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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. December 2, 2014

      Australia rules out open tender for A$20bn submarine fleet

      Japan is in pole position to win the A$20bn contract to replace Australia’s ageing submarine fleet, edging out European...

    4. December 1, 2014

      Australia’s Tony Abbott takes stock after ‘ragged week’

      Australia’s prime minister is seeking to restore his government’s fortunes after a negative public reaction to his first...

    5. November 17, 2014

      China and Australia agree trade deal

      Australia has agreed a trade deal with China that will cut tariffs and remove other impediments to exports in a move the...

    6. November 16, 2014

      Cameron set to donate £650m to ‘green climate fund’

      David Cameron is expected to allocate £650m to a global “green climate fund” this week, risking the wrath of some...

    7. November 16, 2014

      G20 commits to poor-nation climate fund

      The US and EU have overcome stiff resistance from Australia and Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit to commit the world’s biggest...

    8. November 14, 2014

      G20 poised to take steps to tackle Ebola

      World leaders gathering at this weekend’s summit of the Group of 20 leading economies are expected to agree on new steps to...

    9. November 14, 2014

      US pledges $3bn to climate change fund for poor countries

      The US pledged $3bn to fight global warming in poor countries on Saturday and urged other countries to step up their efforts...

    10. November 14, 2014

      Australia’s PM Tony Abbott pursues an ambitious foreign agenda

      While in opposition Tony Abbott did not show much interest in international diplomacy. He opposed Australia’s bid to win a...

    11. November 14, 2014

      Embattled Putin arrives at G20 with navy in tow

      An embattled Vladimir Putin arrived at the G20 summit admitting that Moscow was preparing for a “catastrophic” slump in oil...

    12. November 13, 2014

      BHP calls for global carbon-pricing deal

      The world’s biggest mining company urged world leaders on Thursday to seek a deal setting an international price on carbon,...

    13. November 13, 2014

      Five things to look out for at the G20

      Global Growth Coming at the end of a long week of sumiteering in Asia, this weekend’s G20 summit in Brisbane may not provide...

    14. November 5, 2014

      Australia pledges A$24m to fight Ebola

      Australia has bowed to months of international pressure and agreed to provide an extra A$24m (US$21m) to help fight the...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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