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Manus Island and Nauru refugees are now on their way to the U.S.

Manus Island and Nauru refugees are now on their way to the U.S.

President Donald Trump opposed the Obama-era deal but Australian Prime Minister ultimately convinced him to uphold it....
Grattan: Where will Abbott's disruptions end?

Grattan: Where will Abbott's disruptions end?

The more Tony Abbott's anti-renewable energy position gets traction, the worse the policy problem for Malcolm Turnbull and his Government....
Pumped hydro could replace coal-fired power at troubled Lake Liddell

Pumped hydro could replace coal-fired power at troubled Lake Liddell

AGL is considering splitting the artificial Lake Liddell in half to allow for pumped hydro power generation to replace its coal-fired power station....
Asylum-seekers held in Australian-run detention centers are in limbo ahead of a major deadline

Asylum-seekers held in Australian-run detention centers are in limbo ahead of a major deadline

The refugees are being held in Papua New Guinea. Political stalemates with the US signal an uncertain future for possible resettlement in the US....
US Admiral 'flattered' to be considered as America's next ambassador to Australia

US Admiral 'flattered' to be considered as America's next ambassador to Australia

America's top military commander in the Pacific says becoming US ambassador to Australia would be a cool job and he is flattered to be named a possible candidate for the diplomatic...
Howard criticises Turnbull over handling of same-sex marriage survey

Howard criticises Turnbull over handling of same-sex marriage survey

John Howard calls on the Government to spell out what form the bill to allow same-sex marriage would take if the postal survey passes....
Churches won't be forced to carry out same-sex marriage, PM says

Churches won't be forced to carry out same-sex marriage, PM says

Malcolm Turnbull says religious freedom is fundamental and it will be protected if same-sex marriage is legalised, despite former PM John Howard's concerns....
Turnbull ends week on a high, but it might not last long

Turnbull ends week on a high, but it might not last long

This has been one of Malcolm Turnbull's best Parliamentary sessions in many months, but he now owns a big and complex problem....
Explained: Why does Turnbull care if a power station closes down?

Explained: Why does Turnbull care if a power station closes down?

Why does the Government want to keep the oldest running coal-fired power station in Australia running, and who would be footing the bill to keep it operational?...
Turnbull comments on AGL meeting 'Trumpean showmanship': Cousins

Turnbull comments on AGL meeting 'Trumpean showmanship': Cousins

Malcolm Turnbull's trumpeting over yesterday's meeting with AGL boss Andy Vesey is just Trumpean showmanship, says former prime ministerial adviser Geoff Cousins....
PM accused of bullying AGL boss over future of Liddell power station

PM accused of bullying AGL boss over future of Liddell power station

Labor's Joel Fitzgibbon accuses the PM of bullying AGL boss Andy Vesey in a bid to force the energy giant to keep the Liddell power station open or sell it to another company....
AGL appears committed to closing Liddell plant despite meeting with PM

AGL appears committed to closing Liddell plant despite meeting with PM

Energy provider AGL appears to be committed to closing the Liddell power station, despite the Government declaring it could remain open....
Media industry facing major shake-up as Government strikes Senate deal

Media industry facing major shake-up as Government strikes Senate deal

After a protracted negotiation process, the Federal Government finally strikes a deal to pass a suite of changes to the media industry with the support of Senator Nick Xenophon....
Malcolm Turnbull slams 'Blackout Bill' Shorten in attack on Labor's energy policy in NT

Malcolm Turnbull slams 'Blackout Bill' Shorten in attack on Labor's energy policy in NT

In the NT to give a boost to the ailing Country Liberals, the Prime Minister attacked Labor over its energy policy....
'Criminal': Turnbull in talks to keep oldest coal-fired power station open

'Criminal': Turnbull in talks to keep oldest coal-fired power station open

The Government is talking with the owners of Australia's oldest coal-fired power station to delay its closure for at least five years, but the CEO says the company is getting out...
Turnbull urges Australians to say yes as thousands rally in Sydney

Turnbull urges Australians to say yes as thousands rally in Sydney

The Prime Minister calls on Australians to support same-sex marriage in the upcoming postal survey as thousands pack out Sydney's CBD to rally for change....
Trump and Turnbull set for second phone call

Trump and Turnbull set for second phone call

US President Donald Trump will call Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tomorrow morning to discuss the North Korean crisis....
Turnbull renews GST 'floor' promise, but doesn't say when it will happen

Turnbull renews GST 'floor' promise, but doesn't say when it will happen

Malcolm Turnbull tries to claim the moral high ground in the GST debate, claiming his party is the only one promising an ongoing solution....
All electricity customers will receive power-saving advice by Christmas

All electricity customers will receive power-saving advice by Christmas

Energy executives agree to write to Australians explaining where they can get advice to cut their power bills....
Government has 'no plans' to fund coal power: PM

Government has 'no plans' to fund coal power: PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull backs away from an investment that could appease some in his party room hesitant to support a clean energy target....
Turnbull 'very confident' of winning next election

Turnbull 'very confident' of winning next election

The Prime Minister is at odds with the federal Liberal Party president over the Coalition's chances at the next election....
'Constitutional geese' are chasing a GST challenge doomed to fail: Quigley

'Constitutional geese' are chasing a GST challenge doomed to fail: Quigley

WA Liberal leader Mike Nahan's plan to claw back billions of dollars in GST funding via a High Court challenge is dismissed as errant nonsense by the State Government....
PM hands Abbott a dressing down after boozy dinner left him asleep on the job

PM hands Abbott a dressing down after boozy dinner left him asleep on the job

Malcolm Turnbull can't remember anyone being too drunk to vote — other than Tony Abbott....
Turnbull pleads for 'love and support' at 'challenging time' in same-sex marriage debate

Turnbull pleads for 'love and support' at 'challenging time' in same-sex marriage debate

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pleads with both sides of the same-sex marriage debate to campaign respectfully....
Turnbull dodges same-sex marriage protest only to get grief from party allies

Turnbull dodges same-sex marriage protest only to get grief from party allies

At a meeting of party faithful, Malcolm Turnbull manages to slip past same-sex marriage advocates — only to cop a ribbing from a Liberal colleague inside....
Former NSA boss questions 'feasibility' of Turnbull's encryption laws

Former NSA boss questions 'feasibility' of Turnbull's encryption laws

The Federal Government's bid to force tech companies to reveal secret messages sent by terrorists could be unachievable, says a former deputy director of the NSA....
Labor mocks Government over 'international conspiracy' claims

Labor mocks Government over 'international conspiracy' claims

The Opposition is openly deriding the Government's claims that the Labor party colluded with its New Zealand counterpart to damage Australia....
The citizenship scandal is far from over for Barnaby Joyce

The citizenship scandal is far from over for Barnaby Joyce

AUSTRALIA could be forced to head to the polls early for another federal election in the worst possible scenario if the High Court rules against Barnaby Joyce....
Crabb: Is Australian democracy on the skids?

Crabb: Is Australian democracy on the skids?

It's 10 years now since an Australian prime minister last served a full term in office....
Government fails to censure Wong over Joyce citizenship affair

Government fails to censure Wong over Joyce citizenship affair

The Coalition's attempts to censure Labor's Penny Wong fail as the citizenship row escalates further into a brawl over the relationship with New Zealand....
Shorten accused of colluding with NZ MPs over Joyce citizenship issue

Shorten accused of colluding with NZ MPs over Joyce citizenship issue

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop accuses Bill Shorten of treacherous behaviour, alleging he asked New Zealand Labour to help undermine the Coalition over the Barnaby Joyce citizenship...
PM 'perilously close' to telling court how to rule on Joyce, Labor says

PM 'perilously close' to telling court how to rule on Joyce, Labor says

Labor accuses the Prime Minister of coming perilously close to directing the High Court to rule his deputy Barnaby Joyce was validly elected....
Australia's deputy prime minister may have run afoul of dual citizenship law

Australia's deputy prime minister may have run afoul of dual citizenship law

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on Monday became the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens bec...
MPs' comments about dual citizenship keep coming back to bite them

MPs' comments about dual citizenship keep coming back to bite them

Here's what politicians said before their party was affected by the citizenship crisis sweeping Parliament....
Anti-sexism laws for same-sex marriage vote

Anti-sexism laws for same-sex marriage vote

THE Turnbull Government will try to force special laws through Parliament this week to stop sexist and bigoted promotional material in the same-sex postal vote despite concerns it...
NYC prepared for president's return to Trump Tower

NYC prepared for president's return to Trump Tower

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to come home to Trump Tower for a few days starting Sunday, the first time since his inauguration, and New York City police are...
TURNBULL: Australia will 'come to the aid of the United States' if North Korea attacks

TURNBULL: Australia will 'come to the aid of the United States' if North Korea attacks

Speaking to radio station 3AW on Friday morning, Turnbull said that if the US was attacked by the Hermit State then Australia would step up....
Turnbull, Pence call shows ‘deep friendship’

Turnbull, Pence call shows ‘deep friendship’

US Vice President Mike Pence has spoken with Malcolm Turnbull in a chat the White House says “reaffirmed the enduring bonds” between the two countries....
Probyn: Same-sex marriage advocates could learn lessons from republic vote

Probyn: Same-sex marriage advocates could learn lessons from republic vote

Malcolm Turnbull's heart must've sunk when he read that John Howard would be teaming up with Tony Abbott for the campaign against same-sex marriage....
Trump said the Australians were ‘worse than I am’ on immigration. A tragedy may prove his point.

Trump said the Australians were ‘worse than I am’ on immigration. A tragedy may prove his point.

Doctors begged for a year to secure treatment for Hamed Shamshiripour....
'Not good enough': Turnbull turns on energy companies

'Not good enough': Turnbull turns on energy companies

Malcolm Turnbull calls for urgent action from energy companies amid reports consumers go from discounted power contracts to higher-priced rates without being told....
Stalemate continues as Australia's ruling party refuses to allow vote on gay marriage bill

Stalemate continues as Australia's ruling party refuses to allow vote on gay marriage bill

Australia's ruling party Monday rejected a push to allow lawmakers to decide whether the country should recognize gay marriage, continuing a bitter politic...
Trump 'obsessed with his own self-image' says visiting senior Republican

Trump 'obsessed with his own self-image' says visiting senior Republican

A senior US Republican visiting Australia for diplomatic talks says President Donald Trump is struggling with the limitations of a job he never expected to get....
Turnbull's WA charm offensive delivers nothing but an awkward bromance

Turnbull's WA charm offensive delivers nothing but an awkward bromance

Billed as a listening tour to woo back WA voters, the PM's week-long trip west quickly descended into an awkward display of the most cynical politics, writes Jessica Strutt....
Turnbull defers Government decision on Indigenous recognition

Turnbull defers Government decision on Indigenous recognition

Malcolm Turnbull uses his speech at Garma to further defer any official response to the Referendum Council's recommendation of constitutionally enshrining a voice for Aboriginal...
Dr Yunupingu says we need change. Our leaders failed to meet his challenge

Dr Yunupingu says we need change. Our leaders failed to meet his challenge

Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu has battled ill health and recently undergone a kidney transplant, but he stood taller than either of the national leaders seated next to him, writes Stan...
Everything you need to know about the refugee deal Trump raged about to Australia's prime minister

Everything you need to know about the refugee deal Trump raged about to Australia's prime minister

A transcript of a phone call revealed that Trump appeared to have misunderstood several components of a contentious refugee deal with Australia....
Fox News anchor says Trump 'misrepresented the truth' — again

Fox News anchor says Trump 'misrepresented the truth' — again

Trump called coverage of his two calls with foreign leaders "fake news" — but leaked transcripts show the reports were accurate....
Australian PM: Trump relationship 'warm' despite transcripts

Australian PM: Trump relationship 'warm' despite transcripts

Australia's prime minister insisted on Friday that his relationship with President Donald Trump was "warm," despite transcripts of a heated conversation in which the leaders...