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Australia PM: China-US tensions ‘very negative influence’ on global economy

Australia's Scott Morrison says trade tensions and high-tech rivalry between the US and China are having a "very negative influence" on the world economy.

Time to get back to work as Australian PM names cabinet

Morrison says he has high expectations of his ministry and clear goals for each of their roles.

Australia election triggers refugee suicide attempts

Unhappy over Scott Morrison's less lenient government towards refugees in comparison to a favourable Labor Party, results in attempted suicides among refugee community.

Australian dollar to strengthen after Morrison clings to power

The Aussie sank to 68.68 cents last week amid a rise in the unemployment rate in April and China dashing hopes the trade spat would be ended soon.

Australian PM heads to church, rugby after ‘miracle’ election win

The day after his party’s win Morrison went to church and supported his favourite rugby team.

Australia conservatives ride economy to shock election victory

Morrison's government has to deal with repairing Australia's relationship with China and a harsh housing downturn in a generation.

Australia’s Morrison leads conservatives to shock election win

Labour leader Bill Shorten says while there were still millions of votes to be counted, it was clear he would not be able to form a government.

Polls open in climate-dominated Aussie election

Australia's election could be the very first in the world decided on climate change and under 17 million are expected to head to the polls today.

Australian government on course for election defeat

Australia's Labor party is now ahead of Scott Morrison's coalition government, its very likely that the Prime Minister will end his term as the nation's premier. 

Australian opposition holds slim lead over government ahead of May 18...

Labor party retains a narrow lead over its conservative coalition government and hit a four-year high ahead of its polls.

Protester charged in Australia for striking PM with an egg

The woman was charged with common assault and drug possession.

Australia PM seeks new law to penalise animal rights activists

Under the new law, people who encourage trespassers by posting the location of an agricultural business on the Internet could face up to a year in prison.

Australia facing May 18 vote as Morrison holds off election call

Australia may head to the polls on May 18 while awaiting for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to call for a federal election.

Australia open to return of IS fighter’s orphaned children

The fate of foreign fighters and their families has become a significant problem for governments as the conflict against IS draws to a close.

Australia threatens social media execs with jail over terror images

The government had set up a task force to review possible responses to posting and spread of terrorist material online.

Australian PM condemns Erdogan for ‘reckless’ ‘vile’ Christchurch comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been rebuked by New Zealand for his comments on the Christchurch mosque massacre stating it was 'reckless' and 'vile'

Australian PM pushes G20 to tackle internet extremism

Scott Morrison has denounced extremism several times since the attack that killed 50 people in New Zealand last week.

Australia’s economy slows ahead of election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns Australians choosing the centre-left Labour party would spell an end to 28 years of continuous growth.

Australian minister quits in pre-election blow to Morrison

Steven Ciobo, in charge of the defence industry portfolio, has stated he won’t re-contest his seat.

Support for Aussie govt rallies ahead of May election

The issue of immigration has several times played a key role in the outcome of Australian elections.

Australia PM ramps up pressure on Thailand to free refugee footballer

Australian Prime Minister says he sent a second letter to Thai Prime Minister after being 'very disturbed' by the sight of Hakeem al-Araibi in chains during a court appearance Monday.

Grim outlook for Aussie right points to another switch of PM

Current polls show Aussie Prime Minister Scott Morrison'S conservative Liberal Party heading for its worst electoral defeat since 1983.

Australia PM urges Thailand not to extradite Bahraini player

Araibi was convicted of vandalising a police station in Bahrain and sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia.

Australia minister quits in blow to PM Morrison in election year

The jobs and industrial relations minister will continue to serve in the cabinet and step down at the forthcoming election.