/ 04 March 2024

4 March 2024

8.30am (AEDT) – The 2024 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit (on until 6 March) – Melbourne

8.30am (AEDT) – The Future Women Leadership Summit begins (on until 5 March) – Sydney/Virtually 

Liberal Party preselection for the electorate of Cook following Scott Morrison’s retirement

The final Public Heading for the Royal Commission into Veteran Suicide begins (on until 28 March) – Sydney  

ABS Data Release – Building Approvals, January; Business Indicators, December 2023

Stella Prize 2024 longlist announced 

World Obesity Day 

Anniversary of:

  • the 2nd Battle of Vinegar Hill (aka Castle Hill rebellion) in NSW, when Irish convicts led the colony’s only significant convict uprising (1804)
  • the publication of the song Happy Birthday To You by Claydon Sunny (1924)
  • former Zimbabwe PM Robert Mugabe rising to power (1980)
  • the deaths of actor Luke Perry (2019) and cricket legends Rod Marsh and Shane Warne (2022)

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