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Ex-Australian PM seeks probe into man who ousted him

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Malcolm Turnbull says Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton should be referred to the High Court over a potential conflict of interests

BRUTAL POLITICS. Malcolm Turnbull says Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton should be referred to the High Court over a potential conflict of interests. Turnbull file photo by Saeed Khan/AFP; Dutton file photo by Sean Davey/AFP

Deposed Australia PM Turnbull set to quit parliament this week

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:54 AM

His departure will trigger a by-election for his Sydney seat, potentially on October 6

TURNBULL. In this file photo, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Sydney on July 3, 2016. File photo by William West/AFP

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Aug 24, 2018 - 10:43 PM

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Scott Morrison: Australia's latest PM

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The hardline former immigration minister bills himself as a man of faith and family who can get things done

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, file photo by William West / AFP

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, wins a party vote 45-40

OATH-TAKING. New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes part in an oath-taking ceremony to become the nation's new leader at Government House in Canberra on August 24, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Ministers offer to quit as Australia political crisis deepens

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull narrowly survives a move to unseat him by his populist Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, August 21

Australia PM wants to question Zuckerberg for deals with Chinese firms

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Australia has 15 million Facebook users. Its lawmakers wants the Facebook CEO to explain why it shared data with Chinese device makers

TURNBULL. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , pictured here at a 2016 press conference in Australia, wants to question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the company's data partnerships with Chinese device makers. File photo by Mark Graham/AFP

France's Macron laughs off 'delicious' faux pas

May 03, 2018 - 3:58 PM

'A newspaper had some fun and it made me laugh a lot, especially since in the original cartoon the character has a French accent,' says French President Emmanuel Macron

FRONTPAGE. A copy of The Daily Telegraph is seen on a newstand with a nearly full-page photo of French President Emmanuel Macron with the cartoon head of Pepe le Pew, the lovelorn French skunk, in Sydney on May 3, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Global giggles as Macron praises Aussie leader's 'delicious' wife

May 03, 2018 - 1:26 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron most likely meant 'delightful,' a common translation of the French word 'delicieux' – which can also mean delicious as well

DELIGHTFUL OR DELICIOUS? France's President Emmanuel Macron (C) poses for a photo with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) and his wife Lucy Turnbull (R) outside the Sydney Opera House in Sydney on May 1, 2018. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

U.S. working to spare Australia tariffs – Trump

Mar 10, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don't have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!' says Trump

TRADE. US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

After summit rebuff, Duterte-Turnbull phone call being arranged

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Philippine leader and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are expected to speak ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Summit which Malacañang just confirmed Duterte intends to skip

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Commonwealth of Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Conservative rural politician is Australia's new deputy PM

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Michael McCormack, 53, is chosen by the Nationals – the junior partner in the governing Liberal-National coalition – to take over as leader and deputy PM in a party-room vote

NEW DEPUTY. Michael McCormack is the new Australian Deputy Prime Minister, replacing Barnaby Joyce. Photo courtesy McCormack's page on Facebook

Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM quits

Feb 23, 2018 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) Barnaby Joyce has been front-page news in Australia for two weeks since it emerged he had left his wife of 24 years for his younger former media adviser, who is now expecting their baby boy

Australia bans sex between government ministers and staff

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:17 PM

(UPDATED) This comes as the Deputy Prime Minister faces a scandal after having an affair that left an aide pregnant and the government reeling

PM AND DEPUTY. A file photo taken on July 5, 2016 shows Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce (R) listening to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) during a press conference in Sydney. William West/AFP

Japan, Australia push for defense pact amid regional tension

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Diplomats are putting the finishing touches to the proposed defense pact, which would be the first of its kind for Japan and would make Australia Tokyo's closest military partner after the United States

INSPECTING HARDWARE. Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (2nd L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) listen to a briefing on the PAC-3 surface-to-air missile launcher while visiting the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces' Narashino camp in Funabashi, Chiba on January 18, 2018. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Australia deputy PM by-election win boosts embattled coalition

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Australia's deputy prime minister easily wins a crucial by-election triggered by a dual-citizenship crisis that threatened the ruling coalition's grip on power

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce addresses a press conference in Sydney on July 5, 2016. William West/AFP

Australia calls banking inquiry to quell public anger

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:28 AM

The country's 'big 4' banks – among the developed world's most wealthy – have been under scrutiny in recent years amid allegations of dodgy financial advice, life insurance and mortgage fraud

CASH MACHINE. A customer (R) uses a Westpac ATM machine at their headquarters in Sydney on May 8, 2017.  Peter Parks/AFP

IN PHOTOS: PH, Australian troops train in urban warfare

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Fighting terrorism is the main concern among leaders who attended the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits held in Manila

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Turnbull talks security, terrorism, Marawi crisis during PH visit

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM

During his 3-day Philippine visit for the 31st ASEAN Summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets with world leaders to discuss global and regional concerns

ASEAN SUMMIT. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit as a dialogue partner. Screenshot from ASEAN pool feed

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Nov 14, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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PH, Australia commit to strengthen cooperation vs terrorism

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:42 PM

AFP chief of staff General Rey Guerrero presents the capabilities and concerns of the Philippine military in fighting terrorism, particularly the threat from ISIS

COOPERATION. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull commits to strengthen ties with the Philippine military. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Turnbull visits Camp Aguinaldo, witnesses PH-Australia war game

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Filipino and Australian troops perform a training demonstration of enhanced counter-terrorism cooperation on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit

COOPERATION. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hails the liberation of Marawi City from ISIS-linked groups

LOOK: Australian Prime Minister Turnbull visits DSWD warehouse

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have helped the people of the Philippines with the war in Marawi, now we're determined to help you win the peace, and that's our commitment,' says Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Thousands rally in support of Australia gay marriage as polls narrow

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says if a majority votes yes they will ensure a bill legalizing same sex marriage is presented to the parliament

Australia expands cashless welfare card to tackle alcohol, drugs

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The card is designed to limit people s access to cash with 80 of a recipient s welfare quarantined and not able to be used to buy alcohol or to gamble

Nervous wait for Australia government over citizenship crisis

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:40 PM

There is an obscure constitutional rule in Australia which bars dual citizens from parliament The High Court will hear 5 cases related to this in October

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce addresses a press conference in Sydney on July 5, 2016.  Three days after polls closed the result is still too close to call, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal/National coalition and the opposition Labor party each short of the 76 seats needed to govern, raising the prospect of a hung parliament. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

Australian PM slams gay slurs as marriage vote looms

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls for respectful debate on an upcoming same sex marriage vote

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Australia foils 'terror plot' to bring down airplane

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Officials did not specify if the alleged plot involved a domestic or international flight but Sydney s Daily Telegraph reported that a local route had been the objective

Australia creates counter-terror super ministry

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The new Home Affairs portfolio – which uses Britain s Home Office as a template – will be run by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in a major shake up of national security arrangements

SECURITY BARRIERS. Pedestrians walk past newly-installed concrete security bollards outside the Lindt Cafe on July 17, 2017, scene of the 2014 Sydney cafe seige, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed. William West/AFP

U.S., Australia, Japan slam 'coercive' China at key security summit

Jun 03, 2017 - 5:48 PM

We oppose countries militarizing artificial islands and enforcing excessive maritime claims unsupported by maritime law We cannot and will not accept unilateral coercive changes in the status quo says US Defense Secretary James Mattis

Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says this terror threat targeting the Asia Pacific is the top security threat in the region today – even more than North Korea

ISIS? A police car carry suspected Maute group members following their arrest on June 2, 2017 while swimming the Agus River in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Trump meets Australia's Turnbull, says spat 'all worked out'

May 05, 2017 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED We get along great We have a fantastic relationship I love Australia I always have says US President Donald Trump

TELEPHONE SPAT? US President Donald Trump and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull meet in New York on May 4. Trump file photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP; Turnbull file photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Australia's Turnbull to reset ties with Trump after icy start

May 03, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The advent of Trump invigorates a debate over Australia s place in the world and whether its future lies with an unpredictable United States or a closer relationship with China its top trading partner

MR PRIME MINISTER. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Mumbai on April 11, 2017. Indranil Mukherjee/File/AFP

Australia toughens up citizenship test

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The move comes against a background of growing populist pressure and a resurgence of the anti immigration One Nation party

NEW RULES. In this file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Canberra, May 8, 2016. Mark Graham/AFP

South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian – Li

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:12 PM

UPDATED Even if there is a certain amount of defense equipment or facilities it is for maintaining the freedom of navigation says Premier Li Keqiang

CIVILIAN USE? An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a military plane shows the ongoing reclamation by China on Mischief Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, on May 11, 2015. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/AFP/Pool

Australia plays downs chance of sea patrols with Indonesia

Mar 07, 2017 - 2:47 PM

PM Turnbull: We are not going to undertake any actions which would increase tensions in the South China Sea

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) welcomes Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) summit in Jakarta on March 7, 2017.  Darren Whiteside/Pool/AFP

LIVE UPDATES: Kunjungan Kenegaraan perdana Presiden Jokowi ke Australia

Feb 26, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Pembicaraan kemitraan ekonomi komprehensif Indonesia Australia IACEPA menjadi salah satu fokus kunjungan kenegaraan perdana Jokowi ke Negeri Kanguru

Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:45 PM

On his first visit as head of state to Australia Jokowi told reporters the two neighbors had also agreed to seal a major economic partnership deal

Indonesia President Joko Widodo (L) and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) hold a press briefing at Kirribilli House in Sydney on February 26, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Australia-Indonesia sepakat kembali lanjutkan kerja sama pertahanan

Feb 26, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Indonesia sempat membekukan hubungan kerja sama dengan Australia dalam bidang pertahanan setelah ditemukan adanya dugaan materi pelatihan di markas Pasukan Khusus Australia yang dianggap menghina Indonesia

Presiden Jokowi dan PM Australia Malcolm Turnbull mengadakan konferensi pers bersama di Sydney, Australia, pada 26 Februari 2017. Foto dari

Indonesian president to visit Australia this weekend

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will visit Sydney on Saturday and Sunday February 25 and 26 for the state visit during which he will hold talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the foreign ministry in Jakarta says

JOKO WIDODO. Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 12, 2016. File photo by Money Sharma / AFP

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Australia PM slams UN resolution as he welcomes Netanyahu

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Netanyahu welcomes the strong show of support telling reporters he was delighted by the article by Malcolm Turnbull in The Australian

NETANYAHU AND TURNBULL. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) arrive at the Central Synagogue in Sydney on February 22, 2017. Photo by Mark Metcalfe / AFP

Israeli PM Netanyahu on historic Asia trip

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:39 PM

The right wing Israeli leader will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Wednesday

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU'S ASIA TRIP. Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) before a meeting at Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Kemlu: Presiden Jokowi dijadwalkan berkunjung ke Australia akhir bulan Februari

Feb 06, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Sebelumnya Jokowi sempat menunda kunjungan ke Australia tahun 2016 pasca aksi demo di depan Istana Negara berakhir ricuh

BLUSUKAN. Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo tengah mengajak Perdana Menteri Australia, Malcolm Turnbull blusukan ke Pasar Tanah Abang di tahun 2015 lalu. Foto oleh AFP

Trump ripped into Australia's Turnbull in call – report

Feb 02, 2017 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED Reports of the Turnbull Trump conversation comes as the US and Mexican governments are denying claims that the former reality TV star had threatened to send troops into Mexico to deal with drug cartels

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump vows better Russia ties, reassures NATO allies

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:33 AM

The conversations gives the US president an early opportunity to explain new policies that have baffled and unnerved much of the rest of the world – particularly his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and those of travelers from 7 Muslim majority nations

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Australia opens door to China in push to save TPP

Jan 24, 2017 - 11:11 AM

3rd UPDATE Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government is in active discussions with other TPP countries including his Japanese New Zealand and Singaporean counterparts on how to salvage the agreement

US President Donald Trump holds up an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Japan's Abe pushes Pacific trade deal in Australia

Jan 14, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Close allies Canberra and Tokyo announce a new defense deal to facilitate closer logistics support and cooperation during combined exercises training and peace keeping operations

TPP DEAL. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (R) attend a tea ceremony hosted by Sen Soshitsu (unseen), the Grand Tea Master, at the Tokyo headquarters of the Urasenke school of tea ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2015. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/EPA

Australia should be republic after Queen Elizabeth's reign – PM

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – a staunch republican who led the cause before a failed referendum in 1999 – says his support for an Australian head of state stems from patriotism

In this file photo, a girl waits for Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, to arrive at Sydney's iconic landmark Opera House on April 16, 2014. Saeed Khan/AFP