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#Australia

# australia - Friday 16 February, 2018

Australia deputy PM at centre of affair scandal slams prime minister as 'inept'

There have been calls from the opposition for Barnaby Joyce to step down.

# australia - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Australia bans sex between ministers and their staff after deputy PM's affair

Barnaby Joyce is going on leave next week where the Prime Minister wants him to “consider his position”.

# australia - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Australia deputy PM under pressure to resign over affair with woman who was given government job

Barnaby Joyce won re-election to parliament recently on a platform of community and conservative values.

# australia - Sunday 11 February, 2018

From The42 Yoel Romero defeats Luke Rockhold with brutal third-round knockout UFC 221 This post contains videos

Yoel Romero defeats Luke Rockhold with brutal third-round knockout

Romero delivered a big win in Australia but did not claim the interim middleweight title after missing weight on Friday.

# australia - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Seven people injured after being thrown from hot air balloon in Australia

High winds are being blamed for the crash in Dixons Creek, 60km north of Melbourne.

# australia - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Domhnall Gleeson told James Corden he had to be put in a fridge while filming in Australia Domhnall Gleeson

# australia - Friday 2 February, 2018

'Unlikely' that Irish man missing in Australia will be found alive, missing dog is key, say police

Irish man Paddy Moriarty disappeared from his home in the isolated town of Larrimah on 16 December last.

# australia - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'Top secret' classified Australian government files found at second-hand shop

The files include a report on the Australian Federal Police losing nearly 400 national security files in five years.

# australia - Friday 19 January, 2018

'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back

Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.

# australia - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Drone rescues two Australian swimmers in world's first

Australia is leading the use of the technology in surf lifesaving, with dozens of drones being trialled on beaches around the country.

From The Daily Edge Will Smith narrating his trip to the zoo on Instagram is just the purest thing Wombat Smith

Will Smith narrating his trip to the zoo on Instagram is just the purest thing

GIVE HIM A PLANET EARTH TYPE SHOW.

# australia - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Ireland's 30-year love affair with Home & Away: A shot of vitamin D in our poxy winter

The Australian soap has become a must-watch in many households. But what has given this Aussie rollercoaster such a warm place in Irish hearts? Emer McLysaght investigates ahead of the show’s 30th birthday tomorrow.

From The42 Nightmare 2018 opener for Ireland's Sam Bennett as he's forced way down the field in Oz Broken Chain This post contains videos

# australia - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From The42 UFC puts another interim title on the line after injury strikes middleweight champion UFC 221

UFC puts another interim title on the line after injury strikes middleweight champion

Robert Whittaker was ruled medically unable to defend his title at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia and will be replaced by Yoel Romero.

# australia - Friday 12 January, 2018

People 'urged not to approach' Irishman wanted by police in Australia

Daniel Twohig is wanted in relation to an outstanding conviction warrant for numerous offences.

# australia - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia

Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament.

# australia - Monday 8 January, 2018

Power cuts and fire bans as Sydney swelters in hottest temperatures since 1939

Residents have been urged to limit their time out of doors as temperatures soar.

# australia - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Man charged with murder over fatal late-night attack on Irishman in Perth

Charles McCarthy was allegedly struck on the head in the attack. He died in hospital.

# australia - Monday 1 January, 2018

Prominent British CEO and family killed in Australian seaplane crash

One pilot and five passengers died following the crash yesterday.

# australia - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Six bodies recovered after Sydney seaplane crash

There are reports that four of the passengers were British nationals.

From The42 Wallabies star Hunt stood down from all rugby activity as he faces drug charges Stood Down

Wallabies star Hunt stood down from all rugby activity as he faces drug charges

Rugby Australia have released a statement this morning.

# australia - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From The42 Wallabies and Reds back Hunt charged with drug possession Off The Field

Wallabies and Reds back Hunt charged with drug possession

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union launched an investigation after Karmichael Hunt was arrested.

# australia - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Man in court over fatal late-night attack on Irishman in Perth

Charles McCarthy was allegedly struck on the head in the attack. He died in hospital.

# australia - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Man charged with 18 counts of attempted murder over Melbourne car attack

12 people remain in hospital, three of whom are in a critical condition.

# australia - Friday 22 December, 2017

Irish woman in stable condition after being injured in Melbourne car attack

Of the 20 people injured, three remain in a critical condition.

# australia - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish person injured by car driven into crowd on busy street in Melbourne

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.

'No evidence to suggest terrorism' after car is driven into crowd in Melbourne Australia This post contains videos

'No evidence to suggest terrorism' after car is driven into crowd in Melbourne

19 people have been injured, some critically, and two men have been arrested.

# australia - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Australian police accidentally put its plans to arrest a North Korean agent on Twitter

Luckily, the man was not paying attention to their Twitter feed.

# australia - Monday 18 December, 2017

From The42 Australia win Ashes with crushing victory in third Test Howzat?

Australia win Ashes with crushing victory in third Test

But it wasn’t without controversy.

Woman 'lucky to be alive' after two days stuck in Australian mine shaft

She tripped and fell down the eight-metre (26-foot) deep shaft while out for a walk.

# australia - Saturday 16 December, 2017

First gay weddings take place in Australia

The historic reforms were given royal assent on 8 December.

# australia - Friday 15 December, 2017

Australian child abuse report finds years of 'serious failings' in its institutions

In total, more than 4,000 institutions were accused of abuse.

# australia - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Irish tourist missing in Australia found safe and well

Craig Lambe (25) had been missing from Kingsford in New South Wales since 12.30pm yesterday.

# australia - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Australian police issue appeal for missing Irish tourist Craig Lambe

Craig Lambe (25) was last seen leaving a home in Kingsford in New South Wales yesterday.

# australia - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The42 England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out Bad Behaviour

England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out

‘I’m disappointed. With what we have had to go through already with these problems, it is not acceptable.’

# australia - Friday 8 December, 2017

Irish teenage boy (17) killed in Australia after alleged gang fight

A woman has been charged with murder.

From The42 I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow The Ashes

I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow reiterated there was no wrongdoing following his coming together with Cameron Bancroft prior to the Ashes.

# australia - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote

Only a handful of politicians voted against the law change.

# australia - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From The42 Tim Cahill announces shock departure from Melbourne City with his eyes on the World Cup Socceroos

Tim Cahill announces shock departure from Melbourne City with his eyes on the World Cup

Cahill confirmed the decision on Wednesday, with Melbourne announcing the mutual agreement, effective immediately.

# australia - Monday 4 December, 2017

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives

Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.

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