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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott a sexist, not a misogynist, says outgoing senator

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... from his party says, adding he was one of many in parliament. Liberal Senator Sue Boyce, who is leaving politics at the end of the month, described former prime minister Julia Gillard's ... represents Queensland, scored her and her conservative Liberal Party's success in lifting the number of women in politics as "one out of 10" in her valedictorian speech to the Senate ...

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    Judge orders Sydney Morning Herald to pay up for bad restaurant review

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:33pm by GDN

    ... be polite, not to my tastes. The limoncello, however, is worse..." The review concluded: "In a city where harbourside dining has improved out of sight in recent years, Coco Roco is a bleak ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott says wink during granny's talk-show phone-sex confession was mistake

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AP

    ... Abbott said later on Wednesday. But after a storm of criticism on social media and from political opponents, Abbott conceded that he made a mistake. "I shouldn't have done it. I should ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd to quit politics

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Former PM Rudd bows out of politics Former prime minister Kevin Rudd announced yesterday he was quitting politics, two months after being ousted from office by Tony Abbott. The Putonghua-speaking former diplomat, 55, who led Australia twice and was foreign minister in Julia Gillard's government, said he would leave parliament at the end ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Former Australia PM Kevin Rudd quits politics

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced on Wednesday he was quitting politics, two months after being ousted from office by Tony Abbott. The 55-year-old Labor stalwart, who led Australia twice and was foreign minister in Julia Gillard’s government, said he would leave parliament at the end of the week. “This has been the product of much ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New asylum seeker controversy strains Australia-Indonesia relations

    Posted May 07th 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Barnas, spokesman for Indonesia’s co-ordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security, said on Wednesday. Australia’s Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison refused to comment on the crew’s ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Pressure builds on Kevin Rudd to quit Australian politics

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Defeated PM urged to leave parliament to avoid 'destabilising' party's next leader Kevin Rudd 'should quit' politics to help Labor Pressure was building yesterday on defeated Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to quit politics, with senior figures within his Labor Party saying he would be a destabilising influence. ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Tributes flow for Neville Wran, former Labor premier of New South Wales

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Tributes flow for ex-New South Wales premier Tributes poured in from both sides of Australian politics yesterday for former premier Neville Wran, who has ... Entertainment Centre. Government frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull, while from the opposite side of politics, was a former business colleague of Wran and mourned the passing of his friend. "He ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese hackers ‘had access to Australian lawmakers’ e-mails for a year’

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:58am by Reuters

    ... understanding of the political, professional and social links of the Australian leadership and could have included sensitive discussions between lawmakers and their staff. Domestic media initially ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian state premier quits over wine gift ‘memory fail’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... been investigating how Di Girolamo’s company, Australia Water Holdings (AWH), was allegedly able to bill a state-owned firm for luxury travel, million-dollar salaries and major political ... of integrity, an act of honour, the like of which we have rarely seen in Australian politics.” Australian PM Tony Abbott “We are seeing an act of integrity, an act of honour, the like of which we have ...




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