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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. 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...

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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 27, 2015

      Australia backs multiculturalism despite extremist threats

      Australia has had three terrorist attacks over the past year and this month former prime minister Tony Abbott preached...

    3. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Australia's budget deficit forecasts blow out

      The Australian government has announced the budget deficit will blow out by an extra A$2.3bn in the 2015/16 fiscal...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. October 5, 2015

      Foreign bidders battle for A$50bn Australian submarine contract

      The French bidder vying to build Australia’s new fleet of submarines is pledging to create thousands of local jobs and...

    7. 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...

    8. The World

      September 18, 2015

      Turnbull's Australia and shifting alliances in Asia

      Australian politics is so cut-throat and brutal that it is easy to treat it simply as a spectator sport – without much...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. September 9, 2015

      Australia to take an extra 12,000 Syrian refugees

      Australia plans to take in an extra 12,000 Syrian refugees to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and...

    14. September 4, 2015

      Abbott urges EU to follow Australia’s hardline migrant policy

      Tony Abbott has urged Europe to follow Australia’s hardline asylum policy and begin “turning back boats” as a way to...

    15. The World

      September 4, 2015

      Murdoch's musings on 'almost ungovernable' Australia

      Rupert Murdoch has been on a month-long working holiday in Australia – and judging by his Twitter feed he is not...

    16. August 20, 2015

      Australia-China trade deal faces hurdles

      It took a decade to negotiate, offers benefits to Australian businesses and is arguably the flagship achievement of...

    17. August 19, 2015

      Australia seeks to safeguard mine projects with green law change

      Canberra plans to restrict the rights of green groups to challenge government approval of mining projects, in a move to...

    18. The World

      August 14, 2015

      News Corp chief tips Rubio to trump Trump

      Marco Rubio’s star may be rising and Tony Abbott’s falling among senior News Corp executives, a Sydney speech on...

    19. August 11, 2015

      Australia weighs gay marriage referendum

      Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia may hold a constitutional referendum or plebiscite on same-sex marriage if...

    20. August 11, 2015

      Australia outlines low end emission cut targets

      Australia has outlined plans to cut carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels — towards the...

    21. August 5, 2015

      Australia’s Liberals draw the line at same-sex marriage

      Every year Sydney throws open its doors to gay, lesbian and transgender communities from around the world for a Mardi...

    22. August 2, 2015

      Australia’s speaker exits over ‘choppergate’ expenses scandal

      Bronwyn Bishop, Australia’s parliamentary speaker, has resigned following an expenses scandal dubbed “choppergate”,...

    23. July 16, 2015

      An iron ore civil war plays out on social media in Australia

      “Our family. Our jobs. Our future,” is the message conveyed on the Facebook page and Twitter feed. Gazing out from the...

    24. July 1, 2015

      Australian doctors sound alarm over border law

      Australian doctors have vowed to continue speaking out on human rights abuses at offshore detention centres in defiance...

    25. June 15, 2015

      People smuggler payments claim hits Australia-Indonesia relations

      Tony Abbott came to power promising “more Jakarta, less Geneva”. But halfway through his first term as prime minister,...

    26. June 12, 2015

      Australia accused of bribing people traffickers

      Australia has come under pressure to clarify whether its navy paid the crew of a boat full of asylum seekers to...

    27. June 10, 2015

      Australia cuts foreign aid in favour of budget repair

      Australian aid agencies are scrapping projects and putting volunteer programmes on hold following record cuts in public...

    28. June 2, 2015

      Australia raises one of world’s highest minimum wages

      Australia is raising its minimum wage by an above-inflation 2.5 per cent, providing a boost to low-paid workers amid...

    29. 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...

    30. May 21, 2015

      Australian government rejects iron ore inquiry

      Australia’s government has backed away from an inquiry into the country’s iron ore sector, a decision that represents a...

    31. May 19, 2015

      BHP chief blasts Australia’s iron ore inquiry plans

      BHP Billiton has dubbed a proposed parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s iron ore sector a “ridiculous waste of money”...

    32. May 15, 2015

      Australia’s PM Tony Abbott backs call for iron ore market inquiry

      Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott on Friday backed the case for a parliamentary inquiry into the iron ore market,...

    33. May 13, 2015

      Stocks rise after Australia rules out fresh austerity measures

      Australia’s stock market responded with modest gains after treasurer Joe Hockey, a year after declaring the days of...

    34. April 29, 2015

      Australia recalls ambassador after Indonesia executions

      Australia is withdrawing its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens convicted of...

    35. April 26, 2015

      Europe could learn from Australia’s tough border controls

      Pledges of more money and plans to blow boats out of the water may sound like tough policy making. Yet the agreement...

    36. April 24, 2015

      Anzac mythology in focus for Australia’s Gallipoli centenary

      After months of Anzac-themed television series, school projects and wall-to-wall media coverage, the centenary of the...

    37. April 23, 2015

      Australia’s policy of sending refugees to Cambodia draws ridicule

      Australia’s policy of sending refugees to Cambodia lurched towards farce on Thursday when its rosy portrayal of the...

    38. April 21, 2015

      Australia’s migrant strategy unlikely to offer model for Europe

      As European leaders search for a response to a desperate migration crisis that has led to thousands of drownings in the...

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