Blueprint ensures Great Barrier Reef future: Australia

Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site was a priority.

Plan ensures Great Barrier Reef future: Australia

 Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef Saturday, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site was a priority.

Fury as Australia PM calls Aboriginal communities a 'lifestyle choice'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott faced a wave of criticism Wednesday, including that he was unfit to be leader, after describing living in remote Aboriginal communities as a "lifestyle choice".

 

UN brushes off Australia PM`s angry asylum-seeker response

The United Nations` special rapporteur on torture Tuesday brushed off Australia`s "intemperate" response to his finding it had violated the rights of asylum-seekers, saying at least it stirred debate.

 

Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

Australia has formally complained to Indonesia over the treatment of two men facing the firing squad, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday, amid reports their execution could be delayed for up to 10 days.

Australia PM suggests MH370 search could be scaled back

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday suggested the search for missing Flight MH370 may be scaled back, while expressing hope the jet would be found a year after it vanished.

Australian PM says "revolted" by looming Indonesian executions

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday said he was "revolted" by the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers as preparations were under way to move the men to an island where they will be shot.

Australia to send extra 300 troops to Iraq

Australia announced Tuesday it will send another 300 troops to Iraq in a joint mission with New Zealand to help train local forces fighting to reclaim territory seized by the Islamic State group.

Australian PM Abbott bats away leadership speculation

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Friday dismissed heated speculation he will be dumped by his conservative colleagues, saying he expected to lead his party to the next election.

Indonesia`s Widodo `considering position` on death row Australians

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday offered a glimmer of hope for two men facing imminent execution in Indonesia after phoning President Joko Widodo, who he said was "carefully considering his position".

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

Australian PM feels `at height of powers`

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he felt at the "height of his powers" Tuesday as a new poll showed him gaining on the opposition, despite reports conservative colleagues may still move to dump him.

Australia to tighten immigration laws in counter-terror bid

Australia will strengthen immigration laws and crack down on groups that incite hatred under a raft of counter-terrorism measures intended to combat the threat from home-grown terrorists.

Australian PM Abbott announces fresh security crackdown

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with dual nationality and curb travel overseas.

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney’s Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed.

System let us down with Sydney siege "monster": PM

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted Sunday "the system" had let the public down by failing to protect it from the "monster" who carried out a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe.

Australian FM calls Indonesia to ease tensions: Reports

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called on Indonesia to give two Australians on death row an "indefinite stay of execution" as she clarified her Prime Minister`s comments linking their fate to aid, media reports said on Saturday.

Australia PM denies threatening Indonesia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday denied threatening Indonesia over the fate of two Australians on death row by linking their fate to aid, insisting he was simply pointing out the depth of ties between the neighbours.

Australia ratchets up pressure on Indonesia over executions

Indonesia owes it to Australia not to execute two Australian drug offenders on death row, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ratcheting up a diplomatic war of words that is threatening to sour relations between the neighbours.

Australia at growing risk of cyber terrorism
Australia at growing risk of cyber terrorism

 Australia remains susceptible to the threat of cyber terrorist attacks, according to the head of the country's first ever Cyber Security Centre.