/ 01 July 2024

1 July 2024

12.30pm (AEST) – Sebastien Lai, and human rights lawyers Jennifer Robinson (who represented Julian Assange) & Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC will address the National Press Club on ‘The Trial of Jimmy Lai, Press Freedom and Democracy in Hong Kong’

1.00pm (AWST) – Hockey: The Kookaburras and Hockeyroos teams for the Paris Olympics will be announced – Perth

2.00pm (AEST) – Rowing: The paralympic rowing team will be announced for the Paris Paralympics – Canberra

7.15pm (AEST) – Cycling: Tour de France stage 3, Piacenza to Turin (229 km), and watch on SBS

8.00pm (AEST) – Wimbledon begins (on until 14 July) – London, and watch on 9Now

Both Houses sitting (until 4 July) – Canberra

Governor-General Hurley’s term ends

Territory Day – Northern Territory 

Coming of the Light Festival

Canada Day – anniversary of the foundation of Canada (1867)

Independence Day in Rwanda

International Reggae Day 

Tartan Day 

International Chicken Wing Day

Birthdays for Debbie Harry (1945), John Farnham (1949), and Daniel Ricciardo (1989)

Anniversary of:

  • Princess Diana’s birthday (1961)
  • SOS morse code signal becoming the worldwide standard for help (1908)
  • The beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the biggest battles of WWI (1916)
  • The founding of the Chinese Communist Party (1921)
  • The Sony Walkman being launched (1979)
  • The establishment of the International Criminal Court (2002)
  • Marlon Brando’s death (2004) 

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