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#Australia

# australia - Yesterday’s News

Australian strawberries taken off shelves in New Zealand after needles found

At least two minors have been questioned by Australian police for carrying out hoaxes.

# australia - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Australia supermarket chain bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Police have received reports of more than 100 alleged incidents of pins and needles being found in fruit.

Twin shark attacks in idyllic Australian tourist spot

A girl and a woman are in a critical condition.

# australia - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Food terrorism': Australian strawberry scare continues as more needles found in fruit in copycat attacks Pins And Needles This post contains videos

'Food terrorism': Australian strawberry scare continues as more needles found in fruit in copycat attacks

There have been 20 cases in the state of New South Wales alone.

# australia - Monday 17 September, 2018

Australia offers large reward for information as sewing needles found in strawberries

Several brands of strawberries grown in Queensland have been withdrawn from supermarkets.

# australia - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Bodies of five people, including children, found in house after man turns himself in to police

Investigators went to the house in suburban Perth after a man, aged in his 20s, presented himself to a regional police station.

# australia - Saturday 8 September, 2018

From The42 Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"' Wallabies

Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'

Despite the late withdrawals of Adam Coleman and Israel Folau, Australia secured a hard-fought 23-18 victory over South Africa.

From The42 Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again Relief

Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again

The Wallabies scored a five-point win against South Africa.

# australia - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From The42 'Pushing for equality in all walks of life, starting on the waves' - World Surf League agrees to gender pay parity Surfing

'Pushing for equality in all walks of life, starting on the waves' - World Surf League agrees to gender pay parity

The move comes after criticism earlier this year of a disparity between male and female surfers.

# australia - Friday 31 August, 2018

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.

Catholic leaders in Australia reject calls for priests to disclose abuses told during confession

The Catholic Bishops Conference said making it a requirement to report what was said in confession impinged on religious liberties.

# australia - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

From The42 Under-pressure Michael Cheika's job is safe despite poor run, say Rugby Australia Backing

Under-pressure Michael Cheika's job is safe despite poor run, say Rugby Australia

‘I don’t think it’s about changing what we’ve got. It’s about what else can we bring.’

# australia - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Australian foreign minister quits after failed attempt to become PM

Julie Bishop is a rare female voice in the Australian government.

# australia - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From The42 Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future Going Nowhere

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

From The42 Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing Hammering

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing

All Blacks captain Kieran Read insisted this morning’s 40-12 win did not come easily.

# australia - Friday 24 August, 2018

Australia has its seventh Prime Minister in 11 years

A Liberal Party revolt instigated by hardline conservatives unseated moderate Malcolm Turnbull.

# australia - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

Australia PM Turnbull clinging on as he defies 'bullies' trying to oust him Canberra Chaos This post contains videos

Australia PM Turnbull clinging on as he defies 'bullies' trying to oust him

Turnbull said his rival Peter Dutton had sought to intimidate people into trying to remove him.

# australia - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From The42 Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia Back In Black

Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia

Steve Hansen’s side can seal the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year with victory in Auckland.

Potato stealing and pig theft: The stories of Irish convicts sent to Australia now available online

Many of the people sent from Ireland to Australia for petty crimes “generally weren’t coming home”.

From The42 'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying' Under Pressure

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# australia - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From The42 'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump Rugby Championship

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

From The42 All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

# australia - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

From The42 Folau won't alter aerial approach despite ban for challenge on O'Mahony High Stakes

Folau won't alter aerial approach despite ban for challenge on O'Mahony

“I’ll have the same mindset in attacking the ball in the air and obviously making good decisions around that.”

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse.

# australia - Monday 13 August, 2018

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash

Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.

From The42 Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown Priorities

Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown

The Wallabies, who face New Zealand on Saturday, have not won the trans-Tasman series since 2002.

# australia - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

It's winter in Australia but some parts are experiencing the worst drought in 400 years The Big Dry This post contains videos

It's winter in Australia but some parts are experiencing the worst drought in 400 years

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the drought could last until October.

# australia - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From The42 Speedy wing Pulu comes onto Wallabies radar despite 7s caps for Niue Eligibility

Speedy wing Pulu comes onto Wallabies radar despite 7s caps for Niue

The 28-year-old wing has been impressive for the Chiefs in recent seasons.

# australia - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life

The lawsuit is over what Leyonhjelm said in the media, as his upper house comments are protected by parliamentary privilege.

# australia - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Trial date set for fisherman who allegedly murdered Irishman Charles McCarthy in Australia

A judge yesterday set the date for the trial 11 February next.

# australia - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

From The42 SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty Southern Hemisphere

SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty

The All Blacks will take on Australia without the influential centre and hooker this month.

# australia - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Man admits he killed woman and toddler, before dumping child's body in suitcase

Police had been unable to identify Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson’s body until 2015, when her two-year-old daughter’s remains were found.

# australia - Monday 30 July, 2018

'A warrior for love, life and liberation': Tom Meagher's tribute to Jill on 10-year wedding anniversary

Jill had been living in Moreland, Melbourne when she was raped and murdered by Adrian Bayley in 2012.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian archbishop found guilty of abuse cover-up

When sentencing, the magistrate in Australia said Philip Wilson showed “no remorse or contrition”.

# australia - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From The42 13 players and 2 coaches suspended following 'basketbrawl' Violence This post contains videos

13 players and 2 coaches suspended following 'basketbrawl'

The crew officiating the game, which degenerated into wild punches and flying kicks before stunned spectators, were also suspended from competition.

# australia - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.

# australia - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Australian woman was trying to feed sharks when one bit her finger and pulled her into water Not Ideal This post contains videos

Australian woman was trying to feed sharks when one bit her finger and pulled her into water

The terrifying ordeal was caught on video.

# australia - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

From The42 Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony Disciplined

Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony

The Wallabies fullback faced a disciplinary hearing with World Rugby and is now set to miss the Waratahs’ Super Rugby clash against the Rebels.

Actress Rebel Wilson ordered to return most of €2.8 million defamation damages

It had previously been the largest defamation win in Australian legal history.

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