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'Yes' for same-sex marriage vote is fairness: Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday said a "yes" vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage poll was a question of "fairness", the media reported.

Sep 10, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Turnbull set to form his government after Governor General's nod

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to form a coalition government after Governor General Peter Cosgrove accepted his advice to return to power for a second time.

Jul 11, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
Australian PM inches ahead in poll count

Australian PM inches ahead in poll count

"Turnbull's ruling Liberal/National coalition will hold at least 73 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives"

Jul 06, 2016, 10:14 AM IST
Australian PM Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes

Australian PM Turnbull defies critics, cliffhanger vote count resumes

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended his performance after widespread calls for his resignation and said on Tuesday that he was confident of retaining office after vote counting resumed in a cliffhanger election. 

Jul 05, 2016, 13:52 PM IST

Australia PM likely to call July 2 election

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday said he intends to call national elections after the budget is delivered next month, with July 2 his expected date.

Apr 19, 2016, 10:43 AM IST

'Criticising Islam could become national security risk for Australia'

Debate over anti-Muslim rhetoric in Australia has spiked.

Dec 17, 2015, 11:25 AM IST
West should `proclaim superiority over Islam`: Tony Abbott

West should `proclaim superiority over Islam`: Tony Abbott

The staunch Catholic also urged Australians to stop apologising for their values.

Dec 09, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

Australia ditches former PM's knights and dames

Australia has removed knights and dames from the national honours system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed on Sunday, saying the titles were "not appropriate" in the modern age.

Nov 02, 2015, 07:09 AM IST

Adopt Australian policies in refugee crisis: Tony Abbot

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott today called on Europe nations to take on Australia's border security policies or risk "catastrophic error" and asked Western nations to "stand up for ourselves".

Oct 28, 2015, 06:32 AM IST

Dumped Australian PM admits knighting Prince Philip a mistake

Ousted Australian leader Tony Abbott conceded on Thursday that his decision to award Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood, which sparked a huge public and political backlash, was "injudicious".

Oct 01, 2015, 13:50 PM IST
Brett Lee comes on silverscreen in October with unIndian

Brett Lee comes on silverscreen in October with unIndian

Former Australian paceman Brett Lee on Friday revealed that his first movie, unIndian will be released in the third week of October.

Sep 25, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

New Australian leader Turnbull `enthusiast` for women in power

Australia`s new leader Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday he was committed to having more women in top positions, as he prepares to unveil a cabinet that will replace a line-up criticised for poor female representation.

Sep 16, 2015, 12:43 PM IST
Did Tony Abbott 'shed tears' upon hearing about leadership spill?

Did Tony Abbott 'shed tears' upon hearing about leadership spill?

It was an 'emotionally difficult' moment for former Australia prime minister Tony Abbott when he first came to know about the leadership challenge posed by his communication minister Malcolm Turnbull, deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop said Tuesday.

Sep 15, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

New Australian PM Turnbull says public will vote on same sex marriage

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday the status of same sex marriage will be decided by a public vote after a federal election next year, sticking to a timeline determined by former leader Tony Abbott. 

Sep 15, 2015, 12:07 PM IST
Australians pay 'tearless' tribute to Tony Abbott with tweets marked #PutOutYourOnions

Australians pay 'tearless' tribute to Tony Abbott with tweets marked #PutOutYourOnions

Outgoing Australian prime minister Tony Abbott was in for a rather 'tearless' tribute on Twitter as he was defeated by Malcolm Turbull in a leadership challenge on Monday.

Sep 15, 2015, 11:45 AM IST
For new PM Turnbull, Australia remains strong; Abbott regrets 'leadership instability'

For new PM Turnbull, Australia remains strong; Abbott regrets 'leadership instability'

Australia on Tuesday got a new prime minister as former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn-in as PM at Canberra's Government House.

Sep 15, 2015, 10:39 AM IST
Australia's new PM Malcolm Turnbull a progressive, self-made multi-millionaire

Australia's new PM Malcolm Turnbull a progressive, self-made multi-millionaire

Australia`s incoming prime minister is a self-made multi-millionaire who has strong links with the business community, progressive views for his conservative party and a level of public popularity of which the man he toppled could only dream. 

Sep 15, 2015, 10:03 AM IST
Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Australian prime minister

Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Australian prime minister

 Australia`s incoming prime minister is a self-made multi-millionaire who has strong links with the business community, progressive views for his conservative party and a level of public popularity of which the man he toppled could only dream. 

Sep 15, 2015, 09:40 AM IST

Outgoing Australia PM Abbott says to make leadership change easy

Outgoing Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledged on Tuesday to make the change of leadership as easy as possible after losing a party room vote to rival Malcolm Turnbull, giving Australia its fourth prime minister in two years. 

Sep 15, 2015, 09:19 AM IST

Australian PM-elect Malcolm​ Turnbull promises to focus on economy

Australian prime minister elect Malcolm Turnbull promised to focus on improving the country`s faltering economy as the public woke up on Tuesday to its fourth leader in two years. 

Sep 15, 2015, 05:21 AM IST