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Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail
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Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Sep 22nd 2017, 8:28 AM 17,428 Views 0 Comments

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum
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Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

Sep 12th 2017, 10:32 AM 21,439 Views 102 Comments

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words
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"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words

Sep 15th 2015, 6:15 PM 17,259 Views 21 Comments

The just-replaced prime minister has dropped quite a few clangers over the years.

This man is about to become Australia's new prime minister
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This man is about to become Australia's new prime minister

Sep 14th 2015, 1:08 PM 24,311 Views 51 Comments

Tony Abbott lost the top job after he was ousted by his own party.

"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria
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"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria

Aug 18th 2015, 10:23 AM 11,945 Views 71 Comments

Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.

Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition
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Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition

Aug 12th 2015, 9:27 AM 16,878 Views 83 Comments

It all depends on the next parliament.

Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback
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Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback

Aug 11th 2015, 6:41 PM 17,597 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s referendum has been a feature of the Australian debate.

Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?
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Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?

Jun 12th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,352 Views 46 Comments

The country’s prime minister won’t say.

Ireland may have said Yes to gay marriage, but Australia won't be following suit
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Ireland may have said Yes to gay marriage, but Australia won't be following suit

May 24th 2015, 7:34 AM 36,841 Views 66 Comments

Gay marriage was explicitly outlawed in Australia in 2004.

Three-bomb Mother's Day terror plot by teenager foiled in Melbourne
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Three-bomb Mother's Day terror plot by teenager foiled in Melbourne

May 9th 2015, 7:21 AM 14,826 Views 32 Comments

Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested.

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad
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Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad

Apr 29th 2015, 8:33 AM 25,986 Views 88 Comments

Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.

Australian Prime Minister tells EU to 'stop the boats' as hundreds more migrants die
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Australian Prime Minister tells EU to 'stop the boats' as hundreds more migrants die

Apr 21st 2015, 8:26 PM 15,236 Views 127 Comments

Not everyone is happy about Tony Abbott’s comments.

Enda tells Australian PM: We don't all get drunk on St Patrick's Day
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Enda tells Australian PM: We don't all get drunk on St Patrick's Day

Mar 17th 2015, 7:58 AM 23,680 Views 86 Comments

The Taoiseach was responding to Tony Abbott’s poorly received comments about Ireland.

Australian Prime Minister chomps down on raw onion with the skin still on
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Australian Prime Minister chomps down on raw onion with the skin still on

Mar 13th 2015, 1:39 PM 16,362 Views 19 Comments

He said it was better than any other onions he tasted for a long time…

Poll: The Australian PM's Paddy's Day message seems a little patronising ... What do you think?
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Poll: The Australian PM's Paddy's Day message seems a little patronising ... What do you think?

Mar 12th 2015, 10:08 PM 41,894 Views 98 Comments

“Indeed, it’s been said of us that the English made the laws, the Scots made the money, and the Irish made the songs.”

The Australian Prime Minister's St. Patrick's Day message is one of the cringiest yet
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The Australian Prime Minister's St. Patrick's Day message is one of the cringiest yet

Mar 12th 2015, 1:52 PM 4,096 Views 3 Comments

Begorra begosh lads.

We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM
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We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM

Mar 9th 2015, 1:15 PM 16,791 Views 94 Comments

It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.

Australia's PM: 'We've bitten off more than we could chew'
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Australia's PM: 'We've bitten off more than we could chew'

Feb 9th 2015, 8:07 AM 11,791 Views 47 Comments

The controversial PM has been fighting for his job.

Australian prime minister could be ousted ... for giving knighthood to Prince Philip
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Australian prime minister could be ousted ... for giving knighthood to Prince Philip

Feb 6th 2015, 10:04 AM 14,705 Views 36 Comments

Some Liberal Party MPs have said they don’t want a leadership vote as it could turn into “a horror movie”.

Colleen McCullough, who wrote the hugely successful book 'The Thorn Birds', has died
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Colleen McCullough, who wrote the hugely successful book 'The Thorn Birds', has died

Jan 29th 2015, 4:49 PM 9,801 Views 9 Comments

The internationally acclaimed Australian author died in hospital.

'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes
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'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:34 AM 12,418 Views 14 Comments

Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were laid to rest today.

Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested
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Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested

Dec 20th 2014, 7:46 PM 80,196 Views 69 Comments

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

New footage emerges of police storming Sydney siege café with sniper waiting opposite
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New footage emerges of police storming Sydney siege café with sniper waiting opposite

Dec 17th 2014, 2:04 PM 14,172 Views 43 Comments

The Australian Prime Minster has promised an urgent inquiry into why Man Haron Monis was not under surveillance.

Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'
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Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'

Dec 17th 2014, 7:05 AM 3,468 Views 36 Comments

An inquiry will also take place into action by police prior to the siege.

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Rupert Murdoch tweets 'congrats' to his newspaper after 'bloody outcome' to Sydney siege

Dec 15th 2014, 10:08 PM 20,659 Views 59 Comments

The Australian-born media magnate has been criticised by some for being insensitive.

Ireland v Australia: 11 battles that will be settled once and for all by sport tomorrow
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Ireland v Australia: 11 battles that will be settled once and for all by sport tomorrow

Nov 21st 2014, 9:30 PM 35,468 Views 54 Comments

It’s going to be carnage.

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
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Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:12 AM 6,795 Views 68 Comments

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat
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Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat

Sep 14th 2014, 12:49 PM 8,181 Views 71 Comments

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

Australia warns "terrorist attack is likely" over fears of returning jihadists
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Australia warns "terrorist attack is likely" over fears of returning jihadists

Sep 12th 2014, 8:19 AM 12,045 Views 63 Comments

The Australian Prime Minister said that the level equals to the terror threat level in the United Kingdom.

Couple charged with theft from passengers of missing flight MH370
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Couple charged with theft from passengers of missing flight MH370

Aug 21st 2014, 10:58 AM 16,106 Views 10 Comments

Yesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister says there is still “a reasonable chance” of finding the plane.

Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site
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Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:42 PM 6,647 Views 78 Comments

Armed rebel fighters have remained at the scene to keep an eye on the gathered journalists.

Australian PM says sorry for sex line wink
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Australian PM says sorry for sex line wink

May 22nd 2014, 1:15 PM 20,173 Views 62 Comments

Tony Abbott was filmed winking at an interviewer, as a caller to a phone-in show told him she had taken up work with a sex line to make ends meet.

MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"
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MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"

Apr 19th 2014, 3:29 PM 12,435 Views 45 Comments

Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the search is at a “very critical juncture”.

Abbott sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister
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Abbott sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister

Sep 18th 2013, 7:49 AM 3,266 Views 29 Comments

Abbott immediately ordered that the country’s carbon tax be scrapped, and asylum-seeker boats be halted.

Tony Abbott channels Enda and declares: 'Australia is open for business'
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Tony Abbott channels Enda and declares: 'Australia is open for business'

Sep 7th 2013, 2:33 PM 11,352 Views 45 Comments

“Ireland is open for business,” the Taoiseach has declared on many, many occasions.

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man
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Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man

Sep 7th 2013, 1:00 PM 15,935 Views 89 Comments

The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.

Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign
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Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign

Sep 5th 2013, 7:10 AM 9 Views 53 Comments

Thousands of young Irish men and women in Australia on working visas are becoming caught up in an ugly xenophobic campaign about keeping jobs for locals, writes NSW Senator Ursula Stephens.

Favourite in Australian election wants to buy Indonesian "smuggler boats"
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Favourite in Australian election wants to buy Indonesian "smuggler boats"

Aug 23rd 2013, 4:04 PM 6,943 Views 8 Comments

Tony Abbott wants Australia to pay “wardens” in Indonesian villages as well as bounty payments to curb immigration into Australia.

Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay
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Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay

Jun 14th 2013, 10:14 AM 22,319 Views 92 Comments

Howard Sattler’s questioning of Julia Gillard has caused controversy.

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row
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Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row

Oct 23rd 2012, 11:46 AM 5,803 Views 25 Comments

Tony Abbott apologised over remarks about the government being inexperienced when it comes to having babies, a veiled dig at childless prime minister Julia Gillard.

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