2009 in Australia

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2009 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Prime minister Kevin Rudd
Elections QLD
Years in Australia: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
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Years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

Whole year[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 6 March – An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale occurred at 8:55pm (AEDT) 96 kilometres South East of Melbourne CBD, north of the town of Korumburra. It was put at a depth of 15 kilometres. No injuries or serious damage was reported. It was felt 120 kilometres away from the epicentre.
  • 7 March – Cyclone Hamish, the first category 5 cyclone since Cyclone George in 2007, makes landfall in central Queensland killing at least two people.[14]
  • 11 March – The cargo ship MV Pacific Adventurer leaks about 230,000 litres of fuel oil along 60 km of southern Queensland's coast after battling a cyclone.[15]
  • 14 March – The Victorian bushfires are officially declared contained.[16]
  • 18 March – Another earthquake measuring magnitude 4.5 on the Richter Scale occurred north of the town of Korumburra, 96 kilometres South East of Melbourne CBD and put at a depth of 15 kilometres. It occurred at 4:28pm (AEDT) but like the other one that occurred 12 days earlier, No injuries or serious damage was received. It was felt 120 kilometres away from the epicentre.
  • 20 March – Marcus Einfeld (former superior court judge) is sentenced to 3 years in jail for perjury.[17]
  • 20 March - Emirates Flight 407 was taking off from Melbourne Airport for a flight to Dubai and failed to become airborne in the normal distance. When the aircraft was approaching the end of the runway, the crew commanded nose-up sharply causing the tail to scrape along the runway as it became airborne.
  • 21 March – A Sydney film crew claims to be 100% certain of the finding of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith's plane Lady Southern Cross in the Bay of Bengal.[18]
  • 21 March – Anna Bligh claims victory in the Queensland state election and becomes the country's first elected female Premier.[19]
  • 22 March – A member of the Hells Angels is killed in a clash between the Hell's Angels and Comanchero motorcycle gangs in the terminal at Sydney Airport.[20]
  • 31 March – Torrential rain around the mid-north New South Wales coast leaves thousands stranded and forces people from over 100 properties to evacuate in the Coffs Harbour area.[21]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 11 November – Claude Choules becomes the world's oldest first-time author at the age of 108 when his autobiography The Last of the Last is published.[43]
  • 16 November – Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull apologise on behalf of Australia to the "Forgotten Australians": people who suffered neglect and abuse as children in state care, in particular, thousands of Home ChildrenBritish child migrants forcibly emigrated to Australia until the 1960s.[44]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Sport[edit]

  1. the first score of fewer than three goals since 1991
  2. the lowest AFL/VFL score since Richmond kicked 0.8 (8) against St. Kilda in 1961

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Year of the Blood Donor 2009, Australian Red Cross.
  2. ^ Demolition ordered for Rosemeadow estate, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 January 2009.
  3. ^ Floods cut off north-west Qld towns, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 January 2009.
  4. ^ The Age
  5. ^ Father to front court in May over Melbourne bridge tragedy, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 30 January 2009.
  6. ^ Justice Bell sworn in as High Court judge, ABC News, 3 February 2009.
  7. ^ Rudd's $42 billion 'nation building' plan, Canberra Times, 3 February 2009
  8. ^ Flood damage in Ingham 'horrendous', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 February 2009.
  9. ^ Australia bushfires kill 14, more feared dead, Michael Perry, Reuters, 8 February 2009
  10. ^ Victorian bushfires kill 181, Victorian Police, 11 February 2009
  11. ^ Barrowclough, Anne (22 February 2009). "Australia mourns victims lost to bushfires of Black Saturday". London: Times Online. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  12. ^ Davies, Julie-Anne (23 February 2009). "PM declares 'sacred day' for the dead". The Australian. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  13. ^ Pacific Brands axes 1850 jobs, Australian Associated Press via The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 February 2009
  14. ^ Central Queensland braces as Cyclone Hamish looms as 30-year storm, The Australian, 8 March 2009
  15. ^ Pacific Adventurer oil spill 10 times worse, couriermail.com.au, 14 March 2009
  16. ^ It's over: Victorian fires contained, www.news.com.au, 14 March 2009
  17. ^ [1][dead link]
  18. ^ ir Charles Kingsford Smith's final resting place found, says film crew, www.news.com.au, 21 March 2009
  19. ^ Anna Bligh claims victory in Queensland election, www.news.com.au, 22 March 2009.
  20. ^ One dead after airport gang brawl, www.news.com.au, 22 March 2009.
  21. ^ Floods leave thousands stranded, www.news.com.au, 1 April 2009.
  22. ^ Australia to build broadband network, Reuters, 6 April 2009.
  23. ^ Asylum-seekers 'dead, missing' in explosion on way to Christmas Island, www.news.com.au, 16 April 2009.
  24. ^ Three crushed to death as V/Line bus overturns in Heathmere, Victoria, www.news.com.au, 16 April 2009.
  25. ^ First case of Human Swine Influenza detected in Australia, Department of Health and Ageing, 9 May 2009.
  26. ^ Ferguson, Sarah (11 May 2009). "Code of Silence". Four Corners. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  27. ^ Australia prepares for Budget 09, news.com.au, 12 May 2009.
  28. ^ "SE Qld flooding 'worst since 1974'". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  29. ^ Rodgers, Emma: Fitzgibbon resigns as Defence Minister, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 June 2009.
  30. ^ Des Moran shot dead in Melbourne's Ascot Vale, The Age, 15 June 2009.
  31. ^ Pepper, Daile: WA man dies from swine flu, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 June 2009.
  32. ^ Daley, Gemma: Rio's Stern Hu May Face Life in Chinese Jail, Australian Says, Bloomberg L.P., 23 July 2009.
  33. ^ "World's best environmental practice for new mine" (Press release). Australian Government. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  34. ^ Tedmanson, Sophie (26 July 2009). "Former Royal Navy seaman Claude Choules is now the last Briton standing". The Times (London). Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  35. ^ Arrests in Vic counter-terrorism raids, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 August 2009.
  36. ^ Adventure turns to tragedy for PNG trekkers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 13 August 2009.
  37. ^ Calacouras, Nick: Henderson holds on, Northern Territory News, 14 August 2009.
  38. ^ Holding found alive on Mt Feathertop, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1 September 2009.
  39. ^ Clennell, Andrew (1 September 2009). "Della Bosca quits after sex scandal: 'I've taken my medicine'". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax). Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  40. ^ Sydney breathes again as dust covers Brisbane, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 23 September 2009.
  41. ^ Baby survives after being run over by train, BBC News, 16 October 2009.
  42. ^ "Indonesia gives Oceanic Viking another week". The Australian (AFP) (News Limited). 30 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  43. ^ "Perth WWI veteran Claude Choules, 108, publishes The Last of the Last". Perth Now. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  44. ^ Rodgers, Emma: Australia says sorry for 'great evil', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 16 November 2009.
  45. ^ "Shock win for Abbott in leadership vote". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  46. ^ Keneally first female NSW Premier, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 2009.
  47. ^ Higgins, Bradfield by-elections announced, ABC News, 26 October 2009.
  48. ^ Liberals escape voter backlash, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 6 December 2009.
  49. ^ McLaren, Oscar: Archibald prize winner announced, PM (Radio National), 6 March 2009.
  50. ^ Winton wins Franklin, The Age, 19 June 2009.
  51. ^ New DVD Which Can Hold Thousands Of Films, Sky News, 21 May 2009.
  52. ^ Star Trek world premiere in Sydney, The Daily Telegraph, 7 April 2009.
  53. ^ a b c "Underbelly breaks ratings record". The Australian. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  54. ^ a b Knox, David (10 February 2009). "2.58m: Underbelly sets new record". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 2009-09-28. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  55. ^ Knox, David (26 April 2009). "Dance: It's Talia!". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  56. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2009). "Rebecca Gibney wins Gold Logie for Packed To The Rafters". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  57. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2009). "Gold Logie: It's Rebecca!". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  58. ^ a b c d e Knox, David (12 May 2009). "Budget: $136m for ABC3, $20m for SBS, Community TV unhappy". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  59. ^ a b Knox, David (13 May 2009). "Nine stands down Matty Johns". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  60. ^ a b c Knox, David (11 June 2009). "Underbelly 3: The Golden Mile". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  61. ^ 'Stan-tastic' Walker wins Australian Idol, ABC News, 22 November 2009.
  62. ^ South Africa in Australia Test Series – 3rd Test, Cricinfo, 7 January 2009.
  63. ^ South Africa in Australia Twenty20 International Series – 1st T20I, Cricinfo, 11 January 2009.
  64. ^ Melbourne the premier, set for finals, The Age, 26 January 2009.
  65. ^ Niall, Jake: Knockout blow to take the title, and many more, The Age, 1 February 2009.
  66. ^ Baum, Greg: Rafa in five sets, just after midnight, The Age, 2 February 2009.
  67. ^ Saltau, Chloe: Ponting, Clarke share the Border medal, The Age, 4 February 2009.
  68. ^ worldsbk.com, 1 March 2009.
  69. ^ Silkstone, Dan: Button wins but it could have been his undoing, The Age, 30 March 2009.
  70. ^ Reed, Ron: 'Bool party loses its splash, Herald Sun, 8 May 2009.
  71. ^ Lynch, Michael: Mission accomplished, The Age, 8 June 2009.
  72. ^ Hazem El Masri confirms his retirement | The Daily Telegraph
  73. ^ "From Charles Bannerman to Ricky Ponting". 5 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  74. ^ Pandaram, Jamie (24 August 2009). "Farewell to all that: Australia say goodbye to Ashes and top ranking". The Age (Melbourne: Fairfax). Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  75. ^ Gleeson, Michael (22 September 2009) Ablett wins the Brownlow; The Age
  76. ^ Cats crowned 2009 AFL premiers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 September 2009.
  77. ^ Gould, Russell (4 October 2009). "Melbourne Storm wins NRL grand final 23-16 over Parramatta Eels". Herald Sun (News Limited). Archived from the original on 14 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  78. ^ Munro, Ian (23 April 2010). "Melbourne Storm stripped of everything". The Age (Melbourne: Fairfax). Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  79. ^ Shocking wins Melbourne Cup, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 November 2009.
  80. ^ Newstalk ZB (2009-12-21). "League becomes Australia's top sport". TVNZ (New Zealand: Television New Zealand Limited). Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  81. ^ Alfa ends Wild Oats' Sydney-Hobart reign, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 December 2009.