/ 21 June 2024

21 June 2024

It’s the end of Term 2 for kids in Queensland and the Northern Territory 

7.42am (AEST) – Annual Dark Mofo nude winter solstice swim…brrr – Hobart

8.30am (AEST) – Murray-Darling Basin Science Symposium showcasing the latest scientific research from the area – Albury

9.00am (AEST) – The bosses of our biggest news companies will appear before the first public hearing into the effects of social media on Australian society – Canberra

9.45am (AEST) – Winners of the National Photographic Portrait Prize and the Darling Portrait Prize to be announced at the National Portrait Gallery – Canberra

10.30am (AEST) – Cricket: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia v Bangladesh – Antigua and Barbuda, and watch on Prime

2.00pm (AEST) – The Parliamentary Inquiry into Live Sheep Exporting will hand down its report – Canberra

9.00pm (AEST) – Women’s Basketball: Aus v Japan in the second of 2 pre-Olympic friendlies – Hokkaido

Night 2 of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to tackle homelessness

Conservative US commentator Tucker Carlson’s tour kicks off in Cairns (on until 1 July) – Aus wide 

Northern Territory and QLD term 2 ends

Winter Solstice

World Humanist Day 

International Yoga Day 

Take Your Dog to Work Day

World Music Day

Go Skateboarding Day

National Selfie Day

Birthdays for Ian McEwan (1948), Joko Widodo (1961), Prince William (1982), Edward Snowden (1983), and Lana Del Rey (1985)

Anniversary of:

  • the first Victoria Cross won during the Crimean War (1854)
  • the birthday of philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905) 

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