/ 17 May 2024

17 May 2024

8.45am (AEST) – Australia’s Paralympic Team uniform for the Paris Olympics to be unveiled on the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week – Sydney

10.00am (ACST) – Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Minister for Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek to make an announcement about the future of hydrogen and critical minerals – SA

12.00pm (AEST) – Launch of the Salvos’ 2024 Red Shield Appeal – Sydney 

4.55pm (AEST) – Women’s Rugby Union: Pacific Four Series – Wallaroos v USA – Melbourne or stream here

6.00pm (AEST) – SEEDS documentary airs at the State Library of New South Wales with a Q&A with CEO Annabelle Chauncy, Head of Programs in Uganda, Janepher Nansubuga and Film Director and Producer Cameron D’Arcy to follow – Sydney

Squiz Today Podcasts – It’s our 6th birthday 🥳

New album by Billie Eilish – Hit Me Hard and Soft – to drop

NRL Magic Round (until 19 May) – Brisbane, or watch on 9Now

Motorsport – Supercars Championship – Perth Supersprint

National Work From Home Day

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 

World Hypertension Day 

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day  

Malcolm X Day – US 

World Baking Day

Pinot Grigio Day

Anniversary of:

  • the first rules of Australian Rules Football being published (1859)
  • the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum (1900)
  • the World Health Organization removing homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses (1990)
  • the release of Minecraft (2009)

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