2017 in Australia

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The following lists events that happened during 2017 in Australia.

2017 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull
Australian of the Year Alan Mackay-Sim
Elections WA, QLD

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2017
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Australia

Decades:
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Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • 2 February – A report by The Washington Post reported that US President Donald Trump berated Malcolm Turnbull during a phone call which Trump dubbed his "worst call by far". The pair discussed the "dumb" refugee deal between Australia and the Obama administration, before he abruptly ended the call.[11]
  • 10–12 February –
    • A heat wave in south-eastern Australia results in record breaking temperatures and extensive power loss.[12] High winds on 12 February, spark up to 26 blazes across New South Wales, especially in the Central West and Mid North Coast regions.[13]
    • Heavy rain throughout the South West regions of Western Australia causes widespread flooding. The entire towns of Wagin and Gnowangerup become cut off, and Perth experiences its second wettest day in history, 6mm short of the record set in 1992.[14]
  • 16 February – Police find Olympic gold medalist Grant Hackett in a "disturbed" state of mind, less than twelve hours after he was reported missing on the Gold Coast.[15]
  • 21 February –
  • 28 February –
    • A 42-year-old man is arrested in Young, after allegedly trying to help the Islamic State develop laser missile detection equipment, as well as their own missile arsenal.[19]
    • Two members of the Brothers for Life street gang, Farhad and Mumtaz Qaumi, are convicted for the murder of "standover man" Joe Antuon, in his Strathfield home on 16 December 2013.[20]

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Music, arts and literature[edit]

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October[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

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March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

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September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

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References[edit]

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