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Australian prime minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

Feb 13, 2016

Australian prime minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

Australia’s prime minister on Saturday announced a Cabinet reshuffle after three ministers resigned over scandals and two announced that they will retire in the next elections, due within months. It is the second major reshuffle for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull since he came to ...

Australia's new deputy prime minister elected unopposed

Feb 12, 2016

Australia's new deputy prime minister elected unopposed

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has inherited a hard-right climate-change skeptic for his deputy after the retirement of his current No. 2 on Thursday, an appointment that could block any revamp of an emissions trading scheme. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, an outspoken lobbyist for ...