Saturday, August 18, 2012

Weekly Current Affairs 190812


1. Which two islands will be used by Australia for off-shore processing of asylum seekers? (Spelling counts) >> Nauru & Manus Islands

2. Who is the Opposition Leader of Queensland? >> Annastacia Palaszczuk

3. Which country has granted political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange? >> Ecuador

4. Where will the 2016 Olympic Games be held? >> Rio

5. Who are the Republican candidates for President & Vice President of the USA? >> Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan

6. Prime Minister Gillard has accepted an invitation to deliver the keynote address at the conference of which controversial Australian lobby group? >> Australian Christian Lobby

7. According to the International Energy Agency, which country installed the most rooftop solar panels in 2011? >> Australia

8. Punk girl-band Pussy Riot has been imprisoned. Name the country where the band members have been convicted of hooliganism, and name the country's President.>> Russia & Putin

9. Which country experienced a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday night? >> Indonesia 

10. Name the three federal Independents who sided with Julia Gillard to form an ALP minority government after the 2010 Election. >> Oakeshott, Windsor, Wilkie.

11. Which Queensland businessman is a major donor to the LNP? >> Clive Palmer

12. In which country did police clash with protesting mine workers, exchanging gunfire. >> South Africa

13. Which Brisbane school is planning to breath test students at their semi-formal? >> Moreton Bay College

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