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Happy 56th Birthday to Anthony John “Tony” Abbott 28th PM of Australia born 4 Nov 1957

By   /  November 2, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, BIRTHDAYS  /  No Comments

  Anthony John “Tony” Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the 28th and current Prime Minister of Australia. He has been Leader of the Liberal Party since 2009, and the Member of Parliament for Warringah since 1994. Abbott was born in London, England and immigrated to Australia with his family in 1960. Prior to entering […]

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Chinese, Australian leaders pledge to boost ties

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, China, EAST & SOUTH EAST ASIA  /  No Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)   BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott agreed here on Sunday to push forward bilateral ties and speed up free trade negotiation. China and Australia […]

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Abbott sworn in as Australia’s new PM

By   /  September 18, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA  /  No Comments

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) arrives for his swearing-in ceremony with his daughters at Government House in Canberra on September 18, 2013. — Photo by AFP Published 2013-09-18 09:53:16 CANBERRA: Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister on Wednesday and immediately ordered the scrapping of the nation’s carbon tax and the […]

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Australia signs refugee deal with Nauru

By   /  August 4, 2013  /  All News, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, Nauru  /  No Comments

Australia has expanded its plan to banish asylum-seekers arriving by boat to other countries as the national election looms. Kevin Rudd, the prime minister, has signed an agreement with Baron Waqa, president of Nauru, to send people trying to reach Australia by unauthorized asylum boats to the remote Pacific island for processing and ultimate resettlement. […]

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Australia and Papua New Guinea Regional Settlement Arrangement

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

FRI 19 JULY 2013 Prime Minister Brisbane As of today asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia. Under the new arrangement signed with Papua New Guinea today – the Regional Settlement Arrangement – unauthorised arrivals will be sent to Papua New Guinea for assessment and if […]

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Australia’s hard-line refugee policy begins

By   /  July 21, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA  /  No Comments

Getting it right: Demonstrators listen to speeches prior to a march through central Sydney on Saturday following last week’s launch of a hardline immigration policy. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that boat people arriving in the country to seek asylum will be sent to facilities in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea. | AFP-JIJI SYDNEY/CANBERRA – A […]

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Japan looks forward to working with Rudd despite whaling dispute

By   /  June 28, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, Japan  /  No Comments

  TOKYO — Japan on Thursday said it looked forward to working with the new Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, but vowed to keep fighting Canberra over a high-profile whaling dispute. “Our nation and Australia have traditionally enjoyed friendly relations,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the government’s top spokesman, told a regular press briefing. “We […]

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Kevin Rudd is sworn in as PM of Australia by Governor-General Quentin Bryce in Canberra.

By   /  June 26, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA  /  No Comments

Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Prime  Minister Kevin Rudd and Treasurer Chris Bowen at Government House on Thursday  morning. Photo: Andrew Meares 11:20am: “It’s a sunny day in Australia,” says newly sworn in  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd when asked on the steps of Government  House how he feels. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd […]

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The PM with US Secretary of State Clinton and US Secretary of Defense Panetta last night in Perth

By   /  November 13, 2012  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA  /  No Comments

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The PM and HRH The Prince of Wales at the renaming of Queen Elizabeth Terrace in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

By   /  November 9, 2012  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, What's Hot  /  No Comments

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