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Australia : continent of the Eastern Hemisphere southeast of Asia and south of the Equator area 2,948,366 square miles (7,665,751 square kilometers) or Commonwealth of Australia dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations including the continent of Australia and the island of Tasmania; capital Canberra area 2,967,909 square miles (7,716,563 square kilometers), population 21,507,717 — Webster
Australia officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney.
For about 50,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages classifiable into roughly 250 groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia’s eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories. The population is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. — Wikipedia
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Westpac share price lifts on bigger profit margins
by Nassim Khadem on February 18, 2019 at 2:14 am
Westpac's share price rises off the back of a trading update showing the banking giant reaped $2.04 billion in profits during the last three months of 2018, thanks to higher interest margins. […]
Major parties hit by foreign government hackers...
by Brett Worthington on February 18, 2019 at 1:13 am
Scott Morrison says a "sophisticated state actor" is to blame for a cyber attack which saw hackers go looking for data belonging to the Liberals, Labor and the Nationals during an assault on parliamentary servers. […]
Disability campaigners tell stories of abuse and...
by Claudia Long on February 18, 2019 at 12:54 am
Pressure is building on the Federal Government to establish an inquiry into abuse within the disability sector, with the Parliament set to support a motion from the Senate, but it remains unclear if it will act upon calls to establish a royal commission. […]