Australia's 'accidental prime minister' promises stability

2018-08-24 21:43

Australia's new prime minister, Scott Morrison, is promising the nation stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon.

Australia PM brushes off leaked Trump phone transcript

2017-08-04 13:19

Australia's prime minister sought to downplay an unflattering account of a controversial refugee swap deal which emerged in a leaked transcript of a bad-tempered phone call with US President Donald Trump.

US to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

2016-11-13 11:00

The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in a deal that is expected to inspire more asylum seekers to attempt to reach Australia by boat.

Polls point to cliffhanger on Australian election eve

2016-07-01 09:30

Australia's leaders made last-gasp pitches to wow voters on the eve of elections as polls pointed to a cliffhanger and the media swung behind "reformer" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Australian police investigate 12-year-old terror suspect

2015-10-15 07:23

Australia warns terror suspects are becoming younger, with 12-year-old under investigation

New Australian PM doesn't plan constitutional change

2015-09-21 09:46

Australia’s new prime minister, Malcom Turnbull, has flagged that he is in no hurry to sever the nation’s constitutional links to Britain by appointing an Australian president as head of state.


Australia plans to become leading defence-industry exporter

2018-01-30 05:31

Australia's government announced a strategy on Monday to create high-tech jobs and become one of the top 10 defence-industry-exporting countries within a decade.

Trump conducts tense call with Australian leader

2017-02-02 08:08

President Donald Trump was perhaps not having a g'day when he recently spoke with his Australian counterpart, whom the new US leader upbraided over a refugee accord, The Washington Post reported.

Australia's PM claims victory after national elections

2016-07-10 09:02

Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull declared victory for the ruling conservatives after the Labor opposition conceded defeat despite an ongoing vote count eight days after close-fought national elections.

Australian leaders unite for a republic

2016-01-25 14:20

Australian state leaders threw their support behind a republic, with one saying the nation should not have to wait for the end of Queen Elizabeth II's reign to cut ties with the British monarchy.

Australians welcome new PM Turnbull, poll shows

2015-09-22 10:52

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull received a clear tick of approval from voters, with a poll suggesting he is the nation's most popular leader in more than five years.

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