Australia to bring home bodies of 25 who died in Vietnam War

2015-05-25 12:09

Australia announced that it will repatriate the remains of up to 25 Australian soldiers killed about 50 years ago during the Vietnam War.

Abbott rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

2015-05-21 10:16

Australian PM Tony Abbott has ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and “encourage people to get on boats”.

Australia PM advisor: Climate change a UN ruse to create new world order

2015-05-08 08:41

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's top business advisor has claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.

Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home

2015-05-02 12:01

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident Australia could restore its relations with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies have reportedly returned home.

Abbott: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy

2015-04-21 14:32

Australia’s PM has urged European leaders to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

Australia deploys 330 more troops to Iraq

2015-04-14 07:49

Australia says 330 troops are heading to Iraq for two years to train local soldiers fighting jihadists including ISIS, joining an aerial and special forces contingent in the region.

Australia doing 'everything it can' for Bali death row pair

2015-04-08 10:36

Australia is doing everything it can to save two drug smugglers facing the firing squad in Indonesia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says after the pair lost their latest legal appeal.

Indonesia leader too busy to take Australia call – envoy

2015-03-26 13:31

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy during the past three weeks to accept a phone call from the Australian PM to plead for the lives of two death row prisoners, an envoy says.

Australia marks end of 'longest war'

2015-03-21 14:23

Australia's armed forces have gone on parade across the country to mark the end of their involvement in the Afghan war.

Abbott takes back his 2nd Nazi comparison

2015-03-19 18:41

Australia's gaffe-prone prime minister has taken back his second Nazi-related comment in a month after he compared the opposition party leader to German World War II-era propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.


Australia rejects criticism over migrant crisis

2015-05-22 08:17

Australia has hit back at criticism of its response to thousands of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia, saying it was generous towards refugees in the region.

Australian police thwart imminent bomb attack, teen charged

2015-05-09 08:53

Australian police say they have thwarted an imminent terror attack after discovering explosives at a Melbourne home and arresting a 17-year-old boy.

Australia PM brushes off gay ambassador flap

2015-05-06 10:12

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he was unaware the gay partner of his ambassador to France was asked to "wait in the car" during a recent tarmac greeting, insisting he didn’t concern himself with "trivia".

Another Australian charged with terror-related offences

2015-04-21 17:10

Australian police have charged a second man with terrorism-related offences, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged the public not to be deterred by fears of an alleged plot inspired by ISIS.

Aus arrests 5 on terror plot charges

2015-04-18 13:01

Officials say five Australian teenagers have been arrested in Melbourne on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police officers.

Australia to tackle 'dreadful' ice drug epidemic

2015-04-08 13:48

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has launched a national task force to fight the scourge of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, which he said was causing 'absolute devastation' in Australia.

Australia passes data retention bill

2015-03-26 15:01

Australia's upper house has passed a controversial law requiring telecommunication firms to retain customers' digital data for two years.

Protecting Great Barrier Reef a priority - Abbott

2015-03-21 14:23

Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site is a priority.

Australian PM takes back Nazi comparison

2015-03-20 15:01

Australia's prime minister has publicly apologised for comparing the opposition party leader to German World War II-era propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

Police evacuate aboriginal protest camp in Perth

2015-03-14 06:30

Police in Perth have began clearing a protest camp set up by Aboriginal people who oppose a government plan to close 150 of their 282 remote communities in Western Australian.

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