Australia set to strip citizenship for terror links

2015-06-23 14:38

Australia says it will introduce new laws this week to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship, but backed away from putting the power in the hands of a single minister.

Australia tells Indonesia to fix its borders

2015-06-15 10:53

Australia has told Indonesia to better secure its borders in a stinging rebuke after Jakarta demanded answers to allegations Canberra paid to turn back a boat of asylum-seekers.

Australia's Abbott warns of global ambitions of ISIS

2015-06-11 13:18

ISIS has 'global ambitions,' Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned at a regional conference.

Australia faces gay marriage pressure

2015-06-01 06:41

Australia's opposition Labour party has introduced a bill into parliament aimed at legalising same-sex marriage, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Tony Abbott promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage

2015-05-27 09:41

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised a 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage in response to an opposition-backed push for reform, but says the issue was not a priority for his conservative government.

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, Malaysia, Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary

2015-06-22 10:10

Australia’s PM says the Australian, Malaysian and Dutch governments are set to hold services to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives.

Australia ignores Indonesia plea for answers on boat payment claim

2015-06-14 11:29

Australian PM Tony Abbott refused again Sunday to deny allegations an official paid thousands of dollars to turn back a boatload of asylum-seekers, despite calls from Indonesia for answers.

Tony Abbott's 'come to Jesus' moment

2015-06-02 11:20

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given ministers a dressing down over cabinet leaks describing it as a 'come to Jesus moment' for senior officials.

Kids who break terrorism laws will face prosecution - Abbott

2015-05-27 11:43

An Australian boy who was photographed holding the several head of a Syrian soldier could reportedly return to Australia with his mother and siblings, prompting the PM to warn that children as well as adults who break terrorism laws face prosecution.

Abbott: Australia to strip citizenship for terror links

2015-05-26 08:00

Australia has announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for "betraying the country", but insisted no one would be left stateless.

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.

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