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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. December 1, 2009

      Australian opposition chief redraws battle lines

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s new opposition Liberal leader, a plain-spoken former student boxer nicknamed the “Mad Monk”...

    31. December 1, 2009

      Turnbull faces axe in Australian climate change dispute

      Malcolm Turnbull could be axed as Australia's opposition leader today after climate change sceptics in his Liberal...

    32. December 1, 2009

      Climate change row hits Australian opposition

      Malcolm Turnbull could be axed as Australia’s opposition leader on Tuesday after climate change sceptics in his Liberal...

    33. November 30, 2009

      Climate change row hits Australian opposition

      Malcolm Turnbull could be axed as Australia’s opposition leader on Tuesday after climate change sceptics in his Liberal...

    34. November 25, 2009

      Australians strike carbon deal

      Australia’s hopes of playing a lead role at next month’s climate change summit were boosted on Tuesday when a...

    35. November 25, 2009

      Australian PM clinches deal on carbon trading scheme

      Australia's hopes of playing a lead role at next month's climate change summit were boosted yesterday when a government...

    36. November 19, 2009

      Boat-people impasse ends as Australia reaches deal

      A month-long impasse over a boat carrying dozens of Sri Lankan Tamils stranded off Indonesia ended yesterday with the...

    37. November 18, 2009

      End to impasse on Tamil boat-people

      A month-long impasse over a boat carrying dozens of Sri Lankan Tamils stranded off Indonesia ended on Wednesday with...

    38. October 17, 2009

      Australia's opposition leader faces fight for his future

      Exasperated by a fresh outbreak of partisan infighting, Malcolm Turnbull hit out last week at the "anonymous smart...

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