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Australia in political limbo after voters punish government

Jul 03, 2016 - 11:12 AM

UPDATED Voters fail to hand Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the stability he craved in calling an election

This combo taken on July 2, 2016, shows opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten with his wife Chloe (L) voting in Melbourne, and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull voting with his wife Lucy (R) in Sydney. William West (Shorten photo) and Lukas Coch/Pool (Turnbull photo) / AFP

Australian conservatives edge ahead in Brexit shadow

Jun 27, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Australia s ruling party used the Brexit vote to warn against voting for Labor in upcoming elections

People hand out how-to-vote pamphlets outside a polling station in Sydney's central business district on June 27, 2016, which is open to voters who will be absent on election day. William West/AFP

Australia PM vows stability to counter Brexit chaos

Jun 26, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urges voters to re elect his coalition government on July 2

PROMISE. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts after addressing party members at the Coalition Campaign Launch in Sydney on June 26, 2016. Lukas Coch/Pool/AFP

Australia's opposition party vows fierce fight in election

Jun 19, 2016 - 1:01 PM

The July 2 poll is tipped to be a tight race and could see the ruling Liberal National coalition become the first government in more than 8 decades to be turfed out of office after one term

PEOPLE FIRST. Leader of Australia's Labor Party, Bill Shorten (C), speaks to the audience at the launch of the party's election campaign in Sydney on June 19, 2016. William West/AFP

Australian PM threatens early polls over labor union legislation

Mar 21, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull threatens to hold early general elections if parliament fails to end a deadlock over legislation on unions

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 21, 2016. Adrian Muscat/EPA

Australian held on return from fighting ISIS – report

Apr 05, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Matthew Gardiner a former trade unionist and ex president of the Northern Territory branch of the opposition Labor Party reportedly left Australia early this year to join a Kurdish militia fighting ISIS

In this file photo, passengers check in at Sydney International Airport on 27 November 2010. Sergio Dionisio/EPA

Australian PM Abbott survives bid to unseat him

Feb 09, 2015 - 8:26 AM

UPDATED Abbott: We want to end the disunity and the uncertainty which destroyed two Labor governments and give you the good government that you deserve

SURVIVOR. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and fellow Liberal MPs arrive for a special Liberal party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 09 February 2015. Lukas Coch/EPA

State election a 'wake up call' for Australia's ruling coalition

Nov 30, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Opinion polls have also shown a sharp drop in support for the Abbott government

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Mumbai on September 4, 2014. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam dies

Oct 21, 2014 - 11:10 AM

UPDATED Gough Whitlam was a towering figure who led the nation through a period of massive change and remains the country s only leader to be sacked

GOUGH WHITLAM, 1916-2014. Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam listening to a speech at the launch of his biography 'A Moment in History', in Sydney, Australia, 06 November 2008. Paul Miller/EPA

Australia carbon tax repeal a 'perfect storm of stupidity'

Jul 20, 2014 - 1:49 PM

It s hard to imagine a more effective combination of poor reasoning and bad policy making A complete disregard of the science of climate change and its impacts Bad economics and mistrust of market forces

Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott. File photo by Lukas Coch/EPA

Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:34 AM

UPDATED This is great news for Australian families and for our nation s small businesses said PM Tony Abbott who once claimed evidence blaming mankind for climate change was absolute crap

CARBON EMITTER. A general view of Loy Yang of Power Station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia, 15 July 2014. David Crosling/EPA

Australia's Labor appoints 11 women to frontbench

Oct 14, 2013 - 3:11 PM

Shorten also cautions Abbott against playing political games by threatening fresh elections next year over a deadlock on climate change policy

NEW LABOR LEADER. Bill Shorten of Labor party leaves after Caucus meeting at the Parliament House in Canberra on September 13, 2013. AFP / Saeed Khan

Former union chief elected new Australian Labor leader

Oct 13, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Shorten an ambitious former head of the Australian Workers Union beat ex deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese in a month long leadership race

NEW LABOR LEADER. Bill Shorten of Labor party leaves after Caucus meeting at the Parliament House in Canberra on September 13, 2013. AFP / Saeed Khan

Australian opposition leaps ahead in polls

Feb 18, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Australia s opposition coalition has increased its lead as support for Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Labor Party wanes ahead of September elections according to a poll published on Monday

Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott in a file photo taken July 24, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GOU YIGE