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  1. 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 billions...

  2. 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 have...

  1. 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, but...

  2. 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 party...

  3. December 4, 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 Abbott,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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, prime...

  6. 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 February...

  7. 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”...

  8. 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 party...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. November 24, 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 government...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 the...

  15. 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 arses"...

  16. October 16, 2009

    Australian opposition chief’s ultimatum

    Exasperated by partisan infighting, Malcolm Turnbull hit out last week at the “anonymous smart arses” trying to undermine...

  17. August 14, 2009

    Australia emission bill fails in Senate

    Australia's parliament re-jected a plan for the world's most ambitious emissions trade regime yesterday, bringing the...

  18. August 13, 2009

    Australia Senate rejects carbon trading plan

    Australia’s parliament rejected a plan for the world’s most ambitious emissions trade regime on Thursday, bringing the...

  19. June 23, 2009

    Rudd hits back over fake e-mail claims

    Australia's government and opposition leaders were locked in a bitter clash yesterday after an e-mail at the centre of...

  20. June 22, 2009

    Australian PM blasts back over fake e-mail

    Australia’s government and opposition leaders were locked in a bitter clash on Monday after an e-mail at the centre of...

  21. June 5, 2009

    State spared tough decision

    The collapse of the Rio Tinto/Chinalco deal spares the Australian government from making its toughest decision to date on...

  22. June 5, 2009

    State spared tough decision

    The collapse of the Rio Tinto/Chinalco deal spares the Australian government from making its toughest decision to date on...

  23. June 4, 2009

    Australian defence minister resigns

    Australia’s defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon resigned on Thursday after admitting breaches to the government’s ministerial...

  24. May 1, 2009

    Australia’s Turnbull attacks Chinalco deal

    Malcolm Turnbull, the former Goldman Sachs executive who last year became leader of Australia’s federal opposition, has...

  25. April 21, 2009

    Rudd's pro-Beijing stance emerges as a liability

    As the western world's first Mandarin-speaking head of government, Kevin Rudd seemed suited to the task of modernising...

  26. April 20, 2009

    Rudd’s pro-Beijing stance is a liability

    As the western world’s first Mandarin-speaking head of government, Kevin Rudd seemed suited to the task of modernising...

  27. April 8, 2009

    Canberra backs A$43bn internet network

    Australia has replaced a proposal for the private sector to build a A$10bn (US$7bn, €5.4bn, £5bn) national broadband...

  28. April 8, 2009

    High-speed broadband backed by Canberra

    Australia has replaced a proposal for the private sector to build a A$10bn (US$7bn, €5.4bn, £5bn) national broadband...

  29. April 7, 2009

    Australia to build $31bn broadband network

    Australia has replaced a proposal for the private sector to build a A$10bn national broadband network with a government-led...

  30. February 14, 2009

    Late deal saves Australian plan

    Australia's Senate passed a A$42bn (£27bn, €21bn, £19bn) economic stimulus package yesterday after three days of political...

  31. February 5, 2009

    Australia's PM faces battle over fiscal package

    The Australian government's hopes of securing rapid approval from parliament for its fiscal stimulus package have been...

  32. September 17, 2008

    Republican champion wins Liberal contest

    Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Republican campaigner and the country's richest politician, was elect- ed leader of the...

  33. September 16, 2008

    Turnbull to lead Australian Liberals

    Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Republican campaigner and the country’s richest politician, was elected leader of the...

  34. April 30, 2008

    Canberra puts the brakes on Chinese resource deals

    Australia has delayed approval of a spate of Chinese state-owned enterprise deals in the resources sector, refusing to rule...

  35. April 29, 2008

    Canberra puts brakes on resource deals

    Australia has delayed approval of a spate of Chinese state-owned enterprise deals in the resources sector, refusing to rule...

  36. January 25, 2008

    Observer: Cruel mistress

    Bulletin, Australia's most famous weekly news magazine founded in 1880, has been closed after years of losses and declining...

  37. January 19, 2008

    RADIO - Martin Hoyle

    Friendship tested by violent times provides a dramatic theme this weekend. Saturday's play The Tennis Court (Radio 4...

  38. November 30, 2007

    Rudd cuts tradition to handpick his cabinet

    Kevin Rudd, the newly elected prime minister of Australia, unveiled his hand-picked cabinet yesterday while the defeated...

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