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From The42 Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion Head Games

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

# australia - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From The42 Security consultant denies All Blacks 'bugging' charge Black Ops

Security consultant denies All Blacks 'bugging' charge

Adrian Gard was charged after a device was discovered ahead of New Zealand’s Sydney Test against the Wallabies in August.

# australia - Monday 20 March, 2017

Australian teen who jumped into river for dare escapes crocodile attack by punching it in the head

He had jumped into the river as a dare while “revelling with friends”.

# australia - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane

She was listening to music as she dozed, about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne when it happened.

Australian police looking for two men with Irish accents after elderly people scammed

There have been at least four linked offences reported to police in the last week.

# australia - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Man who posed as Justin Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences

The charges include rape, indecent treatment of children and making child exploitation material.

# australia - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Melbourne trials 'female' traffic lights Stop And Go This post contains a poll

Melbourne trials 'female' traffic lights

The move was made as part of an attempt to “reduce unconscious bias”.

British backpacker rescued from two-month hostage ordeal in Australia

Police, who found the young woman during a random traffic stop, say she was beaten, raped and choked.

# australia - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

"He put a smile on everyone's face": Irishman killed in Sydney laid to rest in Enniscorthy

David Walsh’s fiancée Tina Cahill has been charged with his murder.

# australia - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach Australia This post contains videos

'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach

Some beaches in the Kurnell area have now been closed to swimmers.

# australia - Monday 27 February, 2017

'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.

# australia - Friday 24 February, 2017

Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of anti-venom

10-year-old Matthew Mitchell was bitten on his finger by a deadly Funnel Web Spider that had been hiding in his shoe.

# australia - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

The plane crashed not long after take-off.

# australia - Monday 20 February, 2017

Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne airport

Local reports say that around five people were on board.

# australia - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Irish woman to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of fiancé in Sydney

25-year-old Cathrina Cahill made no application for bail in court this morning.

# australia - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney

The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.

# australia - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Elderly German tourists found dead in Australian outback after wandering off path

The couple had been missing for days.

# australia - Monday 13 February, 2017

Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people

Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of cheating.

# australia - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From The42 Security consultant charged with public mischief for bugging All Blacks in Sydney Black Ops

Security consultant charged with public mischief for bugging All Blacks in Sydney

The revelation that New Zealand’s meetings had been bugged caused serious tension between the unions.

# australia - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

# australia - Friday 3 February, 2017

From The42 Rugby star Quade Cooper wins third pro boxing fight with brutal stoppage KO

Rugby star Quade Cooper wins third pro boxing fight with brutal stoppage

Once again Australia rugby star Quade Cooper proved more than adept in the boxing ring.

# australia - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over 'dumb' refugee deal

Another report says he threatened to invade Mexico.

# australia - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

From The42 Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test Shock Move This post contains videos

Toulon sign NRL star who is currently sidelined from rugby league over failed drugs test

Ben Barba could make his debut for the club against Lyon on 18 February.

Sixth person dies after car mowed down pedestrians in Australian shopping district

Thirty-six people have been treated in hospital following the incident nearly two weeks ago.

# australia - Monday 30 January, 2017

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

# australia - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 13 important gifts Australia has given to Ireland Aussie Day

13 important gifts Australia has given to Ireland

Happy Australia Day mates.

# australia - Sunday 22 January, 2017

55-year-old Australian diver 'lucky to be alive' after being mauled by giant bull shark

“He has severe bites to his left arm and some minor lacerations across his stomach,” a paramedic told news agency AFP.

# australia - Friday 20 January, 2017

Four killed and 20 more injured after car drives into pedestrians in Melbourne

Police said the incident was not a terrorist attack.

# australia - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge This Limerick man is on the noble quest of bringing Buckfast to Irish people in Australia Get Bucky

This Limerick man is on the noble quest of bringing Buckfast to Irish people in Australia

The tonic wine is unfortunately not widely available down under. But he’s trying to fix that.

# australia - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Australian family rescued from Japanese mountain after sending social media SOS

The group reportedly dug a hole in the snow to keep warm.

# australia - Monday 16 January, 2017

Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake

Three children died in the incident in 2015.

# australia - Friday 13 January, 2017

Australian firm responsible for Irishwoman's scalping injuries fined

Annie Dunne suffered the injuries while working on a farm.

# australia - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Rolf Harris 'groped blind, disabled woman', court hears

The former TV star is accused of assaulting seven women and girls between 1971 and 2003.

Twenty people rescued from Australian rollercoaster

Movie World said in a statement there had been “a mechanical issue with the chain” of the rollercoaster.

# australia - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

# australia - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Man left in freezing shark infested water for six hours after being dragged out of boat by fish

“He was just one tiny little head bobbing in the ocean”.

# australia - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

An elderly Australian convict has allegedly murdered a fellow inmate with a toaster

The 77-year-old was sentenced in 2008 for the murder of his wife and young grandchildren.

# australia - Monday 2 January, 2017

'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne

There’s a bit of a nasty surprise waiting in the water.

# australia - Saturday 31 December, 2016

NYE: 2017 begins in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong

Countries around the world ramped up security efforts following terror attacks this year at public events.

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