Embattled Australian leader has long history of gaffes

/ Sep 14, 2015

Embattled Australian leader has long history of gaffes

Australia's embattled prime minister is facing the second challenge to his position this year, as his 2-year-old conservative coalition government struggles in opinion polls. Tony Abbott has a history of gaffes that have done little to improve his standing with the public and have ...

Abbott pledge puts Japanese submarine deal in doubt

Feb 9, 2015

Abbott pledge puts Japanese submarine deal in doubt

Officials in Australia and Japan on Monday expressed skepticism and confusion over a pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to give an Australian state-owned shipbuilder the option to tender for a major submarine contract, heightening the uncertainty around the project. Sources have said Australia is ...

Australian prime minister moves up leadership challenge

/ Feb 8, 2015

Australian prime minister moves up leadership challenge

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday he has moved up a challenge to his leadership to Monday in the interests of ending uncertainty about his government's direction. The challenge was triggered by disgruntled government lawmakers last week and was to be discussed on Tuesday ...