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.

Fury as Abbott calls Aboriginal communities a 'lifestyle choice'

2015-03-11 08:11

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a wave of criticism, including that he was unfit to be leader, after describing living in remote Aboriginal communities as a 'lifestyle choice'.

Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom

2015-03-05 16:01

Australia's foreign minister says she had proposed a prisoner swap to her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad.

Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers

2015-03-03 22:16

Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.


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.

'Britain's white jihadi' a teen from Australia - report

2015-03-09 06:41

A westerner pictured alongside Islamic State group fighters and dubbed ‘Britain's white jihadi’ is in fact an Australian teenager who converted to Islam, a report says.

Australia billionaire sorry after telling PM to commit suicide

2015-03-04 13:12

Flamboyant mining billionaire and politician Clive Palmer has apologised after coming under fire for suggesting Prime Minister Tony Abbott commit suicide.

Australia to send extra 300 troops to Iraq

2015-03-03 07:42

Australia has announced it will send another 300 troops to Iraq in a joint mission with New Zealand to help train local forces fighting ISIS.

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