/ 14 May 2024

14 May 2024

8.00am (AEST) – Sentencing for whistleblower David McBride, who leaked confidential documents to ABC journalists exposing allegations of war crimes – Canberra

7:30 pm (AEST) – Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers will deliver the 2024–25 Budget – Canberra

8.30pm (ACST) – NT Chief Minister and Treasurer Eva Lawler to deliver the NT Budget – Darwin

ABS Data Release – Overseas Arrivals and Departures, March 

Both houses of Federal Parliament sitting (until 16 May)

National Road Safety Week

Republican and Democratic primaries in Maryland, Nebraska, West Virginia

Cannes Film Festival begins – France (until 25 May) 

Start of Food Allergy Awareness Week (until 20 May) 

Birthdays for George Lucas (1944), Cate Blanchett (1969), Sofia Coppola (1971), and Mark Zuckerberg (1984)

Anniversary of:

  • British doctor Edward Jenner administering the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus (1796) – and would you believe it, we’ve done a Squiz Shortcut about it…
  • the publication of Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway (1925)
  • Queen Mary & King Frederik’s wedding anniversary (2004)
  • the deaths of actress Rita Hayworth (1987), musicians Frank Sinatra (1998) BB King (2015) and Grumpy Cat (2019)

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