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Stories with person: Tony Abbott
  • Australian opposition party proposes gay marriage law 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 6:13 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's political opposition hopes to harness momentum from the Irish gay marriage referendum after it proposed a law Monday that would recognize same-sex marriages, which the country's conservative prime minister opposes.

  • Australian boy in Syria creates quandary for government 
    Updated: May-27-15 8:29 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - A 7-year-old Australian boy who horrified the world a year ago when he was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier by the hair has created a quandary for the government, which wants to make scores of Australian fighters in the Middle East someone else's problem by revoking their citizenship.

  • Australia plans to cut business tax and balance books 
    Updated: May-12-15 6:17 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia announced cuts to foreign aid, lower taxes for small businesses and cheaper child care in an annual budget that tries to balance paying off debt with energizing an economy that's being sapped by China's slowdown.