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#Australia

# australia - Today’s News

'I was stunned': Elderly fisherman injured as great white shark leaps into boat

“The pectoral fin of the shark hit me on the forearm and spun me round,” fisherman Terry Selwood said.

# australia - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Australian police criticised for delayed tactics in Sydney café siege

Two people died after customers were held hostage for 17 hours in a cafe in Sydney.

From The42 Australia second row Dean Mumm announces retirement to focus on charity work Mumm's The Word

Australia second row Dean Mumm announces retirement to focus on charity work

The 33-year-old will retire from all rugby at the end of the year.

# australia - Monday 22 May, 2017

Australian mining magnate gives away €266 million in 'act of love'

It is the single biggest donation ever given by an Australian citizen.

# australia - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Rolf Harris to be released from prison tomorrow

Harris denies four counts of indecent assault against three teenage girls between 1971 and 1983.

Australian tax office deputy accused of conspiracy to defraud the government of €110 million

His son and daughter were also arrested over the scheme.

# australia - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Millionaire tells young people to stop eating avocado toast if they want to afford a house

Tim Gurner said there was ‘no question’ that young people were spending too much on lifestyle purchases.

# australia - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament

Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.

Man suffers multiple bite wounds in saltwater crocodile attack

The 54-year-old was collecting food when the reptile attacked, leaving him with multiple bite wounds.

# australia - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

From The42 McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests Close Call

McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests

The former Leinster man was part of the Italians’ wider training group ahead of the tour.

# australia - Monday 8 May, 2017

From The42 Three new caps, but no Duncan Weir in Gregor Townsend's first Scotland squad Summer Tests

Three new caps, but no Duncan Weir in Gregor Townsend's first Scotland squad

John Barclay will captain the squad for a gruelling travelling schedule that will take them through Singapore, Australia and Fiji.

# australia - Friday 5 May, 2017

Trump says strained relationship with Australia fixed following gala dinner with Prime Minister

The two had ‘a testy exchange’ when Trump first came to office.

# australia - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Australian mother won't stand trial for killing eight children after being deemed of 'unsound mind'

The woman’s seven children and niece, aged between two and 14, were found stabbed to death at a home in 2014.

# australia - Monday 24 April, 2017

Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries

The waters surrounding Lizard Island in Queensland are a known hotspot for crocodiles.

# australia - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia

The child got about 14 hours into a 4,000km journey.

# 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

Michael Conlan could fight in Australia this summer on undercard of Pacquiao's title defence

The bout would take place in Brisbane in July.

# 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.

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