The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians since the Upper Paleolithic period. The first British settlers arrived in 1788 to found Sydney as a penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Since convict transportation ended in the mid-19th century, the city has transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic centre.
The population of Sydney at the time of the 2011 census was 4.39 million, 1.5 million of which were born overseas, representing many different nationalities and making Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There are more than 250 different languages spoken in Sydney and about one-third of residents speak a language other than English at home.
The domain name was originally allocated by Jon Postel, operator of IANA to Kevin Robert Elz of Melbourne University in 1986. After an approximately five-year process in the 1990s, the Internet industry created a self-regulatory body called .au Domain Administration to operate the domain. It obtained assent from ICANN in 2001, and commenced operating a new competitive regime for domain registration on 1 July 2002. Since this new regime, any registration has to be ordered via a registrar.
Oversight of .au is by .au Domain Administration (auDA). It is a not-for-profit organisation whose membership is derived from Internet organisations, industry members and interested individuals. The organisation operates under the consent of the Australian government which has legislative power to decide the operators of electronic addressing in the country.
Policy for .au is devised by policy development panels. These panels are convened by auDA and combine public input with industry representation to derive policy.
Sydney Kells (Valerie Bertinelli), the daughter of a now-deceased policeman, brings her New York City detective agency (in which she is the only investigator) back to her hometown and her family, including her over-protective brother Billy (Matthew Perry), himself a rookie cop. As she struggles to balance her personal and professional life, the main source of her work comes from an uptight lawyer (Craig Bierko), with whom she shares sexual chemistry. She and her best friend Jill (Rebeccah Bush) frequent a neighborhood bar run by Ray (Barney Martin), her father's old police partner.
Travelers who lined up at Sydney and Melbourne airports early Monday said they were excited or relieved to finally fly to New Zealand after more than a year ... The start of the bubble comes ahead of the New Zealand ski season and is welcome news for many tourist towns, including the ski resort of Queenstown.
Former Rothschild & Co Australia executive chairman Trevor Rowe, one of the touted buyers in Crown Resorts’ Sydney casino apartment tower One Barangaroo, secured his pricey off-the-plan settlements this week ....
Sharing a photo to her Instagram story, Ksenija appeared on cloud nine while taking little Mimi for a stroll around Sydney. 'Feel good!' Former E! Australia host Ksenija Lukich, 30, (pictured) couldn't wipe the smile off her face when she took her newborn daughter Mimi out for fresh hair in Sydney on Thursday.
Sydney, ... The Queensland outbreak also forced authorities in neighboring New South Wales to cancel a popular music festival in the bohemian seaside resort of Byron Bay, more than 760 kilometers north of Sydney, on Wednesday after a Covid-19 case was reported the day before.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Casino company Crown Resorts Ltd disputed some findings of an inquiry that accused it of enabling money laundering, said the head of a probe into Crown in a second Australian state, an apparent split from the company’s public apology for wrongdoing.
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AFP, SYDNEY. US private equity giant Blackstone Group Inc has launched a takeover bid for scandal-tainted Crown Resorts Ltd, just weeks after the Australian group was denied a license to run a multibillion-dollar Sydney casino, the gaming group said yesterday ...The Crown Resorts Ltd ...