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# australia - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Right-wing anti-immigrant politician wears burqa in Australian parliament Pauline Hanson

Right-wing anti-immigrant politician wears burqa in Australian parliament

Pauline Hanson said she was highlighting the safety risks of wearing the garment.

# australia - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

McKenzie's surprise inclusion one of 6 All Blacks changes from Lions draw

Damian McKenzie has been handed the number 15 jersey for New Zealand’s Rugby Championship opener.

# australia - Monday 14 August, 2017

Barrett hails Lions wake-up call for All Blacks and brushes off kicking concerns

New Zealand drew with the British and Irish Lions, a result that Beauden Barrett believes was “just what we needed”.

From TheJournal.ie Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship Ancestry

Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship

Barnaby Joyce is the latest politician in Australia to fall victim of the obscure citizenship rule.

From The Daily Edge An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates' C'mon Now

An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates'

It really raises the question of whether same-sex marriage referendums are ethical.

# australia - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's important the government made it look like it was letting people 'have their say'' Marriage Equality

'It's important the government made it look like it was letting people 'have their say''

Australia could learn from the Irish experience, writes Dr Brian Tobin.

# australia - Friday 11 August, 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# australia - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney Wrwc 2017 This post contains videos

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win

Ireland face Australia in their opening fixture at the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Follow us for updates.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener

The Wallaroos will carry a direct threat and no little pedigree into UCD tonight, but all Irish cylinders are primed to fire.

# australia - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia

This week has been anything but normal for Claire Molloy, but she knows the drill from here on.

Ireland team named for World Cup opener against Australia

Tom Tierney’s side begin their campaign against the Wallaroos tomorrow evening at the UCD Bowl.

# australia - Monday 7 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Mystery critters' suspected of eating holes in boy's feet on Australian beach Melbourne

'Mystery critters' suspected of eating holes in boy's feet on Australian beach

The boy, Sam Kanizay, went for a short dip and emerged with bloody feet.

# australia - Friday 4 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia plane plot: Bomb plan was 'directed by senior Isis commander' Thwarted

Australia plane plot: Bomb plan was 'directed by senior Isis commander'

Police say they also foiled a second alleged plot involving a “chemical dispersion device”.

# australia - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener

The Wallaroos are low on experience, but in no shortage of confidence as they bring their Olympic gold medalists to the 15s game.

# australia - Monday 31 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Terror plot to bring down Australian plane may have involved 'bomb disguised as meat mincer' Sydney

Terror plot to bring down Australian plane may have involved 'bomb disguised as meat mincer'

Four men were arrested in connection with the alleged plot in Sydney on Saturday.

# australia - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australian PM says an 'elaborate terror plot' to bring down an airplane has been foiled Terrorist Threat

Australian PM says an 'elaborate terror plot' to bring down an airplane has been foiled

“The threat of terrorism is very real,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

# australia - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants Plague

Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants

“Our fire-ant fighters have finally been given the war chest they need,” an invasive species expert said.

# australia - Friday 28 July, 2017

Sonny Bill appeals suspension in bid to face Australia in Rugby Championship opener

The All Blacks believe their shortened warm-up fixture against Counties Manukau and Taranaki should count in SBW’s ban.

# australia - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Wallabies captain Moore set to retire from international rugby

The 34-year-old came close to a move to Munster in the past.

# australia - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years Little Swimmers

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.

From TheJournal.ie 'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court Melbourne

'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court

Cardinal George Pell made the denials despite the fact no pleas were required to be entered on his first appearance in Australian court.

# australia - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to Corkman who died in Australia after falling from a height Kristian Crowley

Tributes paid to Corkman who died in Australia after falling from a height

The 28-year-old was taken to a Melbourne city hospital on Sunday 16 July.

From The Daily Edge A family from Muff in Donegal appeared on an Australian gameshow and the host lost it Family Fortunes

# australia - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness Mental Health

Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness

Helplink is offering six online counselling appointments to Irish emigrants in need.

# australia - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New proof that modern humans first left Africa at least 65,000 years ago Origin Of The Species

New proof that modern humans first left Africa at least 65,000 years ago

Evidence from Australia shows Aboriginal people have been there longer than previously believed. .

# australia - Friday 14 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australian senator resigns after finding out he is a New Zealand citizen Strewth

Australian senator resigns after finding out he is a New Zealand citizen

The constitution states that a “citizen of a foreign power” is not eligible to be elected to the Australian Parliament.

# australia - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irishman critical after falling from construction site in Australia Brisbane

Irishman critical after falling from construction site in Australia

The man was resuscitated by colleagues after falling 20 metres onto concrete.

From TheJournal.ie Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions Plain Packaging

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions

The order comes after the failed attempt to sue the country over its plain packaging laws.

# australia - Monday 10 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges Court Case

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.

# australia - Friday 7 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Letter from Down Under: 'Our attorney general argued that people have the right to be bigots' Column

Letter from Down Under: 'Our attorney general argued that people have the right to be bigots'

I call it home but it’s a shame that Australia is still very much a work in progress, writes Irish emigrant Philip Lynch.

# australia - Friday 30 June, 2017

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield spend club record fee on Man City midfielder

Australian international Aaron Mooy joined City just 12 months ago.

# australia - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Johnny Depp may face perjury charges in Australia as ‘War on Terrier’ rumbles on Woof Justice

Johnny Depp may face perjury charges in Australia as ‘War on Terrier’ rumbles on

Depp was allegedly aware that he was breaking the law.

# australia - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Wallabies' late tries enough as they edge shaky win over Italy

Bernard Foley and Reece Hodge crossed as the clock ran down.

# australia - Thursday 22 June, 2017

VAR penalty decision helps Australia rescue Cameroon point Video Games This post contains videos

VAR penalty decision helps Australia rescue Cameroon point

Both sides now need to win their final match to have any hope of reaching the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

Cheika chops six as wounded Wallabies turn sights on Italy

Conor O’Shea is still ruing a missed opportunity against Fiji as he takes his team to Brisbane.

# australia - Monday 19 June, 2017

Michael Cheika using angry fan's Facebook rant to motivate his Australia squad

Michael Cheika called an irate fan who was moved to write a lengthy critique of the Wallabies’ pride in the jersey after their loss to Scotland.

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