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    1. October 20, 2014

      Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies at 98

      SYDNEY – Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died on Tuesday from unspecified causes, was one of his...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Australia steps up asset sell-off with A$5.5bn Medibank IPO

      The Australian government is poised to raise up to A$5.5bn (US$4.8bn) through the sale of commercial health insurer Medibank...

    1. October 17, 2014

      Australians divided over coal policy

      Until recently they were thriving coastal communities. But rising sea levels and erosion, which authorities blame on climate...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Australian PM Tony Abbott to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 over MH17

      Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has vowed to “shirtfront” Vladimir Putin over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines...

    3. October 10, 2014

      Australia hit by China coal tariff move

      Canberra has warned that China’s decision to reinstate tariffs on imported coal is unhelpful as Australia scrambles to...

    4. September 8, 2014

      Australia: Culture clash

      He is dubbed the man “who fought God twice and won.” But Ron Williams, a jazz singer, father of six and veteran rights...

    5. September 5, 2014

      Australia’s Abbott strikes uranium export deal with India’s Modi

      Australia’s flagging uranium industry has said that a deal between Canberra and New Delhi approving the export of the...

    6. August 31, 2014

      Germany to ship weapons to Iraqi Kurds to fight Isis

      The German government has announced that it will ship armour-piercing missiles, thousands of assault rifles and other...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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