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# australia - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 52,317 Views 8 Comments

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

# australia - Thursday 28 May, 2020

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

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

May 28th 2020, 3:48 PM 4,301 Views 3 Comments

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
# Cian English

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

May 27th 2020, 8:08 AM 21,553 Views 0 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

May 26th 2020, 12:20 PM 23,315 Views 15 Comments

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

# australia - Friday 15 May, 2020

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

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

May 15th 2020, 8:04 AM 5,075 Views 6 Comments

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

# australia - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

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

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

May 12th 2020, 11:17 AM 5,490 Views 3 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 70,782 Views 123 Comments

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
# Pilbara
# Pilbara

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

Updated May 1st 2020, 2:30 PM 38,410 Views 19 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Apr 29th 2020, 4:41 PM 24,625 Views 21 Comments

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
# Rosanna Neff

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 11:21 AM 67,677 Views 5 Comments

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

Apr 21st 2020, 8:26 AM 33,127 Views 18 Comments

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
# Digital Platforms
# Digital Platforms

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

Apr 20th 2020, 10:47 AM 22,223 Views 21 Comments

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

# australia - Sunday 19 April, 2020

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

Rugby Australia set to slash wage bill by 83 per cent

Apr 19th 2020, 11:08 PM 7,777 Views 7 Comments

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
# Ruby Princess
# Ruby Princess

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

Apr 18th 2020, 7:15 AM 37,751 Views 17 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 11th 2020, 3:21 PM 31,364 Views 6 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

Updated Apr 7th 2020, 2:45 PM 66,275 Views 95 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

Mar 26th 2020, 1:31 PM 39,152 Views 33 Comments

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
# Stranded Abroad
# Stranded Abroad

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

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 9:36 PM 56,039 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Sydney
# Sydney

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

Mar 24th 2020, 3:35 PM 81,130 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 24th 2020, 10:22 AM 2,314 Views 2 Comments

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

# australia - Monday 23 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 23rd 2020, 12:10 PM 3,869 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 23rd 2020, 11:36 AM 5,399 Views 0 Comments

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

# australia - Sunday 22 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 9:35 AM 7,754 Views 7 Comments

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

# australia - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia

Mar 1st 2020, 10:16 PM 9,946 Views 12 Comments

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

# australia - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

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

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Feb 26th 2020, 10:56 AM 8,130 Views 31 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

Two killed after passenger train derails near Melbourne

Feb 20th 2020, 10:53 AM 16,944 Views 1 Comment

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

# australia - Thursday 6 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 6th 2020, 4:59 PM 2,448 Views 0 Comments

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
# Logging
# Logging

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:59 AM 17,057 Views 13 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

Jan 31st 2020, 8:39 AM 23,251 Views 30 Comments

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
# Doherty Institute
# Doherty Institute

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

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 7:34 AM 18,459 Views 31 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

Jan 27th 2020, 9:12 AM 48,603 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 27th 2020, 7:59 AM 4,446 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Jan 25th 2020, 2:10 PM 36,174 Views 26 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

Updated Jan 23rd 2020, 8:41 AM 23,190 Views 20 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jan 21st 2020, 7:15 AM 14,786 Views 24 Comments

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
# Canberra
# Canberra

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

Jan 20th 2020, 11:18 AM 30,170 Views 29 Comments

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
# Destruction
# Destruction

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Jan 19th 2020, 12:15 PM 17,674 Views 46 Comments

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
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

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

Jan 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 15,993 Views 44 Comments

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
# Australian Wildfire Crisis
# Australian Wildfire Crisis

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

Jan 9th 2020, 1:32 PM 20,149 Views 10 Comments

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
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

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

Jan 9th 2020, 7:36 AM 16,098 Views 14 Comments

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