2007 in Australia

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2007 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Michael Jeffery
Prime minister John Howard, then Kevin Rudd
Elections Federal, NSW
Years in Australia: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
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Years: 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

Whole year[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 2 April – The Bureau of Meteorology issues a tsunami warning for the east coast of Australia after an earthquake in the South Pacific Ocean is detected. Precautions are taken, such as the suspension of Sydney Ferry services, but Australia is unaffected. The tsunami, however, causes devastation in the Solomon Islands.
  • 10 April – Four elderly residents of the Broughton Hall nursing home in Melbourne die after a gastroenteritis outbreak at the home over the Easter weekend. A fifth resident dies in hospital on 16 April.
  • 19 April – Prime Minister John Howard announces a report which states that unless significant rain falls in the Murray-Darling Basin within the next six to eight weeks, Australia will face a major agricultural crisis with no irrigation allocations available to farmers.
  • 24 April – Two Australian soldiers are injured when a roadside bomb goes off in Iraq.
  • 26 April – Former immigration minister Senator Amanda Vanstone announces her immediate resignation from the Australian Senate. It is announced later that day that Vanstone will take up the position of Australia's Ambassador to Italy in late June.

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September[edit]

October[edit]

  • 4 October – The controversial Gunns Bell Bay Pulp Mill is given the go-ahead by federal Environment and Water Resources Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with some conditions imposed on its development and with the Shadow minister for Environment and Water 's backing.[32]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts & Literature[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Sport[edit]

Births[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 – Year of the Surf Lifesaver, Australian government.[dead link]
  2. ^ Police hurt as revellers riot, The Age, 1 January 2007
  3. ^ Super storm lashes WA, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 January 2007.[dead link]
  4. ^ Burn-out crowd goes on the rampage, The Age, 12 January 2007.
  5. ^ Croatian, Serbian fans clash at Australian Open, PM (ABC Local Radio), 15 January 2007.
  6. ^ Major power shortages black out large parts of Victoria, PM (ABC Local Radio), 16 January 2007.
  7. ^ Turnbull rises, Vanstone falls, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 January 2007.
  8. ^ BDO flag ban stupid, says PM, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 January 2007.
  9. ^ Sydney given 'doomsday' climate change warning, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 31 January 2007.[dead link]
  10. ^ Inquest begins into Balibo Five death, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 February 2007.[dead link]
  11. ^ Press release: James Hardie pays initial A$184.3 million to AICF, James Hardie Industries, 9 February 2007.
  12. ^ Australia PM slams US candidate, BBC News, 12 February 2007.
  13. ^ Weapons theft is not widespread: Houston, The Age, 5 April 2007.
  14. ^ Australia PM pledges climate plan, British Broadcasting Corporation, 3 June 2007.
  15. ^ "'No boom gates' at level crossing crash scene". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2007. 
  16. ^ "Tony Mokbel recaptured". News Limited. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2007. [dead link]
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  19. ^ (ABC News Australia)[dead link]
  20. ^ One dead, gunman at large, The Age, 18 June 2007.
  21. ^ "John Laws Calls It Quits". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 25 June 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2007. 
  22. ^ 130 yet to be contacted over polio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 15 July 2007.
  23. ^ Terror suspect doctor granted bail, The Age, 14 July 2007.
  24. ^ Steve Bracks resigns as Premier, The Age, 27 July 2007.
  25. ^ Thwaites may follow Bracks out, The Age, 27 July 2007.
  26. ^ Free at last: charges dropped, but doubts remain, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2007.[dead link]
  27. ^ Australia PM defends nuclear sale, BBC News, 17 August 2007.
  28. ^ Wright, Tony: How Costello planned the PM's demise, The Age, 15 August 2007.
  29. ^ Rudd regrets strip club visit, SBS, 20 August 2007.
  30. ^ Government to appeal Haneef visa ruling, The Age, 21 August 2007.
  31. ^ Topsfield, Jewel: Get 12 answers right and you're an Aussie citizen, The Age, 27 August 2007.
  32. ^ Govt gives green light to pulp mill, ABC News, 4 October 2007.
  33. ^ Toy with 'date rape' drug pulled, 7 November 2007.
  34. ^ Hannef wins back visa, The Age, 21 December 2007.
  35. ^ Carey in running for Booker International, news.com.au, 13 April 2007.[dead link]
  36. ^ Seven 'sorry' for Sunrise split, The Age, 16 April 2007.
  37. ^ a b Seven Network (20 August 2007). "Seven – Daily Ratings Report". ebroadcast.com.au. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2007. 
  38. ^ Daniel Ziffer (20 August 2007). "Foxy morons blitz ratings". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 20 August 2007. 
  39. ^ The Worm turns, and sneaks back on screen to bite Howard, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 October 2007.
  40. ^ Liggett, Phil: O'Grady dream comes true, The Daily Telegraph, 16 April 2007.
  41. ^ Australia wins World Cup final, The Age, 29 April 2007.
  42. ^ Pagan did it tough at Carlton, The Age, 23 July 2007.
  43. ^ Kevin Sheedy sacked by Essendon, Herald Sun, 25 July 2007.[dead link]
  44. ^ Call for calm amid horse flu outbreak, ABC Online, 26 August 2007.
  45. ^ Hird reflects on an 'incredible ride', AFL, 26 August 2007.
  46. ^ Stoner crowned new MotoGP champion, The Age, 23 September 2007.