New Australia PM, Indonesia president ride bikes as diplomatic wheels turn

New Australia PM, Indonesia president ride bikes as diplomatic wheels turn

Australia's new prime minister and Indonesia's president rode bamboo bicycles together on Monday as they held talks to boost ties, as Canberra embarks on a diplomatic charm offensive aimed at countering China's growing assertiveness in the region.

Australia's new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Australia's new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Australia's Labor Party leader, Anthony Albanese, was sworn in as the country's 31st prime minister on Monday, promising to bring the country together after a fractious election campaign as he vowed to tackle climate change and inequality.

Australia ousts conservatives after nine years, PM Morrison concedes

Australia ousts conservatives after nine years, PM Morrison concedes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat in an election on Saturday and the opposition Labor Party was set to end almost a decade of conservative rule, possibly with the support of independents who campaigned for greener policies.