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# canberra - 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 30,163 Views 29 Comments

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

# canberra - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill

Feb 12th 2019, 9:42 AM 29,113 Views 19 Comments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the “stupid” bill.

# canberra - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies
# Australia
# Australia

Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies

Jan 9th 2019, 7:13 AM 5,746 Views 0 Comments

The packages are not believed to be harmful.

# canberra - Monday 26 February, 2018

Australian interview with pregnant New Zealand prime minister condemned as 'sleazy' and 'repugnant'
# So Attractive
# So Attractive

Australian interview with pregnant New Zealand prime minister condemned as 'sleazy' and 'repugnant'

Feb 26th 2018, 7:28 PM 48,707 Views 45 Comments

Reporter Charles Wooley has landed himself in hot water with New Zealand viewers for his interview technique.

# canberra - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
# Phew
# Phew

Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers

Sep 27th 2016, 9:11 AM 20,426 Views 18 Comments

A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.

# canberra - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights
# Super Festive
# Super Festive

Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights

Nov 29th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,162 Views 15 Comments

The record was set by Canberra lawyer David Richards.

# canberra - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words
# Hey Abbott
# Hey Abbott

"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words

Sep 15th 2015, 6:15 PM 17,252 Views 21 Comments

The just-replaced prime minister has dropped quite a few clangers over the years.

# canberra - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Brisbane Broncos go coast-to-coast for thrilling rugby league try
# Team Score
From The42
# Team Score

Brisbane Broncos go coast-to-coast for thrilling rugby league try

May 31st 2015, 9:39 AM 4,999 Views 4 Comments

There was a classic team try in the NRL this weekend.

# canberra - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Australian who left Irish tourist on life support avoids further jail time
# Canberra
# Canberra

Australian who left Irish tourist on life support avoids further jail time

May 9th 2015, 3:36 PM 38,243 Views 60 Comments

Daniel Byrne delivered a vicious, “one punch” attack on Kerryman Timothy McCarthy.

# canberra - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Child with autism 'kept in cage-like structure' inside classroom
# Australia
# Australia

Child with autism 'kept in cage-like structure' inside classroom

Apr 2nd 2015, 3:31 PM 19,069 Views 23 Comments

Australian authorities have launched an investigation into the claims.

# canberra - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Ireland bullied by dominant South Africa as they slump to first World Cup defeat
# Reality Check
From The42
# Reality Check

Ireland bullied by dominant South Africa as they slump to first World Cup defeat

Mar 3rd 2015, 10:55 AM 23,631 Views 26 Comments

Ireland slip to fourth in Pool B after this morning’s loss.

Ireland's biggest challenge awaits but 'no fear' mentality needed against South Africa
# CWC15
From The42
# CWC15

Ireland's biggest challenge awaits but 'no fear' mentality needed against South Africa

Mar 3rd 2015, 12:08 AM 4,884 Views 5 Comments

Phil Simmons’ side continue their World Cup campaign tonight.

# canberra - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Couples devastated as Australia's top court overrules same-sex marriage
# Equality
# Equality

Couples devastated as Australia's top court overrules same-sex marriage

Dec 12th 2013, 8:20 AM 18,672 Views 230 Comments

There were tears outside the courthouse today as week-old marriages were annulled.

# canberra - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies
# Capital Punishment
From The42
# Capital Punishment

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies

Jun 18th 2013, 1:44 PM 8,199 Views 12 Comments

Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.

As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour
# Reality Bites
From The42
# Reality Bites

As it happened: Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour

Jun 18th 2013, 12:32 PM 27,135 Views 33 Comments

Rory Best led the Lions in Canberra and there were starts for Test hopefuls Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney too.

# canberra - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Mafia-style end for Australia's flawed Obama mugs
# Diplomacy
From The Daily Edge
# Diplomacy

Mafia-style end for Australia's flawed Obama mugs

May 23rd 2012, 12:54 PM 4,059 Views 1 Comment

200 mugs were commissioned for an abandoned visit to Australia in 2010 – but they spelt the President’s name wrong.

# canberra - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trapped by angry protesters
# Australia
# Australia

Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trapped by angry protesters

Jan 26th 2012, 8:18 AM 2,350 Views 12 Comments

The PM was at an Australia Day event with opposition leader Tony Abbott, who has been criticised by Aboriginal activists for his comments on the Tent Embassy.

# canberra - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Two die after eating poisonous death cap mushrooms in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Two die after eating poisonous death cap mushrooms in Australia

Jan 4th 2012, 11:02 AM 3,356 Views 4 Comments

Four people were hospitalised after eating the fungi at a New Year’s Eve party last weekend.

# canberra - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world
# Pricey
From The Daily Edge
# Pricey

Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world

Dec 8th 2011, 3:29 PM 10,111 Views 25 Comments

Dublin isn’t even in the top 50…

# canberra - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Injured Irish tourist off life support after Canberra assault
# Canberra
# Canberra

Injured Irish tourist off life support after Canberra assault

Aug 3rd 2011, 10:57 AM 688 Views 0 Comments

Timothy McCarthy, a 41-year-old from Kerry, has been taken off life support as his condition slowly improves.

# canberra - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Jul 27th 2011, 8:32 AM 2,757 Views 16 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Government may ban smoking in cars, man charged over assault on Irishman in Canberra, and the fishy tale of some Christchurch quake survivors…

# canberra - Monday 25 July, 2011

Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault
# Australia
# Australia

Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault

Jul 25th 2011, 11:32 AM 1,164 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is offering consular assistance to the family of the injured 41-year-old Irishman.

# canberra - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia

Jun 21st 2011, 11:01 AM 337 Views 2 Comments

Flights in and out of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra cancelled as the Chilean volcano strikes again.

# canberra - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Super 15 on the cards for McGahan?
# Moving On?
From The42
# Moving On?

Super 15 on the cards for McGahan?

Mar 31st 2011, 11:15 AM 270 Views 0 Comments

Reports suggest that the Munster coach is on a shortlist being compiled by Australian side ACT Brumbies.

# canberra - Friday 18 March, 2011

Riots break out in Australian detention centre
# Riots
# Riots

Riots break out in Australian detention centre

Mar 18th 2011, 2:50 PM 743 Views 0 Comments

Police fired ‘bean bag’ rounds and used tear gas canisters to gain control over the centre last night.