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# australia - Today’s News

Poll: Is the government doing enough to bring emigrants home? Open Arms This post contains a poll

Irish emigrants in Australia feel Irish Government not encouraging them home

Many emigrants feel they have to wait longer than they want before a return is realistic.

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# australia - Yesterday’s News

Man who raped and killed Jill Meagher to stay behind bars until he is 86 years old

Adrian Earnest Bayley won’t be eligible for parole until 2058.

# australia - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Ireland’s Yes vote has inspired Australia’s opposition leader to tweet this Marriage Equality

Ireland’s Yes vote has inspired Australia’s opposition leader to tweet this

Bill Shorten wants things to move quickly on marriage equality.

# australia - Monday 25 May, 2015

Rapist who carved a cross into victim’s forehead jailed for 17 years

Alfio Anthony Granata repeatedly raped a Dutch tourist over the course of six-weeks.

# australia - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Ireland may have said Yes to gay marriage, but Australia won’t be following suit

Gay marriage was explicitly outlawed in Australia in 2004.

# australia - Friday 22 May, 2015

There was controversy over this breastfeeding magazine cover – but not why you think

The fact it’s just on the subscriber issue has led to some complaints.

From The Daily Edge An Irish dad just delivered the best line of the referendum on Aussie TV

An Irish dad just delivered the best line of the referendum on Aussie TV

He couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a dad joke. Couldn’t resist.

# australia - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Vatican’s finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

# australia - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training

The two men, in Australia, are accused of strapping live kittens to mechanical lures.

Nickelback are wanted by Australian police for ‘crimes against music’

Brisbane authorities want them behind (a few) bars.

# australia - Monday 18 May, 2015

Former tennis champion jailed for raping young girls he coached

The judge said the six-year sentence would be longer if Hewitt was charged at a younger age.

Sex workers have asked Jill Meagher’s husband to drop his support for an anti-sex trade group

Sex workers in St Kilda, Victoria, have signed an open letter to Tom Meagher claiming that campaigning for men to stop buying sex services is ‘not helpful’.

# australia - Friday 15 May, 2015

Australia tells Johnny Depp his dogs have to ‘bugger off” back to the US today

The Australian Agriculture Minister said the threat of euthanasia for the dogs still stands if the actor can’t get them into America.

# australia - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Court hears from former lover of Irish mother found stabbed to death

Christopher Cullen is charged with murdering his estranged wife.

# australia - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge A man was accused of ‘creeping’ on kids, but he was just taking a selfie Watch Yourselfie

A man was accused of ‘creeping’ on kids, but he was just taking a selfie

It was his first selfie. Terrible, terrible luck.

Irish mother allegedly raped by husband in months before her death, court hears

Christopher Cullen is charged with murdering his estranged wife.

From The Daily Edge This guy tried to interrupt a girl’s mesmerising dancing, and got the epic brush off So Thirsty

# australia - Saturday 9 May, 2015

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

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

Three-bomb Mother’s Day terror plot by teenager foiled in Melbourne

Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested.

# australia - Friday 8 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 shocking realisations every Irish person goes through in Australia The Land Of Oz

10 shocking realisations every Irish person goes through in Australia

I come from the land down under…

Irish people still LOVE Australia

Well, it is the birthplace of Home and Away.

# australia - Thursday 7 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Did Prince Harry just have a sly dig at the Australian media? Land Down Under

Did Prince Harry just have a sly dig at the Australian media?

The royal is currently on a tour of Australia, and the media is following him *very* closely.

From The Daily Edge Cadbury just confirmed it’s making Vegemite chocolate and everybody’s sickened Stone The Crows

# australia - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From Business ETC Australia’s economy is in for a rocky ride Wipeout

Australia’s economy is in for a rocky ride

The country’s central bank cut interest rates to a record low today.

Watch: Cool as you like, koala strolls into Australian ER Hanging Around This post contains videos

Watch: Cool as you like, koala strolls into Australian ER

‘Blinky Bill’ wasn’t really feeling the vibes in the hospital though.

# australia - Monday 4 May, 2015

Man who killed nine puppies while high on meth jailed

The attack was described as “deplorable and distressing”.

# australia - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia ‘had no idea he was on death row’

“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”

# australia - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Man who punched brother, putting him into a coma, returns to Ireland

“I’m looking forward to my life again,” says Barry Lyttle.

# australia - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

News anchor in hot water after congratulating mixed-race twin on her fair skin

The internet was upset, but the twins weren’t offended.

‘This isn’t a question of revenge, it’s simply not fair’ – widow speaks out after hit and run

‘This isn’t a question of revenge, it’s simply not fair’ – widow speaks out after hit and run

Margaret O’Leary, whose husband Paud was killed by drunk driver Shane Fitzgerald in 2012, has spoken of her frustration at Ireland’s hit-and-run laws.

‘I’m an Australian and I stand for mercy’: Celebrities urge Tony Abbott to do more to save execution pair

One man married his girlfriend while in prison yesterday. He said it was his final wish.

# australia - Monday 27 April, 2015

Young boy begs Australia not to deport him because his autism is a burden on the taxpayer

His family live in the country legally and pay tax.

Australia’s Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims

The pair’s sentencing judge allegedly asked for huge bribes in return for lighter penalties.

# australia - Sunday 26 April, 2015

70 people were injured while filming this movie with 100 untamed lions Wild At Heart This post contains videos

70 people were injured while filming this movie with 100 untamed lions

A family moved in with the massive pride of lions to film what has been called “the most dangerous movie ever made”.

# australia - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Shark bites surfer’s leg off as swimmers look on

“The shark came in and bit his leg off and the guys helped him in and carried him up the cliff.”

# australia - Friday 24 April, 2015

‘We’re delighted we’re allowed to go home now’: Barry Lyttle escapes jail in Australia

The Irishman was given a 13-month suspended sentence.

# australia - Thursday 23 April, 2015

‘To wear the All Black jersey you have to play in New Zealand’ — NZRU not following Australian lead

New Zealand won’t copy the Wallabies’ eligibility policy change, according to NZRU chief.

# australia - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Lifestyle blogger admits she never had terminal brain cancer

Australian Belle Gibson said she treated her brain cancer with diet and alternative therapies.

From The42 Australia have made a major change to their policy on selecting overseas-based players Prodigal Sons

Australia have made a major change to their policy on selecting overseas-based players

Good news for Matt Giteau, George Smith and Drew Mitchell.

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