Australia trapped in political crisis management: Analysts

Australia`s frenetic leadership challenges, fuelled by poor opinion polls and internal party unease, could leave it trapped in a cycle of political crisis management, analysts say.

Embattled Australian PM Tony Abbot says challenge against him will fail

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday that he expected a challenge against his leadership to fail and stressed his government would not repeat the "chaos and instability" of previous administrations.

Australia`s `macho` PM points finger at sexism

 Australia`s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was famously accused of misogyny by former leader Julia Gillard, on Friday suggested sexism was behind criticism of his female chief-of-staff.

Australia`s former FM Bob Carr calls it quits

Australia`s former foreign minister Bob Carr said on Wednesday he was quitting politics and intended to "reinvent" himself as an Asia expert.

Australia`s first woman leader surprised by sexism

Australia`s first woman prime minister, who was dumped by her party ahead of September`s election loss, today said she was surprised by the level of aggressive sexism directed at her during three years in power.

Julia Gillard`s partner used her official car to sell shampoos

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard paid 4243 dollars to the Department of Finance over the illegal use of her taxpayer-funded car by her partner Tim Mathieson for selling shampoos and other hair care products.

Julia Gillard takes up honorary post at University of Adelaide

Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is all set to return to the university where she began her tertiary education.

Australia`s first woman PM Julia Gillard exits politics

Australia`s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, quietly exited politics on Saturday, congratulating the woman who has taken over her constituency as Labour faced defeat in national elections.

I was loyal to Rudd until leadership challenge: Gillard

A month after being ousted as Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard Friday said she was loyal to her colleague Kevin Rudd right until the day she challenged him for the leadership in June 2010.

Julia Gillard inks `tell-all book` deal

Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has reportedly signed a tell-all book deal with Penguin Australia.

Julia Gillard `going fine` after losing labour leadership

Julia Gillard, who was dumped from her Australian Prime Minister`s post by her ruling Labor party last month, is "going fine" and is more focused on her babies than politics.

Ex-Australian PM Julia Gillard opens up on sexism

Gillard revealed that she had spoken to former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton about the travails of female leadership.

Australian women rally behind ousted female PM Gillard

An Australian women`s group defended ousted premier Julia Gillard, saying the nation`s first female leader had battled treachery in her own party.

Kevin Rudd appoints record number of women in cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday unveiled his new cabinet, including a record number of six women, along with the first ever Muslim in the country`s parliament.

Australian PM Kevin Rudd unveils new Cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled his new cabinet Monday, filling out key positions left by resigned Julia Gillard supporters.

`Despite Rudd`s return, Australian opposition set for poll win`

Kevin Rudd`s dramatic comeback as Australian Prime Minister and Labor leader has not been able to reverse the heavy odds stacked against the ruling party.

New Zealand PM welcomes new Australian PM Kevin Rudd

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has congratulated incoming Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd who unseated Julia Gillard.

Kevin Rudd sworn-in as Australia`s new PM post Gillard`s ouster

Three years and three days after he was ousted by Julia Gillard as PM, Kevin Rudd returned to the job as he was sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Australia to lead the Labor party in run up to the September 14 elections.

Julia Gillard ousted as Labor leader, Australian PM

Australia`s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was sacked by her party and replaced by Kevin Rudd, the man she ousted three years ago.

On 3rd anniversary, Australian PM pushed to leave

A new opinion poll suggests her ruling center-left Labor Party is headed for a devastating defeat at the elections set for Sept 14.