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Summary.     Click for More > Boat sinks off Christmas Island   A boat carrying an estimated 150 people has capsized north of Christmas Island, a week after an asylum-seeker boat sank in the area Nazi suspect wins Australia case Australian church admits abuse Half of coral lost from Barrier Reef   Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years, a new study shows Elephant crushes Australian zookeeper Thousands enjoy Australia eclipse Fears for missing girl after crocodile attack Canberra sorry for military abuse Kate hoax nurse death a 'tragedy' Hospital slams radio station over prank call Kate hoax station orders review Watchdog opens royal hoax inquiry
Nadal beats Federer in semi Mob threatens Australian prime minister Sharapova-Azarenka in final Djokovic wins epic semifinal against Murray Azarenka crowned Open champ   Djokovic beats Nadal in Australian epic  Novak Djokovic cemented his place at the top of men's tennis by outlasting Rafael Nadal in a five-set epic to retain his Australian Open title Australians urged to flee flooding Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns  Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has resigned amid widespread reports of a leadership tussle between him and Prime Minister Julia Gil... Australia PM sets out Afghan exit plan Dingo to blame for Australian baby's death Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia Map of Christmas Island Australia
Jan.26   Melbourne
 
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Jan.27   Melbourne
Jan.28   Melbourne
Jan.29   Melbourne
Feb.6   Queensland
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  A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia. A merchant ship was diverted to the scene
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Sep.21   Melbourne
Oct.2   Queensland
Oct.19   Sydney
Nov.13   Queensland
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Dec.7   Melbourne
Dec.8   London
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Meal with deadly mushrooms kills 2 Cyclone prompts ports and oil fields to close   Nadal beats Federer in semi  World No. 2 Rafael Nadal battled from behind to win another epic encounter with his great rival and earn a place in the Australian Open fina...   Mob threatens Australian prime minister Map of Canberra Australia  Security officers dragged Julia Gillard out of a Canberra restaurant after an angry mob of protesters surrounded the building   Sharapova-Azarenka in final  Azarenka: 6-4 1-6 6-3 semifinal win over defending champion Kim Clijsters. Sharapova secured her place in the title match with a 6-2 3-6 6-4... Djokovic wins epic semifinal against Murray  The Serbian was made to fight much harder before finally triumphing 6-3 3-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 7-5 in four hours and 50 minutes   Azarenka crowned Open champ Map of Victoria Australia  Victoria Azarenka has claimed her first grand slam title after comprehensively beating Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-0 in the final of the Australian Open   Djokovic beats Nadal in Australian epic


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6  
Jan.11   Western Australia
Jan.15  Western Australia  Australia secure series win over India
Jan.16  Melbourne  Federer, Nadal smoothing over rift
Jan.22  Melbourne  Clijsters, Federer to Aussie quarters
 Melbourne  Unseeded Makarova upsets Serena Williams
Jan.24  Melbourne  Champion Clijsters ousts No. 1 Wozniacki
 Melbourne  Kvitova, Sharapova into Aussie semis
Jan.26   Melbourne  
   
  Melbourne  
Jan.27   Melbourne  
Jan.28   Melbourne  
Jan.29   Melbourne  
  Novak Djokovic cemented his place at the top of men's tennis by outlasting Rafael Nadal in a five-set epic to retain his Australian Open title
 The world #1 edged a gripping battle with the second seed 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 in 5 hours 53 minutes to wi


February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4   Flooding strands thousands in east. Australia
Feb.5   Queensland Military aircraft dispatched in floods Feb.6   Queensland   Australians urged to flee flooding Map of St. George Queensland Australia  Australian authorities pleaded with hundreds of people who had chosen to remain in a town in the path of rising flood waters to vacate their homes Feb.21     Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns
  Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has resigned amid widespread reports of a leadership tussle between him and Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Feb.22   Australia PM Gillard calls leadership ballot
Feb.23   Australian rivals set up leadership clash Feb.26   Australia's Gillard survives challenge

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6   Queensland La Nina to blame for Australian floods
Mar.17  Melbourne  Melbourne hosts Australian Grand Prix    Thorpe fails in bid to qualify for Olympics Mar.18  Melbourne  Button claims opening Australian Grand Prix win Mar.27   Apple offers new iPad refunds

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4   Western Australia 4 fatal shark attacks in 7 months off Australia
Apr.16     Australia PM sets out Afghan exit plan Map of Canberra Australia  Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Australia will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan earlier than planned Apr.29   Billionaire to build Titanic II

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.27  Monaco  Webber in brilliant Monaco win

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Melbourne Hundreds of sheep rain down on cars
Jun.11     Dingo to blame for Australian baby's death Map of Darwin Australia  A coroner ruled that a dingo, a wild dog native to Australia, caused the death of Azaria Chamberlain more than 30 years ago Jun.21     Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia Map of Christmas Island Australia
  A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia. A merchant ship was diverted to the scene
  Search for Australia sinking survivors Jun.22   110 rescued from capsized boat near Australia Jun.26     Boat sinks off Christmas Island Map of Christmas Island Australia
  A boat carrying an estimated 150 people has capsized north of Christmas Island, a week after an asylum-seeker boat sank in the area
Jun.27   Scores rescued from water after ship capsizes Jun.30   Australia enacts carbon-tax law

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.15   Western Australia Surfer killed in shark attack off Australian coast
Jul.30   Sydney Australia in record drugs seizure

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4   Exotic breeds freed from Tasmania zoo
Aug.8   London Pearson wins gold in 100-meter hurdles Aug.12   Asylum panel recommends offshore processing Aug.14       Nazi suspect wins Australia case   Charles Zentai has won his legal fight against the Australian government's attempts to extradite him to face trial in Hungary Aug.15   Australia 1st nation to require tobacco 'plain packaging' Aug.22   Qantas posts $256m annual loss Aug.29   'No Indians, Asians' job ad sparks anger

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.21   Melbourne   Australian church admits abuse   The Roman Catholic Church in the state of Victoria has confirmed that more than 600 children have been sexually abused by its priests since the...

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Queensland   Half of coral lost from Barrier Reef
Map of Great Barrier Reef Australia
  Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years, a new study shows
Oct.19   Sydney     Elephant crushes Australian zookeeper   A female zookeeper was seriously injured after being 'pinned' to a post by a young male Asian elephant during a routine training session at Taronga... Oct.28   Melbourne Lorenzo wraps up MotoGP title

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.13   Queensland   Thousands enjoy Australia eclipse  Tens of thousands of tourists and astronomers gathered in northern Australia to glimpse a rare total solar eclipse Nov.17     Fears for missing girl after crocodile attack   Australian police looking for a missing child say they have found what appear to be human remains inside a crocodile Nov.25     Canberra sorry for military abuse  Australia's government has apologised to victims of abuse in the military, after a probe that saw hundreds of claims of mistreatment made

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.7   Melbourne   Kate hoax nurse death a 'tragedy'   The death of a nurse who took a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge was a 'tragedy', the Australian radio station which broadcast it has... Dec.8   London   Hospital slams radio station over prank call  Many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook Dec.9     Kate hoax station orders review   The Australian radio station at the centre of the UK royal hospital hoax death says it is going to review its broadcasting practices Dec.12     Watchdog opens royal hoax inquiry  The Australian media watchdog has launched an inquiry into the hoax call to the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being tre... Dec.28   Spain Nadal will not play Australian Open
Dec.29   Cricket 'revolutionary' Greig passes away


Military aircraft dispatched in floods Australia PM sets out Afghan exit plan Map of Canberra Australia  Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Australia will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan earlier than planned   Nazi suspect wins Australia case   Charles Zentai has won his legal fight against the Australian government's attempts to extradite him to face trial in Hungary Canberra sorry for military abuse  Australia's government has apologised to victims of abuse in the military, after a probe that saw hundreds of claims of mistreatment made Meal with deadly mushrooms kills 2 Cyclone prompts ports and oil fields to close Flooding strands thousands in east. Australia Military aircraft dispatched in floods Australians urged to flee flooding Map of St. George Queensland Australia  Australian authorities pleaded with hundreds of people who had chosen to remain in a town in the path of rising flood waters to vacate their homes La Nina to blame for Australian floods 4 fatal shark attacks in 7 months off Australia Hundreds of sheep rain down on cars Dingo to blame for Australian baby's death Map of Darwin Australia  A coroner ruled that a dingo, a wild dog native to Australia, caused the death of Azaria Chamberlain more than 30 years ago Ship with about 200 aboard capsizes off Australia Map of Christmas Island Australia




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Australia, 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Jan.11   Western Australia
Feb.4  
Feb.5   Queensland
Feb.6   Queensland
Mar.6   Queensland
Apr.4   Western Australia
Jun.1   Melbourne
Jun.11  
Jun.21  
  A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia. A merchant ship was diverted to the scene
Jun.21   Search for Australia sinking survivors Jun.22   110 rescued from capsized boat near Australia Jun.26   Boat sinks off Christmas Island Map of Christmas Island Australia
  A boat carrying an estimated 150 people has capsized north of Christmas Island, a week after an asylum-seeker boat sank in the area
Jun.27   Scores rescued from water after ship capsizes Jul.15   Western Australia Surfer killed in shark attack off Australian coast Aug.4   Exotic breeds freed from Tasmania zoo Oct.2   Queensland Half of coral lost from Barrier Reef Map of Great Barrier Reef Australia
  Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years, a new study shows
Oct.19   Sydney   Elephant crushes Australian zookeeper   A female zookeeper was seriously injured after being 'pinned' to a post by a young male Asian elephant during a routine training session at Taronga... Nov.17   Fears for missing girl after crocodile attack   Australian police looking for a missing child say they have found what appear to be human remains inside a crocodile



Australia, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.15  Western Australia  Australia secure series win over India Jan.16  Melbourne  Federer, Nadal smoothing over rift Jan.22  Melbourne  Clijsters, Federer to Aussie quarters Jan.22  Melbourne  Unseeded Makarova upsets Serena Williams Jan.24  Melbourne  Champion Clijsters ousts No. 1 Wozniacki Jan.24  Melbourne  Kvitova, Sharapova into Aussie semis Jan.26   Melbourne   Nadal beats Federer in semi  World No. 2 Rafael Nadal battled from behind to win another epic encounter with his great rival and earn a place in the Australian Open fina... Jan.26   Melbourne   Sharapova-Azarenka in final  Azarenka: 6-4 1-6 6-3 semifinal win over defending champion Kim Clijsters. Sharapova secured her place in the title match with a 6-2 3-6 6-4... Jan.27   Melbourne Djokovic wins epic semifinal against Murray  The Serbian was made to fight much harder before finally triumphing 6-3 3-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 7-5 in four hours and 50 minutes Jan.28   Melbourne   Azarenka crowned Open champ
Map of Victoria Australia  Victoria Azarenka has claimed her first grand slam title after comprehensively beating Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-0 in the final of the Australian Open Jan.29   Melbourne   Djokovic beats Nadal in Australian epic
  Novak Djokovic cemented his place at the top of men's tennis by outlasting Rafael Nadal in a five-set epic to retain his Australian Open title
 The world #1 edged a gripping battle with the second seed 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 in 5 hours 53 minutes to wi
Mar.17  Melbourne  Melbourne hosts Australian Grand Prix Mar.17    Thorpe fails in bid to qualify for Olympics Mar.18  Melbourne  Button claims opening Australian Grand Prix win May.27  Monaco  Webber in brilliant Monaco win Aug.8   London Pearson wins gold in 100-meter hurdles Oct.28   Melbourne Lorenzo wraps up MotoGP title Dec.28   Spain Nadal will not play Australian Open Dec.29   Cricket 'revolutionary' Greig passes away



Australia, 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.6   Meal with deadly mushrooms kills 2
Mar.27   Apple offers new iPad refunds Apr.29   Billionaire to build Titanic II Jun.30   Australia enacts carbon-tax law Aug.22   Qantas posts $256m annual loss Aug.29   'No Indians, Asians' job ad sparks anger



Australia, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jun.11   Dingo to blame for Australian baby's death Map of Darwin Australia  A coroner ruled that a dingo, a wild dog native to Australia, caused the death of Azaria Chamberlain more than 30 years ago Jul.30   Sydney Australia in record drugs seizure Aug.14     Nazi suspect wins Australia case   Charles Zentai has won his legal fight against the Australian government's attempts to extradite him to face trial in Hungary Sep.21   Melbourne Australian church admits abuse   The Roman Catholic Church in the state of Victoria has confirmed that more than 600 children have been sexually abused by its priests since the...



Australia, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.26     Mob threatens Australian prime minister Map of Canberra Australia  Security officers dragged Julia Gillard out of a Canberra restaurant after an angry mob of protesters surrounded the building Feb.21   Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigns
  Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has resigned amid widespread reports of a leadership tussle between him and Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Feb.22   Australia PM Gillard calls leadership ballot
Feb.23   Australian rivals set up leadership clash Feb.26   Australia's Gillard survives challenge Apr.16   Australia PM sets out Afghan exit plan Map of Canberra Australia  Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Australia will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan earlier than planned Jun.30   Australia enacts carbon-tax law Aug.12   Asylum panel recommends offshore processing Aug.14     Nazi suspect wins Australia case   Charles Zentai has won his legal fight against the Australian government's attempts to extradite him to face trial in Hungary Aug.15   Australia 1st nation to require tobacco 'plain packaging' Aug.29   'No Indians, Asians' job ad sparks anger Sep.21   Melbourne Australian church admits abuse   The Roman Catholic Church in the state of Victoria has confirmed that more than 600 children have been sexually abused by its priests since the... Nov.13   Queensland Thousands enjoy Australia eclipse  Tens of thousands of tourists and astronomers gathered in northern Australia to glimpse a rare total solar eclipse Nov.25   Canberra sorry for military abuse  Australia's government has apologised to victims of abuse in the military, after a probe that saw hundreds of claims of mistreatment made Dec.7   Melbourne Kate hoax nurse death a 'tragedy'   The death of a nurse who took a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge was a 'tragedy', the Australian radio station which broadcast it has... Dec.8   London Hospital slams radio station over prank call  Many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook Dec.9   Kate hoax station orders review   The Australian radio station at the centre of the UK royal hospital hoax death says it is going to review its broadcasting practices Dec.12   Watchdog opens royal hoax inquiry  The Australian media watchdog has launched an inquiry into the hoax call to the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being tre...