What events happened in 2013 in Australia?

What events happened in 2013 in Australia?


  • 4–20 January – A heat wave in south-eastern Australia results in several bushfires in Tasmania.
  • 23 January – A monsoon trough passes over parts of Queensland and New South Wales, causing severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes.
  • 27–28 January – Cyclone Oswald causes heavy rainfall and flooding in Queensland.

How did Australia become rich?

Mining has contributed to Australia’s high level of economic growth, from the gold rush in the 1840s to the present day.

When did mining boom start?

The mining boom dates back to 2005. There was a subdued period during the global financial crisis, before it picked up again over the period 2010–12.

What stuff happened in 2013?

United States government re-opens

  • Lance Armstrong.
  • President Obama is inaugurated.
  • Russia meteor explodes near Chelyabinsk.
  • North Korea continues missile and nuclear tests.
  • EF-5 tornado hits Moore, Oklahoma.
  • Turkey anti-government protests.
  • Sarin gas attacks against citizens of Syria.
  • garment factory in Bangladesh collapses.

Who owns the mines in Australia?

Australia’s mining industry is 86% foreign owned, Although many people think BHP and Rio Tinto as Australian companies, BHP is 76% foreign owned, and Rio Tinto is 83%. Between them they constitute 70% of listed mining company resources.

What drives Australia’s economy?

Industry Share of Output key sectors Mining 11.5%, Finance 8.0%, Health and Education 13.2%, Manufacturing 6.0%, Construction 7.4%.

How did Australia’s economy do in 2013?

The Australian economy grew 2.8% in 2013, but remains short of the long-term trend of just above 3%. However, it was stronger than economists and the Reserve Bank of Australia had expected. The national accounts, released on Wednesday, showed gross domestic product rose 0.8% in the December quarter.

How did the US economy perform in 2013?

The strengthening of the economy over the course of 2013 is a testament to America’s resilient private sector and America’s workers. Businesses have added 8.1 million jobs over the past 45 months, and are on track to register the third consecutive year of job growth in excess of two million.

Is Australia’s economic philosophy rationalist?

Second, despite a measure of discomfiture in some quarters, Australia’s corporate, financial, political, and bureaucratic cultures have steadfastly embraced a more rationalist economic philosophy that seemed to accept as inevitable a comprehensive globalization and deregulation of the country’s economy.

What happened in the 2013 election in Australia?

9 March – The 2013 Western Australian state election is held. The Liberal Party led by Colin Barnett retains government, winning a majority in its own right. 13 March – The Country Liberal Party in the Northern Territory elects Adam Giles as party leader while Terry Mills is overseas on a trade visit to Japan.