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.
Fisk Season 1 is an Australian television comedy series about lawyer Helen Tudor-Fisk, who moves from Sydney to Melbourne after her career and marriage fail ... Her decision to leave Sydney’s hectic life for the provincial calm of Melbourne in order to practice probate law at a barely surviving firm while unveiling a series of hilarious events ... .
Krissy Marsh and Terry Biviano went face to face during this week's episode of The Real Housewives ofSydney...Real Housewives of Sydney star Krissy Marsh stormed off after a dramatic clash with Terry Biviano during a trip to Tokyo ... Real Housewives of Sydney star Caroline Gaultier breaks down as she receives devastating family news.
The sighting also confirmed Dave's split from his former lover Sydney chiropractor ShannonEgan, who he was first spotted kissing at the beach in December last year ... Aside from their strikingly similar looks and their shared hometown of Sydney, the actresses have both enjoyed successful careers in cinema, television and the stage.
22.48. BrittanyHiggins returns to the witness stand ... He has continually denied havign any sexual interraction with Ms Higgins ... And on Wednesday morning it was revealed that the first apartment paid for by the television network was a beachside apartment in Maroubra, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, boasting 'amazing coastal views', news.com.au reported ... .
A Real Housewives of Sydney star has received tragic news about her mother. Caroline Gaultier opened up about her mum's cancer diagnosis on this week's episode of the hit reality television show ... Real Housewives of Sydney star Caroline Gaultier (pictured) has received tragic news about her mother.
As the stars arrived for the Marie ClaireWomen of the Year awards at the MCA in Sydney on Tuesday night, there was one accessory that seemed to be on trend ... Both reality television star AnnaHeinrich and model Georgia Fowler showed off their burgeoning tummies as they glammed it up on the red carpet.