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Summary.     Click for More > New sanctions target North Korea Thousands at Irwin memorial event Cleric in dress furore  Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali was saying that some women are attracting sexual assault by the way they dress Kylie Minogue returning to stage Australia overturns cloning ban Aussies regain Ashes from England
Henin-Hardenne beats Sharapova Unseeded Cypriot makes Open final Federer reaches Australian final Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian Federer triumph in Australian Open   New Abu Ghraib images broadcast  An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing US abuse of prisoners Commonwealth Games begin Massive cyclone hits Australia Cyclone 'like atom bomb'   The worst storm to hit Australia in decades has wreaked its northeastern coast, mowing down crops Thousands homeless after cyclone Cyclone cleanup begins Trapped miners rescued  Brant Webb and Todd Russell have been rescued from a gold mine after being trapped underground for 2 weeks Warming 'threat to Asian security' Ogilvy wins Open for maiden major Totti puts Italy through over Australia ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal 'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack
Jan.25   Melbourne
Jan.26   Melbourne
Jan.27   Melbourne
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Jan.29   Melbourne
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Mar.19   Queensland
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Mar.21   Queensland
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Jun.12   Sydney
Jun.18   New York
Jun.26   Germany
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Nov.10   Sydney
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Rain cools bushfires Dubai ruler dies in Australia First meeting for 'Kyoto rival' Private firms 'can help climate' Bus crash kills six Australian tourists   Henin-Hardenne beats Sharapova  Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the Australian Open final Unseeded Cypriot makes Open final  Marcos Baghdatis is rallying to beat No. 4 David Nalbandian 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4   Federer reaches Australian final  Top-seeded is beating No. 21 Nicolas Kiefer for the 7th consecutive time, 6-3, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian  Amelie Mauresmo collected her first Grand Slam title, leading Henin-Hardenne 6-1, 2-0 and 0-30   Federer triumph in Australian Open  Roger Federer won his 7th Grand Slam title, overcoming a challenge from Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 Angry U.S. wants envoys' answers Australian men sentenced to death   New Abu Ghraib images broadcast


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Sydney
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Jan.6    U.S. beat Dutch 2-1 to claim Hopman Cup
Jan.9  Mauritania  Australian rider killed on rally
Jan.10   Sydney
  Sydney
Jan.11   Cairo
Jan.15  Melbourne  Teen bounces Venus from Australian Open
Jan.17  Melbourne  Hingis sharp in opener
Jan.19  Melbourne  Roddick, Sharapova breeze into 16
Jan.21  Melbourne  Hingis reached fourth round
Jan.22  Melbourne  Roddick ousted; Davenport advanced
Jan.23  Melbourne  Federer survives scare from Haas
Jan.24  Melbourne  Sharapova into semis; Davenport out
Jan.25   Melbourne  
Jan.26   Melbourne  
Jan.27   Melbourne  
  Melbourne  
Jan.29   Melbourne  
 Melbourne  Hingis, Bhupathi secure mixed doubles title


February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   U.S. Senate
Feb.13   Indonesia
Feb.15    
  An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing US abuse of prisoners
 Turin  Begg-Smith breaks Australia's duck   Sydney Bird flu 'could take 142m lives'

March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.15   Melbourne   Commonwealth Games begin  The 18th Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in a colorful and emotional ceremony   Sydney Rice: Iran 'terror's central bank'
Mar.19   Australia faces Katrina-type cyclone   Queensland     Massive cyclone hits Australia  Tropical Cyclone Larry slammed into the northeastern coast, causing widespread power outages Mar.20       Cyclone 'like atom bomb' Map of Queensland Australia
  The worst storm to hit Australia in decades has wreaked its northeastern coast, mowing down crops
      Thousands homeless after cyclone  Troops began moving aid to the town of Innisfail on Tuesday as streets littered with rubble and mangled roofs Mar.21   Queensland     Cyclone cleanup begins  After their town was torn apart by a terrifying cyclone the people of Innisfail start to barbecue Mar.22  Melbourne  Athletes 'go missing from Games' Mar.28  South Africa  Warne spins Aussies to series win Mar.30   Cyclone Glenda hits Australia

April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Melbourne  Alonso wins Australian GP Apr.2   China to buy Australian uranium
Apr.12   Howard denies Iraq bribe warnings Apr.30   Tasmania miner rescue under way

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.6   Rescuers within meters of miners
May.7   Dramatic rescue bid in final phase May.8     Trapped miners rescued
  Brant Webb and Todd Russell have been rescued from a gold mine after being trapped underground for 2 weeks
 Prime Minister Howard: the rescue was a 'wonderful demonstration of Australian mateship'. Initial accident on 25 April caused when a tremor dislodged rocks. Rescuers took a week to bring them out. Larry Knight, a 3rd miner died.
May.24   Australians head for East Timor
May.27   Australia beefs up E Timor force

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Australia makes Timor healing bid
Jun.12   Sydney   Warming 'threat to Asian security'  Sydney-based think tank: Rapid global warming poses security threats to the Asia Pacific region Jun.18  Germany  Brazil 2-0 Australia   New York   Ogilvy wins Open for maiden major  Australian took advantage of poor finishes by Mickelson and Montgomerie to claim his maiden major title Jun.22  Germany  Australia progress over Croatia Jun.25   Sydney Kidman, Urban tie knot Jun.26   Germany     Totti puts Italy through over Australia  Francesco Totti scored a lLast-gasp penalty in the stoppage time to give 10-man Italy a 1-0 win in the second round

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.7  France  McEwen sprints to third stage win Jul.30   PM Howard to go for fifth term


August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.25     ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal  Darrell Hair offered to resign in exchange for $500,000 Aug.28    Buchanan quitting Australian role

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4     'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack
  Steve Irwin enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures
 The tape shows Irwin pulling the barb left by a stingray's tail from his chest moments before his death Irwin was regarded by Australians as a national treasure
Sep.5   Tape 'shows Irwin's last moments'   Irwin family ponder state funeral Sep.18   Japan     New sanctions target North Korea  Japan and Australia have announced new financial sanctions, stepping up pressure over missile tests Sep.19     Thousands at Irwin memorial event  More than 5,000 people have attended a memorial service for the television naturalist, who was killed 2 weeks ago Sep.30  Melbourne  West Coast beats Sydney in AFL title

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.25     Cleric in dress furore
  Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali was saying that some women are attracting sexual assault by the way they dress


November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5  US Georgia  Scott survives shaky finish to win Nov.10   Sydney   Kylie Minogue returning to stage  Pop star is returning to the stage for her first concert since being treated for breast cancer Nov.20  Sydney  Swimmer Ian Thorpe retires at 24 Nov.23    Ponting puts Australia well on top Nov.27   Australia seals victory over England

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.5   Defeated England reduced to Ashes
Dec.6     Australia overturns cloning ban  The parliament has lifted a ban on cloning human embryos for stem cell research, despite opposition from the PM Dec.8   Melbourne Martyn in shock Ashes retirement Dec.17   Western Australia   Aussies regain Ashes from England   Australia bowled out England for 350 to seal a 206-run victory in the third test in Perth Dec.27   Melbourne Australia wins 4th Ashes test


Australians head for East Timor Australia beefs up E Timor force Australia makes Timor healing bid Rain cools bushfires First meeting for 'Kyoto rival' Bus crash kills six Australian tourists Bird flu 'could take 142m lives' Australia faces Katrina-type cyclone   Massive cyclone hits Australia  Tropical Cyclone Larry slammed into the northeastern coast, causing widespread power outages   Cyclone 'like atom bomb' Map of Queensland Australia




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Jan.1   Sydney
Jan.10   Sydney
Jan.11   Cairo
Feb.15   Sydney
Mar.19  
Mar.19   Queensland
Mar.20  
  The worst storm to hit Australia in decades has wreaked its northeastern coast, mowing down crops
Mar.20     Thousands homeless after cyclone
  Troops began moving aid to the town of Innisfail on Tuesday as streets littered with rubble and mangled roofs Mar.21   Queensland   Cyclone cleanup begins
  After their town was torn apart by a terrifying cyclone the people of Innisfail start to barbecue Mar.22  Melbourne  Athletes 'go missing from Games' Mar.30   Cyclone Glenda hits Australia Apr.30   Tasmania miner rescue under way May.6   Rescuers within meters of miners May.7   Dramatic rescue bid in final phase May.8   Trapped miners rescued
  Brant Webb and Todd Russell have been rescued from a gold mine after being trapped underground for 2 weeks
 Prime Minister Howard: the rescue was a 'wonderful demonstration of Australian mateship'. Initial accident on 25 April caused when a tremor dislodged rocks. Rescuers took a week to bring them out. Larry Knight, a 3rd miner died.
Jun.12   Sydney Warming 'threat to Asian security'  Sydney-based think tank: Rapid global warming poses security threats to the Asia Pacific region Sep.4   'Croc Hunter' died in stingray attack
  Steve Irwin enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures
 The tape shows Irwin pulling the barb left by a stingray's tail from his chest moments before his death Irwin was regarded by Australians as a national treasure
Sep.5   Tape 'shows Irwin's last moments'



Australia, 2006 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.10   Sydney First meeting for 'Kyoto rival'
Jan.10   Sydney Private firms 'can help climate' Apr.2   China to buy Australian uranium Jun.25   Sydney Kidman, Urban tie knot Sep.18   Japan   New sanctions target North Korea  Japan and Australia have announced new financial sanctions, stepping up pressure over missile tests Nov.10   Sydney Kylie Minogue returning to stage  Pop star is returning to the stage for her first concert since being treated for breast cancer



Australia, 2006 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.6    U.S. beat Dutch 2-1 to claim Hopman Cup Jan.9  Mauritania  Australian rider killed on rally Jan.15  Melbourne  Teen bounces Venus from Australian Open Jan.17  Melbourne  Hingis sharp in opener Jan.19  Melbourne  Roddick, Sharapova breeze into 16 Jan.21  Melbourne  Hingis reached fourth round Jan.22  Melbourne  Roddick ousted; Davenport advanced Jan.23  Melbourne  Federer survives scare from Haas Jan.24  Melbourne  Sharapova into semis; Davenport out Jan.25   Melbourne   Henin-Hardenne beats Sharapova  Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the Australian Open final Jan.26   Melbourne Unseeded Cypriot makes Open final  Marcos Baghdatis is rallying to beat No. 4 David Nalbandian 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 Jan.27   Melbourne   Federer reaches Australian final  Top-seeded is beating No. 21 Nicolas Kiefer for the 7th consecutive time, 6-3, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 Jan.27   Melbourne Amelie Mauresmo wins Australian  Amelie Mauresmo collected her first Grand Slam title, leading Henin-Hardenne 6-1, 2-0 and 0-30 Jan.29   Melbourne   Federer triumph in Australian Open  Roger Federer won his 7th Grand Slam title, overcoming a challenge from Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 Jan.29  Melbourne  Hingis, Bhupathi secure mixed doubles title Feb.15  Turin  Begg-Smith breaks Australia's duck Mar.15   Melbourne Commonwealth Games begin  The 18th Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in a colorful and emotional ceremony Mar.22  Melbourne  Athletes 'go missing from Games' Mar.28  South Africa  Warne spins Aussies to series win Apr.1  Melbourne  Alonso wins Australian GP Jun.18  Germany  Brazil 2-0 Australia Jun.18   New York Ogilvy wins Open for maiden major  Australian took advantage of poor finishes by Mickelson and Montgomerie to claim his maiden major title Jun.22  Germany  Australia progress over Croatia Jun.26   Germany   Totti puts Italy through over Australia  Francesco Totti scored a lLast-gasp penalty in the stoppage time to give 10-man Italy a 1-0 win in the second round Jul.7  France  McEwen sprints to third stage win Aug.25   ICC reveals Hair 'quit' proposal  Darrell Hair offered to resign in exchange for $500,000 Aug.28    Buchanan quitting Australian role Sep.30  Melbourne  West Coast beats Sydney in AFL title Nov.5  US Georgia  Scott survives shaky finish to win Nov.20  Sydney  Swimmer Ian Thorpe retires at 24 Nov.23    Ponting puts Australia well on top Nov.27   Australia seals victory over England
Dec.5   Defeated England reduced to Ashes Dec.8   Melbourne Martyn in shock Ashes retirement Dec.17   Western Australia Aussies regain Ashes from England   Australia bowled out England for 350 to seal a 206-run victory in the third test in Perth Dec.27   Melbourne Australia wins 4th Ashes test



Australia, 2006 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.13   Indonesia Australian men sentenced to death




Australia, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.3   Dubai ruler dies in Australia
Feb.1   U.S. Senate Angry U.S. wants envoys' answers Feb.15     New Abu Ghraib images broadcast
  An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing US abuse of prisoners
Mar.15   Sydney Rice: Iran 'terror's central bank' Apr.12   Howard denies Iraq bribe warnings Jun.2   Australia makes Timor healing bid Jul.30   PM Howard to go for fifth term Sep.5   Irwin family ponder state funeral Sep.19   Thousands at Irwin memorial event  More than 5,000 people have attended a memorial service for the television naturalist, who was killed 2 weeks ago Oct.25   Cleric in dress furore
  Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali was saying that some women are attracting sexual assault by the way they dress
Dec.6   Australia overturns cloning ban  The parliament has lifted a ban on cloning human embryos for stem cell research, despite opposition from the PM