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    1. 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 of a...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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 persuade...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 to...

    5. 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...

    6. 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” that...

    7. 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,...

    8. May 12, 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 “borrow...

    9. 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 drug...

    10. 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 cobbled...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 country...

    13. 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...

    14. April 18, 2015

      Australian police arrest five teenagers in counter-terror raids

      Australian police arrested five teenagers in a counter terrorism operation on Saturday, which they said had foiled a plot to...

    15. April 1, 2015

      Political stand-off clouds Australia’s green energy sector

      Investment in Australian renewable energy is plunging, mothballed coal plants are reopening and carbon emissions are rising...

    16. March 16, 2015

      Australia shifts stance on China-led development bank

      Australia may overturn its opposition to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after the UK opted to...

    17. March 13, 2015

      Australia Senate defection dents Clive Palmer’s ambitions

      Clive Palmer has seen his political ambitions dented following the defection of one of his party’s senators, who had helped...

    18. March 12, 2015

      New Zealand economy on front foot as Australia falters

      Fresh from defeating Australia in the Cricket World Cup, New Zealand may soon celebrate another symbolic victory over its...

    19. March 9, 2015

      Australia’s Julie Bishop warns Indonesia over drugs executions

      Australia’s foreign minister has warned of diplomatic consequences should two of its citizens convicted of drugs offences be...

    20. February 23, 2015

      Australia proposes tougher security laws

      Canberra has outlined plans to crack down on “hate preachers” and restrict the rights of nationals involved in terrorism...

    21. February 20, 2015

      Australia rows back on A$20bn sub deal

      Australia has withdrawn plans to award a multibillion-dollar submarine contract to Japan without a competitive tender...

    22. February 9, 2015

      Australia’s political leaders have to go back to the future

      Even for a politician used to knife-edge contests it was a close-run thing. Barely 17 months after his election as...

    23. February 9, 2015

      Five things to watch from the ‘new Tony Abbott’

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, promised to consult more with his colleagues and amend some controversial policies...

    24. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. It’s a big day for Angela Merkel, who meets Barack Obama today in a bid to secure...

    25. February 8, 2015

      Australia’s Abbott survives no confidence vote

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has survived a no-confidence vote among Liberal party parliamentarians in a move...

    26. February 8, 2015

      Australia’s Tony Abbott set for challenge from Malcolm Turnbull

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, is likely to face a leadership challenge from arch political rival Malcolm Turnbull...

    27. February 6, 2015

      Tony Abbott fights for position as Australian prime minister

      Tony Abbott is in a fight for his political life after party backbenchers pushed to vote on his leadership early next week —...

    28. February 4, 2015

      Australia’s Abbott under pressure amid talk of party revolt

      Tony Abbott is facing growing pressure amid swirling speculation that a backbench revolt could unseat him as Australia’s...

    29. February 3, 2015

      Fiji to banish Union Jack from its flag

      Fiji is planning to remove the Union Jack from its flag and replace it with symbols not related to its colonial past, Frank...

    30. February 1, 2015

      Queensland poll rout a fresh setback for Australia’s Abbott

      Tony Abbott has vowed to continue as Australia’s prime minister, downplaying speculation he will face a leadership contest...

    31. January 28, 2015

      Allies lose faith in Australia PM Abbott’s leadership

      He promised to run a “no surprises, no excuses government” following a chaotic period in Australian politics when the former...

    32. The World

      January 26, 2015

      Abbott attracts controversy over knighting of Prince Philip

      Australia Day is typically when prime ministers attract positive headlines by doling out honours to people promoting good...

    33. December 26, 2014

      Aboriginal communities under threat

      Dickie Bedford was born in the 1960s at a time when thousands of aboriginal people were being evicted from pastoral cattle...

    34. December 21, 2014

      Tony Abbott sacks defence minister in Australia cabinet reshuffle

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, on Sunday reshuffled his cabinet and pledged a renewed focus on the economy in an...

    35. December 17, 2014

      Sydney gunman details spark urgent review

      Australia has ordered an urgent review into the interactions of government agencies and the judiciary with the gunman in a...

    36. December 16, 2014

      Tony Abbott hails response to Australia’s ‘brush with terrorism’

      Australia’s political leaders sought to reassure the public about their safety on Tuesday as the country began to come to...

    37. December 15, 2014

      Wall Street retreats as oil drops again

      Monday 21:00 GMT. US stocks resumed declines after earlier gains while demand for Treasuries rose as another drop in oil...

    38. December 5, 2014

      Australia toughens immigration rules

      Australia has passed tough new laws enabling it to fast-track asylum-seeker claims, deny refugees permanent residency and...

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