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21st century

Defining Moments in Australian History

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21st century

2001: Australian troops take control of Tampa carrying rescued asylum-seekers
2002: Bali bombing kills 88 Australians
2004: US free trade agreement
2008: National Apology to the Stolen Generations
2009: ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires kill 173 people in Victoria