Friday 24 March 2017

Rudd returns as Australian PM in party coup

Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard almost three years to the day after being ousted by his former deputy and less than three month


Australian PM Gillard wins leadership ballot

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard convincingly won a leadership vote against rival Kevin Rudd on Monday as opinion polls show her unpopular minority government clawing back voter support despite the bitter and public leadership brawl.


Markets nervous as Australia faces hung parliament

Australia's two major parties wooed independent lawmakers on Sunday after an inconclusive election left the nation facing its first hung parliament since 1940 and set financial markets up for a sharp sell-off. The Australian dollar and


Gillard becomes Australia's first female PM

Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister on Thursday, as Kevin Rudd made an emotional and ignominious exit, saying she would call an election in coming months and asking voters to trust her. Gillard immediately offered

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