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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull survives party leadership challenge; wins 48-35 against Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton
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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull survives party leadership challenge; wins 48-35 against Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

Malcolm Turnbull, considered a moderate, declared his position vacant at the Liberal Party meeting to force the issue after rampant speculation that the more hardline Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton wanted his job. The result of that ballot was that Turnbull was elected as leader of the Liberal Party by a margin of 48-35.

Australian MP proposes to gay partner in Parliament moments before bill to legalise same-sex marriage is introduced
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Australian MP proposes to gay partner in Parliament moments before bill to legalise same-sex marriage is introduced

A lawmaker from Australia's conservative ruling party proposed to his gay partner in parliament on Monday just moments after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced

Catholic leaders rally behind Cardinal George Pell, call him 'a man of absolute integrity'
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Catholic leaders rally behind Cardinal George Pell, call him 'a man of absolute integrity'

Catholic leaders have spoken out in support of Cardinal George Pell after he was charged with historical sexual offences

Australian PM Turnbull confident of forming government despite lack of clear victory
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Australian PM Turnbull confident of forming government despite lack of clear victory

Turnbull accused Labour of running a scare campaign about the public healthcare system and said he would seek to unite Australians.

Re-elect us to counter Brexit chaos: Australia PM  Malcolm Turnbull
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Re-elect us to counter Brexit chaos: Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull

Australia's prime minister promised stability and strong economic policy in the wake of global turmoil sparked by Britain's Brexit vote, as he campaigned Sunday ahead of next week's national polls.

Govt makes U-turn on Kohinoor: Will make all efforts to bring back diamond from UK
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Govt makes U-turn on Kohinoor: Will make all efforts to bring back diamond from UK

Government on Tuesday night made a U-turn on the Kohinoor issue saying it will make all efforts to bring back the valued diamond it had said in the Supreme Court was "neither stolen nor forcibly taken" by British rulers but given to it by erstwhile rulers of Punjab.

West should 'proclaim' cultural superiority over Islam, writes Tony Abbott in scathing editorial
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West should 'proclaim' cultural superiority over Islam, writes Tony Abbott in scathing editorial

Deposed Australian prime minister Tony Abbott declared on Wednesday "cultures are not all equal" and that the West should proclaim its superiority over Islam — which he said has a "massive problem" — in comments slammed as divisive.

Party in Australian Parliament saw leaders dancing on marble table, breaking it
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Party in Australian Parliament saw leaders dancing on marble table, breaking it

Former Australian leader Tony Abbott said he will pay for a marble table damaged during a reported "wild party" in parliament after he was deposed as prime minister.

Dumped Australian PM Tony Abbott admits knighting Prince Philip a mistake
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Dumped Australian PM Tony Abbott admits knighting Prince Philip a mistake

Ousted Australian leader Tony Abbott conceded on Thursday that his decision to award Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood, which sparked a huge public and political backlash, was "injudicious".

Meet Malcolm Turnbull, the silver-tongued millionaire who unseated Tony Abbott as Australian PM
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Meet Malcolm Turnbull, the silver-tongued millionaire who unseated Tony Abbott as Australian PM

Australia's new prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose glittering career ranged from the law to investment banking and tech start-ups before entering public life, has a compelling way with words but a reputation for arrogance.

New Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says government remains strong
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New Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says government remains strong

Australia's prime minister-designate Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday assured the country that his government remained strong despite an internal party revolt.

Australian PM Tony Abbott ousted from power, loses party leadership vote to Malcolm Turnbull
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Australian PM Tony Abbott ousted from power, loses party leadership vote to Malcolm Turnbull

Australia's beleaguered prime minister Tony Abbott was ousted from power in an internal party ballot on Monday.

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott loses party leadership vote 54-44 to Malcolm Turnbull
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Australian prime minister Tony Abbott loses party leadership vote 54-44 to Malcolm Turnbull

Australia's beleaguered Prime Minister Tony Abbott was defeated by senior minister Malcolm Turnbull, in what was a second challenge to his position this year, with a ballot of government colleagues late Monday

Australia to take 12,000 Syrian refugees, bomb Islamic State: PM Tony Abbott
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Australia to take 12,000 Syrian refugees, bomb Islamic State: PM Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that the country will permanently take 12,000 refugees from war-torn Syria and will expand its bombing mission against IS into Syria "within days".

Australian PM Tony Abbott backs Adani mine, claims sabotaging of projects dangerous
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Australian PM Tony Abbott backs Adani mine, claims sabotaging of projects dangerous

Abbott said he is "frustrated" at the court's decision and asserted that the projects like Adani mine were too vital to be hindered by red tape.

Refugee vessel carrying unknown number of asylum seekers spotted off Australian coast
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Refugee vessel carrying unknown number of asylum seekers spotted off Australian coast

A refugee boat carrying an unknown number of asylum seekers was spotted off the north-west Australian coast on Monday, media reports said.

Australian PM suggests greater military involvement needed to combat Islamic State
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Australian PM suggests greater military involvement needed to combat Islamic State

Tony Abbott on Thursday hinted that the country is discussing its military commitment in Iraq with coalition partners

Sydney siege inquest: Gunman may have had chronic schizophrenia
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Sydney siege inquest: Gunman may have had chronic schizophrenia

The gunman who carried out a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe last year may have suffered from chronic schizophrenia, a psychiatrist who had treated him told an inquest on Wednesday.

Tony Abbott promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriages
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Tony Abbott promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriages

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday promised a "full and frank" debate on gay marriage in response to an opposition-backed push for reform, but said the issue was not a priority for his conservative government.