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Confused with Austria?[edit]

Is it really necessary for the "confused with Austria" notice to be on top of the page? I think I've seen it added and removed at least a few times... What does everyone think? Okay420 (talk) 07:48, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

I agree. It's silly to have that. No one seriously gets them mixed up. --Dmol (talk) 08:48, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Agreed - almost all of the times the countries are mixed up it's a joke. I find it hard to believe that this is being added in good faith. Nick-D (talk) 08:51, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Agreed. It's ridiculous.Nickm57 (talk) 09:22, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Agree there's no need for this notice: hope the consensus here helps keep it off the article. -- Euryalus (talk) 12:22, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
Agree, notice isn't required. GoodDay (talk) 21:34, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
Disagree, as Wikipedia editors, we do not need this notice; however, Wikipedia is beautiful in part because we serve people from all backgrounds (including those with little access to formal education or otherwise basic exposure that we take for granted). Adding a notice does not detract from the quality, breadth, or depth of the article. Flaun (talk) 21:32, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

'Sahul' was the original name for Australia...

Semi-protected edit request on 8 October 2021[edit]

Greetings! I suggest to include the 1st name that Australia had in the section called "etymology". Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quiros called it by the divine name of «Southland of the Holy Spirit». No other nation has this honor. It is part of our history and our religion. Here I share some sources with you: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garcoral (talkcontribs) 07:55, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

Etymology section[edit]

The etymology section is missing the earlier origin of the name (the 1606 given by Spanish expeditions) then it's mentioned in History section of the main page.

I suggest adding to the etymology section the correct timeline of events until the today name. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bassssssss (talkcontribs) 14:48, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

The image used of Sydney[edit]

The image used for Sydney—under 'Demographics'—is incredibly dated and does not work with the updated images of Australia's other major cities.

Is it possible for this to be amended?

Best, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Salexi (talkcontribs) 11:26, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 December 2021[edit]

Should we add a Royal anthem "God Save the Queen" per infobox? (via source: [1]) (talk) 06:33, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

Edit suggestion regarding Indigenous people[edit]

It currently reads: "Indigenous Australians have inhabited the continent for approximately 65,000 years.[21]"

I suggest that we change this to "at least 65,000 years", which is more accurate. (talk) 06:57, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

The reference abstract [2][3] says "Human occupation began around 65,000 years ago", not "... at least 65,000 years ago". Mitch Ames (talk) 07:50, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Also see my recent edit [4]. The refs say "around 65,000", "perhaps 65,000" and "potentially by 65,000", not "known to be at least 65,000". Mitch Ames (talk) 07:59, 15 January 2022 (UTC)