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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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,...

  22. November 20, 2013

    Indonesia loosens ties with Australia over spy row

    Relations between Jakarta and Canberra have deteriorated further after Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

  23. November 18, 2013

    Indonesia recalls diplomat in Australia spying case

    Indonesia is recalling its ambassador to Australia and reviewing intelligence co-operation with Canberra after allegations...

  24. October 22, 2013

    Australia to raise debt limit to A$500bn

    SYDNEY, October 22 – Australia’s new conservative government plans to raise its debt ceiling by two-thirds to A$500bn...

  25. October 13, 2013

    Australia’s Labor party elects Bill Shorten as its new leader

    CANBERRA, October 13 – Australia’s Labor party on Sunday elected Bill Shorten to lead it in opposition, help it rebuild...

  26. September 9, 2013

    China economic resilience reassures investors

    Monday 17:05 BST. Global stocks extended gains for a sixth day as signs of resilience in the Chinese economy refocused...

  27. September 8, 2013

    ‘Mad monk’ Tony Abbott may have to mellow to cure Australia’s ills

    Mad monk, no more. Tony Abbott, the opposition Rottweiler who has torn Kevin Rudd’s dysfunctional Labor party to shreds, is...

  28. September 8, 2013

    Tony Abbott gets on his bike as Australia coalition’s work begins 

    Australia’s prime minister-elect Tony Abbott met with senior public servants on Sunday, the day after his centre-right...

  29. September 6, 2013

    ‘Unelectable’ Tony Abbott on verge of Australia victory

    Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott won control of his party by just one vote. Four years on he expects to win more...

  30. September 5, 2013

    Why voters in Australia are primed for a change at the top

    Australians have never had it so good. And yet they have never been so fed up. When they go to the polls this weekend, they...

  31. The A-List

    September 2, 2013

    Australia, America and the Pacific ties that bind

    On Saturday Australia will go to the polls. Prime minister Kevin Rudd – recently returned to office in place of the deposed...

  32. September 1, 2013

    Australia looks to fill mining hole as election looms

    The Australian coal-mining town of Moranbah was fleetingly famous for its sky high rents and tales of mine workers being...

  33. August 26, 2013

    Abbott avoids tough economic decisions on way to Australia win

    Lloyd Blankfein is not the only visitor to Australia to marvel at the country’s enduring paradox: a strong economy running...

  34. August 14, 2013

    Australia’s Rudd seeks killer blow to drive election campaign

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the ruling Labor party might have lost the first week of Australia’s election campaign. But...

  35. August 11, 2013

    Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott go head to head in first TV debate

    Kevin Rudd, the Australian prime minister, and Tony Abbott, the opposition leader, held their first televised debate of the...

  36. August 7, 2013

    Why the luck is running out for Australia’s next leader

    For two decades, Australia has deserved its reputation as a “lucky country”. Alone in the developed world, since 1991 it has...

  37. August 6, 2013

    Australia PM Rudd criticises Rupert Murdoch role in election race

    Australia’s prime minister has accused Rupert Murdoch of trying to “get rid” of the ruling Labor party and has questioned...

  38. August 4, 2013

    Kevin Rudd calls Australia election for September 7

    Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd has called an election for September 7, kicking off a five-week campaign as polls show...

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