What’s Happening in Australia in 2018?

What’s Happening in Australia in 2018?

You’ve been away from Australia for so long!

Do you feel like you need to get back in touch with what’s going on down there? You don’t know what’s happening in Australia in 2018?

This page will briefly get Aussies abroad up to date on what’s happening in the world of sports and politics in Australia.

What's Happening in Australia in 2018?
What’s happening back Home?

We skim over the biggest sporting events in the calendar year and biggest issues being discussed in Australian politics. Don’t be left in the dark, when your foreign friends ask you questions about Australia.

This page will get you back in touch with what’s happening in Australia quickly. After all we left Australia to discover new lands, however people will ask about our country too. So, without further a due, let’s get some conversation touch points and represent.

Australian Sport.

So, what’s happening in Australia in 2018 when it comes to sport? In fact, it’s a sporting calendar that happens every year. So Let’s get a brief rundown on what happens so we can look clever in front of our friends overseas.

– We kicked off the year with The Australian Open Tennis held in Melbourne in January 15th -28th. With total prize money of $55,000,000 Australian dollars shared amongst the winners.

Rugby Union Bledisloe Cup will take place in August with test 1 on the 18th. It’s a strongly contested test match ( Winner of 3 games) between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. New Zealand have had the most success, winning the trophy for the 45th time in 2017, while Australia has won only 12 times. Struth!!

Rugby Leagues State of Origin is another huge sporting event seeing a test match between QLD and NSW. The Maroons, named after the colour of the QLD jersey snatched the series from The Blues NSW in 2017. The 2017 series was the 36th series and QLD has won it 21 times, NSW 13 times and there has been two series drawn. Dates for 2018 have not yet been announced.

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Aussies Love Their Sport.

The AFL Grand Final will take it’s traditional place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September the 29th.

– The NRL Grand Final will be held on October 30th.

The Bathurst 1000 takes place on the first week of October which is a 1000km touring car race around Mount Panarama in Bathurst NSW.

The Australian Motorcyle Grand Prix will see the world’s best riders return to Phillip Island on 26-28 October. The world’s best riders will each defy the rules of nature with agility, courage and speed, as they battle it out around the picturesque circuit.

– Also, in October is the Spring Carnival at Melbourne Flemington Racecourse, culminating in the Melbourne Cup. “The race that stops a nation”.



– On the international golfing calendar, we have the Emirates Australian Open from 23rd-26th of November at the Royal Sydney Golf Club. The event began in 1904 and is now one of  Australia’s most prestigious golf championship with a rich, century-old history that draws the world’s best players down under to vie for the Stonehaven Cup.

– At the years end, we have The Ashes, which is a fiercely competitive test cricket match between Australia and England. With the 2017-2018 series winding up on January 8th.

– The end of the year also holds the famous Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

So, there you have it. Now you know the main sporting events that people will be talking about on the Australian sporting calendar.

For a more in depth look at the Australian sporting calendar we recommend visiting www.clearinghouseforsport.gov.au

Australian Politics.

What’s happening in Australia in 2018 when it comes to political issues and discussions. Well, we don’t really know but there are a few ongoing issues. Again, let’s get up to date will a brief overview.

Pauline Hanson and the rise of One Nation. She’s back and has a big support base.

Cost of living and the Economy. Wage growth is severely stagnated and employment is creeping up. Yikes!

Housing affordability. What happened to the great Australian dream? Labour says to get rid of negative gearing and Liberal says we need more supply.

Climate Change and Energy Policy. This issue is not going away.

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Australian Parliament House At Night.

Donald Trump. Exactly how strong is the U.S.and Australia alliance? Ummm… I dunno.

Immigration. The debate is raging about how much is good for Australia.

So, now you have a brief on some issues Australians are talking about.

For a more in depth view on Australian political issues we recommend you visit www.isidewith.com

There You Have It.

If you have any other topics about what’s happening in Australia, that are raised by either your foreign friends or by fellow Australians, join the discussion below. We would love to hear from you.

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2 Replies to “What’s Happening in Australia in 2018?”

  1. Great to know about this site! Some of my very best friends come from Australia which means I can´t meet them personally as much I want. So it is great to know site what it is about what is happening there.

    The Australian Open Tennis starts in Melbourne after a short time. Will it be even stronger than usual?

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