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2009 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 2009 in Australia.

2009 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Prime minister Kevin Rudd
Elections QLD

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2009
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Incumbents

Premiers and Chief Ministers

Governors and Administrators

Events

Whole year

January

February

  • 3 February – Justice Virginia Bell is sworn in as a puisne judge of the High Court of Australia, replacing Justice Michael Kirby who retired the previous day.[6]
  • 3 February – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveils a second economic stimulus package to the value of A$42 billion.[7]
  • 4 February – Heavy rain causes major flooding at Ingham in north Queensland.[8]
  • 7 February – Bushfires in Victoria kill 173 people in what are not only the nation's worst ever bushfires, surpassing the record set by Ash Wednesday in 1983. Also the nation's worst peacetime disaster since Cyclone Mahina in 1899.[9][10]
  • 13 February - The Federal Government's $42 billion economic stimulus package is passed in the Senate, paving the way for promised cash bonuses for workers around the country.
  • 22 February – Australia observes a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of the 209 (later revised downwards to 173) people who perished in the Victorian bushfires.[11][12]
  • 25 February – Pacific Brands announces it is ceasing manufacturing operations in Australia, at a cost of 1,850 jobs.[13]

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

  • 11 November – Claude Choules becomes the world's oldest first-time author at the age of 108 when his autobiography The Last of the Last is published.[44]
  • 16 November – Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull apologise on behalf of Australia to the "Forgotten Australians": people who suffered neglect and abuse as children in state care, in particular, thousands of Home ChildrenBritish child migrants forcibly emigrated to Australia until the 1960s.[45]

December

Arts and literature

Science and technology

Film

Television

Sport

  1. the first score of fewer than three goals since 1991
  2. the lowest AFL/VFL score since Richmond kicked 0.8 (8) against St Kilda in 1961

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ Year of the Blood Donor 2009, Australian Red Cross. Archived 31 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Demolition ordered for Rosemeadow estate, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 January 2009.
  3. ^ Floods cut off north-west Qld towns, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 January 2009.
  4. ^ The Age
  5. ^ Father to front court in May over Melbourne bridge tragedy, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 30 January 2009.
  6. ^ Justice Bell sworn in as High Court judge, ABC News, 3 February 2009.
  7. ^ Rudd's $42 billion 'nation building' plan, Canberra Times, 3 February 2009 Archived 7 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Flood damage in Ingham 'horrendous', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 February 2009.
  9. ^ Australia bushfires kill 14, more feared dead[dead link], Michael Perry, Reuters, 8 February 2009
  10. ^ Victorian bushfires kill 181, Victorian Police, 11 February 2009 Archived 13 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Barrowclough, Anne (22 February 2009). "Australia mourns victims lost to bushfires of Black Saturday". London: Times Online. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  12. ^ Davies, Julie-Anne (23 February 2009). "PM declares 'sacred day' for the dead". The Australian. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  13. ^ Pacific Brands axes 1850 jobs, Australian Associated Press via The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 February 2009
  14. ^ Central Queensland braces as Cyclone Hamish looms as 30-year storm, The Australian, 8 March 2009
  15. ^ Pacific Adventurer oil spill 10 times worse, couriermail.com.au, 14 March 2009
  16. ^ It's over: Victorian fires contained, www.news.com.au, 14 March 2009
  17. ^ [1][dead link]
  18. ^ EINFELD v REGINA [2010] NSWCCA 87 (5 May 2010)
  19. ^ ir Charles Kingsford Smith's final resting place found, says film crew Archived 23 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine., www.news.com.au, 21 March 2009
  20. ^ Anna Bligh claims victory in Queensland election, www.news.com.au, 22 March 2009.
  21. ^ Dylan Welch, Les Kennedy and Ellie Harvey (23 March 2009). "Bikie killed in Sydney Airport brawl". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  22. ^ Floods leave thousands stranded, www.news.com.au, 1 April 2009.
  23. ^ Australia to build broadband network, Reuters, 6 April 2009.
  24. ^ Asylum-seekers 'dead, missing' in explosion on way to Christmas Island, www.news.com.au, 16 April 2009.
  25. ^ Three crushed to death as V/Line bus overturns in Heathmere, Victoria, www.news.com.au, 16 April 2009.
  26. ^ First case of Human Swine Influenza detected in Australia, Department of Health and Ageing, 9 May 2009. Archived 20 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ Ferguson, Sarah (11 May 2009). "Code of Silence". Four Corners. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  28. ^ Australia prepares for Budget 09, news.com.au, 12 May 2009.
  29. ^ "SE Qld flooding 'worst since 1974'". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  30. ^ Rodgers, Emma: Fitzgibbon resigns as Defence Minister, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 June 2009.
  31. ^ Des Moran shot dead in Melbourne's Ascot Vale, The Age, 15 June 2009.
  32. ^ Pepper, Daile: WA man dies from swine flu, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 June 2009.
  33. ^ Daley, Gemma: Rio's Stern Hu May Face Life in Chinese Jail, Australian Says, Bloomberg L.P., 23 July 2009.
  34. ^ "World's best environmental practice for new mine" (Press release). Australian Government. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  35. ^ Tedmanson, Sophie (26 July 2009). "Former Royal Navy seaman Claude Choules is now the last Briton standing". The Times. London. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  36. ^ Arrests in Vic counter-terrorism raids, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 August 2009. Archived 6 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  37. ^ Adventure turns to tragedy for PNG trekkers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 13 August 2009.
  38. ^ Calacouras, Nick: Henderson holds on, Northern Territory News, 14 August 2009. Archived 5 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  39. ^ Holding found alive on Mt Feathertop, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1 September 2009.
  40. ^ Clennell, Andrew (1 September 2009). "Della Bosca quits after sex scandal: 'I've taken my medicine'". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  41. ^ Sydney breathes again as dust covers Brisbane, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 23 September 2009.
  42. ^ Baby survives after being run over by train, BBC News, 16 October 2009.
  43. ^ "Indonesia gives Oceanic Viking another week". The Australian (AFP). News Limited. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  44. ^ "Perth WWI veteran Claude Choules, 108, publishes The Last of the Last". Perth Now. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  45. ^ Rodgers, Emma: Australia says sorry for 'great evil', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 16 November 2009.
  46. ^ "Shock win for Abbott in leadership vote". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  47. ^ Keneally first female NSW Premier, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 2009.
  48. ^ Higgins, Bradfield by-elections announced, ABC News, 26 October 2009.
  49. ^ Liberals escape voter backlash, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 6 December 2009.
  50. ^ McLaren, Oscar: Archibald prize winner announced, PM (Radio National), 6 March 2009.
  51. ^ Winton wins Franklin, The Age, 19 June 2009.
  52. ^ New DVD Which Can Hold Thousands Of Films, Sky News, 21 May 2009.
  53. ^ Star Trek world premiere in Sydney, The Daily Telegraph, 7 April 2009.
  54. ^ a b c "Underbelly breaks ratings record". The Australian. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
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  56. ^ Knox, David (26 April 2009). "Dance: It's Talia!". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  57. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2009). "Rebecca Gibney wins Gold Logie for Packed To The Rafters". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
  58. ^ Knox, David (3 May 2009). "Gold Logie: It's Rebecca!". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. 
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  61. ^ a b c Knox, David (11 June 2009). "Underbelly 3: The Golden Mile". tvtonight.com.au. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  62. ^ 'Stan-tastic' Walker wins Australian Idol, ABC News, 22 November 2009.
  63. ^ South Africa in Australia Test Series – 3rd Test, Cricinfo, 7 January 2009.
  64. ^ South Africa in Australia Twenty20 International Series – 1st T20I, Cricinfo, 11 January 2009.
  65. ^ Melbourne the premier, set for finals, The Age, 26 January 2009.
  66. ^ Niall, Jake: Knockout blow to take the title, and many more, The Age, 1 February 2009.
  67. ^ Baum, Greg: Rafa in five sets, just after midnight, The Age, 2 February 2009.
  68. ^ Saltau, Chloe: Ponting, Clarke share the Border medal, The Age, 4 February 2009.
  69. ^ worldsbk.com, 1 March 2009.
  70. ^ Silkstone, Dan: Button wins but it could have been his undoing, The Age, 30 March 2009.
  71. ^ Reed, Ron: 'Bool party loses its splash, Herald Sun, 8 May 2009.
  72. ^ Lynch, Michael: Mission accomplished, The Age, 8 June 2009.
  73. ^ Hazem El Masri confirms his retirement | The Daily Telegraph
  74. ^ "From Charles Bannerman to Ricky Ponting". 5 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  75. ^ Pandaram, Jamie (24 August 2009). "Farewell to all that: Australia say goodbye to Ashes and top ranking". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax. Archived from the original on 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  76. ^ Gleeson, Michael (22 September 2009) Ablett wins the Brownlow; The Age
  77. ^ Cats crowned 2009 AFL premiers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 September 2009.
  78. ^ Gould, Russell (4 October 2009). "Melbourne Storm wins NRL grand final 23-16 over Parramatta Eels". Herald Sun. News Limited. Archived from the original on 14 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  79. ^ Munro, Ian (23 April 2010). "Melbourne Storm stripped of everything". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  80. ^ Shocking wins Melbourne Cup, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 November 2009.
  81. ^ Newstalk ZB (2009-12-21). "League becomes Australia's top sport". TVNZ. New Zealand: Television New Zealand Limited. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  82. ^ Alfa ends Wild Oats' Sydney-Hobart reign, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 December 2009.