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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.

Australian ex-MP's Iraq visit dubbed 'stupid'

Australian ex-MP's Iraq visit dubbed 'stupid'

A former Australian politician's decision to travel to Iraq was "very stupid", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday as it emerged that Wyatt Roy had been caught up in fighting.

Australia's PM claims victory after national elections

Australia's PM claims victory after national elections

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday declared victory for the ruling conservatives after the Labor opposition conceded defeat despite an ongoing vote count eight days after close-fought national elections.

Australian PM inches closer to winning majority government

Australian PM inches closer to winning majority government

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull edged closer to winning a majority government on Saturday, securing a 74th seat in parliament as counting of votes in the country's marathon election entered a seventh day.

Australian PM's popularity slips in poll as tight election looms

Australian PM's popularity slips in poll as tight election looms

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's popularity has fallen, just over a month before what is expected to a closely fought election, an opinion poll published on Saturday showed.

Australian PM confirms he will call election for July 2

Australian PM confirms he will call election for July 2

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he would call an election within the next week to be held on July 2, looking to cash in on a budget plan aimed at creating jobs and spurring growth.