CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Australia's prime minister has defended the right of the governor general -- representative of the British monarchy as Australia's head of state -- to declare her support for Australia becoming a republic.
CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Australia's federal Labor Party narrowly elected a long-time union boss as its leader in an attempt to regroup after losing power in last month's general election.
CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Kevin Rudd remains optimistic he will retain power after next month's election despite opinion polls showing a further slip in popularity for his Labor Party.
CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- United Nations Human Rights Committee has said Australia must release 46 asylum seekers who have been held for more than four years and compensate them for their time.
CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Australian prime minister hopeful Tony Abbott has explained his way out of another embarrassing gaffe made on the campaign trail only a day after he was criticised for a "sex appeal" comment.
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Papua New Guinea's political opposition leader has restarted a legal challenge to Australia's detention center on Manus Island as the first group of asylum seekers arrive.
CANBERRA, Australia, July 26 (UPI) -- Australia's attempts to stem the flow of asylum seekers arriving by boat took another hit after a detention center security guard claimed rapes and beatings among inmates go unpunished.
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