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#Australia

# australia - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today

There are around 2,000 Irish citizens stranded in 83 countries around the world – most of these are in Australia.

# australia - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home

The majority of stranded Irish citizens are in Australia or New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

# australia - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home'

Very few flights are leaving Australia after it announced non-essential services would close.

From The42 'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug Irish Eye

'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug

A quartet who have represented Ireland play their football in Australia.

# australia - Monday 23 March, 2020

From The42 'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended Inevitable

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended

Australia’s National Rugby League has been postponed two rounds into the new campaign.

From The42 Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis Shut Down

Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis

The decision was taken yesterday to shut down the AFL action.

# australia - Sunday 22 March, 2020

From The42 'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled Called Off

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled

The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.

# australia - Sunday 1 March, 2020

From The42 Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia Disappointment This post contains videos

Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia

They did manage to beat England later in the day, however.

# australia - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From The42 Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga Fall-out

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

# australia - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Two killed after passenger train derails near Melbourne

The train came off its tracks near the town of Wallan, around 45km north of Melbourne.

# australia - Thursday 6 February, 2020

From The42 Ireland's Meadow three off the lead in Australia while Maguire also in contention Irish Eye

Ireland's Meadow three off the lead in Australia while Maguire also in contention

The pair are in action at the Vic Open as part of the LGPA tour.

# australia - Monday 3 February, 2020

Dozens of koalas die and 80 treated for injuries and starvation after Australian habitat logged

Those responsible could face steep fines under laws designed to protect Australia’s native wildlife.

# australia - Friday 31 January, 2020

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

# australia - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises

The death toll from the virus has reached 132.

# australia - Monday 27 January, 2020

Woman (60) dies after taking part in cake-eating competition on Australia Day

The woman had a seizure after she “shovelled a lamington into her mouth”, broadcaster ABC reported.

From The42 Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied Aussie Rules

Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied

Rory McIlroy could have regained the world number one ranking with a Farmers Insurance Open victory.

# australia - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese President Xi Jinping says country facing 'grave situation'

1,287 cases of the deadly virus have been found so far in total.

# australia - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia

The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of New South Wales.

# australia - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans

Meanwhile, a man in Australia has been tested after showing symptoms of the virus.

# australia - Monday 20 January, 2020

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

# australia - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.

# australia - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises

At least 27 people have now been killed in the months-long crisis.

# australia - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win

The Queensland man, who wishes to remain anonymous, used his wife’s “special numbers” on the ticket.

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

# australia - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

As wildfires continue to rage, hundreds of millions of Australian wild animals feared dead

Australia’s Green Party is calling for more funding for wildlife rescues and a federal inquiry into how to restore habitats.

Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn

Hot and dangerous conditions could return late this week.

# australia - Monday 6 January, 2020

Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires

At least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes.

# australia - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Man killed in shark attack at popular diving spot in Australia

This is the second fatal shark attack in this area in less than three years.

Thousands of koalas 'key to future of species' feared dead after bushfires sweep Australian sanctuary

The fires have flared up in the southeast of the country in a months-long crisis.

# australia - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video

Shadow minister for international development Pat Conroy accused Morrison of trying to “exploit a national tragedy”.

Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23

Australia is bracing itself for one of the worst days of the crisis yet today.

# australia - Friday 3 January, 2020

Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'

Thousands have already fled at-risk coastal areas in Australia, creating traffic gridlock in places.

# australia - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

Australian prime minister confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town

Since the fires began burning 18 people have died.

New South Wales declares state of emergency as Australia fire threat escalates

High temperatures and strong winds are expected to return this weekend, making conditions worse.

# australia - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises

Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

# australia - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Sydney rings in New Year with fireworks display as bushfires continue to devastate communities

This year’s celebrations were overshadowed by calls to cancel the fireworks display over ongoing bushfires.

Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires

The death toll from more than three months of wildfires in multiple states now stands at 12.

# australia - Monday 30 December, 2019

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis

Wildfires in the past several weeks have killed nine people and razed more than 1,000 homes.

# australia - Friday 27 December, 2019

From The42 'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am' Fards

'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am'

Leinster man Scott Fardy on what drew him to the province and why he enjoys life in Dublin.

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