Australia's 'macho' PM blasts sexism

2014-12-12 09:45

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott, who was famously accused of misogyny by former leader Julia Gillard, has suggested sexism is behind the criticism of his female chief-of-staff.

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.

Abbott in running for Aussie sexism awards

2013-10-08 12:13

"Vicious" comments about Australia's first female leader Julia Gillard has dominated the annual "Ernie" awards for sexism with Prime Minister Tony Abbott the "most constant" offender.

Aussie PM under fire for one woman in cabinet

2013-09-16 13:04

Australia's new prime minister Tony Abbott has unveiled his incoming cabinet, attracting immediate criticism for including only one woman.

Losing power hit 'like a fist' - Gillard

2013-09-14 10:05

Losing power was like being "hit by a fist", Australia's first female prime minister Julia Gillard says, recounting the pain of being dumped by her party.

Australia's Abbott fights sexist image

2013-08-21 14:02

Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott is fighting perceptions that he is sexist in his attitudes toward women with a taxpayer-funded parental leave policy for working mothers.

Australia's Abbott in 'sex appeal' blunder

2013-08-13 12:00

Australia's opposition leader, accused of misogyny in a blistering speech by then-prime minister Julia Gillard, has been under fire after touting the "sex appeal" of an election candidate.

Rudd faces battle as election campaign begins

2013-08-05 09:33

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has launched into the first day of Australia's election campaign faced with a poll showing his personal support has slumped.

Dumped Australian PM opens up on sexism

2013-07-06 16:22

Australia's first female premier, Julia Gillard, has opened up for the first time on the sexism that plagued her leadership and her famous misogyny speech in her final interview before being ousted.

Record number of women in Rudd's cabinet

2013-07-01 08:15

Australia's new cabinet has been sworn in with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd naming a record number of six women and switching focus to the economy ahead of upcoming elections.


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.

Shocking Salvation Army abuse claims

2014-01-28 14:08

An Australian commission set up to investigate sexual and physical abuse in various social organisations has discovered shocking accounts of abuse at the Salvation Army charity.

Australia's Gillard surprised by sexism

2013-09-30 16:52

Australia's first woman PM Julia Gillard has revealed that she was surprised at the level of aggressive sexism directed at her during her reign.

Historic child abuse inquiry opens in Australia

2013-09-16 11:00

An Australian inquiry into church and institutional child abuse has started public hearings, with warnings that widespread and "shocking" allegations would be heard against institutions.

Australian PM Rudd battles Murdoch press

2013-09-03 11:01

Rupert Murdoch's clout in the UK and US might have diminished, but in Australia he dominates the media landscape, playing a prominent role in undermining Kevin Rudd, analysts say.

'No place' for sexism in Australia: Rudd

2013-08-14 09:01

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says there is "no place" for sexism, racism or homophobia in Australia as election rival Tony Abbott laughed off his touting of a candidate's sex appeal.

Rudd makes gay marriage an election issue

2013-08-12 10:06

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has vowed to introduce a bill legalising same-sex unions if he returns to office.

Australia PM vows to recognise Aboriginals

2013-07-10 10:00

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has used the 50th anniversary of the indigenous land rights movement to pledge a referendum on recognising the country's Aborigines.

Australia gets first Muslim frontbencher

2013-07-01 15:00

The dumping of Australia's first woman prime minister Julia Gillard has paved the way for another milestone for the nation's parliament - its first frontbencher of the Muslim faith.

Australia's Rudd 'a changed man'

2013-06-30 10:25

Australia's newly reinstalled Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is a changed man since his first stint in the job, his deputy Anthony Albanese says.

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