Australia refuses to nominate former leader for top UN job

2016-07-29 07:15

Australia's government has rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job.

Australia probes asylum-seeker child detentions

2014-02-03 08:02

Australia's human rights watchdog has launched an inquiry into the detention of children under punitive government policies banishing asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to remote camps.

Aussie PM in travel expenses furore

2013-10-08 14:00

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is embroiled in a spiralling travel expenses scandal as he defends his use of taxpayer money to take part in an ironman competition and other events.

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.

Rudd wants to be Australia leader again

2013-09-12 09:01

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd plans to make a comeback and serve as the country's leader for a third time, a senior Labor party figure claims.

WikiLeaks' Assange leads offbeat race to Aussie polls

2013-09-04 10:02

From WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to a billionaire who is rebuilding the Titanic, the Australian election boasts a cast of unlikely candidates who are shaking up the political scene.

Australian prime minister Rudd defends gay marriage

2013-09-03 08:01

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has mounted a spirited defence of same-sex marriage only days out from Australian elections.

Australia says it's 'broken the back' of people-smugglers

2013-09-02 10:02

New policies targeting asylum-seekers taking boats to Australia have "broken the back" of the people-smuggling trade, Immigration Minister Tony Burke says.

Assange's WikiLeaks party in turmoil

2013-08-28 10:00

Former WikiLeaks Party candidate Leslie Cannold says she would sit as an independent if she were elected to Australia's parliament in the September 7 ballot.

Australia warships could be moved north

2013-08-27 10:00

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says key naval assets could be relocated north to adapt to a changing security landscape and put personnel nearer to their fields of operation.


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.

Former Australia PM Rudd quits politics

2013-11-13 16:56

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has announced he is quitting politics, two months after being ousted from office by Tony Abbott.

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.

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 begins transition, faces hurdles

2013-09-09 10:05

Australian Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has began the transition to government, promising a methodical approach as he faced potential hurdles in the upper house.

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.

Australia's Rudd ridicules Abbott 'baddies v baddies' remarks

2013-09-02 13:01

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has likened rival Tony Abbott's "baddies versus baddies" comments on Syria to a children's game of "Cowboys and Indians".

Rudd: Vote will be closer than expected

2013-08-31 10:13

Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he believes the upcoming election would be closer than polls suggest, after a survey showed the government faced a wipeout in crucial seats.

Aussie press watchdog chides Murdoch media

2013-08-27 13:57

Australia's newspaper regulator has weighed in on a row over bias by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the country's election campaign, telling editors to uphold accuracy.

Buy 'people-smuggler' boats says Abbott

2013-08-23 11:58

The frontrunner for Australia's September 7 election will pay Indonesians for unseaworthy boats to prevent its use in people-smuggling, as part of his campaign promises.

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