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# australia - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Non-essential shops will be closed from today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic.

# australia - Friday 26 June, 2020

'Stop it, it's ridiculous': Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying

Prime Minister Scott Morrison scolded those who were panic buying.

# australia - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak

Victoria state has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, recording almost 150 new infections over the past week.

# australia - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

From The42 Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract Racing Chance

Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract

Beale is headed for Racing 92 earlier than planned.

# australia - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test Red Handed

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test

The AFL has banned contact training for large groups while Tyrone’s McKenna is coming under huge scrutiny.

From The42 Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester On The Market

Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester

The former Leinster head coach is currently a consultant for rugby league’s Sydney Roosters.

# australia - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again

Victoria’s premier said he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed’ at the increase, although relatively small, in recent days.

# australia - Friday 19 June, 2020

Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor

Suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has recently slapped trade sanctions on Australian products.

# australia - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

From The42 Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

# australia - Monday 15 June, 2020

From The42 Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure Home

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure

The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

# australia - Sunday 14 June, 2020

From The42 A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis Johnny Allen

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis

Jockey Johnny Allen on his journey from Cork to winning high-profile races in Australia.

# australia - Friday 12 June, 2020

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month

The news comes as New Zealand prepares to welcome back fans at its Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

From The42 Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off Coronavirus

Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off

Innovation and ‘a new brand of rugby’ has been promised by Rugby Australia CEO Rob Clarke.

# australia - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

From The42 The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.

# australia - Thursday 28 May, 2020

From The42 Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise Behind Closed Doors

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

# australia - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Family of Irish teenager who fell to his death in Australia ask for candles to be lit in his memory

Cian English (19) died while trying to flee a group of armed robbers, police have alleged

# australia - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19 cluster discovered on cargo ship at Australian west coast port

Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus.

# australia - Friday 15 May, 2020

From The42 IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia Covid-19

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

To no great surprise, the two games against the Wallabies which were scheduled for July have been pulled.

# australia - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

From The42 Western Force set to return as Australia plans for rugby restart in July Plan B

Western Force set to return as Australia plans for rugby restart in July

Sanzaar suspended Super Rugby in mid-March after the coronavirus pandemic closed international borders.

# australia - Monday 4 May, 2020

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

# australia - Friday 1 May, 2020

Five people taken to hospital after stabbing spree in Australian shopping centre

Police said the suspect was shot dead after tasers failed to subdue him.

# australia - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

# australia - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Tributes paid to Irish woman who died in Australia crash on Sunday

Rosanna Neff (33) was from Dublin and had been living in Australia prior to her death.

# australia - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Thousands of patients will be recruited across the two countries.

# australia - Monday 20 April, 2020

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

# australia - Sunday 19 April, 2020

From The42 Rugby Australia set to slash wage bill by 83 per cent Cuts

Rugby Australia set to slash wage bill by 83 per cent

Top stars Michael Hooper and Kurtley Beale set for biggest hit but both players are free to move abroad on a sabbatical from 2021.

# australia - Saturday 18 April, 2020

28 days later: The Irish band quarantined on cruise liner with hundreds of infected staff

Joe Juncker (28) has been stuck aboard the Ruby Diamond cruise ship for the last month.

# australia - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship

Of 217 people aboard the Greg Mortimer liner, 128 had tested positive for coronavirus.

# australia - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Pope tweets of 'unjust sentence' as Cardinal George Pell has child sex abuse conviction quashed

Cardinal George Pell was released from prison today.

# 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.

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