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#Australia

# australia - Thursday 4 July, 2019

From The42 Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer Comeback Kid

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer

Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.

Australian student detained in North Korea surfaces in Beijing airport in 'very good' spirits

Alek Sigley disappeared without a trace around 23 June.

# australia - Monday 24 June, 2019

Buildings shake and workers flee in Australian city of Darwin after powerful earthquake hits Down Under This post contains videos

Buildings shake and workers flee in Australian city of Darwin after powerful earthquake hits

The epicentre of the earthquake was in a remote part of Indonesia.

From The42 Israel Folau's GoFundMe campaign shut down for breaching terms Refund

Israel Folau's GoFundMe campaign shut down for breaching terms

After receiving more than 700,000 Australian dollars in donations, the page was shut down due to a violation.

# australia - Saturday 22 June, 2019

From The42 Norway keep their cool in shoot-out to advance past Australia Women's World Cup

Norway keep their cool in shoot-out to advance past Australia

The Matildas bow out of the tournament after failing from the spot.

# australia - Thursday 20 June, 2019

From The42 'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs Australia This post contains videos

'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs

The sacked rugby player is hoping to raise $3 million to aid his legal battle against Rugby Australia.

# australia - Friday 14 June, 2019

From The42 Another blow for the Wallabies as Kerevi joins post-World Cup exodus Turning Japanese

Another blow for the Wallabies as Kerevi joins post-World Cup exodus

In better news for Australia, Tevita Kuridrani has opted to extend his contract with the Brumbies.

From The42 Australia will play at 2020 Copa America after accepting invitation Guests

Australia will play at 2020 Copa America after accepting invitation

Australia will feature at next year’s Copa America for the first time in their history.

# australia - Thursday 13 June, 2019

From The42 Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup Saga

Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup

The former Wallabies fullback was fired by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic comments on social media.

# australia - Sunday 9 June, 2019

From The42 Juventus ace fires Italy to remarkable comeback win as they end 20-year World Cup absence in style The Late Late Show This post contains videos

Juventus ace fires Italy to remarkable comeback win as they end 20-year World Cup absence in style

Barbara Bonansea’s 95th-minute goal broke Australian hearts.

# australia - Saturday 8 June, 2019

From The42 Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager Champion

Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager

Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.

# australia - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

From The42 Ireland head coach sees room for improvement as focus shifts to 'physical' Australia Up Next

Ireland head coach sees room for improvement as focus shifts to 'physical' Australia

Noel McNamara’s side made a positive start to the World Rugby U20 Championship by seeing off England.

Australian police search public broadcaster headquarters amid media crackdown

Police targeted three journalists involved in a two-year-old investigative report.

Cardinal George Pell begins appeal against child sexual assault conviction

Pell is most senior Catholic ever jailed for child sex abuse.

# australia - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Four people killed and two injured in Darwin shooting

The attack was not believed to be terror-related.

# australia - Monday 3 June, 2019

Cardinal George Pell to appeal against his convictions for sex attacks on two choirboys

The most senior figure in the Catholic church to be convicted of historical child sexual offences, Pell was sentenced in March to six years in prison.

# australia - Sunday 2 June, 2019

From The42 Top-10 finish for Ireland 7s in 30-degree Paris heat as Olympic qualification countdown continues Feel The Burn This post contains videos

Top-10 finish for Ireland 7s in 30-degree Paris heat as Olympic qualification countdown continues

Anthony Eddy’s side were hit with injuries heading into the Challenge Trophy final where they lost out to Canada.

# australia - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

From The42 Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness Gold Standard

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

# australia - Thursday 23 May, 2019

From The42 Socceroos call-up for Aussie-born midfielder whose parents hail from Dublin Recognition

Socceroos call-up for Aussie-born midfielder whose parents hail from Dublin

Brandon O’Neill registered on Ireland’s radar during Martin O’Neill’s tenure as national team manager.

# australia - Sunday 19 May, 2019

From The42 Wallabies hooker withdrawn from training camp amid drink-driving allegations Investigation

Wallabies hooker withdrawn from training camp amid drink-driving allegations

Waratahs player Tolu Latu is among the contenders to make Australia’s squad for the World Cup.

# australia - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals

Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.

# australia - Friday 17 May, 2019

From The42 Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments CONFIRMED

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

The fullback has 72 hours to appeal.

# australia - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

From The42 Connacht sign exciting Australian Sevens wing Reaquainted This post contains videos

Connacht sign exciting Australian Sevens wing

Head coach Andy Friend has previously worked with 25-year-old John Porch.

# australia - Thursday 9 May, 2019

A 36-year-old Irish man has been killed in a multi-vehicle collision in Australia

The collision involved a lorry and 10 other vehicles.

There's a typo on the new Australian $50 note (but 46 million of them are already printed)

In circulation since October, the note spells the word responsibility incorrectly.

# australia - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

From daytime to midnight in minutes: Massive dust storm engulfs Australian town Mildura This post contains videos

From daytime to midnight in minutes: Massive dust storm engulfs Australian town

Strong winds in the region whipped up the dust which then covered the Victoria town.

# australia - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Irish couple facing deportation from Australia because son has cystic fibrosis lose appeal

The couple are holding out hope that Australia’s Immigration Minister will intervene.

From The42 Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach Rugby Australia

Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach

No sanction has yet been decided, though it is possible that the rugby star’s contact termination could stand.

# australia - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

From The42 'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class' Western Way

'It's something as a child you dream of. To do that alongside my sister in Australia is class'

From the west of Ireland to the West Coast Eagles, Mayo sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly on seizing the opportunity of a lifetime.

# australia - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Hard-right Australian politician resigns over strip club footage showing him groping women

The former Queensland minister, Steve Dickson, had been running for federal Senate seat on 18 May.

# australia - Sunday 28 April, 2019

From The42 Mayo's 42-year-old runner Sinead Diver finishes seventh at London Marathon and qualifies for Olympics London Marathon

Mayo's 42-year-old runner Sinead Diver finishes seventh at London Marathon and qualifies for Olympics

The Belmullet native will now represent Australia at the 2020 Olympic Games.

# australia - Friday 19 April, 2019

From The42 Family, friends and GAA stars salute Mayo native set for landmark 150th AFL appearance on Sunday Pearce Hanley

Family, friends and GAA stars salute Mayo native set for landmark 150th AFL appearance on Sunday

Pearce Hanley will become the fifth Irish player to hit the 150 mark.

# australia - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

From The42 Sport is inclusive and well-paid sportsmen must meet that standard — Gordon D'Arcy on Folau Privileged Position

Sport is inclusive and well-paid sportsmen must meet that standard — Gordon D'Arcy on Folau

The Australia star was sacked by his rugby union over an image he shared listing homosexuals among people bound for ‘hell’.

From The42 Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments Sacking

Folau fights Rugby Australia sacking over anti-gay comments

The Wallabies star has requested a code of conduct hearing.

# australia - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Julian Assange could be extradited to Australia, his father says

John Shipton reportedly visited his son every Christmas at the Ecuadorian embassy, where Assange had sought refuge since 2012.

# australia - Friday 12 April, 2019

From The42 Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts Support

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts

A statement from Saracens says that the England player’s post is ‘inconsistent’ with the club’s values, and they will be handling the matter internally.

# australia - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Actor Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against Australian newspaper

The Daily Telegraph claimed the actor had inappropriately touched a female co-star.

# australia - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Egg Boy' won't be charged for throwing egg at senator over Christchurch comments

Will Connolly hit the senator with a egg, who then hit the teenager before being wrestled to the ground.

# australia - Friday 5 April, 2019

Judge orders that mosque terror attack suspect undergoes mental health assessments

Brenton Tarrant has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder.

# australia - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Tech companies face fines and jail time if they fail to remove violent content under new Australia law

It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand on 15 March.