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 ...