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.

Australian cops probe 'inducement' claims in rights chief row

2015-02-25 13:36

The Australian government’s woes have deepened after police said they were investigating claims a senior official broke the law by allegedly offering an inducement for the human rights commission chief to resign.

Australian FM calls Indonesia to ease tensions

2015-02-21 09:59

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called on Indonesia to give two Australians on death row an “indefinite stay of execution” as she clarified her PM’s comments linking their fate to aid, reports say.

Abbott plays down bullying claims against Indonesia

2015-02-19 12:10

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has played down allegations of bullying Indonesia as a diplomatic rift deepens between the neighbours over Jakarta's planned executions of two Australian drug smugglers.

Abbott uses aid to pressure Indonesia over executions

2015-02-18 12:01

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Indonesia to remember Canberra's significant help in dealing with the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as he ramped up pressure to spare two Australians on death row.

Abbott threatens repercussions over 'Bali Nine' executions

2015-02-16 09:55

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Indonesia of the potential for diplomatic fallout if Jakarta goes ahead with the looming execution of two Australian citizens on death row for drug charges.

Calls for Indonesia to spare lives of 'Bali Nine'

2015-02-12 14:44

Australia is stepping up pressure on Indonesia to spare the lives of two drug smugglers facing the firing squad, with foreign minister Julie Bishop warning their execution would be a grave injustice.

2 charged with terrorism in Australia

2015-02-11 18:20

Two alleged ISIS supporters in Sydney have been charged with plotting a terrorist attack, Australian police say, the latest terrorism-related incident in the country in recent months.

Abbott vows to change after bid to unseat him fails

2015-02-09 07:31

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has vowed to change after surviving a confidence vote on his leadership, while urging an end to the disunity that has seen the government's popularity plummet.


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.

Abbott strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

2015-02-26 13:14

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has struck a conciliatory tone after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

Abbott announces fresh security crackdown

2015-02-23 10:21

Tony Abbott has announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with dual nationality and curb travel overseas.

Indonesia postpones executions

2015-02-21 07:57

Indonesia has postponed plans to execute eight drug convicts on death row for up to three weeks, citing a delay in preparations, the attorney general’s office says.

Threats have no place in diplomacy, Indonesia tells Australia

2015-02-18 15:58

Indonesia’s foreign ministry has told Australia that nobody responds well to threats as tensions mount over the looming execution of two Australian drug smugglers.

Australia may get tougher on food after China hepatitis scare

2015-02-18 10:37

Tougher food screening measures could be introduced in Australia with frozen berries from China linked to a growing number of hepatitis A infections.

Abbott under fresh fire after horror week

2015-02-13 08:42

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came under fire over controversial comments on the arrest of two terror suspects and for referring to a 'holocaust' of job losses, capping a horror week.

Aussie terror suspects threatened to stab victims

2015-02-12 09:56

One of two men charged with planning to launch an imminent terrorist attack in Australia appeared on a video threatening to stab the kidneys and necks of their victims, the nation's prime minister said on Thursday, accusing the pair of "monstrous extremism".

‘Death cult’ responsible for Sydney siege – Abbott

2015-02-09 12:28

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared the cafe siege by a lone gunman in Sydney in which two hostages were killed was inspired by the Islamic State ‘death cult’.

Lawmaker announces bid to topple Abbott

2015-02-06 10:30

An Australian member of parliament announced Friday he will initiate a leadership challenge next week to unseat Prime Minister Tony Abbott after months of political unrest

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