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    1. April 26, 2016

      DCNS of France wins A$50bn Australia submarines contract

      DCNS of France has beaten competitors from Japan and Germany to win a A$50bn contract to build a new fleet of 12...

    2. April 20, 2016

      Australia beefs up corporate watchdog

      Australia is beefing up the funding and powers of its corporate watchdog following a series of financial scandals,...

    1. April 14, 2016

      Turnbull punts on ‘footy diplomacy’ in China

      As Xi Jinping tries to shoot China into the ranks of world football superpowers, Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday began his...

    2. April 7, 2016

      Australia steel crisis stalks Turnbull government

      Australia’s government has been dealt a political blow ahead of a knife-edge election, with thousands of jobs plunged...

    3. March 21, 2016

      Turnbull sets stage for early election in Australia

      Malcolm Turnbull is poised to call an early Australian election in July following a move to bring forward the budget...

    4. March 4, 2016

      EU referendum reinforces the myth of the overmighty mandarin

      When Sir Jeremy Heywood and his five living predecessors as cabinet secretary meet in December to celebrate the...

    5. February 25, 2016

      Australia to beef up armed forces amid rise in Asia tensions

      Australia will boost its annual defence spending by 80 per cent within a decade as it upgrades its armed forces partly...

    6. February 19, 2016

      Australia and New Zealand warn China on maritime tensions

      Australia and New Zealand have warned China that rising tensions in the South China Sea risk damaging peace and...

    7. February 17, 2016

      Turnbull honeymoon ends amid cabinet resignations in Australia

      Five months after unveiling his team for “a 21st-century government”, Malcolm Turnbull is reshuffling Australia’s...

    8. December 29, 2015

      Australia cabinet reshuffle on cards after ministers resign

      Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lost two ministers from his cabinet on Tuesday — departures that will prompt...

    9. December 28, 2015

      Australia: Northern pivot

      Terry O’Connor beams with the air of a proud parent at the 17 hectares of freshly reclaimed land lying fallow. The...

    10. December 7, 2015

      Australia aims to foster tech boom in face of mining bust

      Atlassian, one of Australia’s biggest computer software companies, is expected to raise more than US$350m in a US...

    11. December 2, 2015

      Australia GDP rises more than expected

      Australia’s economy grew slightly more than expected in the third quarter, delivering a boost to the government of...

    12. November 30, 2015

      COP21 Paris climate talks: Australia U-turn on fossil-fuel reform

      Australia has backtracked on plans to sign up to a communiqué urging nations to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels...

    13. November 19, 2015

      Australia blocks Chinese bidders’ $250m cattle station purchase

      Australia has blocked Chinese bidders’ efforts to buy a A$350m ($250m) swath of Australian farmland three-quarters of...

    14. November 12, 2015

      Australia jobs jump boosts prime minister Malcolm Turnbull

      Australia’s jobless rate has fallen below 6 per cent for the first time in five months, surprising economists and...

    15. November 10, 2015

      Australia asks Saudis to invest in renewable energy

      Australia has invited Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich countries to put their money into wind and solar farms Down Under...

    16. November 2, 2015

      Australia U-turn on knights and dames

      Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has scrapped a recently revived knights and dames honours’ system,...

    17. October 14, 2015

      Australia poised to ratify China trade deal

      Australia is poised to ratify a trade deal with China after the opposition Labor party proposed a compromise to address...

    18. October 7, 2015

      UK risks losing battle for international students

      Universities in the UK received two bits of good news in the past week. Thirty-four UK institutions made it into the...

    19. September 20, 2015

      Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull unveils ‘21st century’ cabinet

      Malcolm Turnbull , Australia’s new prime minister, has promoted Scott Morrison to treasurer and installed five women in...

    20. September 18, 2015

      Malcolm Turnbull, from Spycatcher to prime minister

      Political honeymoons may never last long, but they don’t exist in Australia. When Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as the...

    21. September 15, 2015

      US stocks gain as Fed rate meeting looms

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. US and European stock markets staged solid rallies in spite of another sell-off for Chinese equities...

    22. September 15, 2015

      Australia pays price for its bloodthirsty politics

      Politics is a blood sport in most democracies but in few is it quite as sanguinary as Australia. Over the past five...

    23. September 15, 2015

      Australia’s potential policy turns under new PM Malcolm Turnbull

      Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday following his successful ousting of Tony...

    24. September 15, 2015

      Japan submarines: that sinking feeling

      In some rankings, it is better to finish at the bottom. On Tuesday, Australia swore in its fourth prime minister since...

    25. September 15, 2015

      Australian businesses welcome Turnbull’s ousting of Abbott

      Business welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s elevation to Australian prime minister on Tuesday, saying the former Goldman Sachs...

    26. September 14, 2015

      Vicious cycle topples Australian leaders

      As Australia welcomes its fifth change in political leadership in as many years, observers might be forgiven for...

    27. September 14, 2015

      Malcolm Turnbull succeeds in bold bid for Australian leadership

      He has been a Goldman Sachs investment banker, successful lawyer and leader of the opposition. Now, Malcolm Turnbull...

    28. The World

      May 27, 2015

      Australia feels the reverberations of Ireland's gay marriage vote

      It is 10,000 miles from Ireland to Australia but it didn’t take long for Ireland’s yes vote in favour of gay marriage...

    29. February 8, 2015

      Australia’s Tony Abbott set for challenge from Malcolm Turnbull

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, is likely to face a leadership challenge from arch political rival Malcolm...

    30. February 6, 2015

      Tony Abbott fights for position as Australian prime minister

      Tony Abbott is in a fight for his political life after party backbenchers pushed to vote on his leadership early next...

    31. August 3, 2014

      Australia poised to reshape battered media sector

      Australia is planning its most radical shake-up of media ownership laws in two decades in a move that could lead to...

    32. June 26, 2013

      Rudd’s return set to pose new problems for Australia’s opposition

      With the departure of Julia Gillard, Australia’s opposition coalition scrambled to respond on Wednesday: strategists...

    33. August 19, 2010

      ‘Mad monk’ has a shot at becoming PM

      Tony Abbott’s risk-averse and tightly managed poll campaign has not only elevated him from his status as an underdog,...

    34. December 5, 2009

      Backlash by sceptics gains ground after 'Climategate'

      The resurgent climate sceptic movement claimed its first political scalp this week when Australia's opposition Liberal...

    35. December 5, 2009

      Setback for Australian emissions trading

      In photographs to rival those of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister who posed bare-chested in the wild, Tony...

    36. December 4, 2009

      Backlash by sceptics begins to gain ground

      The resurgent climate change sceptic movement claimed its first political scalp this week when Australia’s opposition...

    37. December 3, 2009

      Australian Senate rejects trading scheme

      Australia's Senate voted down a planned emissions trading scheme yesterday, dashing last-ditch efforts by Kevin Rudd,...

    38. December 2, 2009

      Australia carbon laws fail to pass Senate

      The Australian government plans to reintroduce its emission trading scheme to the parliament for a third time in...

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