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#Australia

# australia - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Sydney has been engulfed in toxic smoke for weeks and occasionally sprinkled with snow-like embers.

# australia - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute Draw A Line

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute

Negotiations over Israel Folau’s claim to recoup 14 million Australian dollars from Rugby Australia have reached a conclusion.

# australia - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

# australia - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Australian police open investigation into 'spy' claims that China tried to interfere with elections

A man who claims to have worked as a Chinese spy said it tried to recruit a Melbourne businessman to run for office.

Lewis the koala dies from burn injuries after being rescued from Australian bushfire last week

Last week, a video went viral of a woman who walked into a bushfire to save the koala.

# australia - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in pelvic mesh lawsuit in Australia

Lawyers for the women said the devices caused “incontinence, infection and chronic pain”.

# australia - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From The42 Glasgow Warriors boss confirmed as new Wallabies coach and Cheika's replacement Oz

Glasgow Warriors boss confirmed as new Wallabies coach and Cheika's replacement

New Zealander Dave Rennie will assume his new role in July next year.

# australia - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.

# australia - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

From The42 Major coup for Chelsea as English women's top-flight leaders sign Australia's World Cup star Euro Vision

Major coup for Chelsea as English women's top-flight leaders sign Australia's World Cup star

‘The WSL is the best league in Europe,’ Sam Kerr said. ‘I want team success and I don’t want it to come easy.’

Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires

A helicopter crashed yesterday while trying to bring the fires under control.

# australia - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes

Eleven bushfires along the country’s east coast have been declared as emergencies.

# australia - Monday 11 November, 2019

State of emergency declared in Sydney over threat of 'catastrophic' bushfires

It is the first time the city has been placed at the top level of fire warning.

# australia - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade

A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland.

# australia - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Court rules Australia's 'backpacker tax' illegally targets foreigners but Irish emigrants might be out of luck

“It is a disguised form of discrimination based on nationality,” judge John Logan said.

Hundreds of koalas feared dead in out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast

The bushfire believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike on Saturday north of Sydney.

# australia - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

From The42 After starring in her US side's second-straight title triumph, O'Sullivan set for another stint in Australia MVP

After starring in her US side's second-straight title triumph, O'Sullivan set for another stint in Australia

Ireland’s midfield maestro joins Western Sydney Wanderers FC as a guest player.

A shark has bitten off an English man's foot on the Australian coast

There were 27 shark attacks in Australian waters last year.

# australia - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Australia's most notorious serial killer Ivan Milat dies

Milat was serving life sentences for seven murders and was a major suspect in the killings of three other women.

# australia - Friday 25 October, 2019

Tourists rush to climb Uluru on the last day before doing so is banned Australia This post contains videos

Tourists rush to climb Uluru on the last day before doing so is banned

A permanent ban on scaling Uluru — also known as Ayers Rock — comes into place tomorrow.

# australia - Monday 21 October, 2019

Australian newspapers black out front pages to protest government secrecy

The front page spreads were published in Monday’s newspapers.

# australia - Saturday 19 October, 2019

From The42 Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future Exit Strategy

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future

The Wallabies boss said he did not appreciate the topic of his future being raised so soon after the World Cup exit.

From The42 Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia Wizard Of Oz

Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia

The head coach says he’s like to face the All Blacks in the last four.

From The42 Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything' End Of The Road

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'

After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, the former Leinster boss struggled to contain his disappointment.

From The42 As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika pit their wits together with a place in the semi-final on the line.

# australia - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash Warrior Code

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.

# australia - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia Boost

Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia

The number eight has returned to full training and England are confident he’ll be ruled fit for Saturday morning’s clash.

# australia - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash Man At Work

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

# australia - Saturday 5 October, 2019

From The42 Slipper grabs first try on 94th Test appearance as Wallabies beat Uruguay Prop Try

Slipper grabs first try on 94th Test appearance as Wallabies beat Uruguay

Jordan Petaia, on the other hand, needed just 24 minutes to open his account.

# australia - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Trump sought Australian PM’s help to investigate Mueller probe

The probe had overshadowed Trump’s administration for more than two years.

# australia - Sunday 29 September, 2019

From The42 Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies Not Happy

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies

The Wallabies head coach was left frustrated by Romain Poite’s performance in his side’s defeat to Wales.

From The42 As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

We followed all the action as the two heavyweights of Pool D clashed in Tokyo.

# australia - Friday 27 September, 2019

From The42 AWJ reaches record caps haul as Cheika changes his playmakers Pool D

AWJ reaches record caps haul as Cheika changes his playmakers

The brilliant second row eclipses Gethin Jenkins record as he prepares to run out for a 130th international appearance.

# australia - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Abortion decriminalised across Australia after New South Wales overturns 119-year-old law

The passage of the bill was cheered by pro-choice advocates.

# australia - Monday 23 September, 2019

From The42 'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga Found Work

'This has never been discussed' - Doubts cast over Folau's rugby league return with Tonga

The Aussie was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for expressing homophobic views.

From The42 Wes Hoolahan out until New Year after 'major ligament and cartilage damage' in Australia Down Under

Wes Hoolahan out until New Year after 'major ligament and cartilage damage' in Australia

The 37-year-old joined A-League side Newcastle Jets on a one-year contract in August.

From The42 'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral Wallabies

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral

The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.

# australia - Saturday 21 September, 2019

From The42 Hodge hit goes unpunished as Australia surge to win over Fiji RWC2019 This post contains videos

Hodge hit goes unpunished as Australia surge to win over Fiji

The Wallabies scored 27 second-half points without reply to avoid a shock after a fantastic start from Fiji.

# australia - Thursday 19 September, 2019

From The42 Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia Iron Will

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia

The Australian out-half took on a stint with Ulster as he mounted his return to top class rugby.

# australia - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Australian hiker snaps leg in two and forced to crawl inch by inch for two days to get to safety

Neil Parker (54) couldn’t call for help because he dropped his mobile “into the drink”.

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