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Former Australia PM Gillard probed on slush fund

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Gillard has long been dogged by her actions in helping create the fund set up by her former boyfriend Australian Workers Union official Bruce Wilson

Australia's former prime minister Julia Gillard poses for photographs prior to a televised interview at the Sydney Opera House on September 30, 2013. Saeed Khan/AFP

Best and worst of 2013: Where to put PNoy and Obama?

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Certainly 2013 was not so bad a year to give Aquino the award for worst year in Asia

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

Abbott in running for Australian sexism awards

Oct 08, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Gaffe prone Abbott was nominated for 11 separate remarks and was the most constant offender

'SEXISM' AWARD. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott  (C) chairs the first meeting of the full ministry at Parliament House in Canberra on September 18, 2013. AFP/Pool/Penny Bradfield

Australia's Gillard's 'murderous rage' over sexism

Oct 01, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Gillard said she had faced a perfect storm as leader in which the wild card element of gender being the first female prime minister had been a defining factor

VICTIM OF SEXISM. Australia's former prime minister Julia Gillard says she was the focus of sexist criticism during her term as head of government. Here, Gillard poses for photographs prior to a televised interview at the Sydney Opera House on September 30, 2013. AFP / Saeed Khan

Australia's foreign, defense policies after the polls: Howard 2.0?

Sep 15, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Abbott has plainly signaled that he sees this government as a continuation of that which was voted out in 2007

Pressure builds on Australia's Rudd to quit

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Several high profile Labor figures want the 55 year old former diplomat to go even further and stand down from his Queensland electorate and exit politics altogether

DEFEATED. Outgoing Austrialian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (R) concedes defeat during the Labor Party's election night event in Brisbane, Australia, 07 September 2013. EPA/Dan Peled

Australians vote with Abbott set for landslide win

Sep 07, 2013 - 9:53 AM

Voting turnout has never fallen below 90 percent since it became compulsory in 1924

LANDSLIDE WIN? Australia's conservative Coalition leader Tony Abbott speaks to the media as a protester holds up a placard as polls open in the country's general election. Photo by AFP

Australian election clock ticks down on divisive campaign

Sep 05, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Voters have reacted with distaste over the brutal party coups as well as the lowbrow tone of a campaign which has seen both sides descend into cheap shots and personality politics

FACE OFF. In this file photo taken on August 11, 2013 shows Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (L) shaking hands with conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott (R) at the National Press Club in Canberra before a debate. AFP/FILES/Andrew Meares

'No place' for sexism in Australia - PM Rudd

Aug 14, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Rudd s remarks come after rival Tony Abbot s gaffe renewing debate over misogyny in Australia which raged during Julia Gillard s time in office

HEAD TO HEAD. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are scheduled to go head-to-head in an hour-long televised debate in Canberra, 11 August 2013. File photos of Rudd (L) photo by AFP; Abbott (R) photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Royal gifts for the #RoyalBaby

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:49 PM

An 18 karat white gold bracelet knitted kangaroo and a vegan hamper are just some of the gifts for the royal tot

ROYAL GIFTS. People all over the world are celebrating the royal baby's imminent arrival in their own ways

Australia's new PM in Indonesia for boat-people talks

Jul 05, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Australian PM Kevin Rudd held talks on asylum seekers with Indonesia s president on Friday

TALKING ASYLUM-SEEKING. Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (R) walks with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono shortly before a meeting at Bogor Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, 05 July 2013. EPA/MAST IRHAM

Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet

Jul 01, 2013 - 9:46 AM

Rudd said the appointments were made purely on merit not gender and pledged to boost the economy but made no mention of an election date

NEW CABINET. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces the new Labor ministry in Newcastle, Australia, 01 July 2013. EPA/Jon Reid

Rudd sworn in as Australia's new prime minister

Jun 27, 2013 - 9:47 AM

Rudd sealed his dramatic return after a leadership ballot in which Gillard was deposed in a party room vote and announced her retirement from politics

NEW PREMIER. Kevin Rudd signs his commission as Prime Minister at Government House in Canberra, Australia, 27 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Alan Porritt

Rudd ousts Gillard in party leadership ballot

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:00 PM

UPDATE Gillard must now advise Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce that she is resigning as prime minister expected to happen Thursday

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

New bid to oust Australian PM - reports

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Australian media: A petition was circulating among Labor lawmakers calling for a caucus meeting where a vote on the leadership would be held

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Next Dalai Lama a woman? Current one thinks it's possible

Jun 13, 2013 - 2:15 PM

Dalai Lama: If the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful then automatically a female Dalai Lama will come

DALAI LAMA IN AUSTRALIA. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures as he speaks at a media briefing in Sydney, Australia, 13 June 2013. Photo by Paul Miller/EPA

Australia PM digs in despite dire polls

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Gillard faces a crushing defeat in the September 14 vote and is reportedly under pressure to stand down in favor of former leader Kevin Rudd

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Australian leadership shambles condemned by voters: poll

Mar 24, 2013 - 12:55 PM

The first opinion poll since Gillard called a shock leadership ballot to counter rising tensions within the party also said the majority of those questioned would prefer Kevin Rudd in charge

Australia's Parliament House. Photo courtesy of the Parliament of Australia website.

Australian PM calls leadership vote

Mar 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM

UPDATE Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard caved in to building pressure and called a leadership ballot among parliamentarians in her Labor Party for later Thursday

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Australia formally apologizes for forced adoptions

Mar 21, 2013 - 9:36 AM

The adoptions driven largely by religious groups in the post war period created a lifelong legacy of pain and suffering

Australian leadership speculation mounts

Mar 20, 2013 - 11:23 AM

UPDATE Speculation intensified that Gillard could be toppled by her party after a report said former prime minister Kevin Rudd was only five votes away from victory

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Flailing Australian PM vows to battle on

Mar 18, 2013 - 11:42 AM

On a two party basis excluding minor parties a Fairfax Media Nielsen poll showed Labor was favored by 44 percent of the 1 400 people contacted between March 14 and 16 with the opposition on 56 percent

FILE/ AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA

Gillard gains, but Rudd could win Australia vote: poll

Mar 12, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard s personal rating has risen but her Labor Party s best chance of winning an election is under ex leader Kevin Rudd a key poll showed Tuesday

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

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

Australia's Labor heading for defeat: polls

Feb 04, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Australia s ruling Labor party is heading for a massive defeat in elections this year according to polls Monday February 4 as ministers took to the airwaves to insist a win was still possible

Australia's Parliament House. Photo courtesy of the Parliament of Australia website.

Australia PM surprises with September polls announcement

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Wednesday January 30 that the nation will go the polls on September 14 in a surprise early announcement

Australia's Parliament House. Photo courtesy of the Parliament of Australia website.

World leaders express shock over latest US shooting

Dec 15, 2012 - 9:35 AM

World leaders expressed shock and horror after a gunman massacred at least 26 people Friday in the US state of Connecticut

ON ALERT. Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images/AFP

Australian PM warns of 'zombie, K-Pop' doomsday

Dec 06, 2012 - 4:43 PM

Australian PM Julia Gillard agrees to do a spoof video on the end of the world under the Mayan calendar

Australia to hold national inquiry into child sex abuse

Nov 12, 2012 - 1:35 PM

UPDATED Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a national inquiry into institutional responses to child sex abuse Monday November 12 after a series of scandals involving pedophile priests

Asia language plan 'central' to Australia reforms: PM

Oct 29, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she was going to prioritize Asian languages as part of an ambitious plan to get Australia into the world s top 10 wealthy economies in the next 13 years by boosting links to China and its neighbors

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard looks on during a business luncheon meeting in New Delhi on October 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA

Ambitious Asia plan to power Australia - PM

Oct 28, 2012 - 10:34 AM

An ambitious plan aimed at maximizing links with booming China and other soaring Asian economies will power Australia into the world s top 10 wealthiest nations by 2025

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard looks on during a business luncheon meeting in New Delhi on October 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA

More Aussie mining investments in PH but…

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:13 PM

The Palace said Australian mining investors are on a wait and see mode pending the passage of a mining reform bill

Australia's Abbott says sorry to childless PM in new row

Oct 23, 2012 - 1:56 PM

Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott apologized after saying the government was inexperienced when it comes to having babies a comment seen as a dig at childless Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at the Australian Parliament, October 9, 2012. Frame grab from ABC News video.

Australia PM poll boost after sexism speech

Oct 22, 2012 - 10:36 AM

In the latest Fairfax Nielsen poll Gillard has a 10 point margin as preferred leader over the man she savaged Tony Abbott in a speech that went viral and won praise around the world

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at the Australian Parliament, October 9, 2012. Frame grab from ABC News video.

Gov't to spend P44-M for Aquino's Australia, NZ state visits

Oct 21, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Aquino will depart Manila at around 9pm Sunday with Auckland New Zealand as his first stop

AUSSIE PRIME MINISTER Julia Gillard (L) with Aquino (R) during their last bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Vladivostok, Russia on November 14, 2012. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino to make first visit to Australia, NZ

Oct 17, 2012 - 2:34 PM

Aquino will make his first official trip to Australia and New Zealand top destinations for Filipino OFWs

AUSSIE PRIME MINISTER Julia Gillard (L) with Aquino (R) during their last bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Vladivostok, Russia on November 14, 2012. Malacañang Photo Bureau

10 years on, Bali remembers bomb dead

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the dead remembered the 202 people killed in the Bali bombings

Bali bombing victims search for closure 10 years on

Oct 11, 2012 - 4:04 PM

A decade after suicide bombers brought carnage to Indonesia s resort island of Bali survivors have returned to the scene for a commemoration service with many determined to finally banish memories of an atrocity that left 202 dead

This picture taken on October 9, 2012 shows Jan Laczynski, a relative of victims, laying an angel doll at the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial in the Kuta tourist area near Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. A decade after suicide bombers brought carnage to Indonesia's resort island of Bali, survivors have returned to the scene for a commemoration service on October 12, 2012 with many determined to finally banish memories of an atrocity that left 202 dead. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO

Indonesia on top alert over threat to Bali ceremony

Oct 11, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Indonesia declared its top security alert Wednesday October 10 citing credible information of a threat to a ceremony this week marking the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings

BALI, 10 YEARS ON. A foreign tourist places flowers on the plaque of a memorial monument for the 2002 Bali bombing victims built next to the site of the blasts, as Bali prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack in the Kuta tourist area near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 10, 2012. The 2002 blast, blamed on the militant Jemaah Islamiyah network linked to Al-Qaeda, tore apart a busy nightclub strip on the resort island of Bali killing 202 people, including 88 Australians. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA

Australian PM's sexism speech sparks division

Oct 10, 2012 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Julia Gillard defended calling Australia s opposition leader a misogynist in a speech which sparked global attention and a divisive reaction about the role of sexism in politics

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at the Australian Parliament, October 9, 2012. Frame grab from ABC News video.

Is smoking healthier than being gay?

Sep 07, 2012 - 8:58 AM

Gillard believes the debate about same sex marriage should be respectful and responsible

AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JULIA Gillard. Screen grab from YouTube (10sodot)

Australia set to send boatpeople offshore

Aug 14, 2012 - 3:54 PM

UPDATED Australia s parliament Tuesday August 14 neared agreement to transfer boatpeople seeking asylum to Pacific states

Zimbabwe ready to re-engage, says Tsvangirai

Jul 23, 2012 - 1:21 PM

Zimbabwe is ready to re engage with the global community Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Monday July 23 during a visit to Australia

Migrants to dominate Australia, Indonesia talks

Jul 02, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrives in Australia Monday July 2 amid a political storm over people smuggling with the evil trade looming large in talks with Prime Minister Julia Gillard

On ANZAC Day, crowds in Australia, New Zealand remember war dead

Apr 25, 2012 - 12:22 PM

More than 10 000 New Zealand and Australian servicemen died in the failed eight month campaign on the peninsula in World War I and Gallipoli has become a defining symbol of courage and comradeship for the two nations

ANZAC DAY. An Australian soldier plays a scottish pipe during a ceremony celebrating the 97th anniversary of Anzac Day during a ceremony celebrating the 97th anniversary of Anzac Day in Canakkale, Turkey on April 24, 2012. AFP photo / Saygin Serdaroglu