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#Australia

# australia - Today’s News

# australia - Yesterday’s News

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The boss who distributes condoms to stop maternity leave

Linda Wayman, head of a major Australian radio company, said a third of her staff are either on maternity leave or covering maternity leave.

# australia - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Australia has killed nearly 700 koalas – but Russia hopes the ‘Putin koala’ was spared

The cull was because the animals were in poor health, the local government said.

Royal hospital radio prank by Australian station was against the law

The station should not have broadcast the prank according to the country’s High Court.

Two Australian drug smugglers are to be executed by firing squad

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug smuggling gang, were woken and given a few minutes to get ready.

# australia - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Irish lad attempts to explain the popularity of Ugg boots in Ireland U G L Y

# australia - Monday 2 March, 2015

‘Devastated’ family bringing home 11-year-old who died in Australia

Adam Kielty died from pneumonia and sepsis.

Poll: Should sunbed use be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sunbed use be banned?

They’re already banned in Brazil and parts of Australia.

# australia - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This politician’s one-word press release might just be the best ever Short And Sweet

# australia - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Australian man calmly quotes Taylor Swift in senate debate Blank Face

Australian man calmly quotes Taylor Swift in senate debate

Well, this is the most random Shake It Off reference you will ever hear.

From The Daily Edge Look at this koala trying to ‘steal’ a Land Rover Like A Boss

# australia - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This video of an octopus attacking a crab on land will haunt your nightmares Tentacles

# australia - Sunday 22 February, 2015

A new hotel in Australia lets you dine with lions and take a bath next to bears

Ever dreamt of feeding giraffes from your hotel balcony? Probably not, right?

# australia - Friday 20 February, 2015

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast

Cyclones Marcia and Lam landed in Queensland.

# australia - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Australian judge rules that ‘gaping’ chainsaw wound is no excuse for drink-driving Gin O'clock

Australian judge rules that ‘gaping’ chainsaw wound is no excuse for drink-driving

Just in case you were thinking of trying it out.

# australia - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# australia - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Australia will compete in the Eurovision 2015 Aussievision

Australia will compete in the Eurovision 2015

They received a special invitation to join the contest’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

# australia - Monday 9 February, 2015

Surfer dies after losing both legs in shark attack

The shark “came from nowhere” between a group of surfers.

Australia’s PM: ‘We’ve bitten off more than we could chew’

The controversial PM has been fighting for his job.

# australia - Saturday 7 February, 2015

This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement

Here’s what we know about the Tánaiste’s “shamrock saver” scheme so far…

# australia - Friday 6 February, 2015

Why are women with diabetes at more risk of dying than men?

A new study says that these women face a 40% increased excess risk of death compared to the opposite gender.

Australian prime minister could be ousted … for giving knighthood to Prince Philip

Some Liberal Party MPs have said they don’t want a leadership vote as it could turn into “a horror movie”.

# australia - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Irishman Patrick Lyttle has walked out of hospital in Sydney

He was allegedly punched by his older brother Barry in January.

# australia - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Five Irish men charged over Australian home repair scam investigation

More than $120,000 cash (€85,000) and two Rolex watches worth $36,000 (€25,000) were discovered in a raid.

Irish man killed in Perth supermarket explosion

Another man was killed in the blast and two others were badly burned.

# australia - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Australian journalist Peter Greste released from Cairo prison

Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist has been deported from Egypt following a presidential decision and is en route to Australia

# australia - Saturday 31 January, 2015

From The42 Jubilant scenes as hosts Australia win Asian Cup after beating South Korea in a thriller Champions

Jubilant scenes as hosts Australia win Asian Cup after beating South Korea in a thriller

James Troisi scored the winning goal in extra-time after Korea had grabbed injury-time equaliser.

# australia - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The42 AFC chief ‘stunned’ amid reports that certain countries want Australia out of Asian football Controversy

AFC chief ‘stunned’ amid reports that certain countries want Australia out of Asian football

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said his comments had been “manipulated”.

# australia - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Colleen McCullough, who wrote the hugely successful book ‘The Thorn Birds’, has died RIP

Colleen McCullough, who wrote the hugely successful book ‘The Thorn Birds’, has died

The internationally acclaimed Australian author died in hospital.

Police bullets killed Sydney siege hostage Katrina Dawson

The inquest into December’s café siege has heard that the mum of three was killed by fragments from a police bullet or bullets.

# australia - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge There’s a kangaroo on the loose in Austria (NOT Australia) Boxing Clever

# australia - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Soundest bike thief ever returns bike, leaves excellent apology note So Sorry

# australia - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From The42 Broken collarbone rules Quade Cooper out of Super Rugby for three months Under The Knife

Broken collarbone rules Quade Cooper out of Super Rugby for three months

On the plus side, he’ll be nice and fresh for the World Cup.

# australia - Friday 23 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Australian tourist asks Americans to imitate his accent, with amusing results Accent Challenge

Twenty-six Irish people to be deported from Australia over alleged home repair scam

The arrests were made after a large number of complaints about conmen with Irish accents.

# australia - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Seven Irishmen from same family arrested over alleged home repair scam in Australia

It’s reported they were convincing elderly people to hand over cash and then leaving the work incomplete or shoddily done.

From The42 Tim Cahill is back scoring spectacular goals Eat My Goal

Tim Cahill is back scoring spectacular goals

The Asia Cup favourites beat China 2-0 this morning.

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