Australia in political limbo after voters punish government

Jul 3, 2016

Australia in political limbo after voters punish government

Australia was in political limbo Sunday after voters failed to hand Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull the stability he craved in calling an election, with the nation instead facing the prospect of a hung parliament. The former banker went to the polls early looking to ...

Rudd backs high-speed rail network to fill mining void

Aug 26, 2013

Rudd backs high-speed rail network to fill mining void

Australia’s Labor government Monday pledged to press on with plans for a high-speed rail network linking major east coast cities, saying it would diversify the economy as the mining boom slows. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, battling a strong candidate in conservative opposition leader Tony ...

Jul 31, 2013

Australia graft probe urges charges for Labor officials

Criminal charges were recommended Wednesday against two former high-profile Australian Labor Party ministers over corruption allegations following an explosive inquiry that gripped Sydney for months. The Independent Commission Against Corruption found that Eddie Obeid, formerly a powerful kingpin in the New South Wales state ...

Australia's Labor faces defeat: polls

Feb 4, 2013

Australia's Labor faces defeat: polls

Australia’s ruling Labor Party is heading for a huge defeat in elections this year, according to the first national polls Monday since Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a vote would be held in September. Labor ministers insisted a win was still possible as major ...