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Australian voters like new PM, poll shows

Australian voters like new PM, poll shows

The Fairfax-Ipsos poll published on Monday showed Scott Morrison well ahead of his centre-left Labor opponent Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister.

New Australian PM survives test but discontent grows

New Australian PM survives test but discontent grows

The Liberal Party fractured in August when a backbench revolt forced then prime minister Malcolm Turnbull from office.

Australian govt loses majority as Turnbull quits parliament

Australian govt loses majority as Turnbull quits parliament

Australia's former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday resigned from parliament, a source said, stripping the government of its one-seat parliamentary majority.

Furious voters snub Australian govt after political chaos

Furious voters snub Australian govt after political chaos

Scott Morrison was sworn in as the country's 30th leader late on Friday after a bitter Liberal Party revolt against moderate Malcolm Turnbull.

Australian foreign minister Bishop resigns from cabinet

Australian foreign minister Bishop resigns from cabinet

Julie Bishop announced she would move to the backbench and had not yet decided whether to contest the next election, which is due by May 2019.

Australian PM refuses to cede power, offers possible second leadership ballot

Australian PM refuses to cede power, offers possible second leadership ballot

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stubbornly clung to power on Thursday as senior ministers deserted him, saying he would hold a second leadership vote on Friday only if he received a letter signed by the majority of the ruling party.

Besieged Australian prime minister hangs on but challenges grow

Besieged Australian prime minister hangs on but challenges grow

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future.

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.