- Today in History, 21/10
Highlights in history on this date:1872 - Adelaide becomes the first city in Australia to be connected to Europe by telegraph with the completion of ...
Daily Mail. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:08:07 +0100.
- Australia government stripped of majority after by-election rout
The Australian government will lose its one-seat majority in parliament with more than half the votes counted in a by-election late on Saturday, creating a potential political crisis for Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Reuters. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:02:05 -0400.
- Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government
Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed.
Trevor Marshallsea. Fox News. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:21:26 GMT.
- Australia government loses crucial vote, leaving Israel embassy move in doubt
Result in by-election snuffs out coalition's one-seat majority, sends country into period of political instability, diminishes prospects of mission relocating to Jerusalem
Times of Israel. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:02:22 +0000.
- Australia government suffers Wentworth by-election defeat
The ruling coalition's one-seat majority evaporates after it loses a by-election to an independent.
BBC News. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 10:51:23 GMT.
- Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues
SYDNEY (AP) - Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before opening the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continued their visit to Australia and the South Pacific. ...
Trevor Marshallsea. Washington Times. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:11:40 -0400.
- As royals visit Australia, calls for a republic grow
Australia's prime minister has said he has no plans to hold a referendum on the country becoming a republic, and that he still supports the country's links with the British monarchy.
Sky News. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:33:00 +0100.
- WATCH: World View: Missing journalist in Turkey, royals tour Australia
A journalist never left Turkey's Saudi Arabian consulate after he entered, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tour Australia the week of their baby news and more.
ABC News. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:22:28 -0400.
- Australia government braced for Wentworth by-election defeat
The ruling coalition's one-seat majority could evaporate if it loses the Wentworth by-election.
BBC News. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:20:41 GMT.
- Fashion festival showcase aims to redesign perception of Islamic fashion
Students from Indonesia and Australia collaborate on a unique collection of modest garments they hope will change the industry's perception of Islamic fashion.
Claire Campbell. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:42:02 +1100.
- Fishing for a reef walk?
Tourists can take a walk on the wild side with yellowtail fusiliers swimming around their feet at the Moore Reef, around 40km east of the city of Cairns in Australia.
Straits Times. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
- Man admits multiple rapes and month-long kidnap of UK backpacker in Australia
Marcus Allyn Keith Martin awaits sentencing for 'horrific and terrifying' assaults
Ellie Cullen. The Independent. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:16:43 +0000.
- Blood Test May Let Some Cancer Patients Skip Chemo
A blood test following cancer surgery may soon be able to tell patients if they can skip chemo and avoid its side effects, joint U.S.-Australian research revealed on Wednesday.
Newsmax. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:36:33 EDT.
- Owner of Danish communications giant at forefront of European tax scandal
The leadership of Australian bank MacQuarie, the majority shareholder in Danish telecommunications company TDC, personally approved an avoidance scheme that deprived European countries of billions of euros in tax income.
The Local. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:43:07 +0200.
- Australia Dispatch: Preserving a Culture by Protecting the Environment
The Dhimurru Rangers are one of more than 100 Indigenous groups spread across Australia who are removing thousands of pounds of plastic garbage from the beaches.
Photographs and Text By David Maurice Smith. New York Times. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:06 GMT.
- An Australian Woman Has Been Charged After Faking Cancer to Raise Money
She allegedly raised tens of thousands of dollars for a fraudulent GoFundMe page
Yahoo. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:40:01 -0400.
- Australians made over 19K privacy principle enquiries in 2017-18
2,947 privacy complaints were also received by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
ZDNet. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:34:42 +0000.
- Sri Lankan to sue Australia police after 'terror' charge dropped
Business student was accused of writing in a notebook plans to kill top Australian officials and 'lone wolf' attacks.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 02:49:27 GMT.
- Australia's spy agency warned ministers against Jerusalem embassy move
The warning came in light of the Prime Minister's announcement about a shift in his Middle East policy, and his decision to relocate Australia's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Post. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:39:08 GMT.
- Aussie abduction ring planned to sail mothers and kids to NZ
A secret parental abduction ring has been broken up by the Australian Federal Police, after a two-year investigation.The group is accused of financing and organising the abduction of children in breach of family law ...
New Zealand Herald. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:37:31 +1200.
The Commonwealth of Australia is a Southern Hemisphere nation which
occupies the continent of Australia and a number of nearby islands.
Its capital city is Canberra, and its national currency is the Australian
Dollar. English is the primary language spoken by Australians, and
in 2007, Australia's estimated population was 20,434,000.
For more news and information about Australia, visit the official
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