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# australia - Sunday 17 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine seizure in Australia links Kinahans to European port and Colombian distributors Drug Money

Cocaine seizure in Australia links Kinahans to European port and Colombian distributors Exclusive

Their latest venture has hit a snag.

# australia - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win Bonus Boys This post contains videos

Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win

Israel Folau broke a six-Test scoring drought in a very important victory for the Wallabies.

From TheJournal.ie Another town scraps Australia Day, as politician compares it to celebrating Holocaust Aborigines

Another town scraps Australia Day, as politician compares it to celebrating Holocaust

The annual holiday commemorates the arrival of the country’s first British settlers in 1788.

# australia - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage

Australia star Israel Folau’s refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Actor Rebel Wilson wins Australia's largest ever defamation payout over 'completely false' articles Disgusting And Disgraceful

Actor Rebel Wilson wins Australia's largest ever defamation payout over 'completely false' articles

The 37-year-old said she was sacked from two films following the publication of the articles.

# australia - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum Explainer

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# australia - Friday 8 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign Opinion

What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign

The campaign needs to be a positive one which addresses people’s concerns, Mark Govern writes.

# australia - Sunday 3 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Part of a 'long-term trend', Australia had its hottest winter on record Scorcher

Part of a 'long-term trend', Australia had its hottest winter on record

Australia broke over 200 weather records last summer.

# australia - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones Trouble Brewing This post contains videos

America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones

A war of words has broken out over the colonisers’ treatment of Australia’s indigenous people in the late 18th century.

From TheJournal.ie Australia expands welfare card scheme that limits addicts' spending Goldfields

Australia expands welfare card scheme that limits addicts' spending

Critics have called the idea an “attempt to manage the money and hence lives of people living below or near the poverty line”.

# australia - Friday 1 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Jill Meagher murderer 'stabbed with fork' inside Australian prison Adrian Bayley

Jill Meagher murderer 'stabbed with fork' inside Australian prison

Adrian Bayley is currently detained at Barwon Prison in Victoria.

# australia - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australian placenames containing racist n-word are to be replaced with new names Colonial Times

Australian placenames containing racist n-word are to be replaced with new names

Ten towns in Queensland are set to be renamed.

# australia - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# australia - Thursday 24 August, 2017

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock Sbw

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock

New Zealand were not guilty of a “deliberate failure” to deal with Sonny Bill Williams’ blows to the head, according to SANZAAR.

From TheJournal.ie All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock Sbw

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock

New Zealand were not guilty of a “deliberate failure” to deal with Sonny Bill Williams’ blows to the head, according to SANZAAR.

# australia - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge Remembering the national institution that was 'Foreign Exchange' Foreign Exchange

Remembering the national institution that was 'Foreign Exchange'

Robert Sheehan, that you?

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final

New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Tom Tierney’s side faced Australia at Kingspan Stadium for a shot at the fifth-place play-off.

# australia - Saturday 19 August, 2017

'It's not going to stop us' - Cheika defiant despite home hammering against All Blacks

The Wallabies capitulated in today’s first half against New Zealand.

Ruthless All Blacks thrash Wallabies in Sydney with record points tally

Eight tries for New Zealand in today’s Rugby Championship opener at the Olympic Stadium.

All Blacks battling controversy again as Kaino drops out of Wallabies clash

New Zealand Rugby confirmed that Kaino left the camp today amid allegations he cheated on his wife.

# australia - Friday 18 August, 2017

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

# australia - Thursday 17 August, 2017

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.

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