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#Australia

# australia - Thursday 9 May, 2019

A 36-year-old Irish man has been killed in a multi-vehicle collision in Australia

The collision involved a lorry and 10 other vehicles.

There's a typo on the new Australian $50 note (but 46 million of them are already printed)

In circulation since October, the note spells the word responsibility incorrectly.

# australia - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

From daytime to midnight in minutes: Massive dust storm engulfs Australian town Mildura This post contains videos

From daytime to midnight in minutes: Massive dust storm engulfs Australian town

Strong winds in the region whipped up the dust which then covered the Victoria town.

# australia - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Irish couple facing deportation from Australia because son has cystic fibrosis lose appeal

The couple are holding out hope that Australia’s Immigration Minister will intervene.

From The42 Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach Rugby Australia

Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach

No sanction has yet been decided, though it is possible that the rugby star’s contact termination could stand.

# australia - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

From The42 'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class' Western Way

'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class'

From the west of Ireland to the West Coast Eagles, Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly on seizing the opportunity of a lifetime.

# australia - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Hard-right Australian politician resigns over strip club footage showing him groping women

The former Queensland minister, Steve Dickson, had been running for federal Senate seat on 18 May.

# australia - Sunday 28 April, 2019

From The42 Mayo's 42-year-old runner Sinead Diver finishes seventh at London Marathon and qualifies for Olympics London Marathon

Mayo's 42-year-old runner Sinead Diver finishes seventh at London Marathon and qualifies for Olympics

The Belmullet native will now represent Australia at the 2020 Olympic Games.

# australia - Friday 19 April, 2019

From The42 Family, friends and GAA stars salute Mayo native set for landmark 150th AFL appearance on Sunday Pearce Hanley

Family, friends and GAA stars salute Mayo native set for landmark 150th AFL appearance on Sunday

Pearce Hanley will become the fifth Irish player to hit the 150 mark.

# australia - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

From The42 Sport is inclusive and well-paid sportsmen must meet that standard — Gordon D'Arcy on Folau Privileged Position

Sport is inclusive and well-paid sportsmen must meet that standard — Gordon D'Arcy on Folau

The Australia star was sacked by his rugby union over an image he shared listing homosexuals among people bound for ‘hell’.

From The42 Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments Sacking

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

# australia - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Julian Assange could be extradited to Australia, his father says

John Shipton reportedly visited his son every Christmas at the Ecuadorian embassy, where Assange had sought refuge since 2012.

# australia - Friday 12 April, 2019

From The42 Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts Support

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts

A statement from Saracens says that the England player’s post is ‘inconsistent’ with the club’s values, and they will be handling the matter internally.

# australia - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Actor Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against Australian newspaper

The Daily Telegraph claimed the actor had inappropriately touched a female co-star.

# australia - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Egg Boy' won't be charged for throwing egg at senator over Christchurch comments

Will Connolly hit the senator with a egg, who then hit the teenager before being wrestled to the ground.

# australia - Friday 5 April, 2019

Judge orders that mosque terror attack suspect undergoes mental health assessments

Brenton Tarrant has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder.

# australia - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law

It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.

# australia - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Far-right Australian senator censured over 'ugly and divisive' Christchurch comments

Anning drew international condemnation for linking the killing of 50 people in two mosques last month to immigration.

From The42 Cheika confident that 'hard decisions' will leave Wallabies 'in good shape' for the World Cup Must Do Better

Cheika confident that 'hard decisions' will leave Wallabies 'in good shape' for the World Cup

The two-time champions won just four of 13 Tests last year.

# australia - Thursday 28 March, 2019

From The42 'I'm an old man now in football years' - Australian legend Tim Cahill confirms retirement at 39 Time To Say Goodbye

'I'm an old man now in football years' - Australian legend Tim Cahill confirms retirement at 39

The former Everton midfielder says he will not look to sign with a new club.

# australia - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

British fugitive apprehended after attempting to flee Australia on a jet ski

Australian police said the man was possibly armed with a crossbow.

# australia - Monday 25 March, 2019

Fourth shark attack in six months at Great Barrier Reef

A man in his 20s was bitten on his thigh in the latest attack.

# australia - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

# australia - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Australian PM says senator who punched teen after blaming terror attack on immigration should face 'full force of law' New Zealand This post contains videos

Australian PM says senator who punched teen after blaming terror attack on immigration should face 'full force of law'

Scott Morrison said Fraser Anning’s comments were “appalling”.

# australia - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Senator punches teen who egged him for blaming New Zealand attack on immigration Fraser Anning This post contains videos

Senator punches teen who egged him for blaming New Zealand attack on immigration

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning drew international condemnation for his comments.

# australia - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Cardinal Pell told he 'may not live to be released' as he's sentenced to six years in jail

Pell was found guilty of assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97.

# australia - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

From The42 Australia rugby league player charged over sex tape scandal NRL

Australia rugby league player charged over sex tape scandal

Penrith’s Tyrone May was charged by police today.

# australia - Monday 4 March, 2019

From The42 Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting Analysis

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting

The 30-year-old is already on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar.

# australia - Friday 1 March, 2019

From The42 Leona Maguire maintains promising start to life on Tour with strong opening round in Canberra Well Placed

Leona Maguire maintains promising start to life on Tour with strong opening round in Canberra

The Cavan golfer is just four shots off the lead after day one Down Under.

Two Irish men charged with attempted murder in Australia following shooting of man (53)

Mark Dixon (30) and Jack Harvey (26) were arrested on Wednesday

# australia - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Two Irish men arrested in Australia in connection with shooting of 53-year-old man

Police said the pair were currently assisting police with their enquiries.

# australia - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

He has now become the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

# australia - Monday 25 February, 2019

Press council rules that controversial cartoon of Serena Williams was 'not racist' and in public interest

The cartoon was published following Williams’ behaviour at the US Open last year.

# australia - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Irishman found 'safe and well' in Australia after online appeal

He had not been in contact with his family for four months.

From The42 Brilliant fightback from Maguire Down Under as Cavan star cards superb 68 Irish Eye

Brilliant fightback from Maguire Down Under as Cavan star cards superb 68

The 24-year-old has upped the ante at her first European Tour event as a pro.

# australia - Friday 22 February, 2019

Drug-driver who killed six in 'one of the worst mass murders' in Australian history handed life sentence

James Gargasoulas killed six people when he drove into shoppers in Melbourne in 2017.

# australia - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From The42 Paul Dunne finishes third in Perth as New Zealander Fox claims European Tour title World Super 6

Paul Dunne finishes third in Perth as New Zealander Fox claims European Tour title

Ryan Fox claimed his maiden title after beating Spain’s Adrian Otaegui on the final matchplay day in Perth.

# australia - Friday 15 February, 2019

From The42 Hoey and Dunne right in contention ahead of Saturday's action in Perth Super 6

Hoey and Dunne right in contention ahead of Saturday's action in Perth

The pair are a couple of strokes back from leader Panuphol Pittayarat after a good start to their week in Australia.

Man acquitted of murdering Irish father-of-two with screwdriver during Perth fight

Andrew Doan was acquitted of both murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter.

# australia - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Australian police probe parliament brawl involving 70 year-old senator who left blood on rival's door

Senator Brian Burston admitted to smearing blood on Senator Pauline Hanson’s door following a brawl with one of her aides.