2019 in Australia

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The following lists events that happened during 2019 in Australia.

2019 in Australia
MonarchyElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove, then David Hurley
Prime ministerScott Morrison
Australian of the YearCraig Challen and Richard Harris
ElectionsNSW, Federal

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2019
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Australia

Decades:
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Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 3 January – One man is killed and another is injured following a double stabbing at the Asia-Pacific headquarters of the Church of Scientology in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood.[1][2]
  • 5 January – A far-right political rally held in Melbourne, marked by scuffles with police and counter-protesters, is attended by Independent Senator Fraser Anning, who admits to using tax-payer funded travel to attend the event.[3][4][5]
  • 7 January – A mass fish die-off occurs on the Lower Darling River at Menindee Lakes. Up to 1 million fish, including endangered species, ultimately die in what is described as possibly the largest fish die-off in Australian history.[6][7]
  • 24 January – Professor Tanya Monro is appointed Australia's next Chief Defence Scientist, the first woman in the position.[8][9]
  • 29 January – The South Australian Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission report is released. The commission, which commenced in 2018, was critical of the Murray Darling Basin Plan and the Commonwealth Murray Darling Basin Authority.[10][11]

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Future and scheduled events[edit]

Music, arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rawsthorne, Sally; Weir, Ben (3 January 2019). "Man dies after alleged stabbing at Church of Scientology headquarters". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ Bagshaw, Eryk (30 October 2016). "Church of Scientology defends use of Sydney school children in advertising". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ Florance, Loretta; Edwards, Jean (5 January 2019). "Three arrested after riot police flood St Kilda Beach for far-right rally". ABC News. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ Cuthbertson, Debbie (5 January 2019). "Police out in force for angry clashes in far-right rally in St Kilda". The Age. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ Maiden, Samantha (6 January 2019). "Fraser Anning: Nazis, what Nazis? I didn't see any in St Kilda". The New Daily. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  6. ^ Davies, Anne (7 January 2019). "Hundreds of thousands of native fish dead in second Murray-Darling incident". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  7. ^ Carman, Rhys; Tomevska, Sara (8 January 2019). "A million fish dead in 'distressing' outback algal bloom". ABC News. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  8. ^ "New Chief Defence Scientist announced". www.dst.defence.gov.au. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Academy Fellow appointed Chief Defence Scientist | Australian Academy of Science". www.science.org.au. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ McCarthy, Marty; Sullivan, Kath; Scopelianos, Sarah; Fedorowytsch, Tom (31 January 2019). "Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission slams authority for 'maladministration'". ABC News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission Report" (PDF). Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Two bodies found in Townsville drain as locals beg for relief". The Courier Mail. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Townsville flooding continues as hundreds wait for waters to recede". ABC News. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  14. ^ "How tragic search for missing Townsville brothers unfolded". News.com.au. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry". Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Prime Minister Scott Morrison talks down threat to Coalition after loss in Parliament vote". ABC News. 12 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Tingha homes destroyed but firefighters reducing threat to properties". ABC News. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  18. ^ Younger, court reporter Emma (26 February 2019). "Pell abused two choirboys. One of them didn't live to see justice". ABC News. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  19. ^ "George Pell sentenced to six years' jail for sexually abusing two choirboys". ABC News. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  20. ^ "NSW state election 2019: Coalition wins majority government". The Guardian. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Inland communities brace for deluge after Cyclone Trevor slams into NT coast". ABC News. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Rush set to receive millions in defamation victory against The Daily Telegraph". The Sydney Morning Herald. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Election results show Coalition with 77 seats as Liberals claim Wentworth, Chisholm, Boothby and Bass". ABC News. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Election 2019: How the polls got it so wrong in predicting a Labor victory". ABC News. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Darwin shooting: four people dead as police reveal suspect was on parole". The Guardian. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  26. ^ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-05/abc-raided-by-australian-federal-police-afghan-files-stories/11181162
  27. ^ "Australian journalist's home raided over spying report". BBC News. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Darwin shaken by powerful earthquake originating in Indonesia". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  29. ^ "Uluru climbs banned from October 2019 after unanimous board decision to 'close the playground'". ABC News. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  30. ^ Bol, Michaela (10 May 2019). "Tony Costa wins 2019 Archibald Prize". ABC News.
  31. ^ Chadwick, Justin (5 January 2019). "Roger that: Federer wins record third Hopman Cup title for Switzerland". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  32. ^ Jolly, Laura (26 January 2019). "Heat topple Sixers in classic WBBL final". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia.
  33. ^ Baum, Greg (26 January 2019). "Next-gen superstar Naomi Osaka steps up to down Petra Kvitova". The Age. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  34. ^ Mitchell, Kevin (27 January 2019). "Majestic Novak Djokovic overwhelms Rafael Nadal with 'mind-blowing tennis'". The Guardian.
  35. ^ "Sydney crowned W-League champions as Americans shine in thrilling six-goal final". SBS The World Game. Special Broadcasting Service. 16 February 2019.
  36. ^ "Canberra Capitals win WNBL title after downing Adelaide Lightning in grand final series". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 February 2019.
  37. ^ McMurty, Andrew (17 February 2019). "Melbourne Renegades win Big Bash with 13 run win over Melbourne Stars". news.com.au. News Corp Australia.
  38. ^ Uluc, Olgun (17 March 2019). "Perth Wildcats dethrone Melbourne United to win 2018-19 NBL Championship". Fox Sports Australia.
  39. ^ Matthey, James (17 March 2019). "Valtteri Bottas wins Australian F1 Grand Prix as Daniel Ricciardo retires". news.com.au. News Corp Australia.
  40. ^ Lemon, Geoff (31 March 2019). "Adelaide beat Carlton in AFLW grand final 2019 – as it happened". The Guardian.
  41. ^ "Women's PGA Championship: Hannah Green lands shock first win at Hazeltine National". BBC News. 23 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  42. ^ Lutton, Phil (24 June 2019). "Barty joins her hero Goolagong Cawley as 'diamond in the sky' of world tennis". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  43. ^ "Fitzgibbons wins Rio Pro final to claim world No.1 ranking". The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 June 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.