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Australia's new PM - 'netball dad', advertising boss and tax cutter

Aug 24 2018

SYDNEY Australia's next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney's southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country's fiscal direction for the past three years.

Newsmaker: Australia's new PM - 'netball dad', advertising boss and tax cutter

Aug 24 2018

SYDNEY Australia's next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney's southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country's fiscal direction for the past three years.

Australia's new PM: 'netball dad', advertising boss and tax cutter

Aug 24 2018

SYDNEY Australia's next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney's southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country's fiscal direction for the past three years.

'Trump-esque' former cop Dutton eyes Australia PM role

Aug 23 2018

SYDNEY Peter Dutton, who has launched a challenge to become Australia's prime minister, is a polarizing former police officer who forged a hard-line reputation enforcing tough immigration policies and making unpopular cuts to the health budget.

Australia’s opposition Labor sitting pretty as PM’s leadership appears doomed

Aug 21 2018

SYDNEY Australia's opposition Labor Party looks to be in the envious position of having to do little to ensure victory in the next election after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a damaging leadership challenge on Tuesday.

Australia weakens commitment to climate accord after government fractures

Aug 20 2018

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday stripped requirements for reducing greenhouse emissions from his centerpiece energy policy in the face of political opposition, although the country remains a signatory to the Paris Agreement. | Video

Australian PM waters down energy bill to dampen leadership pressure

Aug 20 2018

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday averted a possible leadership challenge by dropping targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to appease his critics, say local media, as a poll showed his government losing voter support. | Video

Australia waters down commitment to climate accord amid domestic political fight

Aug 19 2018

* Move comes amid reports PM faces potential leadership contest

Waterbomber pilot killed fighting Australian wildfires

Aug 17 2018

SYDNEY A helicopter pilot died on Friday when his aircraft crashed while waterbombing rare winter bushfires in Australia that have swept across its drought-stricken southeast, police said.

No relief in sight as Australian drought fuels bushfires

Aug 17 2018

SYDNEY The drought sweeping through large tracts of Australia is set to intensify over the next three months and is fuelling unseasonal winter bushfires, the leading meteorological agency and a fire official said on Thursday.

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