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.

'Criticising Islam could become national security risk for Australia'

Debate over anti-Muslim rhetoric in Australia has spiked.

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.

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.

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".

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".

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Australia gets new PM as Abbott loses out to rival Turnbull

Australia gets new PM as Abbott loses out to rival Turnbull

Australia will get its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party on Monday voted out Tony Abbott in favour of longtime rival Malcolm Turnbull, following months of infighting and crumbling voter support.

Australia's prime minister faces party leadership ballot

Australia's prime minister faces party leadership ballot

Australia's beleaguered Prime Minister Tony Abbott will face a second challenge to his position this year, with a ballot of government colleagues later today after a senior minister challenged him for his party leadership.

Australian committee puts tough condition on uranium sale to India

Australia should not sell uranium to India until it sets up an independent nuclear regulator, separate its civil and military nuclear facilities and allow safety inspections, a multi-party committee recommended on Tuesday.

Australia`s tough migrant policy wobbles as sympathy soars for Syrians

 Australia`s hardline policy on asylum-seekers, who have been pushed back by the boatload and incarcerated in offshore camps, is under pressure as public sympathy for Syrians escaping conflict swells in a nation built on migration.