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Summary.     Click for More > PM Rudd pledges to rebuild fire-hit areas Winds continue to spread wildfires PM announces day of mourning Australian stimulus plan approved Man charged with arson Australia mourns bushfire victims   Australia is observing a day of mourning for the victims of fires which swept across the state of Victoria, claiming more than 200 lives Australia declares oil spill disaster Australia flu 'may tip pandemic' Australia detains terror suspects   Police have arrested four people after uncovering what they say was a plot to launch a suicide attack on an army base Man fathered four with daughter Terror suspects convicted Australia apologizes to ex-child migrants   Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologises to the hundreds of thousands of children abused or neglected in state care Homes burn in West Australia fires   Firefighters are tackling bush fires in the far west of the country as strong winds and high temperatures sweep across the area
Canberra rejects Guantanamo cases Serena claims 4th Australian Open Nadal wins Australian Open Arson blamed for fires Pilot saves 5 after ditching plane in sea Raging wildfires kill at least 25 Raging bushfires kill at least 65 Bush fires kill at least 93 people Raging wildfires killed at least 130 people Toll from bush fires claimed 181 Map of Victoria Australia
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  Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately.    The Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. Ov...
 
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Canberra rejects Guantanamo cases  Australia has formally rejected a US request to take in detainees from the military jail based on 'national security and immigration conside... Safina seeing off compatriot Zvonareva Serena beat Dementieva Superb Federer crushes Roddick in semis Nadal sees off Verdasco in five-set epic   Serena claims 4th Australian Open  The second-seeded Serena Williams made an emphatic 6-0 6-3 victory over Russian Dinara Safina, winning her 10th grand slam crown   Nadal wins Australian Open  Rafael Nadal claimed his first Australian Open title and denied Roger Federer his 14th grand slam crown in 5-set victory, 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-...   Arson blamed for fires  Police believe that arsonists were to blame for some of the fires which have caused destruction in the south-east of the country Pilot saves 5 after ditching plane in sea   A pilot landed a company plane in the ocean, in a water landing that prompted comparisons to last month's landing of a jet in New York   Raging wildfires kill at least 25  The wildfires fueled by strong winds and scorching temperatures in southeastern Australia   Raging bushfires kill at least 65  About 30,000 firefighters continued to battle the flames. Prime Minister Rudd announced the creation of an $10 million relief fund   Bush fires kill at least 93 people   Thousands of firefighters and the army, are battling several major fires, and the number of dead is expected to rise as fires are put out Raging wildfires killed at least 130 people  The wildfires have killed at least 130 people, decimating massive spans of land and leaving thousands homeless Toll from bush fires claimed 181 Map of Victoria Australia


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2    
Jan.11    Sharapova withdraws from Austral. Open
Jan.12  Southern Afghanistan  Australian troops kill Taliban commander
Jan.18  Melbourne  Ivanovic, Jankovic, Roddick win openers
Jan.19  Melbourne  Murray, Serena beat heat, opponents
Jan.20  Melbourne  Ivanovic, Safina through to 3rd round
   Armstrong boosts Australia cancer work
Jan.21    Blow-up doll sex suspect arrested
Jan.22  Melbourne  Venus ousted; Murray, Nadal prevail
Jan.24  Melbourne  Nadal, Murray sweep into fourth round
Jan.25  Melbourne  Jankovic downed in stunner to Bartoli
   Davis takes Tour Down Under title
Jan.26  Melbourne  Djokovic succumbs to heat, Roddick
Jan.27  Melbourne  Dementieva storms into Aussie semifinals
Jan.29   Melbourne
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 Melbourne  Williams sisters win Australian doubles title
Jan.30   Melbourne
 Melbourne  Australia counts heatwave deaths
Jan.31   Melbourne  


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  Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately
 The Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. Over 500 people injuried. The fires have destroyed at least 1,834 homes in towns north-east of Melbourn. The fires have left an estimated 7,500 people homeless
    PM Rudd pledges to rebuild fire-hit areas   Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has vowed his country would rally 'brick by brick' after the worst bushfires in its history Feb.10   Melbourne   Winds continue to spread wildfires  Winds whipping across southeastern Australia's countryside continued to fan deadly brushfires, spreading flames through rural towns  Melbourne  Fire aftermath 'too distressing' Feb.11    Arsonists start new bushfires    Two quizzed over Australia fires Feb.12     PM announces day of mourning  A national day of mourning and a memorial service will honor the victims of the wildfires in southeastern Australia     Australian stimulus plan approved  Senate has passed the Labor government's A$42bn plan after the bill was blocked during an earlier vote     Man charged with arson Map of Victoria Australia  Man was charged with lighting a fire, which killed at least 21 people, near the town of Churchill in the state of Victoria Feb.20  Thailand  Thailand frees Australian writer Feb.21   Melbourne   Australia mourns bushfire victims Map of Victoria Australia
  Australia is observing a day of mourning for the victims of fires which swept across the state of Victoria, claiming more than 200 lives
Feb.24  Melbourne  Fire death toll reaches 210

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.13   Queensland   Australia declares oil spill disaster   The Pacific Adventurer sustained damage when Cyclone Hamish struck the waters. The ship lost 30 of its 50 containers of ammonium nitrate  Melbourne  Australia hosts bush fire benefit Mar.22  Sydney  Deadly brawl at airport Mar.29  Melbourne  Button wins Grand Prix for Brawn

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2  Melbourne  Hamilton disqualified from Grand Prix Apr.6    Australia to get faster broadband Apr.17    Rudd: Human smugglers scum of the earth

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.1    Australia outlines military plans May.3   Australia delays emissions scheme
May.6   Queensland Brit wins 'best job in the world' competition May.10   Australia probes Victoria fires

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Rio Tinto halts trading in shares
Jun.9       Australia flu 'may tip pandemic'  The World Health Organization: a sharp increase in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce a flu pandemic Jun.10   Guam Fire forces jet to land Jun.15   Student attacks stoke India-Aus. Tensions Jun.20   PM Rudd escalates car spat Jun.22   Pilot buries copter crash survivor in sand   Western Australia Several injured in Qantas incident

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.12  Germany  Webber battles to maiden F1 win Jul.15   Backpacker rescued in after 12 days
Jul.25   Melbourne Chinese hack film festival site

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   Melbourne   Australia detains terror suspects
  Police have arrested four people after uncovering what they say was a plot to launch a suicide attack on an army base
Aug.4   Sydney More Sydney terror plot charges


September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.17   Melbourne   Man fathered four with daughter  A man, in his 60s, has been arrested for allegedly fathering four children with a daughter he repeatedly raped for more than 30 years Sep.22   Sydney Desert dust storm chokes city


October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  South Africa  Superb Australia reach Champions final Oct.3    New Zealand join Australia in final Oct.5   South Africa Australia retain Champions Trophy
  Australia raises interest rates Oct.12   PM seeks migrant help Oct.15   Sydney   Terror suspects convicted  5 men have been found guilty of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks after jury deliberated for 23 days

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Boat sinks with 39 on board
Nov.15     Australia apologizes to ex-child migrants
  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologises to the hundreds of thousands of children abused or neglected in state care
Nov.16   Sydney Conjoined twins op 'successful'
Nov.18   'Catastrophic' fire warning Nov.25   Somalia Two journalists released

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.10   Australia in blitz on alcohol violence
Dec.21   Queensland Kangaroo 'plague' follows Australian rains Dec.29   Western Australia   Homes burn in West Australia fires Map of Perth Australia
  Firefighters are tackling bush fires in the far west of the country as strong winds and high temperatures sweep across the area
Dec.30   Western Australia Power lines blamed for bushfires


  Arson blamed for fires  Police believe that arsonists were to blame for some of the fires which have caused destruction in the south-east of the country Pilot saves 5 after ditching plane in sea   A pilot landed a company plane in the ocean, in a water landing that prompted comparisons to last month's landing of a jet in New York   Raging wildfires kill at least 25  The wildfires fueled by strong winds and scorching temperatures in southeastern Australia   Raging bushfires kill at least 65  About 30,000 firefighters continued to battle the flames. Prime Minister Rudd announced the creation of an $10 million relief fund   Bush fires kill at least 93 people  Thousands of firefighters and the army, are battling several major fires, and the number of dead is expected to rise as fires are put out Raging wildfires killed at least 130 people  The wildfires have killed at least 130 people, decimating massive spans of land and leaving thousands homeless Toll from bush fires claimed 181 Map of Victoria Australia




Australia, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.12  Southern Afghanistan  Australian troops kill Taliban commander
May.1    Australia outlines military plans




Australia, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Jan.20    Armstrong boosts Australia cancer work
Jan.30  Melbourne  Australia counts heatwave deaths
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  Some people died in their cars trying to escape the fires. Some of the fires in the state of Victoria were started deliberately
 The Victorian bushfires are a series of bushfires that were ignited on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. Over 500 people injuried. The fires have destroyed at least 1,834 homes in towns north-east of Melbourn. The fires have left an estimated 7,500 people homeless
Feb.9   PM Rudd pledges to rebuild fire-hit areas   Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has vowed his country would rally 'brick by brick' after the worst bushfires in its history Feb.10   Melbourne Winds continue to spread wildfires
  Winds whipping across southeastern Australia's countryside continued to fan deadly brushfires, spreading flames through rural towns Feb.10  Melbourne  Fire aftermath 'too distressing' Feb.11    Arsonists start new bushfires Feb.11    Two quizzed over Australia fires Feb.12   PM announces day of mourning  A national day of mourning and a memorial service will honor the victims of the wildfires in southeastern Australia Feb.21   Melbourne Australia mourns bushfire victims Map of Victoria Australia
  Australia is observing a day of mourning for the victims of fires which swept across the state of Victoria, claiming more than 200 lives
Feb.24  Melbourne  Fire death toll reaches 210 Mar.13   Queensland Australia declares oil spill disaster   The Pacific Adventurer sustained damage when Cyclone Hamish struck the waters. The ship lost 30 of its 50 containers of ammonium nitrate Mar.13  Melbourne  Australia hosts bush fire benefit May.10   Australia probes Victoria fires Jun.9     Australia flu 'may tip pandemic'  The World Health Organization: a sharp increase in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce a flu pandemic Jun.10   Guam Fire forces jet to land Jun.22   Pilot buries copter crash survivor in sand Jun.22   Western Australia Several injured in Qantas incident Jul.15   Backpacker rescued in after 12 days Sep.22   Sydney Desert dust storm chokes city Nov.1   Boat sinks with 39 on board Nov.18   'Catastrophic' fire warning Dec.21   Queensland Kangaroo 'plague' follows Australian rains Dec.29   Western Australia Homes burn in West Australia fires Map of Perth Australia
  Firefighters are tackling bush fires in the far west of the country as strong winds and high temperatures sweep across the area
Dec.30   Western Australia Power lines blamed for bushfires



Australia, 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.9   PM Rudd pledges to rebuild fire-hit areas   Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has vowed his country would rally 'brick by brick' after the worst bushfires in its history Feb.12   Australian stimulus plan approved  Senate has passed the Labor government's A$42bn plan after the bill was blocked during an earlier vote Mar.13  Melbourne  Australia hosts bush fire benefit Apr.6    Australia to get faster broadband May.6   Queensland Brit wins 'best job in the world' competition
Jun.4   Rio Tinto halts trading in shares Jul.25   Melbourne Chinese hack film festival site Oct.5   Australia raises interest rates Nov.16   Sydney Conjoined twins op 'successful'



Australia, 2009 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.11    Sharapova withdraws from Austral. Open Jan.18  Melbourne  Ivanovic, Jankovic, Roddick win openers Jan.19  Melbourne  Murray, Serena beat heat, opponents Jan.20  Melbourne  Ivanovic, Safina through to 3rd round Jan.20    Armstrong boosts Australia cancer work Jan.22  Melbourne  Venus ousted; Murray, Nadal prevail Jan.24  Melbourne  Nadal, Murray sweep into fourth round Jan.25  Melbourne  Jankovic downed in stunner to Bartoli Jan.25    Davis takes Tour Down Under title Jan.26  Melbourne  Djokovic succumbs to heat, Roddick Jan.27  Melbourne  Dementieva storms into Aussie semifinals Jan.29   Melbourne Safina seeing off compatriot Zvonareva
Jan.29   Melbourne Serena beat Dementieva Jan.29   Australian Open Superb Federer crushes Roddick in semis Jan.29  Melbourne  Williams sisters win Australian doubles title Jan.30   Melbourne Nadal sees off Verdasco in five-set epic Jan.31   Melbourne   Serena claims 4th Australian Open
  The second-seeded Serena Williams made an emphatic 6-0 6-3 victory over Russian Dinara Safina, winning her 10th grand slam crown Feb.1   Melbourne   Nadal wins Australian Open  Rafael Nadal claimed his first Australian Open title and denied Roger Federer his 14th grand slam crown in 5-set victory, 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-... Mar.29  Melbourne  Button wins Grand Prix for Brawn Apr.2  Melbourne  Hamilton disqualified from Grand Prix Jul.12  Germany  Webber battles to maiden F1 win Oct.2  South Africa  Superb Australia reach Champions final Oct.3    New Zealand join Australia in final Oct.5   South Africa Australia retain Champions Trophy



Australia, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.2   Canberra rejects Guantanamo cases  Australia has formally rejected a US request to take in detainees from the military jail based on 'national security and immigration conside... Jan.21    Blow-up doll sex suspect arrested Feb.1     Arson blamed for fires  Police believe that arsonists were to blame for some of the fires which have caused destruction in the south-east of the country Feb.11    Arsonists start new bushfires Feb.11    Two quizzed over Australia fires Feb.12   Man charged with arson Map of Victoria Australia  Man was charged with lighting a fire, which killed at least 21 people, near the town of Churchill in the state of Victoria Feb.20  Thailand  Thailand frees Australian writer Mar.22  Sydney  Deadly brawl at airport Jun.15   Student attacks stoke India-Aus. Tensions Jul.25   Melbourne Chinese hack film festival site Aug.3   Melbourne Australia detains terror suspects
  Police have arrested four people after uncovering what they say was a plot to launch a suicide attack on an army base
Aug.4   Sydney More Sydney terror plot charges
Sep.17   Melbourne Man fathered four with daughter  A man, in his 60s, has been arrested for allegedly fathering four children with a daughter he repeatedly raped for more than 30 years Oct.15   Sydney Terror suspects convicted  5 men have been found guilty of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks after jury deliberated for 23 days Nov.25   Somalia Two journalists released Dec.10   Australia in blitz on alcohol violence



Australia, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.12   PM announces day of mourning  A national day of mourning and a memorial service will honor the victims of the wildfires in southeastern Australia Feb.12   Australian stimulus plan approved  Senate has passed the Labor government's A$42bn plan after the bill was blocked during an earlier vote Feb.20  Thailand  Thailand frees Australian writer Feb.21   Melbourne Australia mourns bushfire victims
Map of Victoria Australia
  Australia is observing a day of mourning for the victims of fires which swept across the state of Victoria, claiming more than 200 lives
Apr.17    Rudd: Human smugglers scum of the earth May.3   Australia delays emissions scheme May.10   Australia probes Victoria fires Jun.20   PM Rudd escalates car spat Oct.12   PM seeks migrant help Nov.15   Australia apologizes to ex-child migrants
  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologises to the hundreds of thousands of children abused or neglected in state care
Nov.25   Somalia Two journalists released