The New Zealand government announces that it will allow quarantine-free travel from Australia beginning April 19, thereby reestablishing two-way, quarantine-free travel between the nations.
American social media service Facebook announces it may block Australian users from sharing both local and international news stories on its platform, should the Australian government enact legislation that would require technology companies in the country to pay local news organisations.
Interpol's Operation Blackwrist arrests nine people in Australia, Thailand and the United States, and rescues 50 children in connection with a 63,000-member online pedophilia ring. More arrests are expected. Investigators from nearly 60 countries participated in this operation.
Voters in Australia go to the polls for a federal election with the Liberal-National Coalition Opposition led by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott winning government.
A coroner in Australia's Northern Territory rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru in August 1980.
Indonesian detainees riot and light a fire at the Northern Immigration Detention Centre in Darwin, Australia.
Australians go to the polls with results indicating a hung parliament.
Australia celebrates indigenous culture in NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme "Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way".
Australia celebrates indigenous culture with NAIDOC Week with the 2010 theme 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'.
Kirsty Sword Gusmão, wife of East Timor's Prime Minister, backed by head of East Timor's child protection agency Carmen da Cruz, demands Australian woman Lala Noronha return to Dili 15 Timorese teenagers she has in Malaysia. However, the youths have stated that they do not want to go back.