ARTICLES RELATING TO TONY ABBOTT

Australia PM rules out national sex offender site

2014-10-16 08:53

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government is not considering a national version of the Northern Territory's public sex offender website as he 'disinclined to single out particular crimes'.

Surrogate baby rejected in India on gender

2014-10-09 11:40

An Australian couple rejected their biological child born to an Indian surrogate mother because of the baby's gender, but took home its twin sibling, a judge says.

Great Barrier Reef part of Aboriginal identity

2014-10-02 14:48

To the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder, boasting some of the rarest animals and plants. To some Aboriginal Australians it is home and requires protection.

Australian military jets to support Iraq strikes

2014-10-01 07:54

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his country’s military jets are set to join the US in its war against Islamic State jihadists through support flights over Iraq.

Australia treating ISIS kill threat as genuine

2014-09-23 07:54

Australia says it is treating as genuine a call by the Islamic State group for Muslims to indiscriminately kill Australians, issued after anti-terrorism raids foiled an alleged abduction plot.

Australia puts cops in parliament after more threats

2014-09-19 16:36

Australia has announced the deployment of armed police inside parliament in the face of threats from extremists after foiling a plot by ISIS jihadists for "demonstration executions" in the country.

Australian leader warns of planned random attack

2014-09-18 10:26

Counterterrorism raids in Sydney were sparked by security intelligence that the ISIS movement was planning a random, violent attack on Australia as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister says.

ISIS will target Australians - PM Abbott

2014-09-15 05:50

Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned.

Australia elevates terrorism threat level

2014-09-12 07:55

The Australian government has elevated its terrorism threat to the second-highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters.

Vote to scrap Aus super profits tax

2014-09-02 13:06

Australia's upper house Senate has voted to repeal a tax on mining industry super profits, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Australia PM defends fight on jihadist 'death cult'

2014-09-01 13:52

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Australia's military involvement in battling ISIS militants, calling the jihadist group a "death cult" involved in ethnic cleansing.

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370 in new search

2014-08-20 11:36

A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a 'reasonable chance' of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Australia PM appalled at decapitated head photo

2014-08-11 08:56

A shocking image of what is believed to be the young son of an Australian man holding a decapitated head in Syria showed how barbaric the Islamic State "terrorist army" is, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Australia holds day of mourning for MH17 victims

2014-08-07 08:07

Flags fly at half mast as Australia holds a national day of mourning for those killed in the MH17 crash in Ukraine, a day after experts suspended the search for body parts.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

2014-07-23 12:49

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues uninterrupted, even as the head of the search co-ordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy.

Putin agrees to co-operate in MH17 operation

2014-07-21 08:46

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to co-operate in the retrieval of bodies and investigation into the flight MH17 crash in a call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

SA widow gets little help from Malaysian authorities

2014-07-20 10:18

Malaysian Airline authorities have failed to co-operate with the family and widow of Cameron Dalziel, the Durban born helicopter pilot who died the ill-fated flight MH17.

Russia reaction to crash 'unsatisfactory' - Abbott

2014-07-18 10:55

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called Russia's response to the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over Ukraine "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory".

Assange fumes as Australia tells him to 'man up'

2014-07-17 10:39

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reacted angrily after Australia's attorney-general said he should be "man enough" to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.

Al Gore joins Aussie tycoon in climate plan

2014-06-25 15:02

Former US vice president Al Gore has hailed recent moves by the US and other nations to confront climate change as 'extraordinary', and encouraged Australia to join global efforts.

Tony Abbott 'sexist', says retiring politician

2014-06-22 07:36

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is "a sexist" rather than a misogynist, a politician from his party has said in an interview.

Fiji leader blasts Australia as 'selfish'

2014-06-19 07:28

Fijian leader Voreqe Bainimarama has accused the global community of abandoning Pacific island nations to 'sink below the waves' instead of tackling climate change, singling out 'selfish' Australia.

Australia PM faces fierce backlash over radio wink

2014-05-22 09:56

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed regret at winking during a testy radio chat with a pensioner who works on a sex phone line, as he battled a fierce backlash.

Australia commits up to $84m to MH370 search

2014-05-13 13:31

Australia has committed up to $84m towards the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over two years, budget papers show.

 

Abbott vows to 'shirtfront' Putin at G20 over MH17

2014-10-13 14:00

PM Tony Abbott has vowed to confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine.

Australia moves to block 'race hate' preachers

2014-10-08 12:33

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says moves were underway to ban 'race hate' preachers from entering the country to prevent them peddling 'alien and extremist' ideologies.

Iraq considering Australian airstrike request

2014-10-02 12:23

Iraq’s ambassador to Australia has given no timetable to when his government might decide on Australia’s request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets.

Australian PM warns of 'lone wolf' terrorism

2014-09-26 09:35

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he is deeply worried about the potential for lone wolf terror attacks, days after an 18-year-old suspected militant was shot dead while attacking police.

Australia seeks broad new security powers

2014-09-22 13:50

Australia will seek broad new security powers to combat what it says is a rising threat from militant Islamists, the attorney general says.

Rising sea levels to cost Australia billions - study

2014-09-19 10:29

Rising sea levels could threaten infrastructure worth more than $205bn in Australia if climate change is left unchecked, a study has warned.

ISIS ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia - PM

2014-09-18 05:36
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A series of anti-terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane have been sparked by a senior ISIS militant ordering "demonstration killings" in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says

Australia commits military forces to fight ISIS

2014-09-14 10:50

Australia has become the first country to detail troop numbers and aircraft for a US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, with PM Tony Abbott describing it as a "death cult".

New phase of MH370 search to start: Australia

2014-09-06 11:30

An intensified underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will start soon, Australian premier Tony Abbott says as he visited Malaysia.

'Extreme force' justified against ISIS - Australia PM

2014-09-02 11:28

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says "extreme force" is justified in battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called the extremists' reign of terror "totally unacceptable".

Australia to join weapons drop into Iraq

2014-08-31 10:10

Australia will drop military equipment and aid to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern Iraq in response to a request from the US, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Australia to join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq

2014-08-13 15:39

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australian planes will join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq and did not rule out the possibility of greater military involvement.

Australian PM dubs Russia 'a bully'

2014-08-08 12:45

Australia's prime minister has dubbed Russia 'a bully' and threatened stronger sanctions against the country following Russia's ban on most Western food imports.

Australia berates Israel over 'shocking' attacks

2014-08-05 08:39

Australia's government has made its strongest criticism yet of its staunch ally Israel over the month long war in Gaza, with the foreign minister calling the shelling of UN schools "indefensible".

MH17 armed mission 'unrealistic' - Netherlands

2014-07-28 08:06

The Netherlands has scrapped plans to send an international armed mission to secure the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, fearing a deployment risked being dragged into the conflict in east Ukraine.

UN set to vote on crash resolution

2014-07-21 11:21

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

2014-07-21 07:46

Rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777.

Australia PM says MH17 crash site 'chaotic'

2014-07-20 08:23

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is "absolutely chaotic", and he feared interference with the evidence would continue.

Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

2014-07-17 18:58

Australia has axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, in a move slammed as backward and out of step with the rest of the world.

Australia gay marriage support hits record-high - poll

2014-07-15 09:47

Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll has showed, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Australia marks six months with no boatpeople

2014-06-19 10:45

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is "very satisfied" as Australia marked six months since the last asylum-seeker boat arrival, but warned it was not yet "mission accomplished".

Climate change on agenda as Abbott visits US

2014-06-12 14:28

The US has few closer allies than Australia but climate change could prove a touchy issue when Australia's conservative prime minister makes his first White House visit.

Sex line gran berates Aussie PM over budget

2014-05-21 11:46

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was involved in heated exchanges with radio callers over his tough budget, including a pensioner who works on a sex phone line to pay the bills.

SA, Australia sign adoption agreement

2014-05-10 11:23

South Africa's nearly four million orphans stand a better chance of being adopted now that the government has signed an agreement with Australia, the Saturday Star reports.

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