2012 in Australia

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2012 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Prime minister Julia Gillard
Elections ACT, NT, QLD
Years in Australia: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s
Years: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

Whole year[edit]

  • Australian Year of the Farmer[1]

January[edit]

  • 12 January – Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Heidi battered Western Australia's Pilbara region bringing disruption to the local iron ore industry, damaging roofs, bringing down trees, and cutting power to at least 3,500 people.[2]
  • 26 January – Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott are evacuated by a security detail from a celebratory function when a protest by supporters of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy threatened to turn violent.[3]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 1 July – A carbon pricing scheme is introduced in Australia, which will charge a group of "liable entities" $23 per tonne of carbon emissions they produce in the 2012–13 financial year.[21]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ 26 January 2012.
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