Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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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'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.
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.
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.
Australia warns terror suspects are becoming younger, with 12-year-old under investigation
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'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.
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 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 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.
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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