Australia



Australia - Geography of Australia - Geology of Australia - History of Australia - Demographics of Australia - States and territories of Australia
Economy of Australia: Economy of Australia - main industries are mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel - Economic history of Australia
Energy in Australia - Manufacturing in Australia
Mining in Australia: Mining in Australia
Mining companies of Australia: Mining companies of Australia
BHP Billiton Anglo-Australian multinational mining company (iron ore, coal, petroleum, copper, natural gas, nickel and uranium), the world's largest mining company measured by 2013 revenues
2015: 6 November 2015: BHP-owned mine dam bursts in Brazil, killing 17 people and devastating nearby town
Mining disasters in Australia: Mining disasters in Australia
Coal in Australia: Coal in Australia - Coal companies of Australia
Uranium mining in Australia: Uranium mining in Australia - Uranium mining in Kakadu National Park
Agriculture in Australia: Agriculture in Australia - 17 August: Climate change driving Australian fish south
5 October 2012: Desalination plant provides controversial solution to water scarcity
Banking in Australia: Banking in Australia - 22 août: La Banque centrale dans la tourmente d'un scandale de corruption
Politics of Australia: Politics of Australia - Constitution of Australia - Constitutional history of Australia - Australian constitutional law - Federalism in Australia - Republicanism in Australia
Voting rights of Indigenous Australians: Voting rights of Indigenous Australians since 19th century - Self-determination of Australian Aborigines
Parliament of Australia: Parliament of Australia
Political parties and trade unions in Australia: Political parties in Australia - 6 April 2013: WikiLeaks Party unveils Australian election plans - Trade unions in Australia - Australian Council of Trade Unions
Australian Labor Party - 27 February 2012: Australian PM Gillard beats Rudd in leadership ballot - 6 February 2013: Two senior Australian ministers have been dragged into a snowballing Labor party corruption scandal
September 2012: Radio broadcaster Alan Jones suggests that Australian PM Julia Gillard's late father 'died of shame' - 9 October 2012: Misogyny speech by Australian PM Julia Gillard in reaction to sexism from opposition leader Tony Abbott
Australian Labor Party leadership spills - Australian Labor Party leadership spill, June 2013 - 27 June: Rudd sworn in as Australian PM after toppling Julia Gillard
Australian federal budget: Australian federal budget
Elections, referendums and politics in Australia: Elections in Australia
May 1967 Australian referendum concerning Indigenous Australians: 27 May 1967 Australian referendum approved two amendments to the Australian constitution relating to Indigenous Australians
1975 Australian constitutional crisis: 1975 Australian constitutional crisis
May 1977 Australian referendum: 21 May 1977 Australian referendum
October 1980 Australian federal election: Australian federal election 18 October 1980
March 1983 Australian federal election: 5 March 1983 Australian federal election
December 1984 Australian referendum: 1 December 1984 Australian referendum
2010 Australian federal election: Australian federal election 2010
2011: 8 November 2011: Australia Senate backs carbon tax limiting pollution
September 2013 Australian federal election: Australian federal election 14 September 2013, now 7 September 2013 - 7 September: Polls open in Australia's national elections - 7 September: Conservative Tony Abbott registers victory in Australia election
2014: 21 June 2014: Polling shows 72% of Australians want the renewable energy target to be retained or even increased, as the Abbott government considers abolishing it
2015: 14 September 2015: Australian PM Tony Abbott ousted by Malcolm Turnbull after party vote, promising to lead a 'thoroughly Liberal government' that would explain the challenges facing Australia and 'not lecture'
July 2016: Australian federal election: 2 July 2016: Australian federal election - 2 July 2016: Australian 2016 federal election's early countings - 3 juillet 2016: Le Premier ministre sortant Malcolm Turnbull veut rester au pouvoir et a déjà pris langue avec les petits partis - 4 July 2016: Labor Party's Bill Shorten calls on Malcolm Turnbull to quit
2016/2017: 25 November 2016: Referendum council met to progress steps toward a national referendum on constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians - 25 August 2017: Australian government commits to ending slavery, as FM Julie Bishop says 'human slavery has no place in our world’, but gives no time frame for legislation
Next Australian federal election: On or before 2 November 2019 next Australian federal election
Social movements, protests and trade unions: Protests in Australia - Indigenous Australians - Organisations serving indigenous Australians - Australian labour movement - Environmental movement in Australia - Environmental organisations based in Australia
1938: Day of Mourning - protest held by Aboriginal Australians on 26 January 1938, the sesquicentenary of British colonisation of Australia
Since 1972: Anti-nuclear movement in Australia
2011: 8. September 2011: Großdemonstrationen in Sydney und anderen Städten gegen Abbau von 5000 Arbeitsplätzen im öffentlichen Dienst - 30 October 2011: Labour tribunal orders unions to end strike and Qantas to resume flights - Qantas 'grounding' flop
2012: Australia Day 2012 protests - the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra staged a 40th Anniversary celebration - Aboriginal Tent Embassy
2013: 17 November 2013: Thousands of people rallied across Australia calling for stronger action on climate change, days after PM Abbott moved to abolish a carbon tax
2014: 21 September: Tens of thousands of people rallied across Australia, in the first leg of a global wave of protests calling for tougher action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the UN climate summit - 23 October 2014: Protesters gather to support family of 22-year-old Ms Dhu, who died in a South Hedland watchhouse in August and to call on the Western Australian government to put a stop to deaths of Aboriginal people in custody
2015: 26 January 2015: Indigenous protesters reject plan for constitutional recognition saying 'We don’t want to be part of the crown' - 27 January: Indigenous protesters rally against deaths in custody and cuts to funding, saying that Aboriginal people have no friends in politics - 19 July 2015: Rival anti-Islam and anti-racism rallies saw hundreds protest across Australia at the weekend with violent clashes in Melbourne, as police officers mounted a strong presence to keep the two sides apart
2016: 7 October 2016: Protesters opposed to Russian military intervention in Syria gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Canberra, with some carrying placards comparing Russian regime's Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler
2017: 21 janvier 2017: A Sydney et Melbourne, mais également à Wellington en Nouvelle-Zélande, des milliers d'opposants au nouveau président américain Donald Trump ont commencé samedi de protester contre le mépris montré régulièrement envers les femmes
Australian society, demographics, culture and human rights: Australian society
Human rights in Australia: Human rights in Australia
States and territories of Australia: States and territories of Australia - Territorial evolution of Australia - Local government in Australia is the third tier of government in Australia administered by the states and territories
New South Wales: New South Wales state on the east coast of Australia, bordering Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west - Local government areas of New South Wales - Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales located on Australia's east coast the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbour and is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania, made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions Sydney's estimated population was 5,005,400 in 2016
Northern Territory: Northern Territory, a federal Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia, sharing borders with Western Australia to the west, South Australia to the south, and Queensland to the east - History of the Northern Territory - Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory - Local government areas of the Northern Territory - History of Darwin
Queensland: Queensland, the second-largest and third-most-populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia - South East Queensland, a bio-geographical, political, and administrative region of the state of Queensland in Australia, which contains 3.4 million people out of the state's population of 4.8 million - Local government in Queensland - Brisbane, the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia, as Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.35 million - City of Brisbane
South Australia: South Australia state in the southern central part of Australia, covering some of the most arid parts of the country and the fourth-largest of Australia's states with a total of 1.7 million people - Local government areas of South Australia - City of Adelaide
Tasmania: Tasmania, an island state of Australia located 240 km to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait - Local government areas of Tasmania
Victoria: Victoria state in southeastern Australia, Australia's most densely-populated state and its second-most populous state overall, including the metropolitan area of its state capital Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city - Local government areas of Victoria
Western Australia: Western Australia state occupying the entire western third of Australia, bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south - Local government areas of Western Australia - Perth, the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of around 1.94 million
Demographics and ethnic groups in Australia: Demographics of Australia - Ethnic groups in Australia
Indigenous Australians: Indigenous Australians - Voting rights of Indigenous Australians since 19th century - Self-determination of Australian Aborigines - Stolen Generations
2014/2015: 23 October 2014: Protesters gather to support family of 22-year-old Ms Dhu, who died in a South Hedland watchhouse in August and to call on the Western Australian government to put a stop to deaths of Aboriginal people in custody - 16 January 2015: Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation says it was not consulted and was denied permission to see draft of wilderness world heritage area proposal - 26 January 2015: Indigenous protesters reject plan for constitutional recognition saying 'We don’t want to be part of the crown'
2017: 3 June 2017: Thousands celebrate on 25th anniversary of landmark Mabo land rights case
History of the Jews in Australia since colonial era: History of the Jews in Australia
Culture and languages in Australia: Culture in Australia - Australian culture by ethnicity - Indigenous Australian culture - Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Languages in Australia - Australian Aboriginal languages - List of Australian Aboriginal languages - Pama–Nyungan languages are the most widespread family of Indigenous Australian languages, containing about 300 languages - Indigenous Australian languages by state or territory
Women's rights in Australia: Women's rights - Women's suffrage in Australia
Children's rights in Australia: Children's rights in Australia
2013: 21 March 2013: Australian PM Julia Gillard delivered a historic national apology in Parliament to the thousands of unwed mothers who were forced by government policies to give up their babies for adoption from the 1940s until the 1980s
Childhood in Australia: Childhood in Australia - Child welfare in Australia - Preschool and pre-prep programmes in Australia are relatively unregulated, and are not compulsory - Early childhood education in Australia
Education in Australia: Education in Australia - Education in Australia by state or territory - Education in Australia by city or town - Education in Australia by subject - Education policy in Australia
Indigenous Australian education: Indigenous Australian education
Primary and secondary education in Australia: Primary and secondary education in Australia - Public and private education in Australia
Lists of schools in Australia: Lists of schools in Australia - Primary schools in Australia by strate - Girls' schools in Australia - Boys' schools in Australia
List of boarding schools in Australia by state
High schools in Australia: High schools in Australia by state - Higher education in Australia
Tertiary education in Australia: Tertiary education in Australia - Tertiary education fees in Australia
Universities in Australia: Universities in Australia - List of universities in Australia - Universities in Australia by state or territory - List of universities in Australia by enrollment
Charles Darwin University: Charles Darwin University, an Australian public university with about 22,083 students as of 2011, established in 2003 after the merger of Northern Territory University of Darwin, the Menzies School of Health Research and Centralian College of Alice Springs and named after Charles Darwin, known for his contributions to the science of evolution - Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages
Religion in Australia: Religion in Australia - Australian Aboriginal mythology
Christianity in Australia - Catholic education in Australia - Anglican education in Australia
Catholic sexual abuse cases in Australia: Catholic sexual abuse cases in Australia
2012/2013: 22 September 2012: Australia's Roman Catholic Church has confirmed that more than 600 children have been sexually abused by its priests since the 1930s in the state of Victoria - 4 April 2013: Prof Caroline Taylor told the Victorian child abuse inquiry that there had not been significant change within the church hierarchy despite the raft of allegations revealed over the past five years - 22 April: Police arrested a Roman Catholic priest on child abuse charges, following months of negotiations to have him returned from the Vatican
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
2014: 13 October 2014: An intelligence-sharing agreement between the NSW police and the Catholic church remained in place even after police were warned the agreement was illegal, hearing told
2017: 6 February 2017: Seven per cent of Australia’s Catholic priests accused of abusing children in the six decades since 1950, according to new data from the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse
Health and healthcare in Australia: Health in Australia - Health in Australia by state - Health care in Australia
Health care and hospitals in Australia by state and city: Health care and hospitals in Australia by state - Hospitals in Australia by city
Rural health care in Australia: Rural health care in Australia
Media of Australia: Media of Australia - Journalism in Australia - History of newspapers in Australia - History of broadcasting in Australia - Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, the peak body and the national representative organisation for community radio and television stations in Australia
Censorship in Australia: Censorship in Australia is called classification and material, though technically being given an advisory rating, can officially be refused classification which results in the material being banned - Australian Classification Board
Australian Communications and Media Authority: Australian Communications and Media Authority, an Australian Government statutory authority tasked with ensuring media and communications works for all Australians through various legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice
2012: 13 December 2012: Australia's media watchdog launched a rare 'own motion' probe into the broadcast of a criminal prank call by Sydney-based radio station that led to the death of Jacintha Saldanha
TV and radio stations in Australia: Television in Australia
Radio stations in Australia - Fun 2day in Sydney
Death of Jacintha Saldanha December 2012 and hindered investigation: Death of Jacintha Saldanha December 2012 - 8 December 2012: After nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death in London Sydney radio station 2Day FM criticised for criminal prank call - 11 December: The familiy of Jacintha Saldhana, who died in London, wants an independent inquiry - 13 December: Results of an autopsy to be revealed as the children and husband of Jacintha Saldanha arrive in London - 13 December: One week later, London police says, Jacintha Saldhana was found hanging in her room. leaving three suicide notes - 17 December: Jacintha Saldanha's funeral today - 23 December: The family of Jacintha Saldanha has assembled a set of 60 questions, which they have posed to the British hospital as well as to the parent company of the Australian radio
2013: 13 January 2013: Getting no answers to their 60 questions Jacintha Saldanha's family have been told by the hospital and by the radio station's parent company Southern Cross Austereo that internal and official inquiries are under way - Southern Cross Austereo has not made any attempt to contact Saldanha's family to express their condolence or apologise for the hoax call - 2 February 2013: British prosecutors, the crown (!) prosecution service, will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call and its illegal and international broadcasting that preceded Jacintha Saldhana's suicide - 11 February 2013: Australia royal radio hoaxer back on air - 7 March 2013: The family of Jacintha Saldhana, who committed suicide after hoax call broadcasting, is struggling with the prospect of massive legal bills to uncover the truth - 28 April 2013: Kate prank call nurse Jacintha Saldanha left a suicide note blaming the two Australian RJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian for her death - 20 June 2013: The radio station at the centre of a prank call that led to the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha is trying to block further investigation of its actions - 10 July: Prank call DJ sues network over workplace safety - 1 September 2013: Jacintha Saldanha had received a series of prank calls from Australian radio station 2Day FM in the lead up to her suicide at a London hospital last December
2015: 4 March 2015: Royal hospital hoax call by radio station Fun 2day broke law, Australia's high court finds
Indigenous Australian media: Indigenous Australian media - National Indigenous Radio Service - National Indigenous Television - Indigenous Community Television
Australian Indigenous Communications Association: Australian Indigenous Communications Association - Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association
Newspapers in Australia: Newspapers in Australia - List of newspapers in Australia by subject and state - List of newspapers in Australia by circulation
2011: 14. Juli 2011: Murdoch's 'News Corporation' auch in Australien in Bedrängnis
2012/2013: 28 March 2012: Australian government pledges to investigate reports that a Rupert Murdoch company cracked codes of rivals - 3 September 2013: Australian PM Rudd battles Murdoch press running a picture of Rudd on a front page under the headline 'Kick This Mob Out'
Internet in Australia: Internet in Australia - Australian news websites - Australian websites
Internet censorship in Australia: Internet censorship in Australia
Crime in Australia: Crime in Australia
Organised crime in Australia: Organised crime in Australia - 7 February 2013: Government investigation finds evidence of doping, match-fixing and ties to organised crime throughout Australian sport
Racism in Australia: Racism in Australia - Racial violence in Australia - Racist legislation in Australian history
Antisemitism in Australia: Antisemitism in Australia
2013/2014: 27 October 2013: About eight men shouting anti-Semitics epithets viciously attacked four men and a woman – visibly Jewish – as they returned home from a Shabbat evening meal in Bondi Beach - 7 August 2014: A bus full of children from Jewish schools in Sydney targeted by teenagers shouting 'Heil Hitler' and 'Free Palestine', threatening to kill the children
2015: 23 March 2015: Sydney’s Red Rattler Theatre refuses Hillel request to book venue for stage play, cites 'Zionism' - 23 March: Sydney's Red Rattler Theater apologizes for turning away Jewish group
Terrorism in Australia: Terrorism in Australia - Terrorist incidents in Australia - Islamist terrorism in Australia
December 2014 Sydney hostage crisis: December 2014 Sydney hostage crisis - 15 December 2014: Armed assailant wielding Islamic flag seizes Sydney cafe taking hostages - 15/16 December: Police says that three people were killed, including the gunman and Iranian expatriate Monis, during the hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed Sydney cafe - 16 December 2014: Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, both from Sydney, named as Sydney siege victims
2014/2017: 31 July 2017: Two men and a teenager have pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on government buildings, including police headquarters, in Sydney almost three years ago
2015: 2 October 2015 Parramatta shooting
2017: 6/7 April 2017 Queanbeyan stabbing attacks - 5 June 2017 Brighton siege
July 2017: 29 July 2017 Islamic inspired bomb plot on Australian aeroplane
Law and constitutional history of Australia: Law of Australia - Constitution of Australia - Constitutional history of Australia - Legal history of Australia
Human rights and privacy law in Australia: Human rights in Australia - Privacy in Australian law
2013: 2 December 2013: Australia's spy agency reportedly offered to share information about its own citizens with its foreign intelligence partners
Judiciary and courts and tribunals in Australia: Judiciary of Australia - Australian court hierarchy - Courts and tribunals in Australia
List of Australian Capital Territory courts and tribunals: List of Australian Capital Territory courts and tribunals
List of New South Wales courts and tribunals: List of New South Wales courts and tribunals
List of Northern Territory courts and tribunals: List of Northern Territory courts and tribunals
2017: 27 July 2017: A Northern Territory court has ruled that the amount of money Glencore gave to the state government as a security bond for its McArthur River mine must be revealed, after indigenous owners have long questioned whether mining giant provided enough to fully rehabilitate the lead and zinc mine
List of Queensland courts and tribunals: List of Queensland courts and tribunals
List of South Australian courts and tribunals: List of South Australian courts and tribunals
List of Victorian courts and tribunals: List of Victorian courts and tribunals
List of Western Australian courts and tribunals: List of Western Australian courts and tribunals
Federal Court of Australia: Federal Court of Australia, a superior court of record which has jurisdiction to deal with most civil disputes governed by federal law (with the exception of family law matters), along with some summary (less serious) criminal matters
High Court of Australia: High Court of Australia, the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal, having both original and appellate jurisdiction, the power of judicial review over laws passed by the Parliament of Australia and the parliaments of the States, and the ability to interpret the Constitution of Australia thereby powerfully shaping the development of federalism in Australia
Since 1971 timeline of 'Native title' decisions in Australia: Native title in Australia and timeline of decisions since 1971
1992 Mabo v Queensland: 3 June 1992 Mabo v Queensland, a landmark High Court of Australia decision in 1992 recognising native title in Australia for the first time, saying that the doctrine of terra nullius, which imported all laws of England to a new land, did not apply in circumstances where there were already inhabitants present, even if those inhabitants had been regarded at the time as 'uncivilized'
Law enforcement and law enforcement agencies in Australia: Law enforcement in Australia - List of law enforcement agencies in Australia
Prisons in Australia: List of Australian prisons
2016: 26 juillet 2016: Révélations sur les conditions de détention dans une prison pour mineurs au nord de l'Australie, avec des images montrant des gardiens en train de frapper des adolescents et de les arroser au gaz lacrymogène
Foreign relations of Australia: Foreign relations of Australia - 2 December 2013: Australia's spy agency offered to share information about its own citizens with foreign intelligence services, according to leaked documents
Immigration and asylum in Australia: Immigration history of Australia - Immigration to Australia - Asylum in Australia - Post World War II immigration to Australia - Illegal immigration in Australia - Mandatory detention in Australia - List of Australian immigration detention facilities
Since 2001: Since 2001 'Nauru Regional Processing Centre', an immigration detention and offshore asylum processing centre located on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru is operated by Broadspectrum of a department of the Government of Australia
2013: 19 July 2013: Australia's Kevin Rudd announces that boatpeople will no longer be resettled in the country, unveiling a hardline policy to curb people smuggling that will see all unauthorised arrivals sent to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea - 29 August: Five men from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been arrested and accused of facilitating the passage of up to 132 asylum-seekers boats
2015: 11 February 2015: Australia’s policy of indefinitely holding children of asylum seekers in immigration detention camps violates international laws, the government’s human rights watchdog found, after an inquiry uncovered hundreds of reports of assaults involving child detainees - 6 August 2015: Australia turned around more than 600 asylum seekers trying to reach its shores on 20 separate boats since enacting controversial new border controls in 2013, Immigration Minister admits
2016: 25 July 2016: Spanish infrastructure corporation Ferrovial, the company that has taken over the management of Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime has been warned by international law experts that its employees could be liable for crimes against humanity - 10 August 2016: 'Nauru files' cache of 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in Australian offshore detention
2017: 31 July 2017: Violence continues to mar the forced relocation of refugees out of the Manus Island detention centre, with three men attacked – two with machetes – in separate robberies on the island at the weekend
Boat disasters: 2012 Indian Ocean migrant boat disaster - 20 August 2013: Boat carrying 105 suspected asylum seekers sinks in Indian Ocean north of Christmas Island - 20 August: Australia’s navy began rescuing 105 people from a crowded asylum-seeker boat on Tuesday after it ran into difficulties
Bilateral relations of Australia: Bilateral relations of Australia
Australia/Afghanistan relations: Australia/Afghanistan relations: 17 April 2012 - Australia to end Afghan mission in 2013 - 31 August: Australia says the death of three troops being shot by an Afghan colleague and two others dying in a helicopter crash will not speed up Afghan exit
Australia/Chile relations: Australia/Chile relations
2016: 4 November 2016: The appearance of Chilean naval vessel Esmeralda in Sydney Harbour, which had been used as a 'torture chamber' by the Pinochet regime, has sparked protests from Chilean-Australians who say it should be removed from service
Australia/PR of China relations: Australia/PRC relations - Sino-Pacific relations - 6 June 2014: Chinese-born Australian artist Guo Jian, a protester in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, detained in Beijing ahead of the 25th anniversary of the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests will be deported after 15 days in custody
Australia/Egypt relations: Australia/Egypt relations - 25 January 2014: Australian journalist Peter Greste calls his detention in Egypt 'attack on freedom'
Australia/Hungary relations: Australia/Hungary relations - 15 August: Accused Nazi war criminal free to stay in Australia after the High Court blocked his extradition to Hungary
Australia/India relations: Australia/India relations
2011: 15 November 2011: Australian PM Julia Gillard backs uranium sales to India, a non-signatory of nuclear proliferation treaty - 4 December 2011: Labour Party conference approves uranium exports to India
2012: 29 October 2012: Australian new migration policies target skilled population from Asia, including India
Death of Jacintha Saldanha December 2012 - 9 December: London hospital protests to the Australian network which broadcast the conversation with Jacintha Saldanha, who apparently killed herself - 9 December: As more than 300 people attended a memorial service for Jacintha Saldanha held in Shirva in India on Sunday, Australian media say it is not the time for 'hysterical finger-pointing' - Sunday 9 December: Scotland Yard today contacted Australian police over the death of Jacintha Saldanha - 13 December: One week later, London police says, Jacintha Saldhana was found hanging in her room. leaving three suicide notes
2013: 28 April 2013: Kate prank call nurse Jacintha Saldanha left a suicide note blaming the two Australian RJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian for her death - 20 June 2013: The radio station at the centre of a prank call that led to the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha is trying to block further investigation of its actions - 1 September 2013: Jacintha Saldanha had received a series of prank calls from Australian radio station 2Day FM in the lead up to her suicide at a London hospital last December
30 December 2013: Indian student in coma after being attacked by a group of nine people in Melbourne
2015: 4 March 2015: Royal hospital hoax call by radio station Fun 2day broke law, Australia's high court finds
Australia/El Salvador relations: Australia/El Salvador relations
OceanaGold Corporation, Canadian-Australian firm producing gold and copper with operations in New Zealand, the Philippines and also looking to open mines in El Salvador
2016: 14 October 2016: An international tribunal has dismissed Canadian-Australian 'OceanaGold' mining company’s demand that the government of El Salvador pay $250m in compensation for refusing to allow it to dig for gold in the tiny Central American country where the slogan 'No to mining, yes to life' has become a national rallying cry, also ordering the firm to pay the Salvadoran government $8m to cover the majority of the country’s legal costs
Australia/Indonesia relations: Australia/Indonesia relations
2013: 24 July 2013: An asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia has sunk off Java in Indonesia with unconfirmed reports that dozens of people are dead or missing - 27 September: At least 22 people, mostly children, drowned and scores are missing after an Australia-bound boat carrying Middle Eastern asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia Friday in rough seas - 3 November: Australia and the USA reportedy mounted a joint surveillance operation on Indonesia during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali - 6 December 2013: Australia will keep spying on Indonesia, PM Abbott says
2017: 31 July 2107: Four Southeast Asian nations, including Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand will cooperate more closely with intelligence and law enforcement authorities from the Middle East amid 'grave concerns' about an elevated threat
Australia/Israel relations: Australia/Israel relations
2013: 13 février 2013: Le suicide d'un Australien présenté comme un agent du Mossad qui était détenu dans le plus secret en Israël selon une télévision australienne confirmé par Israel sans révéler son identité ni les charges pesant contre lui
2016: 30 December 2016: Day after UK PM May bashes USA's Kerry’s anti-settlement speech, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull slams 'deeply unsettling' and 'one-sided' UN decision, saying 'Australia stands with Israel'
Australia/Japan relations: Australia/Japan relations - 30 December 2012: Australia condemns Japan for whale hunt - 30/31 March 2014: ICJ set to rule on Japan's whale hunting in Antarctic, after Australia demanded UN court's decision - 31 March: UN court puts halt to Japan's Antarctic whale hunt
Australia/North Korea relations: Australia/North Korea relations
1950-1953: 1950-1953 Australia in the Korean War
1981/1983: 1981/1983 'Australia in the Korean War 1950–53' is the official history of Australia's involvement in the Korean War
2017: 23 April 2017: After Australia's FM Julie Bishop said that sanctions were to send 'the clearest possible message to North Korea, that its behaviour will not be tolerated, that a nuclear-armed North Korea is not acceptable to our region', North Korea warns Australia of possible nuclear strike
Australia/South Korea relations: Australia/South Korea relations
1950-1953: 1950-1953 Australia in the Korean War
Korean Australians: Korean Australians
1981/1983: 1981/1983 'Australia in the Korean War 1950–53' is the official history of Australia's involvement in the Korean War
2014: Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement bilateral agreement seeking to reduce trade and investment barriers between Australia and South Korea, finalised in 2014
Australia/Malaysia relations: Australia/Malaysia relations - Military history of Australia 1950-1963 during the Malayan Emergency - Military history of Australia during the Indonesia–Malaysia Confrontation 1962-1966 - 1971 Five Power Defence Arrangements between the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore - 3 November 2013: Malaysia summons Australian, US representatives over spy row - 25 November: Malaysia summons Singapore envoy over reports that the Singapore helps Western intelligence agencies spy on its Southeast Asian neighbor
Australia/Papua New Guinea relations: Australia/Papua New Guinea relations - 19 July 2013: Australia's Kevin Rudd announces that all unauthorised arrivals will be sent to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea
Australia/Russia relations: Australia/Russia relations
2014: 3 April 2014: Russian ambassador to Australia called in to explain troops in Crimea - 17 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from an area in eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists - 13 October 2014: Australia PM says will confront Putin at G20 over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the murder of Australian citizens - 18 October: Putin agrees to use his influence with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to aid the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 brought down by an explosion consistent with a surface-to-air missile, Australia's Julie Bishop says - 19 October: Parents of three children Mo, Evie and Otis, who were killed with their grandfather Nick Norris in the downing of flight MH17, call for an end to war saying their lives are an 'ongoing hell' - 31 March 2015: Australia imposes broader sanctions on Russia, now the same as those that have been imposed by Canada, the EU, and the USA
2015: 8 October 2015: The 'Bellingcat' open source investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 summarizes that on 17 July 2014 a Buk missile launcher, originating from the 53rd Brigade near Kursk in Russia, travelled from Donetsk to Snizhne, was then unloaded and drove under its own power to a field south of Snizhne, where at approximately 4:20 pm it launched a surface-to-air missile that hit Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 as it flew over Ukraine, and was driven back on the morning of July 18 from Luhansk in Ukraine across the border to Russia, adding that 'alternative scenarios presented by the Russian Ministry of Defense and Almaz-Antey are at best deeply flawed, and at worst show a deliberate attempt to mislead using fabricated evidence' - 13 October: International investigators have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, a Dutch paper says ahead of the official report - 13 October: Dutch MH17 report suggests efforts were made by Russian-backed separatists to cover up causes of disaster, including a bungled autopsy in which metal fragments from a Russian-made Buk missile were deliberately removed, as the chairman of the safety board Tjibbe Joustra says to Dutch journalists in the corridor of parliament that the Buk missile was fired from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists - 16 November 2015: Australia, which is participating in airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists, excluded from Syria peace talks involving 20 countries or regional groupings, after Russian objection
2016: 24 February 2016: Bellingcat names those possibly involved in July 2014 MH17 crash, including Russia Defence Ministry and Putin - 24 February 2016: MH17 - Potential Suspects and Witnesses from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade - A bell¿ngcat Investigation 2015/2016 - 18 May 2016: NSW Coroner Michael Barnes has found the deaths of six NSW passengers in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash were caused by 'deliberate, malicious acts' - 21 May 2016: Australian law firm wants compensation from Russian regime for MH17 crash and its President Putin on behalf of families of victims of July 2014 catastrophe, the relevant application was submitted to the European Court of Human Rights on 9 May 2016
September/October 2016: 28/29 September 2016: MH17 'killers' will be brought to justice, says Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, adding that Australia will continue to pursue Russia after two-year international investigation found Malaysian Airlines plane was downed by missile from Russia - 2 October 2016: Australia’s FM Julie Bishop says that Russian-backed separatists responsible for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, killing 298 people including 38 Australians, could face a Lockerbie-style prosecution once the investigation has concluded, and that other legal avenues are required because Russia would likely veto any moves by the UN security council to bring to trial those responsible
October 2016: 7 October 2016: Protesters opposed to Russian military intervention in Syria gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Canberra, with some carrying placards comparing Russian regime's Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler
July 2017: 16 July 2017: Australia says MH17 perpetrators, shot down by a Russian-made Buk missile in July 2014, may be tried in absentia - 17 July 2017: Bellingcat's team of investigative journalists has released report summarizing all major open source evidence surrounding the downing of MH17 in an easy-to-read 73-page survey, naming Buk 332 of the Russian Armed Forces to be the only credible candidate for the missile launcher that downed MH17
Australia/Sri Lanka relations: Australia/Sri Lanka relations - Sri Lankan Australian - Tamil Australian - 12 March 2014: Australia's relationship with Sri Lanka puts asylum seekers at risk, Rights group says - 15 October 2014: Tamil asylum seekers held at sea given no chance to claim asylum, court hears
Australia/Switzerland relations: Australia/Switzerland relations - 3 March 2015: Switzerland has signed a deal with Australia to exchange tax information, the country's first such agreement under OECD framework
Australia/Syria relations: Australia/Syria relations
2015: 16 November 2015: Australia, which is participating in airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists, excluded from Syria peace talks involving 20 countries or regional groupings, after Russian objection
2016: 7 October 2016: Protesters opposed to Russian military intervention in Syria gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Canberra, with some carrying placards comparing Russian regime's Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler
Australia/Turkey relations: Australia/Turkey relations - November 1914 Ottoman entry into World War I 1914-1918 - Gallipoli Campaign 1915-1916, British-French failure after irresponsible employment of the soldiers of Allies of World War I - Gallipoli campaign casualties, 'British empire' losses and casualties 252,000 humans, 'Ottoman empire' losses and casualties 218,000–251,000 humans - Anzac spirit
2014-2018: First World War 1914-1918 centenary 2014-2018 - 25 April 2015: Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and Anzac Day
Australia/Ukraine relations: Australia/Ukraine relations - 17 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 reportedly shot down - 18 July 2014: Australia urges Ukraine separatists to co-operate with investigation into the explosion of flight MH17 - 25/26 July: As Australia and Netherlands join renewed push to secure MH17 crash site Ukraine's acting PM Volodymyr Groysman wants parliament to allow Australian police and soldiers to take a lead role in securing the MH17 crash site - 27 July: Australia to send police but no military to MH17 crash site - 28 July: Australia, Netherlands plan fresh attempt to reach MH17 site
Australia/United Kingdom relations: Australia/UK relations
Since 1788: History of Australia 1788–1850 since the arrival of the first fleet of British ships and establishment of the first British Colony
Early British and Irish settlers in Australia - Racial violence in Australia - Racist legislation in Australian history - 1902 Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 disqualified some Indigenous Australians, Asian people, African people and Pacific Islanders from voting
British nuclear weapons tests in Australia - Britain, Australia and the bomb - Operation 'Hurricane' - the first British atomic device on 3 October 1952 in Australia
British nuclear tests at Maralinga - Maralinga: Australia's Nuclear Waste Cover-up
Death of Jacintha Saldanha December 2012 and hindered investigation: : Death of Jacintha Saldanha December 2012 - 8 décembre 2012: Décès de l'infirmière Jacintha Saldanha victime d'un canular - 9 December: British press condemns criminal Australian radio hoax - 9 December: Scotland Yard contacts Australian police over the death of Jacintha Saldanha - 13 December: One week later, London police says, Jacintha Saldhana was found hanging in her room. leaving three suicide notes - 2 February 2013: British prosecutors, the crown (!) prosecution service, will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call and its illegal and international broadcasting that preceded Jacintha Saldhana's suicide - 11 February 2013: Australia royal radio hoaxer back on air - 7 March 2013: The family of Jacintha Saldhana, who committed suicide after hoax call broadcasting, is struggling with the prospect of massive legal bills to uncover the truth - 28 April 2013: Kate prank call nurse Jacintha Saldanha left a suicide note blaming the two Australian RJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian for her death - 20 June 2013: The radio station at the centre of a prank call that led to the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha is trying to block further investigation of its actions - 1 September 2013: Jacintha Saldanha had received a series of prank calls from Australian radio station 2Day FM in the lead up to her suicide at a London hospital last December - 4 March 2015: Royal hospital hoax call by radio station Fun 2day broke law, Australia's high court finds
Australia/United Nations relations: Australia and the United Nations
2016: 27 April 2016: Poll finds twice as many Australians support the former New Zealand PM Helen Clark, who has put herself forward for the role of UN secretary general
Australia/USA relations: Australia/USA relations
2013: 21 July 2013: USA drops bombs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - 21 July 2013: Outrage in Australia over US bomb drop on Barrier Reef - 2 September 2013: Australia offers political support for USA action to protect Syrian people
2017: 21 janvier 2017: A Sydney et Melbourne, mais également à Wellington en Nouvelle-Zélande, des milliers d'opposants au nouveau président américain Donald Trump ont commencé samedi de protester contre le mépris montré régulièrement envers les femmes
Environment and environmental issues in Australia: Environment of Australia - Environmental issues in Australia
Climate change in Australia: Climate change in Australia
2014: 13 July 2014: Southern Australia faces water crisis by end of century due to climate change, Perth identified as most vulnerable city under prediction of massive 40% reduction in rainfall
Threats to the Great Barrier Reef: Great Barrier Reef - Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef
2014: 1 May 2014: UNESCO condemns dredge waste dumping in Barrier Reef waters - 30 September 2014: The growth of part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has slowed by as much as half in recent decades, threatening the reef and the ecosystem it supports, Israeli and American researchers say
2015: 22 March 2015: Australian coral reef experts say if the mining and port expansion projects go ahead, there will be permanent damage to the reef
2016: 7 June 2016: Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of Great Barrier Reef's coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest
2017: 9 April 2017: Australia Research Council's findings have caused alarm among scientists, who say the proximity of the 2016 and 2017 bleaching events is unprecedented for the reef, and will give damaged coral little chance to recover - 3 June 2017: Unesco has expressed 'serious concern' about the impact of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef and warned Australia it will not meet the targets of the Reef 2050 report without considerable work to improve water quality
Natural disasters in Australia: Natural disasters in Australia
Drought in Australia: Drought in Australia
Bushfires in Australia: Bushfires in Australia - Australian bushfires 2009 - January 2013 Tasmanian bushfires - 5 January 2013: Thousands flee wildfires raging on the Australian island of Tasmania - 8 January: Thousands of firefighters on standby across nation's most populous state of New South Wales - 9 January: Cooler weather brings some relief to south-east Australia as fire crews continue to battle bushfires across several states
2013–14 Australian bushfire season: 2013–14 Australian bushfire season - October 2013 New South Wales Bushfires - 18 octobre 2013: Les incendies de brousse ont potentiellement détruit des centaines de maisons et fait au moins un mort - 19 October: Destruction toll rises from some of the most costly wildfires to ever strike Australia's most populous state - 22 October: Firefighters deliberately merged two major blazes in southeastern Australia in a desperate battle to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen - 23 October: Residents are warned to take shelter from two new bushfires - 24 October: Military exercise sparked big Australian wildfire, says probe - 13 January 2014: A man died defending his home from an intense wildfire near Australia's west coast city of Perth, destroying 46 houses - 15 January: Lightning strikes ignited more than 250 fires across southeast Australia, as firefighters battled to put out the flames and the country sweltered under a heatwave - 10 February 2014: Wildfires with flames threatening Melbourne destroy at least 20 homes
2014-2015 Australian bushfire season: 2014–15 Australian bushfire season - 5 January 2015: 26 homes and 41 sheds wiped out in raging bushfires in South Australia
2015–2016 Australian bushfire season: 2015–2016 Australian bushfire season - 26 December 2015: More than 100 homes confirmed lost in Great Ocean Road bushfire in Victoria
2016–2017 Australian bushfire season: 2016–2017 Australian bushfire season - February 2017 heat wave in south-eastern Australia
Floods in Australia:Floods in Australia - 2010-2011 Queensland floods - 2011 Victorian floods - NZZ 8. März 2012: Überschwemmungen in New South Wales und Nord-Victoria dehnen sich aus - 2013 Queensland floods - 27 January 2013: Australian state of Queensland braces for flooding - 2 May 2015: Five die in Queensland floods after an extreme downpour
Storms in Australia: Severe storms in Australia - Australian tornadoes and tornado outbreaks - Australian region cyclone seasons
2014: 5 March 2014: Sydney hit by monster storm - April 2014: Cyclone Ita
2017: March 2017: Cyclone Debbie - 28 March 2017: Cyclone Debbie hits north-east Australia




Oceania countries



Oceania countries
Natural disasters in Oceania: Natural disasters in Oceania
Tropical cyclones in Oceania - Cyclone Evan December 2012 - Cyclone Ian January 2014 - Cyclone Pam March 2015
February 2013 Solomon Islands earthquake and tsunami
Former populated places in Oceania: Former populated places in Oceania - USA nuclear tests after World War II in the Marshall Islands
Pacific Islands Forum: Pacific Islands Forum aiming to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean since 1971
30 July 2014: A summit of Pacific leaders opened in Palau with a call for developed nations to take action on climate change and stop overfishing the world's largest ocean


Fiji - Geography of Fiji - History of Fiji - Demographics of Fiji
Economy of Fiji: Economy of Fiji - Companies of Fiji
Mines in Fiji: Mines in Fiji
Fiji sugar industry: Fiji sugar industry
Agriculture in Fiji: Agriculture in Fiji, accounts for 18% of gross domestic product although it employed some 70% of the workforce as of 2001 - sugar cane processing makes up one-third of industrial activity, sugar exports, coconuts, ginger, and copra are significant
Aquaculture in Fiji: Aquaculture in Fiji
Tourism in Fiji: Tourism in Fiji - Visitor attractions in Fiji
Politics of Fiji: Politics of Fiji - Trade unions in Fiji
2014: Fijian general election 17 September 2014 - 18 September 2014: Military ruler’s Fiji First party ahead as country moves back towards democracy after eight years under Bainimarama's junta
Society, demographics and culture of Fiji: Fijian society - Demographics of Fiji - Ethnic groups in Fiji
Culture and languages of Fiji: Culture of Fiji - Languages of Fiji
Education in Fiji: Education in Fiji
Foreign relations of Fiji: Foreign relations of Fiji
Fiji/India relations: Fiji/India relations - Indians in Fiji - Between 1879 and 1916, a total of 42 ships of Nourse Line and British-India Steam Navigation Company, made 87 voyages carrying Indian indentured labourers to Fiji especially on sugarcane plantations
Fiji/Solomon Islands relations: Fiji/Solomon Islands relations - Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands since 2003
Fiji/United Kingdom relations: Fiji/United Kingdom relations - British colonisation of Oceania
1874-1970 British Colony of Fiji: British Colony of Fiji 1874-1970 - Colonial Sugar Refining Company in Fiji 1880-1973 - Sugar mills in Fiji - 'Blackbirding' era began in Fiji in 1865 when the first New Hebridean and Solomon Island labourers were transported there to work on cotton plantations
Fiji/USA relations: Fiji/USA relations
Natural disasters in Fiji: Natural disasters in Fiji - Earthquakes in Fiji - List of earthquakes in Fiji
Tropical cyclones and floods in Fiji: Tropical cyclones in Fiji
2012: January 2012 Fiji floods - Cyclone Evan December 2012 - 18 December 2012: Trail of destruction after Cyclone Evan hits Fiji, battering the island for more than 12 hours
2016: February 2016 Cyclone Winston - 21 February 2016: Five people killed and more people injured, power and communications cut, remote villages feared to be heavily damaged after Cyclone Winston battered the South Pacific nation with wind gusts as strong as 325km/h and waves up to 12m high


Kiribati - Geography of Kiribati - History of Kiribati - Demographics of Kiribati
Economy of Kiribati: Economy of Kiribati
Politics of Kiribati: Politics of Kiribati
Foreign relations of Kiribati: Foreign relations of Kiribati
Kiribati/Australia relations: Kiribati/Australia relations
Kiribati/France relations: Kiribati/France relations
Kiribati/United Kingdom relations: Kiribati/United Kingdom relations - A British protectorate was first proclaimed over the Gilberts on 27 May 1892, the islands were made a British colony in 1916 as part of the British Western Pacific Territories and became an independent nation on 12 July 1979 under the name of Kiribati - British Western Pacific Territories since 1877
Environment of Kiribati: Environment of Kiribati - Water in Kiribati - Kiribati Adaptation Program since 2003
2017: 13 May 2017: Kiribati and other low-lying countries are under threat from climate change, and while their people would rather stay behind, they may be left with no choice
Natural disasters: Natural disasters in Oceania
Tropical cyclones in Kiribati: Tropical cyclones in Kiribati - March 2015 Cyclone Pam


Mariana Islands
List of islands of the Marianas - The Chamorro people are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands, which are politically divided between the USA territory of Guam and the USA Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Languages of the Mariana Islands - Flora of Marianas

Northern Mariana Islands - Geography of the Northern Mariana Islands - Saipan island of the Northern Marianas - History of the Mariana Islands - Demographics of the Northern Mariana Islands
Economy of the Northern Mariana Islands: Economy of the Northern Mariana Islands - main industries include tourism, construction, garments, handicrafts
Saipan island: Saipan, the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the USA
Politics of the Northern Mariana Islands: Politics of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth in political union with the United States - executive power is exercised by the governor, legislative power is vested in the two chambers of the legislature
Elections in the Northern Mariana Islands: Elections in the Northern Mariana Islands
Society, demographics and culture of the Northern Mariana Islands: Northern Mariana Islands society - Demographics of the Northern Mariana Islands - The Chamorro people are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands
- Northern Mariana Islands people by ethnic or national origin
Mariana Islands languages and culture: Mariana Islands culture - Northern Mariana Islands culture - Languages of the Mariana Islands - Carolinian language - Chamorro language - Tanapag language
Education in the Northern Mariana Islands: Education in the Northern Mariana Islands - Northern Marianas College in Saipan since 1981
Environment of the Northern Mariana Islands: Environment of the Northern Mariana Islands
Foreign relations of Northern Mariana Islands:
Northern Mariana Islands/Japan relations: June/July 1944 Battle of Saipan - July/August 1944 Battle of Tinian - November 1944–January 1945 Japanese air attacks on the Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands/Spain relations: Since 1667 Spanish colonization of the Marianas until 1898
Northern Mariana Islands/USA relations: June/July 1944 Battle of Saipan - July/August 1944 Battle of Tinian
Natural disasters in the Mariana Islands: Natural disasters in the Northern Mariana Islands
Earthquakes in the Mariana Islands: 2007 Mariana Islands earthquake
Typhoons in the Mariana Islands: Typhoons in the Northern Mariana Islands
2015: May 2015 Typhoon Dolphin - July 2015 Typhoon Nangka - July 2015 Typhoon Chan-hom - August 2015 Typhoon Soudelor - 5 August 2015: Typhoon Soudelor left a trail of destruction across the Marianas, as the main island of Saipan suffered its first direct typhoon strike since 1968, leaving the island without power for weeks - 7 August 2015: CHCC sets Saipan-wide response to crisis following Typhoon Soudelor

Guam - Geography of Guam - History of Guam - Demographics of Guam
Economy of Guam: Economy of Guam - main industries include tourism, construction, transshipment services, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles
Coffee production in Guam
Politics of Guam: Politics of Guam - As Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the USA with policy relations between Guam and the USA under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, the USA president is the head of state and the Governor is head of government
Voting and politics in Guam: Voting in Guam
August 2017: 10 August 2017: Guam Governor Eddie Calvo dismisses North Korean threat saying that the island is prepared for any eventuality with strategically placed defenses, as North Korean regime publicly details Guam strike plan
Society, demographics and culture of the Mariana Islands and Guam: Guam society - Demographics of Guam - The Chamorro people are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands, which are politically divided between the USA territory of Guam and the USA Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Villages of Guam: USA territory of Guam is divided into nineteen municipalities, called villages, each village is governed by an elected mayor and village populations range in size from under 1,000 to over 40,000, in 2010 the total population of Guam was 154,805
Hagåtña: Hagåtña, the capital of the USA territory of Guam, from the 18th through mid-20th century, it was Guam's population center, but today it is the second smallest of the island's 19 villages in both area and population
Languages and culture in Mariana Islands and Guam: Mariana Islands culture - Northern Mariana Islands culture - Languages of the Mariana Islands - Chamorro language
Education in Guam: Education in Guam
Foreign relations of Guam:
Guam/Japan relations: 8-10 December 1941 Japanese assault and battle of Guam between the Empire of Japan and the USA, Japanese occupation until the Second Battle of Guam in 1944 - 1941-1944 Japanese occupation of Guam - 'Tinta Massacre Site' location of a massacre of civilians by Japanese troops on 15 July 1944, six days before the island was liberated by the USA in World War II
2004: July 2004: The Chamorros commemorated the sixtieth anniversary of the Manenggon death march in June/July 1944, that forced the island's population to six Japanese concentration camps in the soouthern part of Guam
Guam/Spain relations: Spanish Colonization of Guam since 1565
Guam/USA relations:
1898 USA's capture of Spanish colony Guam: 1898 USA's capture of Spanish colony Guam
1941-1945 Japanese assault and battles: '1941 Battle of Guam' between the Empire of Japan and the USA, Japanese assault and occupation until the Second Battle of Guam in 1944 - '1944 Battle of Guam'
1950 USA's 'Guam Organic Act': 1950 USA's 'Guam Organic Act', that redesignated the island of Guam as an unincorporated territory of the USA
Since 2009 Joint Region Marianas: Joint Region Marianas since 2009
Military facilities of the USA in Guam: Military facilities of the USA in Guam - Military bases - Andersen Air Force Base - with the start of Operation Arc Light in June 1965, B-52Fs and KC-135As began regular bombing missions over Vietnam, and continued in that capacity until 1973 - USA Naval Base Guam
Environment of Guam: Environment of Guam
Water in Guam: Water in Guam - Bodies of water of Guam - Rivers of Guam
List of Superfund sites in Guam: List of Superfund sites in Guam, designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act CERCLA environmental law - Since 1944 USA's Andersen Air Force Base - groundwater and soil contaminated with dioxins/dibenzofurans, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, polychlorinated biphenyls, persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene, toluene, and tetrachloroethane
Micronesia Challenge: 'Micronesia Challenge' regional inter-governmental initiative in the western Pacific region that would facilitate more effective conservation of marine and forest resources in Micronesia


Marshall Islands - Geography of the Marshall Islands - Islands of the Marshall Islands - Atolls of the Marshall Islands - Elugelab until 1952 - History of the Marshall Islands - Demographics of the Marshall Islands
Economy of the Marshall Islands: Economy of the Marshall Islands - main industries include copra, fish, tourism, craft items from shell, wood, pearls, offshore banking
Ships of the Marshall Islands
Agriculture and subsistence economy: Agriculture and subsistence economy, consisting of fishing and breadfruit, banana, taro, cacao, coconuts, copra, pandanus cultivation
Fishing industry in the Marshall Islands: Fishing industry in the Marshall Islands
Aquaculture in the Marshall Islands: Aquaculture in the Marshall Islands
Politics of the Marshall Islands: Politics of the Marshall Islands - Political parties in the Marshall Islands - Legislature of the Marshall Islands - The government of the Marshall Islands operates under a mixed parliamentary-presidential system as set forth in its Constitution
Elections in the Marshall Islands: Elections in the Marshall Islands
November 2015 Marshall Islands general election: 16 November 2015 Marshall Islands general election
2016: 10 March 2016: Marshall Islands begins legal action against the world’s nuclear powers aimed at global nuclear disarmament, argueing at International Court of Justice that health and lives of its people destroyed by dozens of nuclear tests along its territory from 1946-1958
February 2017 Marshallese Constitutional Convention election: 21 February 2017 Marshallese Constitutional Convention election
Society, demographics, culture and humans rights in the Marshall Islands: Marshallese society
Demographics and ethnic groups in the Marshall Islands: Demographics of the Marshall Islands - Ethnic groups in the Marshall Islands
Marshallese culture and languages of the Marshall Islands: Marshallese culture - Languages of the Marshall Islands - Marshallese language - Music of the Marshall Islands
Women in the Marshall Islands: Women in the Marshall Islands
Education in the Marshall Islands: Education in the Marshall Islands - College of the Marshall Islands, regionally accredited autonomous community college offering associate degree programs in liberal arts and sciences, business and information technology, elementary education, and nursing
Health in the Marshall Islands: Health in the Marshall Islands
Law enforcement in the Marshall Islands: Law enforcement in the Marshall Islands
Foreign relations of the Marshall Islands: Foreign relations of the Marshall Islands - 24 April 2014: Marshall Islands, the site of 67 nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958, sues nine nuclear powers over failure to disarm and accuses states of 'flagrant denial of human justice'
Marshall Islands/Iran relations: 28 April 2015: Iran seizes Marshall Islands-flagged ship in an incident that could complicate international talks about Tehran's nuclear program
Marshall Islands/USA relations: Marshall Islands/USA relations - The Republic of the Marshall Islands’ claim to the Wake Atoll, annexed by the USA in the 19th century
Nuclear tests after World War II: USA nuclear tests after World War II in the Marshall Islands - Pacific Proving Grounds used by the USA to conduct nuclear testing
1946-1958 Nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll: The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear devices detonated by the USA between 1946 and 1958 at seven test sites
1954 Castle Bravo: 'Castle Bravo' test of a dry fuel hydrogen bomb on 1 March 1954 at Bikini Atoll, the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the USA, fallout from the detonation fell on residents of Rongelap and Utirik atolls and spread around the world
1948-1958 Eniwetok nuclear tests: List of nuclear tests at Eniwetok - Elugelab was an island in Enewetak atoll destroyed by the world's first test of a hydrogen bomb on 1 November 1952
2014: 2 March 2014: 60 years after Bikini Atoll nuclear test islands still unliveable
Environment and environmental issues in the Marshall Islands: Environment of the Marshall Islands - Environmental issues in the Marshall Islands
Environment of the Bikini Atoll: Environment of the Bikini Atoll - Nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll
2015: 14 décembre 2015: Après le nucléaire, le climat, les descendants des réfugiés nucléaires de l'atoll de Bikini devront déménager à cause du changement climatique


Federated States of Micronesia - Geography of Federated States of Micronesia - History of Federated States of Micronesia - Demographics of Federated States of Micronesia
Economy of Federated States of Micronesia: Economy of Federated States of Micronesia
Politics of Federated States of Micronesia: Politics of Federated States of Micronesia - Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia since 1979, amended in 1990
Elections in Micronesia: Elections in the Federated States of Micronesia
March 2017 Micronesian parliamentary election: 7 March 2017 Micronesian parliamentary election
Foreign relations of Federated States of Micronesia: Foreign relations of the Federated States of Micronesia
Natural disasters: Typhoons in the Federated States of Micronesia


New Caledonia - Geography of New Caledonia - List of islands of New Caledonia - History of New Caledonia - Demographics of New Caledonia
Economy of New Caledonia: Economy of New Caledonia
Nickel mining in New Caledonia: Nickel mining in New Caledonia is a major sector of the economy, the islands contain about 7,100,000 tonnes of nickel which is about 10% of the world's nickel reserves
Water in New Caledonia: Water in New Caledonia
Tourism in New Caledonia: Tourism in New Caledonia
Politics of New Caledonia: Politics of New Caledonia - Political parties in New Caledonia
Government of New Caledonia: Government of New Caledonia
2014: New Caledonian legislative election May 2014
Society, demographics and culture of New Caledonia: New Caledonian society - Demographics of New Caledonia
Culture and languages of New Caledonia: New Caledonian culture - Languages of New Caledonia
Education in New Caledonia: Education in New Caledonia
Foreign relations of New Caledonia: Foreign relations of New Caledonia
New Caledonia/France relations: Since 1853 New Caledonia was a French penal colony, the indigenous population was excluded from the French economy and was ultimately confined to reservations until the islands became an overseas territory after World War II
Environment of New Caledonia: Environment of New Caledonia
Biodiversity of New Caledonia: Biodiversity of New Caledonia
Natural disasters in Oceania and New Caledonia: Natural disasters in Oceania
Tropical cyclones in New Caledonia: Tropical cyclones in New Caledonia - March 2015 Cyclone Pam


New Zealand - Geography of New Zealand - Climate of New Zealand - History of New Zealand - Demographics of New Zealand
Economy of New Zealand: Economy of New Zealand - main industries are food processing, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, finance, tourism, mining - export goods are dairy products, meat, wool and wood products, fish, machinery - List of companies of New Zealand - Companies of New Zealand by industry - Economic history of New Zealand
Manufacturing companies of New Zealand: Manufacturing companies of New Zealand - Automotive companies of New Zealand - Motor vehicle manufacturers of New Zealand - Clothing companies of New Zealand
Energy in New Zealand: Energy in New Zealand - Renewable energy in New Zealand
Oil and gas industry in New Zealand: Oil and gas industry in New Zealand
Mining in New Zealand: Mining in New Zealand
Agriculture in New Zealand: Agriculture in New Zealand - Sheep farming in New Zealand - Dairy farming in New Zealand - Sharemilking - Animal welfare in New Zealand - Kiwifruit industry in New Zealand - Organic farming in New Zealand - Food safety in New Zealand
Forestry in New Zealand: Forestry in New Zealand - Deforestation in New Zealand
Fishing industry and aquaculture in New Zealand: Fishing industry in New Zealand - Aquaculture in New Zealand
Transport in New Zealand: Transport in New Zealand - Water transport in New Zealand
Tourism in New Zealand: Tourism in New Zealand - List of World Heritage Sites in Oceania
New Zealand Defence Force: New Zealand Defence Force
Military history of New Zealand
Taxation in New Zealand: Taxation in New Zealand
Politics of New Zealand: Politics of New Zealand - Constitution of New Zealand - 1947 New Zealand Constitution Amendment (Request and Consent) Act - Republicanism in New Zealand
Political parties in New Zealand: Political parties in New Zealand - List of political parties in New Zealand
Trade unions in New Zealand: Trade unions in New Zealand
Elections in New Zealand: Elections in New Zealand - Local elections in New Zealand are held every three years
2014 New Zealand general election: New Zealand general election 20 September 2014 - 21 September 2014: Electoral Commission's 2014 general elections results
2015-2016 New Zealand flag referendums: November/December 2015 - March 2016 New Zealand flag referendums - New Zealand flag debate - 11 December 2015: New Zealand electoral commission announces result of the first flag referendum, with winning design to be pitted against current flag in March
2016 New Zealand local elections: 2016 New Zealand local elections
2016: 5 December 2016: New Zealand's PM John Key has resigned in a decision that has taken the country by surprise and that will be effective from 12 December, when National MPs will meet to select a new leader
September 2017 New Zealand general election: 23 September 2017 New Zealand general election
Social movements and protests ibn New Zealand:
2017: 21 janvier 2017: A Sydney et Melbourne, mais également à Wellington en Nouvelle-Zélande, des milliers d'opposants au nouveau président américain Donald Trump ont commencé samedi de protester contre le mépris montré régulièrement envers les femmes
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in New Zealand: New Zealand society - Human rights in New Zealand
Demographics and ethnic groups in New Zealand: Demographics of New Zealand - List of ethnic origins of New Zealanders - Ethnic groups in New Zealand
New Zealand Maori people: New Zealand Maori people - Maori society - List of the Maori iwi of New Zealand - United Tribes of New Zealand, confederation of Maori tribes based in the north of the North Island
Culture of New Zealand: Culture of New Zealand - Maori culture - Languages of New Zealand
Education in New Zealand: Education in New Zealand
Health care in New Zealand: Health care in New Zealand
Media of New Zealand: Media of New Zealand
Crime in New Zealand: Crime in New Zealand
Judiciary and court system of New Zealand: Judiciary of New Zealand - New Zealand court system
Law enforcement in New Zealand: Law enforcement in New Zealand
Foreign relations of New Zealand: Foreign relations of New Zealand
Treaties of New Zealand: Treaties of New Zealand
New Zealand/Afghanistan relations: New Zealand/Afghanistan relations
New Zealand/China relations: New Zealand/China relations
New Zealand/Germany relations: New Zealand/Germany relations
1914-1918: Military history of New Zealand in World War I
New Zealand/Israel relations: New Zealand/Israel relations
New Zealand/United Kingdom relations: New Zealand/United Kingdom relations
1835: 1835 Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand signed by a number of Maori chiefs, proclaiming the sovereign independence of New Zealand prior to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 - United Tribes of New Zealand, confederation of Maori tribes based in the north of the North Island - List of the Maori iwi of New Zealand
1840: 6 February 1840 Treaty of Waitangi signed by representatives of the British Crown and various Maori chiefs, establishing a British Governor of New Zealand, recognising Maori ownership of their lands and other properties, and giving the Maori the rights of British subjects
1841-1907: Colony of New Zealand, British colony from 1841 to 1907
Since 1907: History of independence of New Zealand
1907-1947: Dominion of New Zealand, Dominion of the United Kingdom 1907-1947
1931: 1931 Statute of Westminster establishing the legislative independence of self-governing Dominions of the British Empire
Since 1947: 1947 Statute of Westminster Adoption Act constitutional Act of the Parliament of New Zealand that formally accepted the full external autonomy offered by the British Parliament
Since 1983: Realm of New Zealand, area in which the Queen of New Zealand is head of state, comprises New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency in Antarctica, and is defined by the 1983 Letters Patent constituting the office of Governor-General of New Zealand
New Zealand/Vietnam relations: New Zealand/Vietnam relations
Climate change in New Zealand: Climate change in New Zealand
Natural disasters in New Zealand: Natural disasters in New Zealand
Earthquakes in New Zealand: Earthquakes in New Zealand
New Zealand tornadoes and tornado outbreaks: New Zealand tornadoes and tornado outbreaks
Tropical cyclones in New Zealand: Tropical cyclones in New Zealand
Wildfires in New Zealand:
Whale stranding in New Zealand: Whale stranding in New Zealand


Papua New Guinea - Geography of Papua New Guinea - History of Papua New Guinea - Demographics of Papua New Guinea
Mining disasters in Papua New Guinea: Mining disasters in Papua New Guinea
1984-2013 Ok Tedi environmental disaster: 1984-2013 Ok Tedi environmental disaster
Energy in Papua New Guinea: Energy in Papua New Guinea
Oil and gas companies of Papua New Guinea: Oil and gas companies of Papua New Guinea
Forestry in Papua New Guinea: Forestry in Papua New Guinea
Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea: Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea
Water in Papua New Guinea: Water in Papua New Guinea
Political parties in Papua New Guinea: Political parties in Papua New Guinea
2011–2012 Papua New Guinean constitutional crisis: 2011–2012 Papua New Guinean constitutional crisis
Elections in Papua New Guinea: Elections in Papua New Guinea
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinean society
Human rights in Papua New Guinea: Human rights in Papua New Guinea
Regions, provinces, districts and Local-Level Government areas of Papua New Guinea: List of regions of Papua New Guinea - Provinces of Papua New Guinea - Districts and Local-Level Government areas of Papua New Guinea
Culture of Papua New Guinea: Culture of Papua New Guinea
Education in Papua New Guinea: Education in Papua New Guinea
Health in Papua New Guinea: Health in Papua New Guinea
Media in Papua New Guinea: Media in Papua New Guinea
Crime in Papua New Guinea: Crime in Papua New Guinea
Corruption in Papua New Guinea: Corruption in Papua New Guinea
Illegal logging in Papua New Guinea: Illegal logging in Papua New Guinea
Human trafficking in Papua New Guinea: Human trafficking in Papua New Guinea
Law enforcement in Papua New Guinea: Law enforcement in Papua New Guinea
Foreign relations of Papua New Guinea: Foreign relations of Papua New Guinea
Papua-New Guinea/Switzerland relations: Papua-New Guinea/Switzerland relations
UNDP in Papua New Guinea: UNDP in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea/USA relations: Papua New Guinea/USA relations
Deforestation in Papua New Guinea: Deforestation in Papua New Guinea
Coral Triangle Initiative: Coral Triangle Initiative
Natural disasters in Papua New Guinea: Natural disasters in Papua New Guinea
Volcanoes in Papua New Guinea and eruptions: List of volcanoes in Papua New Guinea
Earthquakes in Papua New Guinea: Earthquakes in Papua New Guinea
Tropical cyclones in Papua New Guinea: Tropical cyclones in Papua New Guinea
Flodds in Papua New Guinea:


French Polynesia - Geography of French Polynesia - History of French Polynesia - Demographics of French Polynesia
Economy of French Polynesia: Economy of French Polynesia
France and weapons of mass destruction: France and weapons of mass destruction - French nuclear weapons
French nuclear test sites: French nuclear test sites Fangataufa, Moruroa


Samoa - Geography of Samoa - History of Samoa - German Samoa 1900-1920 - 1920-1962 Western Samoa Trust Territory - Mau movement was a non-violent movement for Samoan independence from colonial rule during the early 1900s - 1962 independence of Samoa - Demographics of Samoa
Aquaculture in Samoa: Aquaculture in Samoa
Tourism in Samoa: Tourism in Samoa
Central Bank of Samoa: Central Bank of Samoa
Elections and politics in Samoa: Elections in Samoa
March 2011 Samoan general election: 4 March 2011 Samoan general election
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in Samoa: Samoan society - Demographics of Samoa - Human rights in Samoa
Education in Samoa: Education in Samoa
Samoan media: Samoan media
Newspapers in Samoa: Newspapers in Samoa
Telecommunications, radio, TV and internet in Samoa: Telecommunications, radio, TV and internet in Samoa
Foreign relations of Samoa: Foreign relations of Samoa
Samoa/China relations: Samoa/China relations
Samoa/Tuvalu relations: Samoa/Tuvalu relations

American Samoa - Geography of American Samoa - History of American Samoa - Demographics of American Samoa
Transportation in American Samoa: Transportation in American Samoa
Taxation in American Samoa: Taxation in American Samoa
Elections and politics in American Samoa: Elections in American Samoa
2010: November 2010 American Samoan constitutional referendum - November 2010 American Samoan general election
Society, demographics, culture and human rights in American Samoa: American Samoan society - Demographics of American Samoa - Culture of Samoa
Languages of American Samoa: Languages of American Samoa - Samoan language
Education in American Samoa: Education in American Samoa
American Samoa law: American Samoa law
Foreign relations:
Samoa/USA relations: Samoa/USA relations


Solomon Islands - Geography of the Solomon Islands - History of the Solomon Islands - Colonization of the Solomon Islands - German protectorate over the Northern Solomons, British Solomon protectorate over the southern islands - British Solomon Islands protectorate 1893–1978 - Demographics of the Solomon Islands
Economy of the Solomon Islands: Economy of the Solomon Islands
Foreign relations of the Solomon Islands: Foreign relations of the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands/USA relations: Solomon Islands/USA relations


Tonga - Geography of Tonga - History of Tonga - Demographics of Tonga
Economy of Tonga: Economy of Tonga
Politics of Tonga: Politics of Samoa
Foreign relations of Tonga: Foreign relations of Tonga
Natural disasters in Tonga: Natural disasters in Tonga
2009 Tonga undersea volcanic eruption: 2009 Tonga undersea volcanic eruption


Tuvalu - Geography of Tuvalu - Islands of Tuvalu - History of Tuvalu - Demographics of Tuvalu
Economy of Tuvalu: Economy of Tuvalu
Politics of Tuvalu: Politics of Tuvalu
Elections and political parties in Tuvalu: Elections and political parties in Tuvalu
March 2015 Tuvaluan general election: Tuvaluan general election 19 March 2015
Society, demographics and culture of Tuvalu: Tuvaluan society - Demographics of Tuvalu
Culture and languages of Tuvalu: Tuvaluan culture - Languages of Tuvalu
Foreign relations of Tuvalu: Foreign relations of Tuvalu


Vanuatu - Geography of Vanuatu - History of Vanuatu - Demographics of Vanuatu
Economy of Vanuatu: Economy of Vanuatu
Politics of Vanuatu: Politics of Vanuatu
Provinces of Vanuatu: Provinces of Vanuatu
Society and demographics of Vanuatu: Vanuatuan society - Demographics of Vanuatu
Culture and languages of Vanuatu: Culture of Vanuatu - Languages of Vanuatu
Foreign relations of Vanuatu: Foreign relations of Vanuatu
Vanuatu/Australia relations: Vanuatu/Australia relations
Vanuatu/USA relations: Vanuatu/USA relations
Natural disasters in Vanuatu: Natural disasters in Vanuatu
Earthquakes in Vanuatu: List of earthquakes in Vanuatu
Tropical cyclones in Vanuatu: Tropical cyclones in Vanuatu






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