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# australia - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown
# England
# England

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Jun 30th 2020, 8:36 AM 19,980 Views 8 Comments

Non-essential shops will be closed from today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic.

# australia - Friday 26 June, 2020

'Stop it, it's ridiculous': Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying
# Charmin' Behaviour
# Charmin' Behaviour

'Stop it, it's ridiculous': Toilet paper limits imposed in Australia to stop virus panic buying

Jun 26th 2020, 1:21 PM 32,451 Views 35 Comments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison scolded those who were panic buying.

# australia - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Jun 25th 2020, 8:28 AM 38,061 Views 11 Comments

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak

Jun 25th 2020, 7:02 AM 37,498 Views 7 Comments

Victoria state has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, recording almost 150 new infections over the past week.

# australia - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:31 AM 23,177 Views 15 Comments

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract
# Racing Chance
From The42
# Racing Chance

Wallaby Kurtley Beale released from Waratahs contract

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:59 AM 6,518 Views 1 Comment

Beale is headed for Racing 92 earlier than planned.

# australia - Monday 22 June, 2020

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test
# Red Handed
From The42
# Red Handed

Irish AFL star Conor McKenna at the centre of a storm in Oz after positive Covid-19 test

Updated Jun 22nd 2020, 2:30 PM 60,826 Views 13 Comments

The AFL has banned contact training for large groups while Tyrone’s McKenna is coming under huge scrutiny.

Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester
# On The Market
From The42
# On The Market

Ex-Wallabies boss Cheika plays down link with English club Gloucester

Jun 22nd 2020, 9:08 AM 4,681 Views 3 Comments

The former Leinster head coach is currently a consultant for rugby league’s Sydney Roosters.

# australia - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

Australian state of Victoria rolls back on easing restrictions as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again

Jun 20th 2020, 10:31 AM 34,059 Views 25 Comments

Victoria’s premier said he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘disappointed’ at the increase, although relatively small, in recent days.

# australia - Friday 19 June, 2020

Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Australia under 'malicious' cyber attacks from state actor

Jun 19th 2020, 6:58 AM 27,457 Views 23 Comments

Suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has recently slapped trade sanctions on Australian products.

# australia - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board
# Down Under
From The42
# Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Jun 16th 2020, 11:02 AM 4,497 Views 7 Comments

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

# australia - Monday 15 June, 2020

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure
# Home
From The42
# Home

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure

Jun 15th 2020, 2:44 PM 7,621 Views 11 Comments

The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Jun 15th 2020, 7:23 AM 9,989 Views 16 Comments

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

# australia - Sunday 14 June, 2020

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis
# Johnny Allen
From The42
# Johnny Allen

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis

Jun 14th 2020, 11:05 AM 17,242 Views 4 Comments

Jockey Johnny Allen on his journey from Cork to winning high-profile races in Australia.

# australia - Friday 12 June, 2020

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Crowds of up to 10,000 set to be allowed into Australian sports stadiums next month

Jun 12th 2020, 8:11 AM 8,189 Views 11 Comments

The news comes as New Zealand prepares to welcome back fans at its Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off
# Coronavirus
From The42
# Coronavirus

Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off

Jun 10th 2020, 8:29 AM 2,378 Views 0 Comments

Innovation and ‘a new brand of rugby’ has been promised by Rugby Australia CEO Rob Clarke.

# 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 52,345 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 4,307 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 21,562 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 23,316 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 5,077 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 5,491 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 70,792 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 38,411 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 24,660 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 67,730 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 33,128 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 22,226 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 7,782 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 37,758 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 66,280 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 39,157 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 56,046 Views 41 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 81,146 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 2,315 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 7,763 Views 9 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 9,959 Views 12 Comments

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