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# australia - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23
# A Difficult 24 Hours
# A Difficult 24 Hours

Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23

Jan 4th 2020, 8:24 AM 14,530 Views 28 Comments

Australia is bracing itself for one of the worst days of the crisis yet today.

# australia - Friday 3 January, 2020

Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 12:34 PM 30,686 Views 39 Comments

Thousands have already fled at-risk coastal areas in Australia, creating traffic gridlock in places.

# australia - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:00 PM 53,825 Views 79 Comments

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

Australian prime minister confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australian prime minister confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town

Jan 2nd 2020, 4:05 PM 22,998 Views 59 Comments

Since the fires began burning 18 people have died.

New South Wales declares state of emergency as Australia fire threat escalates
# Australia Fires
# Australia Fires

New South Wales declares state of emergency as Australia fire threat escalates

Updated Jan 2nd 2020, 11:10 AM 37,120 Views 24 Comments

High temperatures and strong winds are expected to return this weekend, making conditions worse.

# australia - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises

Jan 1st 2020, 10:16 AM 26,552 Views 34 Comments

Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

# australia - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Sydney rings in New Year with fireworks display as bushfires continue to devastate communities
# Celebrations
# Celebrations

Sydney rings in New Year with fireworks display as bushfires continue to devastate communities

Dec 31st 2019, 5:31 PM 20,692 Views 49 Comments

This year’s celebrations were overshadowed by calls to cancel the fireworks display over ongoing bushfires.

Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires
# Australia's Burning
# Australia's Burning

Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires

Dec 31st 2019, 11:59 AM 42,342 Views 26 Comments

The death toll from more than three months of wildfires in multiple states now stands at 12.

# australia - Monday 30 December, 2019

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 3:46 PM 19,631 Views 23 Comments

Wildfires in the past several weeks have killed nine people and razed more than 1,000 homes.

# australia - Friday 27 December, 2019

'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am'
# Fards
From The42
# Fards

'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am'

Dec 27th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,458 Views 13 Comments

Leinster man Scott Fardy on what drew him to the province and why he enjoys life in Dublin.

# australia - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave

Dec 24th 2019, 10:14 AM 11,941 Views 13 Comments

Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien
# Bushfire Crisis
# Bushfire Crisis

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Dec 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,139 Views 38 Comments

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

# australia - Monday 23 December, 2019

Australia's PM rules out cuts to coal industry despite deadly bushfires over area the size of Belgium
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australia's PM rules out cuts to coal industry despite deadly bushfires over area the size of Belgium

Dec 23rd 2019, 7:28 AM 10,656 Views 28 Comments

Scott Morrison’s says his country’s response to climate change must be ‘responsible’.

# australia - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Australian PM under pressure over Hawaii holiday while country battled extreme bushfires
# Crisis
# Crisis

Australian PM under pressure over Hawaii holiday while country battled extreme bushfires

Dec 22nd 2019, 7:22 AM 12,072 Views 22 Comments

Scott Morrison visited the New South Wales Rural Fire Service today.

# australia - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'A shining light': Tributes to Irish nurse killed by falling tree branch in Melbourne
# Australia
# Australia

'A shining light': Tributes to Irish nurse killed by falling tree branch in Melbourne

Dec 21st 2019, 12:49 PM 48,920 Views 15 Comments

The Donegal woman has been named locally as Mary Ellen Molloy.

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

Dec 21st 2019, 7:40 AM 16,544 Views 25 Comments

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

# australia - Friday 20 December, 2019

Two firefighters die battling bushfires as Australian PM faces barrage of criticism for Hawaiian holiday
# Bushfire Crisis
# Bushfire Crisis

Two firefighters die battling bushfires as Australian PM faces barrage of criticism for Hawaiian holiday

Dec 20th 2019, 7:13 AM 23,679 Views 19 Comments

Scott Morrison was forced to cut short his family trip.

# australia - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree

Dec 19th 2019, 6:55 AM 23,274 Views 31 Comments

The average national temperature increased from 40.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, to 41.9 degrees yesterday.

# australia - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Australia has its hottest day on record
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Australia has its hottest day on record

Dec 18th 2019, 6:46 AM 39,381 Views 62 Comments

On Saturday as conditions worsen, west Sydney is due to tip over 46 degrees Celsius.

# australia - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Dec 7th 2019, 9:57 AM 15,466 Views 15 Comments

Sydney has been engulfed in toxic smoke for weeks and occasionally sprinkled with snow-like embers.

# australia - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute
# Draw A Line
From The42
# Draw A Line

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute

Dec 4th 2019, 8:13 AM 11,926 Views 53 Comments

Negotiations over Israel Folau’s claim to recoup 14 million Australian dollars from Rugby Australia have reached a conclusion.

# australia - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Two rescued after living on vodka, groundwater and biscuits for two weeks in Australian outback
# Safe And Sound
# Safe And Sound

Two rescued after living on vodka, groundwater and biscuits for two weeks in Australian outback

Dec 3rd 2019, 7:05 AM 36,260 Views 6 Comments

A third person, however, is still missing.

# australia - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections
# Down Under Cover
# Down Under Cover

Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections

Nov 26th 2019, 8:07 AM 5,763 Views 13 Comments

A man who claims to have worked as a Chinese spy said it tried to recruit a Melbourne businessman to run for office.

Lewis the koala dies from burn injuries after being rescued from Australian bushfire last week
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Lewis the koala dies from burn injuries after being rescued from Australian bushfire last week

Nov 26th 2019, 7:56 AM 16,744 Views 14 Comments

Last week, a video went viral of a woman who walked into a bushfire to save the koala.

# australia - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Nov 21st 2019, 7:36 AM 10,352 Views 17 Comments

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in pelvic mesh lawsuit in Australia
# Pelvic Mesh
# Pelvic Mesh

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in pelvic mesh lawsuit in Australia

Nov 21st 2019, 7:07 AM 8,658 Views 2 Comments

Lawyers for the women said the devices caused “incontinence, infection and chronic pain”.

# australia - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Glasgow Warriors boss confirmed as new Wallabies coach and Cheika's replacement
# Oz
From The42
# Oz

Glasgow Warriors boss confirmed as new Wallabies coach and Cheika's replacement

Nov 19th 2019, 10:56 PM 10,849 Views 9 Comments

New Zealander Dave Rennie will assume his new role in July next year.

# australia - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

Nov 14th 2019, 7:34 AM 7,044 Views 0 Comments

A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.

# australia - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Major coup for Chelsea as English women's top-flight leaders sign Australia's World Cup star
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Major coup for Chelsea as English women's top-flight leaders sign Australia's World Cup star

Nov 13th 2019, 12:00 PM 2,803 Views 0 Comments

‘The WSL is the best league in Europe,’ Sam Kerr said. ‘I want team success and I don’t want it to come easy.’

Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires
# Destruction
# Destruction

Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires

Nov 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,827 Views 0 Comments

A helicopter crashed yesterday while trying to bring the fires under control.

# australia - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes
# Blazes
# Blazes

Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes

Nov 12th 2019, 7:26 AM 26,867 Views 28 Comments

Eleven bushfires along the country’s east coast have been declared as emergencies.

# australia - Monday 11 November, 2019

State of emergency declared in Sydney over threat of 'catastrophic' bushfires
# Australia
# Australia

State of emergency declared in Sydney over threat of 'catastrophic' bushfires

Nov 11th 2019, 9:29 AM 18,533 Views 7 Comments

It is the first time the city has been placed at the top level of fire warning.

# australia - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade

Updated Nov 10th 2019, 7:11 PM 30,614 Views 23 Comments

A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland.

# australia - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Court rules Australia's 'backpacker tax' illegally targets foreigners but Irish emigrants might be out of luck
# Backpacker Tax
# Backpacker Tax

Court rules Australia's 'backpacker tax' illegally targets foreigners but Irish emigrants might be out of luck

Oct 30th 2019, 4:01 PM 20,982 Views 5 Comments

“It is a disguised form of discrimination based on nationality,” judge John Logan said.

Hundreds of koalas feared dead in out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

Hundreds of koalas feared dead in out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast

Oct 30th 2019, 8:54 AM 9,667 Views 6 Comments

The bushfire believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike on Saturday north of Sydney.

# australia - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

After starring in her US side's second-straight title triumph, O'Sullivan set for another stint in Australia
# MVP
From The42
# MVP

After starring in her US side's second-straight title triumph, O'Sullivan set for another stint in Australia

Oct 29th 2019, 9:11 AM 5,357 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s midfield maestro joins Western Sydney Wanderers FC as a guest player.

A shark has bitten off an English man's foot on the Australian coast
# Shark In The Water
# Shark In The Water

A shark has bitten off an English man's foot on the Australian coast

Oct 29th 2019, 9:09 AM 34,354 Views 52 Comments

There were 27 shark attacks in Australian waters last year.

# australia - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Australia's most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies
# Sydney
# Sydney

Australia's most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies

Oct 27th 2019, 1:15 PM 47,620 Views 26 Comments

Milat was serving life sentences for seven murders and was a major suspect in the killings of three other women.

# australia - Friday 25 October, 2019

Tourists rush to climb Uluru on the last day before doing so is banned
# Australia
# Australia

Tourists rush to climb Uluru on the last day before doing so is banned

Oct 25th 2019, 8:08 AM 39,738 Views 22 Comments

A permanent ban on scaling Uluru — also known as Ayers Rock — comes into place tomorrow.