Australian election

Tony Abbott says job now is to keep public trust

Tony Abbott. Photo: AFP

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott said Friday the time to savour victory was over, telling his party they had won the trust of Australia and their job now was to keep it.

Friday, 13 September, 2013, 2:22pm

Rudd wants to be Australian leader again

Kevin Rudd. Photo: AFP

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd plans to make a comeback and serve as the country’s leader for a third time, a senior Labor party figure claimed on Thursday.

Rudd’s popularity with the Australian public came crashing down on Saturday when he was soundly defeated by conservative Tony Abbott as voters punished Labor at the ballot box for years of in-fighting.

12 Sep 2013 - 1:45pm 1 comment

Rudd concedes defeat to Abbott in Australian elections

 epa03855844 Outgoing Austrialian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd concedes defeat during the Labor Party's election night event in Brisbane. Photo: EPA

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Saturday conceded defeat to conservative challenger Tony Abbott in Australian elections and said he will step down as Labor leader as voters punished the party for internal warfare.

7 Sep 2013 - 9:05pm

Australia’s opposition pledges tougher asylum laws as election race heats up

Australian opposition leader and leader of the Liberal Party, Tony Abbott. Photo: EPA

Australia’s opposition, tipped to win next month’s election, promised on Friday to revive tough laws barring thousands of asylum seekers already in Australia from settling permanently in a pitch to voters concerned by immigration.

16 Aug 2013 - 2:53pm

Australian election campaigners clash on spending

Kevin Rudd. Photo: Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Tuesday increased pressure on the conservative opposition to reveal its policy costings, as the economy was judged the number one issue in next month’s election.

13 Aug 2013 - 4:44pm