Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats".

Reaction to the death of the 'Voice of Cricket' Benaud
Reaction to the death of the 'Voice of Cricket' Benaud

Reaction to the death of former Australian cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud, known as the `Voice of Cricket`.

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".

 

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.

Australian PM hints at stringent security measures

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hinted at stringent security measures as the country prepares for the release of a review into the deadly Sydney siege, media reported Monday.

Australian PM Abbott threatens repercussions over Indonesia executions

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Indonesia of the potential for diplomatic fallout if Jakarta goes ahead with the looming execution of two Australian citizens on death row for drugs charges.

Australian PM under fresh fire after horror week

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came under fire Friday over controversial comments on the arrest of two terror suspects and for referring to a "holocaust" of job losses, capping a horror week.

Australian PM to fight party vote to oust him
Australian PM to fight party vote to oust him

Party critics of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched a dramatic bid on Friday to unseat the unpopular conservative leader after less than 18 months in office, but he vowed to fight on.

Australian PM faces backlash over royal `knightmare`

Australia`s Prime Minister Tony Abbott was Tuesday facing a backlash over his surprise move to knight Britain`s Prince Philip which has prompted ridicule and questions about his leadership even from conservative supporters.

Australia PM in `time warp` as British royal knighted

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country`s national day Monday by honouring Britain`s Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from his political opposition of being in a "time warp".

India vs Australia: Spotlight shifts to new Test skipper Virat Kohli
India vs Australia: Spotlight shifts to new Test skipper Virat Kohli

Three days after India captain MS Dhoni surprised the cricket world with his sudden retirement from Test cricket, the focus is slowly shifting towards the new skipper and how India would make a fresh start with Virat Kohli at the helm when final Test commences here on January 6.

Couldn't bat or bowl, but could "sledge", says Australian PM
Couldn't bat or bowl, but could "sledge", says Australian PM

If "sledging" had been the sole criterion to get into a playing XI of a cricket team, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, by his own admission, showed enough expertise in that area to get a berth into the Oxford University team, during his student days.

Touring Team India attends afternoon tea session with Australian PM
Touring Team India attends afternoon tea session with Australian PM

India cricket team on Thursday attended an afternoon tea session hosted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, at his official residence.

DNA: Will Modi-Abbott friendship expand India-Australia relations?

Will India`s relations with Australia get a major boost with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and also the excellent diplomatic skills that he possesses?

Narendra Modi -Tony Abbott: New era of friendship?

"Narendra and I." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this at a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after a summit talks while stressing how the two countries were expanding their cooperation in various areas.

Australian PM warns of `lone wolf` terrorism

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he was deeply worried about the potential for lone wolf terror attacks, days after an 18-year-old suspected militant was shot dead while attacking police.

Australia tours transformed me as sportsperson, says Sachin Tendulkar
Australia tours transformed me as sportsperson, says Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar has said that tours to Australia transformed him as a sportsperson. The former India captain was speaking at a sporting event organised by the Australian consulate in the presence of touring Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbot at the Cricket Club of India.

Australia PM Abbott urges Scots to stay in UK

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday urged Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom, saying independence would be cheered by enemies of justice and freedom.

`Increasing hope` of solving MH370 mystery: Australian PM

Australian PM Tony Abbott today voiced increasing hope of discovering the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the 239 people on board after unidentified debris was sighted in the search zone.

Australian PM congratulates team for Ashes clean sweep

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Sunday congratulated the country`s cricket team and skipper Michael Clarke on their 5-0 victory in the Ashes series over England.