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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Australia

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Benetton confirm mutual termination of Italy wing Monty Ioane's contract
The 27-year-old said he’s dealing with mental health issues and needs to be with his family in Australia.
Subject of 'Teacher's Pet' podcast found guilty of murdering his wife 40 years ago
Chris Dawson was charged with the murder of Lynette Dawson in 2018.
South Africa's winless run on Australian soil continues as Wallabies bounce back
The Springboks have not tasted victory in Australia since 2013.
Australian PM accuses predecessor of 'trashing' democracy by taking over five ministerial posts
Anthony Albanese said Scott Morrison had appointed himself to more ministries than initially thought.
Former Aussie PM accused of running 'shadow government' by giving himself ministerial posts
Morrison made himself minister of health, finance and resources, among other positions.
Olivia Newton-John to receive state memorial service in Australia
The Grease star was raised in Melbourne in the state of Victoria.
Former Celtic striker agrees move to Australian third tier
Leigh Griffiths is linking up with Mandurah City.
The Seekers star Judith Durham dies aged 79
Durham made her first recording at 19 and rose to fame after joining The Seekers in 1963.
Australia to block development of coal mine to protect Great Barrier Reef
The Australian Greens party welcomed the news and urged the environment minister to reject another 26 planned coal mines.
Neighbours ends 37-year run with nostalgia, emotional reunions and wedding joy
The UK’s Channel 5 aired the last-ever episode yesterday and it will be broadcast on RTÉ this Wednesday.
Neighbours comes to an end next week and RTÉ will stream classic episodes to mark the occasion
The series finale will air this Friday on the UK’s Channel 5, and on RTE next Wednesday.
McDonald to Irish in Australia: 'You feel robbed of a life in Ireland, you've been badly let down'
McDonald said a referendum on Irish unity will take place in this decade.
Sam Underhill ruled out of Sydney showdown with Australia due to concussion
It comes in the wake of Tom Curry returning home last week after being concussed in the first Test.
England to discover if they are facing full blown back row crisis before series finale
England lost Maro Itoje and Sam Underhill in their second Test against Australia after being concussed.
Flood threat moves north of Sydney as water levels start to recede in Australia's largest city
Evacuation orders and official warnings to prepare to abandon homes were given to 60,000 people for today.
Two England debuts for Australia game as Eddie Jones rings the changes
Jack van Poortvliet will also start the second Test against Australia.
Wallaby Swain banned from last two England Tests after red card
Swain was found guilty of foul play during Australia’s 30-28 win in Perth.
More than 30,000 may need to flee Sydney amid intense flooding
Parts of the city of 5 million people are facing a fourth flooding emergency in a year-and-a-half.
€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald
The Sinn Féin leader is planning a tour to Australia to “engage with the Irish community”.
Controversial Folau to end four-year Test rugby exile by making Tonga debut
Tonga will take on Fiji this weekend.
'One of the most exciting young talents in the game' - Man City sign Australian star Fowler
The 19-year-old striker arrives from Montpellier.
NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre
The launch was the first of three planned missions for June and July.
England recall Billy Vunipola for Australia rugby tour
England will travel to Australia on Tuesday ahead of their first game against the Wallabies in Perth on 2 July 2.
Eddie Jones keen to see if England's rookies can stake claim for Australia tour spot
Full-back Tommy Freeman and hooker Jack Walker are the uncapped players in action against the Barbarians at Twickenham tomorrow.
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.
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.
Quiz: How much do you know about Neighbours?
The long-running soap opera will be gone from our screens.
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.
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.
Australia beat UAE to claim place in World Cup playoff against Peru
Australia are trying to qualify for a fifth straight finals.
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's voters end decade of conservative rule
The balance of power could rest with a string of climate-focused independent candidates.
Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election
Scott Morrison’s conservative government is seeking a rare fourth term in office.
Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's November internationals
World champions South Africa are among Ireland’s opponents.
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.
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 authorities declare 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef
Aerial surveys showed coral bleaching at multiple reefs across a large area of the system.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers 'widespread' bleaching event
Bleaching occurs when healthy corals become stressed by spikes in ocean temperatures.
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.
Cheika named as new Argentina coach ahead of World Cup
The 55-year-old former Wallabies coach succeeds Mario Ledesma who quit last month.