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Stories with person: Tony Abbott
  • Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election 
    Updated: May-03-16 10:57 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll.

  • French company scores huge Australian submarine contract story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 9:51 am

    PARIS - Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.

  • Australian leader says he plans to call rare early election 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 11:42 pm

    SYDNEY - Australia's prime minister said on Tuesday he expects to call a rare early election, with the nation likely to head to the polls in July amid waning popularity for the ruling conservative party.