24 June 2022
11.00am (AEST) – China’s Ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian gives an address at the Australian-China Relations Institute – Sydney
12.00pm (AEST) – Greens leader Adam Bandt addresses the Queensland Media Club on the balance of power in the 47th federal parliament – Brisbane
6.30pm (AEST) – Cricket 5th ODI – Australia v Sri Lanka – Colombo
7.45pm (AEST) – Women’s State of Origin – NSW v Queensland – ACT
COVID restrictions including vaccine mandates, and mask-wearing and isolation requirements are scrapped in Victoria today
A directions hearing for the 2nd public inquiry into convicted murderer Kathleen Folbigg begins – Sydney
WHO emergency committee convenes to discuss monkeypox
The first Matariki (Maori New Year) public holiday is held in New Zealand
ABS Data Release – Underemployed workers, May
Take Your Dog to Work Day
Birthdays for muso Mick Fleetwood (1947), Australian champion sprinter Raelene Boyle (1951), actor Mindy Kaling (1979), singer Solange Knowles (1986) and footballer Lionel Messi (1987)
• Julia Gillard becoming Australia’s 27th Prime Minister (2010)
• the longest match in tennis history, where American John Isner defeated France’s Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over 3 days (2010)
• the resignation of UK PM David Cameron after the Brexit referendum supported leaving the EU (2016)
• women being allowed to drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after the ban was lifted (2018)
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