Three Australian ministers quit over leadership fiasco

Three Australian ministers quit after a botched leadership coup in which Prime Minister Julia Gillard retained Labor party`s top job, as main rival Kevin Rudd said he would not challenge her again.

Gillard expresses ‘surprise’ over Rudd’s refusal to challenge her in leadership poll

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has conceded she was ‘surprised’ after Kevin Rudd chose not to contest against her in leadership ballot.

`Indians less likely to be attacked in Australia`

Last year, Australia faced intense criticism for its perceived failure to prevent racist attacks against Indian students.

Australia to free some asylum seekers from centres

The release of the first 27 men from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka to live on temporary visas has been welcomed.

Australia to deport 1st rejected Afghan refugee

Australia will for the first time forcibly deport an Afghan asylum seeker whose application for protection was rejected, the government said Tuesday.