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Dublin: 3 °C Sunday 23 April, 2017

#Australia

# australia - Friday 21 April, 2017

From The42 Michael Conlan could fight in Australia this summer on undercard of Pacquiao's title defence Land Down Under

# australia - Thursday 20 April, 2017

After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen

Last year, nearly 4,000 Irish people became citizens.

# australia - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Australian government to consider shark cull after death of 17-year-old

Laeticia Brouwer was surfing with her father when she was attacked.

# australia - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa

Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.

# australia - Monday 17 April, 2017

17-year-old girl killed by shark off Australian coast

The girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked.

From The42 Wallabies and Toulon wing Drew Mitchell announces his decision to retire Goodbye

Wallabies and Toulon wing Drew Mitchell announces his decision to retire

Only two players have scored more Rugby World Cup tries than Australia’s Mitchell, who is set to end his illustrious career.

# australia - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge The Australian police had the best comeback to David O'Doherty's plea for help on Twitter Long Arm

# australia - Monday 10 April, 2017

Australian rapper ran into the sea after running up €420 bill at seafood restaurant

Police were towed to the man on the back of jet-skis.

'Zero prospect' of recovery after Great Barrier Reef decimated by the heat and Cyclone Debbie

The damage caused by Cyclone Debbie could be severe, say scientists.

# australia - Sunday 9 April, 2017

From The42 South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby Changes

South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby

The drastic restructure comes amid financial losses and widespread fan discontent over the confusing and unbalanced competition.

# australia - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Australia makes 'largest ever' seizure of crystal meth

“We are working internationally and nationally to catch these merchants of death, these people who traffic in ice.”

# australia - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods

At least five people are now confirmed dead.

Australia halts cargo of snakes, vipers and tarantulas labelled as '2 pair shoes'

Australia’s Border Force cleared things up: “Things you can post to Australia…”

# australia - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Emigrating to Australia: 'I’ve learned that home is home'

Moving to Australia at just eleven was daunting but taught me lots about myself, writes Aimee Murphy.

# australia - Saturday 1 April, 2017

# australia - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Paradise lost: Whitsundays in tatters after Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc

The military has mobilised 1,300 soldiers to help assess the full extent of damage and help the clean-up.

Fears cyclone will turn parts of Great Barrier Reef into 'underwater wasteland'

Ongoing inclement conditions mean the extent of the damage from Debbie is not yet known.

# australia - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'Like a war zone': Tourist areas badly hit as Cyclone Debbie ravages Australia coast

Some areas have been drenched with half a year’s worth of rain in 48 hours.

# australia - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters Australia with 270km gusts

The full force of the cyclone is already being felt in popular tourist destinations.

# australia - Thursday 23 March, 2017

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.

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