2010 in Australia

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2010 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Prime minister Kevin Rudd, then Julia Gillard
Population 22,300,000
Elections SA, TAS, NI, Federal, VIC
Years in Australia: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s
Years: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

Whole year[edit]

2010 is the year of 'Women in Local Government' <http://lgwomen2010.org.au/> and the year of the 'Girl Guide' <http://www.guidesaus.org.au/> to coincide with the 100th year of the Girl Guides.

January[edit]

  • 2 January – The fatal stabbing of a young Indian man, Nitin Garg, in the Melbourne suburb of Yarraville generates deep anger in India, following other incidents of violence against Indian students in Australia.[1]
  • 7 January – The Queensland Government activates disaster relief funding for communities in central and southwest Queensland isolated by floods.[2]

February[edit]

  • 3 February – Following extensive public criticism, the South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson announces that controversial new electoral legislation will be repealed after the South Australian state election to be held on 20 March 2010. The new legislation requires anyone responding online to a political report during an election period to provide their full name and postcode, with the information to be retained by the publisher for six months.[3]
  • 13 February – A by-election is held for the Victorian state electorate of Altona. Despite a double digit swing to the Liberal Party, the safe seat is retained by the Australian Labor Party candidate, Jill Hennessy.[4]
  • 19 February – Mary MacKillop is declared by Pope Benedict XVI to be a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, the first Australian so declared. A formal canonisation will take place in October 2010.[5]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 4 September – Widespread flooding across Victoria leads to the evacuation of hundreds of people and millions of dollars of property damage.
  • 7 September – Seventeen days after the 2010 federal election, the three independent MPs holding the balance of power announce their decisions. Bob Katter announces he supports the Coalition. Several hours later, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott announce they will support Julia Gillard's Labor government, allowing Gillard to inform the Governor-General that she is able to form a minority government.[38]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts[edit]

Literature[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Sport[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indian anger over Footscray 'crime on humanity', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Queensland flood families marooned since Christmas Day". Natalie Gregg. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Akerman, Pia (3 February 2010). "SA attorney-general backs down on political blogging". The Australian. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Fyfe, Melissa; Pierik, Jon (14 February 2010). "Altona in 12% swing against Labor". Melbourne: The Age. Archived from the original on 15 February 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Zwartz, Barney (20 February 2010). "Catholics rejoice as Mary rises to sainthood". Melbourne: The Age. Archived from the original on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Record falls to flush Lake Eyre, Murray-Darling". Asa Wahlquist, Rural writer (The Australian). 6 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Qld floods could break 1890 record". The Age (Fairfax). Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Storm warning for Victoria". The Age (Fairfax). 6 March 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to address Fed Parliament". AAP, staff writers (herald sun). 10 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "Remains of SAS pair found". Dan Oakes (Melbourne: The Age). 17 March 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Cyclone Ului doubles speed, heads toward land". Courtney Trenwith (Brisbane Times). 18 March 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  12. ^ SA to move into official election mode, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 February 2010.
  13. ^ Tasmania election set for 20 March, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 2010.
  14. ^ Cyclone batters Queensland coast, NineMSN, 21 March 2009.
  15. ^ "Torrential rain and hailstones bring chaos". Tony Barrass (The Australian). 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  16. ^ Larkin, Steve: SA Liberal leader Isobel Redmond concedes election defeat, Herald Sun, 24 March 2010.
  17. ^ "Australia's population exceeds 22 million". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "100th asylum boat intercepts navy patrol". Paul Maley and Paige Taylor (The Australian). 30 March 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  19. ^ Kelly, Joe (29 March 2010). "Rudd Government marks 100th asylum seeker boat". The Australian. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  20. ^ "Gold Coast launches formal bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games". ABC (Our Brisbane). 31 March 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  21. ^ The Great Barrier Reef scandal, The Guardian, 6 April 2010.
  22. ^ Labor's door open on Greens deal, ABC News, 9 April 2010.
  23. ^ Harrison, Dan (12 April 2010). "Gillard buckles over school building rorts probe". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney: Fairfax). Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
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  25. ^ Emma Rodgers (3 May 2010). Rudd brushes off mining tax threats. ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 17 January 2012.
  26. ^ (3 May 2010). Watson completes around the world voyage. ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 17 January 2012.
  27. ^ Results: 2010 Penrith by-election. ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 17 January 2012.
  28. ^ "Liar Paluzzano resigns from parliament". The Daily Telegraph. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  29. ^ Gillard takes power in bloodless coup, ABC News, 24 June 2010.
  30. ^ "Patel guilty on all charges". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  31. ^ "New Victorian national parks include biggest redgum forest". ABC Rural. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  32. ^ Saulwick, Jacob (2 July 2010). "Gillard cuts mining tax deal". The Age (Melbourne). Archived from the original on 3 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  33. ^ "Fromelles cemetery thanks to Vic man". Alyssa Braithwaite (smh.com). 20 July 2010. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  34. ^ 'Wicked' tornado rips through Penola, ABC News, 1 August 2010.
  35. ^ High Court upholds GetUp! case, ABC News, 6 August 2010.
  36. ^ Rodgers, Emma: Game on for winter election, ABC News, 17 July 2010.
  37. ^ Liddy, Matthew: Australia's hung Parliament explained, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 23 August 2010.
  38. ^ Curtis, Lyndal: Independents split, but two support Labor, PM (ABC Local Radio), 7 September 2010.
  39. ^ Wilson, Lauren (12 October 2010). "ACT flags federal bailout on water". The Australian. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  40. ^ Mary MacKillop officially declared a saint, ABC News, 17 October 2010.
  41. ^ Police identifying Christmas Island dead, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 December 2010.
  42. ^ "Floodwaters force evacuations in Carnarvon". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  43. ^ Jensen, Erik; Williams, Ruth (2 January 2011). "Queensland floods a 'disaster of biblical proportions'". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  44. ^ Leach stares down Archibald competition, ABC News, 26 March 2010.
  45. ^ Temple wins Miles Franklin award, ABC News, 22 June 2010.
  46. ^ Smith, Tanalee: Scientists retrieve capsule, seeking asteroid dust, Associated Press, 15 June 2010.
  47. ^ Dunks, Glenn: The Animal Kingdom Show, Encore, 13 December 2010.
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  49. ^ Lucius, Adam (14 February 2010). "Sydney pinches premiership". A-League. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
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  51. ^ "Bushrangers wrap up big Shield win". ABC Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 21 March 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
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  59. ^ Judd storms to second Brownlow, ABC News (Australia), 21 September 2010.
  60. ^ Wilson, Caroline: It's still neck and neck after 44 years, The Age, 25 September 2010.
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  63. ^ Wild Oats XI facing protest, ABC News, 28 December 2010.