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  1. August 27, 2014

    Green energy outcry as PM Tony Abbott unpicks Australian policy

    A light breeze twitches the 31 giant wind turbines on a hilltop in rural Australia to whirl into action, generating enough...

  2. August 18, 2014

    Scotland comments boomerang on Australian PM

    He has been criticised in the past for offending women, gays and the Irish. Now Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister,...

  1. August 17, 2014

    Campaign against Scottish independence suffers narrowing of poll lead

    The campaign against Scottish independence has suffered a narrowing of its opinion poll lead despite its leader’s widely...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Australia set to ban travel to terrorist hotspots

    Australia is planning sweeping changes to its national security laws in response to mounting concerns about the terrorist...

  3. 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...

  4. July 30, 2014

    Australia’s first world war commemorations raise questions

    As a bugler breaks the silence at Sydney’s Anzac memorial with the daily rendition of “The Last Post”, visitors bow their...

  5. July 25, 2014

    Tamil boat people to land on Australian shores

    A boat load of asylum seekers left adrift for almost a month in the Indian Ocean is to land in Australia after beleaguered...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Mission Finance, why money matters: L Randall Wray, professor of economics at the...

  7. July 21, 2014

    MH17 crash: Obama warns Russia of isolation

    Barack Obama has warned Russia it risks further international isolation if it does not intervene directly with the...

  8. July 19, 2014

    Australia threatens Russian president Vladimir Putin with G20 summit ban

    Australia has threatened to try and block Russian president Vladimir Putin from attending a G20 summit in November if Moscow...

  9. July 17, 2014

    Australia abolishes tax on carbon emissions

    Australia has become the first country to repeal a national carbon tax in a move that threatens to isolate the country amid...

  10. June 29, 2014

    Australia risks isolation among G20 by scrapping carbon tax

    Tony Abbott has had little to celebrate since becoming Australia’s prime minister because of his plummeting approval ratings...

  11. June 20, 2014

    Australia ‘open’ to more Chinese investment

    Chinese state enterprises will be welcome bidders for electricity networks, ports and other Australian state assets, said...

  12. The World

    May 21, 2014

    Gaffe-prone Abbott winks into another controversy

    First it was Joe Hockey, Australia’s treasurer, who was snapped chomping Cuban cigars as he drafted the country’s harshest...

  13. The World

    May 21, 2014

    Gaffe-prone Abbott winks his way into another controversy

    First it was Joe Hockey, Australia’s treasurer, who was snapped chomping Cuban cigars as he drafted the country’s harshest...

  14. May 9, 2014

    Australia delists protected woodland in Tasmania

    Australia has reignited its 30-year long “forestry wars” on the island of Tasmania following a state government decision to...

  15. April 28, 2014

    Aerial search for flight MH370 called off

    The team leading the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370 is calling off its aerial reconnaissance operation and hiring...

  16. April 11, 2014

    Australia PM ‘confident’ signals are from MH370 black box

    PERTH/SHANGHAI, April 11 – The international effort to find a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner was zeroing on a small...

  17. April 7, 2014

    Japan-Australia trade deal is dismissed by the US

    Australia and Japan sealed a bilateral trade deal giving Australian farmers much greater access to one of Asia’s biggest...

  18. April 6, 2014

    Diplomacy weighs on Tony Abbott’s Asia trade mission

    It was either an ambitious statement of intent or a blunder that will make Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, a...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  20. April 6, 2014

    Australia urges caution over latest Malaysia Airlines MH370 lead

    Naval vessels carrying deep-sea black box detectors were rushing to the site of an “important and encouraging’’ lead in the...

  21. March 31, 2014

    Japan whale hunts thrown into question after UN court decision

    Japan may be forced to end its controversial Antarctic whale hunts after the International Court of Justice ruled on Monday...

  22. March 24, 2014

    Bad weather hampers search for debris in MH370 hunt

    Hopes of speedily locating and retrieving the objects spotted by aircraft during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines...

  23. March 21, 2014

    Long-range jets join hunt for missing aircraft

    Indian Ocean search for missing MH370 The hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner resumed over the southern Indian Ocean on...

  24. March 20, 2014

    Australia considers diluting gender reporting rules

    Canberra is considering diluting gender reporting rules on companies, even as new statistics show that men continue to...

  25. March 20, 2014

    Indian Ocean search fails to find missing flight MH370

    Hopes of finding missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, on the first day of a new search after satellites detected possible...

  26. March 3, 2014

    Australia seeks to ease Qantas foreign ownership rules

    The Australian government has ruled out guaranteeing the debts of Qantas Airways but outlined plans to axe foreign ownership...

  27. February 27, 2014

    Australia marked down for reversal of climate change law

    The Australian government has taken an unscientific approach to climate change that is “so unintellectual as to be...

  28. February 13, 2014

    Australia unemployment hits 10-year high

    Australia’s unemployment rate hit a 10-year high just as Canberra appeared to soften its hardline stance towards bailing out...

  29. February 10, 2014

    Australia to probe union corruption claims

    Australia has launched a public inquiry into trade union governance and corruption following allegations of widespread...

  30. February 5, 2014

    Australia sets deadline to axe carbon tax

    The Australian government said it would repeal the country’s carbon tax in July, saying new data on greenhouse gas emissions...

  31. February 2, 2014

    Tony Abbott under fire as Australia election triumph becomes distant memory

    Clutching blue umbrellas to shield themselves from the Australian sun, canvassers are working through a heatwave to try to...

  32. January 23, 2014

    Australian PM Tony Abbott seeks to refocus G20

    The Group of 20 must stop being merely a “talkfest”, the Australian prime minister said on Thursday at Davos, committing his...

  33. January 20, 2014

    Australia’s Asian tilt is a mere wish list

    Tectonic forces are edging Australia towards Asia, and so is the economy, according to a 2012 government paper called...

  34. January 17, 2014

    Australia apologises to Indonesia for entering its waters

    Australia has apologised to Indonesia for breaching its territorial waters during navy operations to turn back boats...

  35. January 15, 2014

    Australian heatwave shows man-made climate change, scientists say

    The extreme heatwave gripping southern Australia forced the suspension of matches at the Australian Open tennis tournament...

  36. December 12, 2013

    Julia Gillard

    When Julia Gillard sat down at the end of her lacerating attack on “misogyny” in politics last year, it was seen as a moment...

  37. December 12, 2013

    Australian court blocks Toyota worker vote on contract changes

    SYDNEY, December 12 – An Australian court on Thursday blocked Toyota Motor from holding an employee vote on proposed...

  38. The World

    November 20, 2013

    Australia's Abbott has his Merkel moment

    By Richard McGregor When the US and Australia hold their annual top-level security consultations in Washington on Wednesday,...

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