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# australia - Thursday 28 May, 2020

From The42 Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise Behind Closed Doors

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

# australia - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Family of Irish teenager who fell to his death in Australia ask for candles to be lit in his memory

Cian English (19) died while trying to flee a group of armed robbers, police have alleged

# australia - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19 cluster discovered on cargo ship at Australian west coast port

Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus.

# australia - Friday 15 May, 2020

From The42 IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia Covid-19

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

To no great surprise, the two games against the Wallabies which were scheduled for July have been pulled.

# australia - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

From The42 Western Force set to return as Australia plans for rugby restart in July Plan B

Western Force set to return as Australia plans for rugby restart in July

Sanzaar suspended Super Rugby in mid-March after the coronavirus pandemic closed international borders.

# australia - Monday 4 May, 2020

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

# australia - Friday 1 May, 2020

Five people taken to hospital after stabbing spree in Australian shopping centre

Police said the suspect was shot dead after tasers failed to subdue him.

# australia - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

# australia - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Tributes paid to Irish woman who died in Australia crash on Sunday

Rosanna Neff (33) was from Dublin and had been living in Australia prior to her death.

# australia - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Thousands of patients will be recruited across the two countries.

# australia - Monday 20 April, 2020

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

# australia - Sunday 19 April, 2020

From The42 Rugby Australia set to slash wage bill by 83 per cent Cuts

Rugby Australia set to slash wage bill by 83 per cent

Top stars Michael Hooper and Kurtley Beale set for biggest hit but both players are free to move abroad on a sabbatical from 2021.

# australia - Saturday 18 April, 2020

28 days later: The Irish band quarantined on cruise liner with hundreds of infected staff

Joe Juncker (28) has been stuck aboard the Ruby Diamond cruise ship for the last month.

# australia - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship

Of 217 people aboard the Greg Mortimer liner, 128 had tested positive for coronavirus.

# australia - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Pope tweets of 'unjust sentence' as Cardinal George Pell has child sex abuse conviction quashed

Cardinal George Pell was released from prison today.

# australia - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today

There are around 2,000 Irish citizens stranded in 83 countries around the world – most of these are in Australia.

# australia - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home

The majority of stranded Irish citizens are in Australia or New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

# australia - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home'

Very few flights are leaving Australia after it announced non-essential services would close.

From The42 'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug Irish Eye

'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug

A quartet who have represented Ireland play their football in Australia.

# australia - Monday 23 March, 2020

From The42 'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended Inevitable

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended

Australia’s National Rugby League has been postponed two rounds into the new campaign.

From The42 Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis Shut Down

Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis

The decision was taken yesterday to shut down the AFL action.

# australia - Sunday 22 March, 2020

From The42 'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled Called Off

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled

The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.

# australia - Sunday 1 March, 2020

From The42 Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia Disappointment This post contains videos

Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia

They did manage to beat England later in the day, however.

# australia - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From The42 Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga Fall-out

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

# australia - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Two killed after passenger train derails near Melbourne

The train came off its tracks near the town of Wallan, around 45km north of Melbourne.

# australia - Thursday 6 February, 2020

From The42 Ireland's Meadow three off the lead in Australia while Maguire also in contention Irish Eye

Ireland's Meadow three off the lead in Australia while Maguire also in contention

The pair are in action at the Vic Open as part of the LGPA tour.

# australia - Monday 3 February, 2020

Dozens of koalas die and 80 treated for injuries and starvation after Australian habitat logged

Those responsible could face steep fines under laws designed to protect Australia’s native wildlife.

# australia - Friday 31 January, 2020

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

# australia - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises

The death toll from the virus has reached 132.

# australia - Monday 27 January, 2020

Woman (60) dies after taking part in cake-eating competition on Australia Day

The woman had a seizure after she “shovelled a lamington into her mouth”, broadcaster ABC reported.

From The42 Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied Aussie Rules

Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied

Rory McIlroy could have regained the world number one ranking with a Farmers Insurance Open victory.

# australia - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese President Xi Jinping says country facing 'grave situation'

1,287 cases of the deadly virus have been found so far in total.

# australia - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia

The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of New South Wales.

# australia - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans

Meanwhile, a man in Australia has been tested after showing symptoms of the virus.

# australia - Monday 20 January, 2020

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

# australia - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.

# australia - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises

At least 27 people have now been killed in the months-long crisis.

# australia - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win

The Queensland man, who wishes to remain anonymous, used his wife’s “special numbers” on the ticket.

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

# australia - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

As wildfires continue to rage, hundreds of millions of Australian wild animals feared dead

Australia’s Green Party is calling for more funding for wildlife rescues and a federal inquiry into how to restore habitats.

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