Long Weekend For Australia Day

Long Weekend For Australia Day

Australia Day, 26 January, commemorating the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Harbour in 1788,is the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories.
Late News
  • The Horse Race That Stops A Nation

    20:29' 01-10-2018

    The Horse Race That Stops A Nation

    The Lexus Melbourne Cup, highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival, will run as usual at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday 6 November, the last public holiday before Christmas.

  • New Data On Our Diverse Community

    15:51' 27-09-2018

    New Data On Our Diverse Community

    Victoria is home to one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world, and is also among the fastest-growing and most diverse states in Australia.

  • Hunting Bargains On The Garage Sale Trail

    20:47' 26-09-2018

    Hunting Bargains On The Garage Sale Trail

    Garage sales have long been a popular way for people to pass on items they no longer need to others who are keen to snap up a bargain. Every weekend, all over Melbourne, the sales bring people out to browse over whatever is being offered.

  • In The Light Of The Brightest Moon

    16:53' 05-09-2018

    In The Light Of The Brightest Moon

    Spring is now here, but in Asia people are about to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Harvest Moon, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Asian calendar. In 2018 this takes place on Saturday 22 September.

  • Fun For Dad On Father’s Day

    15:16' 27-08-2018

    Fun For Dad On Father’s Day

    Theres a lot happening this year on Fathers Day, Sunday 2 September. If you want to get out, here are a few options that might interest you.

  • My Health Record Incites Privacy Fever

    18:27' 01-08-2018

    My Health Record Incites Privacy Fever

    Since the government began uploading all Australian health records into the My Health Record (MHR) database several weeks ago, there has been a great deal of debate about the security of our intimate medical information.

  • Debate Continues About Fall In Migrant Numbers

    19:10' 23-07-2018

    Debate Continues About Fall In Migrant Numbers

    The fall in Australia’s annual intake of permanent migrants to the lowest level since 2007 is a continuing topic of debate.

  • Doctors Unsure How To Prescribe “Wonder Drug”

    13:59' 04-07-2018

    Doctors Unsure How To Prescribe “Wonder Drug”

    In 2016 Victoria became the first Australian state to commit to the establishment of legal medicinal cannabis pathways for patients in need. Within a year, all other states had followed.

  • Little Known Cancer Targets Young Children

    00:37' 27-06-2018

    Little Known Cancer Targets Young Children

    Every year, about 40 Australian children between the ages of 0-5 years are afflicted with an almost unknown cancer of the nervous system. It is very aggressive, and accounts for a disproportionate number of cancer deaths among children.

  • Singapore Summit Promises Hope For The Future

    20:10' 14-06-2018

    Singapore Summit Promises Hope For The Future

    In a historic meeting in Singapore on 12 June, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a “comprehensive” document, aimed at smoothing North Koreas international relations and the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

  • Student Kidnap Scam Is An Old Trick

    16:36' 29-05-2018

    Student Kidnap Scam Is An Old Trick

    Last month, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) issued a warning about an international scam targeting Chinese students in Australia.

  • The Best Selling Brands In China

    12:36' 16-05-2018

    The Best Selling Brands In China

    Most of the manufactured goods we buy these days come from China, repeating the successful business strategies of Japan and Korea.

  • Mothers Deserve Our Honour And Respect

    18:04' 03-05-2018

    Mothers Deserve Our Honour And Respect

    The modern Mothers Day tradition was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The church now holds the International Mothers Day Shrine. It became an official US holiday in 1914, but Jarvis later criticised the holiday as too commercial and tried to have it removed from the calendar.

  • Give Mum A Treat On her Special Day

    18:24' 19-04-2018

    Give Mum A Treat On her Special Day

    Sunday 13 May is the day to celebrate and appreciate the work of mothers.

  • Alarm Over Proposed Visa Category Reduction

    20:38' 04-04-2018

    Alarm Over Proposed Visa Category Reduction

    The Federal Government is considering a plan to reduce the current 99 visa categories to 10, attracting warnings from migration agents.

  • ANZAC: Lest We Forget

    20:42' 03-04-2018

    ANZAC: Lest We Forget

    Anzac Day, held on 25 April each year, is probably the most important public holiday for Australians. It is also celebrated in New Zealand.

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