News / 2018-12-26 / Australia

Temps tip 50 as Australia roasts for Christmas

Otago Daily Times
Mitch Marsh and the MCG pitch were both subjects of the Melbourne crowd's ire. (AAP: Julian Smith)
Mitch Marsh and the MCG pitch were both subjects of the Melbourne crowd's ire. (AAP: Julian Smith)
Of the 2,357 device requests between 1 January and 30 June, 1,987 were granted. The requests covered a total of 3,919 devices.
Of the 2,357 device requests between 1 January and 30 June, 1,987 were granted. The requests covered a total of 3,919 devices.

Boxing Day 2018: Best deals, offers in Australia

Techly

Australia to set up drone-identifying systems

BBC News
Aldi stores add a surcharge for credit card transactions. (ABC News: Kay Steadman)
Aldi stores add a surcharge for credit card transactions. (ABC News: Kay Steadman)
A sandcastle snowman in Byron Bay. For many in Australia’s migrant community, Christmas represents an opportunity to meld their own culture with that of their new home.
A sandcastle snowman in Byron Bay. For many in Australia’s migrant community, Christmas represents an opportunity to meld their own culture with that of their new home.
Plum pudding is a delicious steamed, caky pudding made with the least delicious-sounding collection of ingredients -- and no plums.
Plum pudding is a delicious steamed, caky pudding made with the least delicious-sounding collection of ingredients -- and no plums.
Cathy Hughes has sourced all 16 quince varieties from specialist nurseries. (ABC Rural: Leonie Thorne)
Cathy Hughes has sourced all 16 quince varieties from specialist nurseries. (ABC Rural: Leonie Thorne)
Matthew Wade of Australia tries to stop the ball after being thrown by Nathan Lyon in an attempted run out during Day 2 of the Third Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AAP: Paul Miller)
Matthew Wade of Australia tries to stop the ball after being thrown by Nathan Lyon in an attempted run out during Day 2 of the Third Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AAP: Paul Miller)

Strange, unidentified light seen over South Australia.

NEWS.com.au
Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law - The New York Times
Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law - The New York Times
The space agency will be located in Adelaide's CBD at Lot Fourteen. (NASA)
The space agency will be located in Adelaide's CBD at Lot Fourteen. (NASA)
Australia’s Migrant Camps Are ‘Crime Against Humanity,’ Lawsuit Claims - The New York Times
Australia’s Migrant Camps Are ‘Crime Against Humanity,’ Lawsuit Claims - The New York Times
Student protesters in Melbourne on Friday. Organizers estimated that about 8,000 students participated in Melbourne and Sydney alone.
Student protesters in Melbourne on Friday. Organizers estimated that about 8,000 students participated in Melbourne and Sydney alone.
Australian Gag Order Stokes Global Debate on Secrecy - The New York Times
Australian Gag Order Stokes Global Debate on Secrecy - The New York Times
Jadeja was fit when picked for Australia tour - MSK Prasad - ESPNcricinfo
Jadeja was fit when picked for Australia tour - MSK Prasad - ESPNcricinfo
Amazon's first year in Australia was not as disruptive to the retail industry as many had expected. (ABC News: Alistair Kroie)
Amazon's first year in Australia was not as disruptive to the retail industry as many had expected. (ABC News: Alistair Kroie)

Why Australians are celebrating 'gravy day'

BBC News

Australia's problem: lots of innocence

The Sydney Morning Herald
Tim Paine shakes hands with Virat Kohli after Australia’s 146-run win in the Perth Test match.
Tim Paine shakes hands with Virat Kohli after Australia’s 146-run win in the Perth Test match.
David Hurley was formerly Australia’s chief of the defence forces before his appointment as governor general elect.
David Hurley was formerly Australia’s chief of the defence forces before his appointment as governor general elect.
Thai prison guards lead football player Hakeem Al-Araibi, from a court house in Bangkok.
Thai prison guards lead football player Hakeem Al-Araibi, from a court house in Bangkok.
Shoppers rush into Westfield Tea Tree Plaza in Adelaide for the first suburban Adelaide Boxing Day sales. (ABC News: Patrick Martin)
Shoppers rush into Westfield Tea Tree Plaza in Adelaide for the first suburban Adelaide Boxing Day sales. (ABC News: Patrick Martin)

Australia's top 100 young entrepreneurs

Business News Australia
With Michael Dickson on their roster, the Seattle Seahawks are looking to turn the punt in to an offensive weapon as much as a defensive necessity. (Supplied: Seattle Seahawks)
With Michael Dickson on their roster, the Seattle Seahawks are looking to turn the punt in to an offensive weapon as much as a defensive necessity. (Supplied: Seattle Seahawks)
Lemon, lime and bitters has its roots in colonial times. (Supplied)
Lemon, lime and bitters has its roots in colonial times. (Supplied)
Police officers watch the surveillance screens at the control center at the Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris during the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany. / AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)
Police officers watch the surveillance screens at the control center at the Parc des Princes on June 21, 2016 in Paris during the Euro 2016 group C football match between Northern Ireland and Germany. / AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)
Peter Dutton and Marise Payne at the opening of the Australian cyber security centre in Canberra in August. China’s intelligence services have been accused of sponsoring a massive hacking campaign against the West.
Peter Dutton and Marise Payne at the opening of the Australian cyber security centre in Canberra in August. China’s intelligence services have been accused of sponsoring a massive hacking campaign against the West.
Opinion | Australia’s Misguided Turn Inward - The New York Times
Opinion | Australia’s Misguided Turn Inward - The New York Times

China increases its stake in Australian land

The Sydney Morning Herald

The fight over the right to name Australian places

BBC News
Andrew Broad sent a salacious text to a woman he met on a ‘sugar babies’ dating site.
Andrew Broad sent a salacious text to a woman he met on a ‘sugar babies’ dating site.
Granite innit … the Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase national park.
Granite innit … the Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase national park.

Australia, you beauty - ESPNcricinfo

ESPNcricinfo.com

Israel Australia's Jerusalem statement benefits no one

Al-Monitor
Government spending on big infrastructure projects is continuing to support the economy. (AAP: Julian Smith)
Government spending on big infrastructure projects is continuing to support the economy. (AAP: Julian Smith)
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