446 Views 8 Comments

The fire on the world’s largest sand island, off Australia’s east coast, has been raging for more than six weeks.

# australia - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures

Nov 29th 2020, 11:31 AM 50,055 Views 31 Comments

The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

# australia - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Argentina rally from nine points down in the second half to earn draw against Australia
# Even Stevens
From The42
# Even Stevens

Argentina rally from nine points down in the second half to earn draw against Australia

Nov 21st 2020, 11:04 AM 8,051 Views 4 Comments

Nicolas Sanchez helped the Pumas battle back to a 15-15 draw in the Tri Nations.

# australia - Friday 20 November, 2020

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder
# Circuit Breaker
# Circuit Breaker

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder

Nov 20th 2020, 9:07 AM 71,756 Views 31 Comments

A tough lockdown for the state’s almost two million people will now end late tomorrow.

# australia - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges
# Military Inquiry
# Military Inquiry

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges

Nov 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,749 Views 37 Comments

The findings recommended 19 soldiers be investigated by police for possible charges, including murder.

# australia - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

South Australia announces six-day 'circuit-breaker' lockdown after sudden outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

South Australia announces six-day 'circuit-breaker' lockdown after sudden outbreak

Nov 18th 2020, 7:20 AM 35,057 Views 24 Comments

Schools, shops, pubs, factories and even takeaway restaurants have been told to close.

# australia - Friday 13 November, 2020

Australia and New Zealand sides to face off in new trans-Tasman Super Rugby tournament
# Down Under
From The42
# Down Under

Australia and New Zealand sides to face off in new trans-Tasman Super Rugby tournament

Nov 13th 2020, 11:12 AM 5,312 Views 2 Comments

The event will be run off over six weeks from 14 May, kicking off after each country completes a domestic tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Australian parliament to probe media ownership on back of anti-Murdoch petition
# Media Ownership
# Media Ownership

Australian parliament to probe media ownership on back of anti-Murdoch petition

Nov 11th 2020, 9:08 AM 16,634 Views 16 Comments

The Australian arm of the New York-headquartered company is the country’s largest media organisation.

# australia - Sunday 8 November, 2020

'The minute he was back he wanted to play' - From Australia to Cork's goalscoring hero against Kerry
# Mark Keane
From The42
# Mark Keane

'The minute he was back he wanted to play' - From Australia to Cork's goalscoring hero against Kerry

Nov 8th 2020, 8:02 PM 51,533 Views 24 Comments

Cork boss Ronan McCarthy on the role of goalscoring hero Mark Keane.

'I didn't want to see the light of day' - Tennis star Kyrgios opens up on depression battle
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'I didn't want to see the light of day' - Tennis star Kyrgios opens up on depression battle

Nov 8th 2020, 9:10 AM 5,153 Views 5 Comments

The Australian says he found it tough spending so long away from his home and family.

# australia - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Australia bounce back from record defeat to stun All Blacks
# Aussie Aussie Aussie
From The42
# Aussie Aussie Aussie

Australia bounce back from record defeat to stun All Blacks

Nov 7th 2020, 11:24 AM 19,751 Views 9 Comments

The Wallabies were smashed 43-5 in Sydney last weekend.

# australia - Thursday 5 November, 2020

All change for New Zealand and Australia in Bledisloe Cup dead rubber
# Mix It Up
From The42
# Mix It Up

All change for New Zealand and Australia in Bledisloe Cup dead rubber

Nov 5th 2020, 10:40 AM 8,526 Views 2 Comments

The sides face off in the Brisbane Tri-Nations battle on Saturday.

# australia - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Australia records zero Covid-19 cases for the first time since June
# Good News
# Good News

Australia records zero Covid-19 cases for the first time since June

Nov 1st 2020, 12:59 PM 32,239 Views 55 Comments

Locals are calling it a “donut day”.

# australia - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge
# Explainer
# Explainer

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Oct 27th 2020, 1:32 PM 34,327 Views 64 Comments

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

Virus-beating Melbourne readies for reopening party after two days with no new cases
# Australia
# Australia

Virus-beating Melbourne readies for reopening party after two days with no new cases

Oct 27th 2020, 7:58 AM 31,945 Views 29 Comments

Melbourne and the surrounding state of Victoria has been the epicentre of Australia’s second wave.

# australia - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline
# Australia
# Australia

Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline

Oct 18th 2020, 11:50 AM 29,896 Views 28 Comments

The Australian state of Victoria reported only two new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday and no deaths.

Clarke shines as New Zealand overpower Australia at packed Eden Park
# Bledisloe Cup
From The42
# Bledisloe Cup

Clarke shines as New Zealand overpower Australia at packed Eden Park

Oct 18th 2020, 8:36 AM 18,392 Views 5 Comments

The All Blacks scored four tries to bounce back after last week’s Bledisloe draw.

# australia - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw
# Rivalry
From The42
# Rivalry

Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw

Oct 13th 2020, 11:21 AM 15,617 Views 8 Comments

‘All year we’ve been told that we can’t compete…’

# australia - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Play continues 10 minutes after hooter as All Blacks and Australia play out draw in Bledisloe Cup opener
# Round 1
From The42
# Round 1

Play continues 10 minutes after hooter as All Blacks and Australia play out draw in Bledisloe Cup opener

Oct 11th 2020, 9:14 AM 20,277 Views 6 Comments

It finished 16-16 between the sides at the end of an awesome contest.

# australia - Friday 9 October, 2020

Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say
# Evolution
# Evolution

Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say

Oct 9th 2020, 12:37 PM 89,396 Views 51 Comments

A study has found that humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any point in the past 250 years.

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