/ 20 May 2024

20 May 2024

9.00am (AEST) – Public hearing into the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Amendment Bill – Brisbane

3.15pm (AEST) – Public hearing by Senate Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence – Canberra

3.15pm (AEST) – Public hearing by Joint Standing Committee on Treaties with a focus on the defence agreement between the Federal Government and the Fiji Government – Canberra

6.00pm (AEST) India-Australia Relations Headquarters launch – Sydney

Dehwa Daymaneh

Sydney Writers’ Festival (on until 26 May)

World Table Tennis Championships begin 

Australian Energy Producers Conference & Exhibition (until 23 May) – Perth 

Australian Made Week begins (until 26 May)

Start of National Volunteer Week (until 26 May) 

World Bee Day 

World Whisky Day 

Birthdays for Cher (1946) and Louis Theroux (1970)

Anniversary of:

  • Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patenting the first blue jeans (1873)
  • Saudi Arabia gaining independence from Great Britain (1927)
  • Sukarno becoming the first President of Indonesia (1963)
  • The discovery of the bodies in the barrels at Snowtown, North Adelaide (1999) 
  • East Timor gaining independence (2002)

1.00am (AEST) – Julian Assange’s lawyers return to the High Court in a bid to avoid his extradition to the US – London

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