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Stories with person: Tony Abbott
  • Australian official says PM is considering an early election 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 12:17 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister told government colleagues Tuesday that an early general election within weeks was "a live option," an official said.

  • Australia resists US pressure to boost efforts against IS 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 10:19 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said Thursday that it was among 40 countries urged by the United States to increase their military contributions in Iraq and Syria following the Paris attacks in November. But Australia told the U.S. that its commitment would remain largely unchanged.