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# australia - Yesterday’s News

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# australia - Monday 24 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries Queensland

Man snorkels headfirst into crocodile, escapes with only minor injuries

The waters surrounding Lizard Island in Queensland are a known hotspot for crocodiles.

# australia - Sunday 23 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia Wallaby Damned

Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia

The child got about 14 hours into a 4,000km journey.

# australia - Friday 21 April, 2017

Michael Conlan could fight in Australia this summer on undercard of Pacquiao's title defence

The bout would take place in Brisbane in July.

# australia - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen Strewth

After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen

Last year, nearly 4,000 Irish people became citizens.

# australia - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australian government to consider shark cull after death of 17-year-old Shark Attack

Australian government to consider shark cull after death of 17-year-old

Laeticia Brouwer was surfing with her father when she was attacked.

# australia - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa Irish Abroad

Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa

Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.

# australia - Monday 17 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 17-year-old girl killed by shark off Australian coast Shark Attack

17-year-old girl killed by shark off Australian coast

The girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked.

Wallabies and Toulon wing Drew Mitchell announces his decision to retire

Only two players have scored more Rugby World Cup tries than Australia’s Mitchell, who is set to end his illustrious career.

# australia - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge The Australian police had the best comeback to David O'Doherty's plea for help on Twitter Long Arm

# australia - Monday 10 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australian rapper ran into the sea after running up €420 bill at seafood restaurant Gold Coast

Australian rapper ran into the sea after running up €420 bill at seafood restaurant

Police were towed to the man on the back of jet-skis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Zero prospect' of recovery after Great Barrier Reef decimated by the heat and Cyclone Debbie Coral

'Zero prospect' of recovery after Great Barrier Reef decimated by the heat and Cyclone Debbie

The damage caused by Cyclone Debbie could be severe, say scientists.

# australia - Sunday 9 April, 2017

South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby

The drastic restructure comes amid financial losses and widespread fan discontent over the confusing and unbalanced competition.

# australia - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia makes 'largest ever' seizure of crystal meth PLANKS OF WOOD

Australia makes 'largest ever' seizure of crystal meth

“We are working internationally and nationally to catch these merchants of death, these people who traffic in ice.”

# australia - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods Cyclone Debbie

Bodies of mother and young children pulled from river as Australia is devastated by floods

At least five people are now confirmed dead.

From TheJournal.ie Australia halts cargo of snakes, vipers and tarantulas labelled as '2 pair shoes' Snakes On A Plane

Australia halts cargo of snakes, vipers and tarantulas labelled as '2 pair shoes'

Australia’s Border Force cleared things up: “Things you can post to Australia…”

# australia - Sunday 2 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Emigrating to Australia: 'I’ve learned that home is home' Column

Emigrating to Australia: 'I’ve learned that home is home'

Moving to Australia at just eleven was daunting but taught me lots about myself, writes Aimee Murphy.

# australia - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'People have lost everything': Australian towns face worst flooding seen in a century Cyclone Debbie

# australia - Thursday 30 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Paradise lost: Whitsundays in tatters after Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc Roofs Ripped Away

Paradise lost: Whitsundays in tatters after Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc

The military has mobilised 1,300 soldiers to help assess the full extent of damage and help the clean-up.

From TheJournal.ie Fears cyclone will turn parts of Great Barrier Reef into 'underwater wasteland' Cyclone Debbie

Fears cyclone will turn parts of Great Barrier Reef into 'underwater wasteland'

Ongoing inclement conditions mean the extent of the damage from Debbie is not yet known.

# australia - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Like a war zone': Tourist areas badly hit as Cyclone Debbie ravages Australia coast Airlie Beach

'Like a war zone': Tourist areas badly hit as Cyclone Debbie ravages Australia coast

Some areas have been drenched with half a year’s worth of rain in 48 hours.

# australia - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters Australia with 270km gusts Destructive Gusts

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters Australia with 270km gusts

The full force of the cyclone is already being felt in popular tourist destinations.

# australia - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Australian rugby to trial more stringent 'blue card' system for concussion

Players with a suspected concussion will not be allowed return in the same match.

# australia - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Security consultant denies All Blacks 'bugging' charge

Adrian Gard was charged after a device was discovered ahead of New Zealand’s Sydney Test against the Wallabies in August.

# australia - Monday 20 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australian teen who jumped into river for dare escapes crocodile attack by punching it in the head Croc-y Balboa

Australian teen who jumped into river for dare escapes crocodile attack by punching it in the head

He had jumped into the river as a dare while “revelling with friends”.

# australia - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane Australia

Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane

She was listening to music as she dozed, about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne when it happened.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police looking for two men with Irish accents after elderly people scammed Serious Assault

Australian police looking for two men with Irish accents after elderly people scammed

There have been at least four linked offences reported to police in the last week.

# australia - Thursday 9 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who posed as Justin Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences Australia

Man who posed as Justin Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences

The charges include rape, indecent treatment of children and making child exploitation material.

# australia - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Melbourne trials 'female' traffic lights Stop And Go This post contains a poll

Melbourne trials 'female' traffic lights

The move was made as part of an attempt to “reduce unconscious bias”.

From TheJournal.ie British backpacker rescued from two-month hostage ordeal in Australia Queensland

British backpacker rescued from two-month hostage ordeal in Australia

Police, who found the young woman during a random traffic stop, say she was beaten, raped and choked.

# australia - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie "He put a smile on everyone's face": Irishman killed in Sydney laid to rest in Enniscorthy DAVID WALSH

"He put a smile on everyone's face": Irishman killed in Sydney laid to rest in Enniscorthy

David Walsh’s fiancée Tina Cahill has been charged with his murder.

# australia - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach Australia This post contains videos

'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach

Some beaches in the Kurnell area have now been closed to swimmers.

# australia - Monday 27 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government Inquiry

'A living hell' - abuse inquiry hears of thousands of lone children shipped abroad by British government

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 children from institutions and poor families were shipped to Australia from 1922 to 1967.

# australia - Friday 24 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of anti-venom Australia

Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of anti-venom

10-year-old Matthew Mitchell was bitten on his finger by a deadly Funnel Web Spider that had been hiding in his shoe.

# australia - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre Tragedy

Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

The plane crashed not long after take-off.

# australia - Monday 20 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne airport Australia

Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne airport

Local reports say that around five people were on board.

# australia - Sunday 19 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish woman to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of fiancé in Sydney DAVID WALSH

Irish woman to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of fiancé in Sydney

25-year-old Cathrina Cahill made no application for bail in court this morning.

# australia - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney Australia

Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney

The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.

# australia - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Elderly German tourists found dead in Australian outback after wandering off path Trephina Gorge

Elderly German tourists found dead in Australian outback after wandering off path

The couple had been missing for days.

# australia - Monday 13 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people Heartbreaking

Australians warned about Valentine's Day romance scams that target lonely older people

Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of cheating.

# australia - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Security consultant charged with public mischief for bugging All Blacks in Sydney

The revelation that New Zealand’s meetings had been bugged caused serious tension between the unions.

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