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# Australia

Last year
2022
# To The Wire
Australia beat Peru after sudden death penalties to secure place at World Cup finals
The playoff between the Asian and South American qualifiers had been goalless after 120 minutes.
# rebel wilson
Australian newspaper apologises over Rebel Wilson 'outing' controversy
The Sydney Morning Herald has taken down an article following accusations that it had pressured Wilson to reveal she was dating a woman.
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How much do you know about Neighbours?
The long-running soap opera will be gone from our screens.
# Comeback kids
Japan-based Cooper, Kerevi and Koroibete get the nod for Wallabies squad to face England
Rennie is restricted to picking only three overseas-based players and said that the trio had been outstanding form for their clubs in Japan.
# Space
Nasa to launch three rockets from private Australian space port
Three rockets will be launched from the Arnhem Space Centre on Indigenous-owned land near the mining town of Nhulunbuy.
# Road to Qatar
Australia beat UAE to claim place in World Cup playoff against Peru
Australia are trying to qualify for a fifth straight finals.
# Labour
Albanese sworn in as prime minister in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit
Votes are still being counted to determine whether Anthony Albanese will control a majority in Parliament.
# Australia
Australia's voters end decade of conservative rule
The balance of power could rest with a string of climate-focused independent candidates.
# Vote
Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election
Scott Morrison’s conservative government is seeking a rare fourth term in office.
# autumn internationals
Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's November internationals
World champions South Africa are among Ireland’s opponents.
# cloud seeding
Torrential rains hit Australia as conspiracy theorists blame aviation company for floods
Handel Aviation operator Mark Handel told AFP that the company does not seed clouds.
# cheng lai
China holds espionage trial of Chinese-Australian journalist
Australian Ambassador Graham Fletcher was told he could not be present on the grounds that the trial involved state secrets.
# Australia
Australia authorities declare 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef
Aerial surveys showed coral bleaching at multiple reefs across a large area of the system.
# high temperatures
Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers 'widespread' bleaching event
Bleaching occurs when healthy corals become stressed by spikes in ocean temperatures.
# mh17
Netherlands and Australia launch case against Russia over downing of MH17 plane
Russia denies involvement in the missile strike that brought down the passenger jet.
# Globe Trotter
Cheika named as new Argentina coach ahead of World Cup
The 55-year-old former Wallabies coach succeeds Mario Ledesma who quit last month.
# Australia
Australia to declare deadly east coast floods a national emergency
Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement during a visit to flood-devastated Lismore.
# Australia
Death toll from week-long Australia floods rises to 20 as thousands evacuate Sydney
The national weather bureau warned of “a tough 48 hours ahead” for Sydney.
# Thailand
Thai police post-mortem shows Shane Warne died of natural causes
Preliminary evaluations from Thai authorities suggested the cricketer died from a heart attack.
# Neighbours
Neighbours axed after 37 years as Australian soap fails to find new broadcaster
The show’s future had been in doubt after UK channel Channel 5 last month confirmed it would stop airing it.
# Australia
Sydney prepares for more torrential rain after flooding kills 14 people
As much as eight inches of rain is forecast for Australia’s largest city.
# Sydney
Australian prime minister isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
Scott Morrison said he will work from home as Australia’s east coast battles huge floods.
# Coronavirus
Legal requirement to self-isolate to end in England from Thursday, Johnson announces
The legal duty to self-isolate following a positive coronavirus test will fall away in the UK by the end of the week.
# Travel
'Fortress Australia' re-opens after two-year Covid closure
“The wait is over,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during a press conference today.
# Australia
Hunt on for great white shark that killed Sydney swimmer
The attack has rocked beach communities in Sydney’s east, where being in the water is a part of everyday life.
# Little Bay
Swimmer dies in Sydney's first fatal shark attack in 60 years
It is the Australian city’s first fatal shark attack since 1963.
Koalas declared endangered in eastern Australia amid disease and habitat loss
Koala populations in New South Wales have fallen by 33%-61% since 2001.
# Australia
Australia PM apologises for decades of abuse, bullying in parliament
The apology comes after staffer Brittany Higgins said she was raped by a colleague in 2019.
# ramsay street
RTÉ 'in talks' with programme makers as Neighbours faces the axe after 37 years
The show needs British broadcast backing after it was dropped by Channel 5.
# Lockdown
Australia will reopen borders to tourists on February 21
Australia’s ports and airports shut to tourists in March 2020.
# Western Australia
Raging bushfires threaten Perth suburbs with temperatures set to climb higher
Emergency services have told residents they are “in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes”.
# Emigration
44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018
Despite travel restrictions in place last year, the number of doctors emigrating to Australia alone increased last year.
Young doctors are leaving Ireland for Australia for a better work-life balance, better training opportunities, and a better working environment.
There were 391 visa applications granted to Irish doctors last year - an increase of 59 visas, despite pandemic travel restrictions in place.
Australia's retention policies for healthcare workers has been praised as something Ireland can learn from.
# Australia
Man pleads guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith
Terence Darrell Kelly was remanded in custody until his next court appearance in March.
# Belgrade
Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia
His arrival came as France’s sports ministry said a new law requiring vaccination to enter sports venues would have no exceptions.
# game set and match
'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal
He now faces a three-year ban from entering the country.
# Tonga
Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.
# Tonga
Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption
There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage.
# australian open
Djokovic returned to detention in Australia after having visa cancelled for second time
An court appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, just a day before the tennis player is scheduled to play his first match of the Australian Open.
# Controversy
Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star
Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, criticised the decision.
# court battle
Novak Djokovic trains for Australian Open as threat of visa cancellation still looms
Television cameras filmed him from helicopters as he trained.