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drinks yearbook 2013

Australia’s 28th Prime Minister Leading the Coalition to victory on September 18, Tony Abbott was sworn in as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, preceded by Kevin Rudd. On the same day, Abbott ordered an end to the carbon tax and to the arrival of boats that carried asylum seekers into the country. Bushfire Crisis New South Wales saw its worst bushfires in more than a decade in October, with two deaths and more than 200 homes destroyed in the deadly blaze. At the peak of the crisis, 110 | drinks yearbook 100 fires blazed across the state with the Greater Blue Mountains Region the most severely affected. US Government Shutdown Over 16 days in October, the US government partially shut down after a disagreement regarding President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms. During this time, many non-essential government employees were asked to stay at home, and a number of national parks, zoos and museums were temporarily closed. The shut down caused a worldwide fall in the stock market. Typhoon Haiyan Hits the Philippines The most dangerous storm ever recorded at landfall, Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines in early November. Nearly 6000 people were killed and 2 million left homeless, despite the evacuation of 800 000 people in preparation. There was an international outpour of money and supplies to the country. China, however, who were on unfavourable terms with the Philippines, was criticised for their first offer of only US$100 000. The World Around Us Top news stories from Spring 2013


drinks yearbook 2013
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