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Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM Barnaby Joyce quits

Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM Barnaby Joyce quits

Barnaby Joyce said at a press conference in Armidale, his rural New South Wales seat, that he would step down as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister at a party meeting on Monday.

Embattled Australian deputy PM urged to quit as party leader

Embattled Australian deputy PM urged to quit as party leader

Australia's embattled deputy prime minister, under pressure over an extramarital affair, faced a call to step down as leader of his party, the first such call from a member of the party, which is part of the ruling coalition.

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

A state branch of the Australian National Party has pulled its support for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce because of reports about an extramarital affair with his former press secretary, the party's Western Australia leader said.

Australia's Turnbull goes rural in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at widening appeal

Australia's Turnbull goes rural in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at widening appeal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday named a new attorney general and promoted two junior lawmakers from rural Queensland state to his cabinet in a reshuffle ...

Australian citizenship crisis threatens government again

Australian citizenship crisis threatens government again

Parliament was due to debate on Wednesday a Labor proposal to send the cases of another nine lawmakers to the High Court, including four members of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's centre-right government.

Queensland result leaves Australian PM closer to edge

Queensland result leaves Australian PM closer to edge

The loss of a state election in Queensland has stepped up pressure on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who risks losing control of parliament at a by-election next month.

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia on Sunday snubbed New Zealand's renewed offer to resettle 150 refugees held at remote Pacific camps, despite the closure of one detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

Australian government to build Sydney's second airport

Australian government to build Sydney's second airport

The Australian government said on Tuesday it will build a A$5bn ($3.76bn) second international airport in Sydney, ending decades of indecision on the project which private investors deemed too risky and expensive.

Australian bushfires ease as damage mounts

Australian bushfires ease as damage mounts

Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock on Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Trump defends 'tough phone calls' with world leaders

Trump defends 'tough phone calls' with world leaders

US President Donald Trump defended a series of "tough phone calls" with world leaders after reportedly exchanging harsh words with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Melbourne vigil for shopping mall dead as suspect charged

Melbourne vigil for shopping mall dead as suspect charged

Thousands of people attended a vigil Monday in memory of the five victims mowed down by a car at Melbourne's busiest mall last week as police charged the suspected driver with murder.