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Child abuse cover-up: Turnbull urges Pope to sack archbishop

Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday urged Pope Francis to sack the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, who was earlier sentenced to one year in detention for covering up the sexual abuse of minors. Archbishop Wilson, the highest-level catholic priest convicted in a child sexual abuse case, was convicted in May of covering up abuse by a paedo...

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MH17 victims' kin lash out at 'bully' Trump

Canberra, July 18 (IANS) The parents of three Australian children who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have condemned US President Donald Trump for his refusal to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin to account over the tragedy. In a scathing post on Facebook on Tuesday, Anthony Maslin challenged Trump on the irrefutable facts surrounding the shooting ...

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Australia to buy 6 drones to monitor borders

Canberra, June 26 (IANS) Australia will buy six Triton drones to monitor its maritime borders, the government said on Tuesday. The six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft will be purchased as part of a cooperative program with the US Navy, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister of Defense Industry Christopher Pyne have said. The drones will be introduced into ...

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Australia approves largest tax plan ever

Canberra, June 21 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday recorded a landmark victory as the Senate approved the largest tax reform ever that will ensure citizens pay less tax in future. The package was passed after the Centre Alliance performed a U-turn on its initial rejection of tax cuts for high income earners on Wednesday. The $106 billion Personal Inco...

1 month ago
Australia pledges apology to child abuse victims

Canberra, June 13 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull said on Wednesday that his government would issue a national apology to the victims of institutional child abuse. In December, a special commission investigating the institutional response to allegations of sexual abuse of minors presented its final report, with more than 400 recommendations regarding what it described as...

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France seeks broader nuclear pact with Iran

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said that France is willing to seek a broader nuclear pact with Iran even if the US withdraws from the deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015. I don't know what the US President will decide on May 12. Whatever the decision, we will have to prepare a broader negotiation and a broader deal because I think nobody ...

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Macron urges Australia to intensify climate change efforts

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Visiting French President Emmanuel Macron has urged the Australian government to intensify its efforts in the fight against climate change and expressed his concern for the future of the countries in the Pacific. Numerous states in the Pacific are at direct risk of disappearing completely in only a few years if we do not take action, Macron said at a dinner on Tuesda...

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US reassigns its Australian envoy pick to S.Korea

Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US has pulled out its incoming ambassador to Australia, Admiral Harry Harris, and assigned him to the post in South Korea, media reports said. President Donald Trump's administration took the call on Tuesday, just hours before his confirmation hearing. The move has come as a shock to the Australian government, which had welcomed Harris' appointment...

3 months ago
White House considers re-joining Pacific trade pact

Washington, April 13 (IANS) The White House is considering re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade pact of which President Donald Trump pulled the US out last year. It is good news that today the President directed Larry Kudlow and Ambassador Lighthizer to negotiate US entry into TPP, said Republican Senator Ben Sasse in a statement after a meeting with Trump on Thursday...

3 months ago
Prince Charles visits Great Barrier Reef

Canberra, April 6 (IANS) Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, on Friday visited the Great Barrier Reef for a conservation roundtable discussion on day three of his visit to Australia. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, had opened the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane on behalf of Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday to kick off their seven-day tour of Queensland and the North...

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Australia expels two Russian diplomats over UK nerve agent attack

Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday announced that the country will expel two Russian diplomats as part of a global action against Moscow over an alleged nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy living in the UK. Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, issued a joint statement saying that two Russian diplomats had been identified as undec...

3 months ago
Cricket can expect some good from Cape Town shock

Australians proudly proclaim they play their cricket hard, now they have revealed they play so hard that they are out to win at any cost. For someone like Steve Smith, one of the the best batsmen in world cricket, going by sheer weight of figures, it is hard to believe that he could resort to a stupid tactic like tampering with the ball to win a match, when scores of television cameras a...

4 months ago
US will gain nothing by imposing tariffs: Australian PM

Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said the US will not gain anything by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium, and a trade war will only curtail opportunities and choices for the citizens. There is literally nothing to be gained in the US... by imposing a tariff, Malcolm Turnbull said during a speech at the Financial Review Business Summit i...

4 months ago
Turnbull urges school principals to tackle bullying

Canberra, March 1 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday wrote to all school principals in the country urging them to join the fight against bullying. In the letter, Turnbull said he was profoundly affected by the death of teenager Dolly Everett and implored the principals to launch anti-bullying education programmes, reports Xinhua news agency. Everett, 14...

5 months ago
Australian PM bans ministers from sex with staffers

Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday announced a ban on sexual relationships between ministers and staffers, a measure taken after a scandal involving his deputy rocked the nation. Turnbull condemned Barnaby Joyce for a shocking error of judgment over an affair with his former media adviser Vikki Campion, with whom he is expecting a child, the BB...

5 months ago
Australian PM accused of being 'deceitful'

Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been labelled as deceitful over his public rejection of enshrining an indigenous voice in the nation's constitution. Noel Pearson, an indigenous leader from Cape York in far north Queensland, and other members of the Referendum Council on Thursday expressed their outrage with the Prime Minister over an answer he gave ...

5 months ago
Trump to host Australian PM on February 23

*Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will welcome Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the White House on February 23. The two leaders will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional and global priorities including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and expanding security as well as defence cooperation, the White House said in a statement cited by Xi...

5 months ago
Trump to host Australian PM on February 23

*Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will welcome Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the White House on February 23. The two leaders will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional and global priorities including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and expanding security as well as defence cooperation, the White House said in a statement cited by Xi...

5 months ago
Trump to host Australian PM on February 23

*Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will welcome Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the White House on February 23. The two leaders will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional and global priorities including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and expanding security as well as defence cooperation, the White House said in a statement cited by Xi...

5 months ago
Trump to host Australian PM on February 23

*Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will welcome Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the White House on February 23. The two leaders will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional and global priorities including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and expanding security as well as defence cooperation, the White House said in a statement cited by Xi...

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