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Australia income tax cuts seen boosting PM re-election bid

Australia income tax cuts seen boosting PM re-election bid

The bill had been stalled in the finely balanced parliament before Pauline Hanson, leader of the nationalist One Nation party, broke the impasse.

Australia PM's popularity rises, but party still lags

Australia PM's popularity rises, but party still lags

The latest Newspoll, published by The Australian newspaper on Monday, gave Turnbull a 40% approval rating.

Australian PM in damage control as scandal hurts deputy

Australian PM in damage control as scandal hurts deputy

Barnaby Joyce leads the rural-based National Party, the junior partner in the centre-right government led by Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal Party, a political alliance that has existed since 1923.

Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

Malcolm Turnbull, whose coalition holds a razor-thin majority of just one seat, said on Thursday that Barnaby Joyce had shown a "shocking error of judgment" for conducting an affair.

Australian PM says he will lead govt to next election

Australian PM says he will lead govt to next election

Malcolm Turnbull, who lost his one-seat majority and was being called to step down before Christmas, said that he "runs the government" and that his party's policies would soon be converted into public support.

Australian citizenship crisis claims another lawmaker

Australian citizenship crisis claims another lawmaker

A citizenship crisis that robbed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of his one-seat majority will claim another politician, with the Senate president on Wednesday saying he will resign after confirming he was a dual national.

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday appointed his foreign minister as acting prime minister as he tried to stem the fallout of a citizenship crisis that has cost his government its parliamentary majority.

Australian government vows to pursue citizenship crackdown

Australian government vows to pursue citizenship crackdown

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proposed the tougher rules in April, adding stringent English-language tests and a quadrupling of the residency requirement for citizenship applicants from one to four years.

Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, Senator under cloud

Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, Senator under cloud

Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate.

Trump wasting time criticising media, says Australian PM

Trump wasting time criticising media, says Australian PM

US President Donald Trump was wasting his time deriding the media over their coverage of his administration, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

Australia toughens rules on politicians' expenses

Australia toughens rules on politicians' expenses

Australia toughened oversight of politicians' expenses on Friday after a senior minister quit over the purchase of a luxury flat during a taxpayer-funded trip.

Australian govt gives green light to Sydney's second airport

Australian govt gives green light to Sydney's second airport

The Australian government approved a second international airport for Sydney on Monday, opening the way for construction to begin in Australia's largest city on a project mired in political squabbling for 70 years.