2015 in Australia

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2015 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove
Prime minister Tony Abbott
Australian of the Year Rosie Batty
Elections QLD, NSW
2015
in
Australia
Decades:
See also:

Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 2–9 January – Bushfires in the Adelaide Hills and the outer Adelaide metropolitan area destroy 32 houses;[1] and 125 outbuildings.[2]
  • 5 January –
    • A 58-year-old grandmother, who is a person of interest in the "Morayfield House of Horrors" murder is granted bail. She is charged with four counts of attempted murder and arson.[3]
    • Luke Foley is elected unopposed as Leader of the New South Wales Labor Party.[4]
  • 6 January – Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, catches the state by surprise when he announces a January 31 election date—the shortest campaign period in the state's history.
  • 8 January – Prime Minister Tony Abbott, speaking from the Adelaide Hills, outlines plans for Commonwealth recovery payments for victims of the 2015 Adelaide bushfires, amounting to $4 million. [5]
  • 10 January – A farewell is held at Cairns Convention Centre for the eight Cairns children who were killed in December. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are among the mourners.
  • 15 January – Federal Health Minister, Sussan Ley, announces that the proposed $20 cut to rebates for short consultations with GPs have been taken "off the table" four days before it was due to take effect.[6]
  • 19 January – Queensland Police confirm that part of a skull found near at McGregor Creek in north Queensland is that of schoolgirl Marilyn Wallman, who vanished at the age of 14 while riding to school from the Mackay suburb of Eimeo in March 1972.[7]
  • 24 January – The families of Bali Nine members Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran make a televised plea for clemency against the death penalty.
  • 25 January – Rosie Batty is announced as Australian of the Year.
  • 26 January – Angus Houston and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are made Knights of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours.
  • 31 January – A state election is held in Queensland. The Labor Party led by Annastacia Palaszczuk forms a minority government with the support of an independent MP.

February[edit]

March[edit]

Future and scheduled events[edit]

Sport[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emergency warnings downgraded for Victoria fires as South Australia gets rain after 32 homes gone". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Adelaide Hills bushfire: Up to 38 houses destroyed, Kersbrook worst hit". ABC News (Australia). 6 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "'House of horrors' grandmother freed on bail - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. 
  4. ^ "NSW ALP leader Luke Foley: warrior of the Left who's ready to take on Baird". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  5. ^ "The World Today - PM announces bushfire payments of around $4 million 08/01/2015". abc.net.au. 
  6. ^ Daniel Hurst. "Medicare rebate cuts ditched as government cites 'confusion' for patients and doctors". the Guardian. 
  7. ^ "Marilyn Wallman cold case: Partial skull identified as that of Queensland schoolgirl missing since 1972". ABC News. 
  8. ^ "Adam Giles dumped as NT chief minister in late-night coup, Willem Westra van Holte elected leader". ABC News. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2015/s4172651.htm
  10. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2015/s4173347.htm
  11. ^ Atfield, Cameron (5 February 2015). "Peter Greste flies home to Brisbane: 'It feels absolutely awesome'". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Lawrence Springborg elected as new Queensland LNP leader, John-Paul Langbroek as deputy". ABC News. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Prime Minister Tony Abbott survives leadership spill motion". The West Australian. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "PM Abbott savages 'Forgotten Children' report". SBS News. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  15. ^ Han, Esther (18 February 2015). "Frozen berries: Australian producers angry about 'quality' statement". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Greyhound racing: Piglets, possums and rabbits used as live bait in secret training sessions, Four Corners reveals". Four Corners (ABC). 16 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Cyclone Marcia makes landfall and hits Rockhampton and Yeppoon". ABC News. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Fiskville CFA fire-training facility closed indefinitely after chemical residue found in water". ABC News. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Australian Visit 4th – 11th June, 2015". dalailamainaustralia.org. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "The Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference". amunc.net. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  21. ^ "ADELAIDE 2015 ITU DUATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS". triathlon.org.au. Retrieved 7 August 2014.