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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 16 February, 2019

#Australia

# australia - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Hoey and Dunne right in contention ahead of Saturday's action in Perth Super 6

Hoey and Dunne right in contention ahead of Saturday's action in Perth

The pair are a couple of strokes back from leader Panuphol Pittayarat after a good start to their week in Australia.

Man acquitted of murdering Irish father-of-two with screwdriver during Perth fight

Andrew Doan was acquitted of both murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter.

# australia - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Australian police probe parliament brawl involving 70 year-old senator who left blood on rival's door

Senator Brian Burston admitted to smearing blood on Senator Pauline Hanson’s door following a brawl with one of her aides.

# australia - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the “stupid” bill.

# australia - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From The42 Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal Committed

Folau ends speculation over future by signing new Wallabies deal

The Australia fullback will remain with the Waratahs until 2022 after penning a new long-term deal.

# australia - Friday 8 February, 2019

From The42 Michael Hoey and Paul Dunne lead the Irish charge at Vic Open Going Strong

Michael Hoey and Paul Dunne lead the Irish charge at Vic Open

Leona Maguire, meanwhile, also made the cut in the women’s event.

# australia - Thursday 7 February, 2019

A Mayo woman has died in a car crash in Australia

The woman is believed to be in her 20s.

# australia - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

R Kelly deletes tweet announcing Australia and New Zealand tour amid backlash

An Australian lawmaker wants the country to bar him from performing there if the concert plan goes forward.

# australia - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport Exit Door

'Where we see violence against women we'll act in the strongest terms' - NRL star kicked out of the sport

Ben Barba was sacked by his club and has now been deregistered by the NRL.

# australia - Monday 4 February, 2019

Crocodiles spotted in suburban streets after 'once-in-a-century floods' hit Australia

Police confirmed that crocodiles have been reported in flood waters in parts of Townsville.

# australia - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Once-in-a-century floods turn streets to rivers in northeastern Australia

Australia’s tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at this time of the year.

From The42 Ireland Rugby 7s make history in Sydney with fourth place finish at World Series History Makers

Ireland Rugby 7s make history in Sydney with fourth place finish at World Series

Two Irish players also featured in the 2019 World Series Dream Team for their performances in Australia.

# australia - Friday 1 February, 2019

January was Australia's hottest month ever

The record smashing month comes hot on the heels of the hottest December on record.

# australia - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Top Australian horse trainer arrested amid claims jockeys shocked horses into running faster

An unregistered firearm, cocaine and four Taser-like devices were seized by police in a dawn raid.

# australia - Friday 25 January, 2019

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

# australia - Thursday 24 January, 2019

People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia

Heat-stressed bats are falling from trees.

# australia - Monday 21 January, 2019

Young boy mauled by pack of dingoes that 'wanted blood'

The boy was running up a sand dune in Australia’s Fraser Island when he was attacked.

Australian police bust crime ring that stole over $1 million worth of baby formula

Six have been charged after an almost year-long investigation, police said.

# australia - Friday 18 January, 2019

Police in Australia arrest man over murder of Israeli student (21)

Aiia Maasarwe was the victim of a “horrendous, horrific attack”, police said

# australia - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From The42 Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message Socceroos This post contains videos

Ex-refugee leading the way for Australia on and off the pitch with brilliant mental health message

Awer Mabil’s story is an interesting one – as is his unique goal celebration.

Israeli student (21) murdered in Melbourne while on phone with sister

Aiia’s body was found early Wednesday near the campus of Melbourne University where she was studying.

# australia - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From The42 Wallabies star Kurtley Beale in hot water again as he apologises for powder video Statement

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale in hot water again as he apologises for powder video

Rugby Australia have released a statement.

The hottest 15 places in the world today are all in Australia as extreme heatwave rages on

Fruit is cooking from the inside out and wildlife is dying as temperatures continue to soar.

# australia - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

From The42 The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines Fardy Party

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines

The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.

# australia - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Australian man charged with sending dangerous parcels to embassies

Savas Avan appeared in a Melbourne court after being arrested at his home in rural Victoria state yesterday.

Woman and child rushed to hospital after being bitten by shark

Local media said the victims were a woman and young child playing in the shallow waters of the island’s Catseye Beach.

# australia - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her

The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.

Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies

The packages are not believed to be harmful.

# australia - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Two Irishmen charged with murder after man dies following attack in Sydney

A 66-year-old man died yesterday following injuries sustained in an attack in late December.

# australia - Monday 7 January, 2019

Thousands of Australians stung in bluebottle jellyfish invasion

Around 13,000 stings have been recorded in the past week.

# australia - Monday 31 December, 2018

Two Irish men charged over alleged assault in Sydney

The men appeared in court at the weekend.

# australia - Friday 28 December, 2018

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

# australia - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'I tell friends back home all the time that they should come over': Visa extension set to boost Irish-Australian migration

We spoke to the Irish community in Australia, and the Australian community in Ireland, to find out the effect new visa changes will have.

# australia - Monday 24 December, 2018

12 pubs in Bangkok and a beach barbeque in Sydney: How the Irish celebrate Christmas around the world

We spoke to some Irish people who will be spending Christmas day across the miles this year.

# australia - Friday 21 December, 2018

From The42 Towering Australia lock to join Toulouse Rory's Story

Towering Australia lock to join Toulouse

Rory Arnold will link up with the Top 14 club at the end of next year’s Rugby World Cup.

# australia - Thursday 20 December, 2018

From The42 'A dual role' - Phelan assures A-League side he's committed through Old Trafford stint Magic Mike

'A dual role' - Phelan assures A-League side he's committed through Old Trafford stint

‘It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world, I simply couldn’t turn it down – there’s obviously a few issues to sort through.’

# australia - Monday 17 December, 2018

From The42 Cheika survives as Wallabies coach, Johnson appointed Man At Work

Cheika survives as Wallabies coach, Johnson appointed

Australia lost nine of their 13 Tests in 2018.

# australia - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Palestinians slam Australia's move to recognise west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

A contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.

# australia - Friday 14 December, 2018

From The42 Mayo's 41-year-old marathon runner Sinead Diver wins Australian title at Zatopek 10,000m Down Under

Mayo's 41-year-old marathon runner Sinead Diver wins Australian title at Zatopek 10,000m

Diver won the 2018 Melbourne Marathon and has aspirations to represent Australia at the 2020 Olympics.

# australia - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

From The42 'He has to go' - Cheika's position 'untenable', says Wallabies legend Burke Matt Finish

'He has to go' - Cheika's position 'untenable', says Wallabies legend Burke

The Australia head coach is under pressure with less than a year to go before the World Cup kicks off.

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