Tony Abbott

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Australia's first Muslim Party aims for senate seats

Australia's first party representing Muslims intends to contest senate seats at the next federal election.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

Australia drops knight and dame titles

Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames under the honours system, PM Malcolm Turnbull says.

September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

Australia swears in new Prime Minister Turnbull

Multi-millionaire former banker Malcolm Turnbull is sworn in as prime minister of Australia on Tuesday, just hours after masterminding a coup against conservative leader Tony Abbott, and pledging a new style of leadership.

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

Australia PM Tony Abbott ousted by rival

Australia is to have a new prime minister following Tony Abbott’s defeat to Malcolm Turnbull in a hastily-arranged Liberal leadership vote.

September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015

Migrant crisis: Australia PM says stopping boats key for Europe

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe is proof of the need for tough asylum policies.

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

Abbott urges regional action against IS

Australian PM Tony Abbott urges Asia Pacific nations to fight jihadist groups, saying Islamic State (IS) has global ambitions.

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

Australia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister says.

March 5, 2015
March 5, 2015

Australia offers prisoner swap for Bali Nine convicts

Australia's foreign minister offers a prisoner swap in a last-ditch attempt to save two Australian men on death row in Indonesia