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Australia announces reopening of offshore detention centre

Australia announces reopening of offshore detention centre

A controversial offshore migrant detention centre on Christmas Island is to reopen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, as he doubled down on hardline policies after a historic legislative defeat.

Australian government set for crushing election defeat - poll

Australian government set for crushing election defeat - poll

Australia's conservative government is facing a huge electoral defeat as it heads into the final sitting of parliament ahead of a national election expected in May, a widely watched poll found on Monday.

Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants

Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants

Australia's prime minister and top colleagues campaigned over the weekend to block a bid to allow asylum seekers in offshore camps to come to Australia for medical treatment, saying tough rules on migrants should not be eased.

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.

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.

Australia blocks sale of country's largest farm to China

Australia blocks sale of country's largest farm to China

The proposed sale of Australia's largest cattle operation to China was "contrary to the national interest," the government said on Friday.