/ Nov 2, 2015

Australia spears 'outdated' knighthoods

Australia has removed knights and dames from the national honors system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed Monday, saying the titles were “not appropriate” in the modern age. Knights and dames were unexpectedly revived last year by then prime minister, and staunch monarchist, Tony Abbott ...

/ Oct 27, 2015

New Australia prime minister's popularity grows, poll shows

Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity is growing while the opposition leader Bill Shorten’s popularity has reached a new low, according to an influential opinion poll published on Tuesday. The poll by the Sydney-based market researcher Newspoll validates the ruling Liberal Party’s decision ...

/ Sep 29, 2015

Abbott says replacing leaders like 'changing clothes' often

Toppled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott took potshots at the new government Tuesday, saying it offered no new policies and that the nation should stop swapping prime ministers “like changing clothes.” Abbott was ousted by conservative colleague Malcolm Turnbull in a vote among ruling ...