/ 17 June 2024

17 June 2024

9.00am (AEST) – Bruce Lehrmann faces a committal hearing over 2 allegations of rape in October 2021 – Toowoomba

9.00am (AEST) – The Aussie diving team for the Paris Olympics to be announced – Brisbane

9.30am (AEST) – Chinese Premier Li Qiang will visit PM Anthony Albanese at Parliament House – Canberra

9.30am (AEST) – The RBA Board meeting begins ahead of tomorrow’s interest rate announcement (on until 18 June)

9.30am (AEST) – Public hearing into issues relating to menopause and perimenopause – Canberra

10.00am (AEST) – The jury will continue deliberations in the trial of Gregory Lynn, accused of murdering campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay in the Vic high country – Melbourne

Iceland’s National Day

Start of World Continence Week (until 23 June) 

Start of Learning Disability Week (until 23 June) 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 

Eat Your Vegetables Day

Birthdays for former tennis star Venus Williams (1980), rapper Kendrick Lamar (1987), and former Aussie swimmer/Olympian Stephanie Rice (1988)

Anniversary of:

  • Charles Goodyear obtaining his first rubber patent (1837)
  • the Statue of Liberty arriving in New York aboard French ship Isere (1885)
  • the last public guillotining in France (1939)
  • An ISIS-linked rebel group called the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killing 41 people in a school massacre in Uganda (2023)

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