Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday that he expected a challenge against his leadership to fail and stressed his government would not repeat the "chaos and instability" of previous administrations.
Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia, has been named a Senior Fellow with Harvard University`s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the former prime minister`s office said in a press release.
Australian spy agencies attempted to listen to the phone calls of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and targeted his wife and senior ministers, reports said on Monday, drawing a demand for answers from Jakarta.
Australia`s first woman prime minister, who was dumped by her party ahead of September`s election loss, today said she was surprised by the level of aggressive sexism directed at her during three years in power.
Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott on Sunday got "down to business" with a pledge to work for all Australians, a day after disillusioned voters punished the outgoing Premier Kevin Rudd`s Labor Party for its six years of turbulent rule and bitter in-fighting.
Tony Abbott, who heads a Liberal Party-led coalition, is set to become Australia`s new prime minister after incumbent Kevin Rudd conceded defeat in the country`s bitterly fought federal elections Saturday.