Deposed Australian PM Turnbull quits parliament

2018-08-31 12:34

Deposed Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull officially resigned from parliament, sparking a by-election for his Sydney seat that could threaten the government's slim one-seat majority.

Australian prime minister ousted in party coup, Scott Morrison to be new leader

2018-08-24 05:30

Treasurer Scott Morrison has been picked as Australia's new prime minister after a Liberal party coup.

Australian ministers offer to quit as Australia political crisis deepens

2018-08-22 17:38

At least 10 ministers have offered their resignations as a leadership crisis in Australian politics deepens with another challenge against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appearing inevitable.

Australian PM to deliver formal apology to child sex victims

2018-06-13 11:15

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has agreed to deliver a formal apology to victims of institutional child sex abuse, acknowledging their courage and pain in exposing the scale of the problem.

Blunder Down Under: Secret service recovers classified documents sold in used cabinets

2018-02-01 19:37

Australian secret service officers have secured thousands of classified documents that were sold with two secondhand filing cabinets and have been the basis of news reports by Australia's national broadcaster.

Australian prime minister rushes gay marriage into law

2017-12-08 20:11

Australia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law by gaining a final signature on the bill overwhelming endorsed by Parliament and as the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month.

Egypt's Coptic pope meets Australian prime minister

2017-09-06 12:59

Pope Tawadros II has met with Australia's prime minister and senior government officials during the first visit to the country by the spiritual leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church.

Australian PM slams gay slurs as marriage vote looms

2017-08-23 05:12

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for respectful debate on an upcoming same-sex marriage vote.

4 arrested in Sydney raids to stop terrorist attack

2017-07-29 22:40

Australian officials say police have raided properties in several Sydney suburbs and arrested four men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack.

Australian leader's Trump parody goes public

2017-06-15 12:45

Australia's prime minister says he is disappointed that excerpts of an off-the-record speech he gave at Parliament House parodying President Donald Trump have been broadcast by a television network.


Australia's foreign minister quits after leadership change

2018-08-26 12:29

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she's quitting following the selection of a new prime minister in an internal party vote.

Defiant Australia PM Turnbull refuses to 'give in to bullies'

2018-08-23 12:36

Defiant Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vowed not to "give in to bullies" in the face of a new leadership challenge, but said he will quit politics if his party no longer supports him.

Australia's Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves

2018-08-21 05:38

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership challenge, defeating Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in an internal government ballot that is unlikely to settle questions of his support.

Australian first lady 'flattered' by 'delicious' description

2018-05-03 12:05

Australia's prime minister says his wife was "flattered and charmed" to be described by President Emmanuel Macron as "delicious".

PM will 'stand up' for Australia after China criticism

2017-12-10 09:50

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will "stand up" for Australia, brushing aside Chinese criticism of new foreign interference laws as fears rise of overseas meddling in domestic institutions.

Australia church cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post

2017-09-15 13:45

Australia's prime minister has defended a church's right not to marry some couples following reports a woman's wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

Australian PM: Tony Abbott was once too drunk for Parliament

2017-08-25 06:13

Australia's prime minister has confirmed that his predecessor Tony Abbott had once been too drunk to vote in Parliament.

Australia to back US in any North Korea conflict: PM

2017-08-11 19:14

Australia "will come to the aid of the United States" if North Korea attacks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, after nuclear-armed Pyongyang has outlined plans to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam.

4 arrested in Sydney raids to stop terrorist attack

2017-07-29 22:34

Australian officials say police have raided properties in several Sydney suburbs and arrested four men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack.

Australia bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

2017-06-13 07:43

Australia unveiled a government-backed bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, saying it would be an economic boom for the country.

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