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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# canberra

This year
Standoff in Australia's capital as Russian diplomat refuses to leave former embassy site
The official is refusing to leave a piece of land that was earmarked for a new Russian embassy in Canberra, Australia.
Tennis star Kyrgios admits assaulting former girlfriend but avoids conviction
The Wimbledon finalist admitted pushing then-girlfriend Chiara Passari to the ground after an argument on 10 January, 2021.
Last year
Outrage in Australia as high-profile rape case abruptly ends in mistrial
Brittany Higgins, 27, alleged that former conservative staffer Bruce Lehrmann, 27, raped her on a couch inside a parliamentary office.
Nick Kyrgios' court case for alleged assault charges set for October
The polarising tennis star is charged with common assault over an alleged incident in January 2021 involving his former partner.
All time
'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'
Irish-qualified back Mack Hansen has made a strong start to life with Connacht.
Australia's capital Canberra to enter coronavirus lockdown
Canberra has not been in lockdown since a nationwide shutdown in the early stages of the pandemic in 2020.
'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires
Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.
Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill
Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the “stupid” bill.
Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies
The packages are not believed to be harmful.
Australian interview with pregnant New Zealand prime minister condemned as 'sleazy' and 'repugnant'
Reporter Charles Wooley has landed himself in hot water with New Zealand viewers for his interview technique.
Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.
Australian Christmas tree sets world record for boasting over 500,000 lights
The record was set by Canberra lawyer David Richards.
"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words
The just-replaced prime minister has dropped quite a few clangers over the years.
Brisbane Broncos go coast-to-coast for thrilling rugby league try
There was a classic team try in the NRL this weekend.
Australian who left Irish tourist on life support avoids further jail time
Daniel Byrne delivered a vicious, “one punch” attack on Kerryman Timothy McCarthy.
Child with autism 'kept in cage-like structure' inside classroom
Australian authorities have launched an investigation into the claims.
Ireland bullied by dominant South Africa as they slump to first World Cup defeat
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
Phil Simmons’ side continue their World Cup campaign tonight.
Couples devastated as Australia's top court overrules same-sex marriage
There were tears outside the courthouse today as week-old marriages were annulled.
The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies
Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.
Lions v Brumbies, 2013 Tour
Rory Best led the Lions in Canberra and there were starts for Test hopefuls Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney too.
Mafia-style end for Australia's flawed Obama mugs
200 mugs were commissioned for an abandoned visit to Australia in 2010 – but they spelt the President’s name wrong.
Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trapped by angry protesters
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.
Two die after eating poisonous death cap mushrooms in Australia
Four people were hospitalised after eating the fungi at a New Year’s Eve party last weekend.
Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world
Dublin isn’t even in the top 50…
Injured Irish tourist off life support after Canberra assault
Timothy McCarthy, a 41-year-old from Kerry, has been taken off life support as his condition slowly improves.
Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault
The Department of Foreign Affairs is offering consular assistance to the family of the injured 41-year-old Irishman.
Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia
Flights in and out of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra cancelled as the Chilean volcano strikes again.
Super 15 on the cards for McGahan?
Reports suggest that the Munster coach is on a shortlist being compiled by Australian side ACT Brumbies.
Riots break out in Australian detention centre
Police fired ‘bean bag’ rounds and used tear gas canisters to gain control over the centre last night.