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Australia sends 50 police to MH17 crash site

Australia sends 50 police to MH17 crash site

CANBERRA , Australia, July 24 (UPI) --Fifty police officers from Australia have been sent to the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Ed Adamczyk
Australia scraps carbon tax scheme

Australia scraps carbon tax scheme

CANBERRA, Australia, July 17 (UPI) --Thursday's vote by the Australian Senate to repeal a carbon tax is a "historic act of irresponsibility," the director of a top climate advocacy group said.
Daniel J. Graeber

Australia, Japan strengthen defense technology ties

CANBERRA, Australia, July 8 (UPI) --Australia, Japan signed technology cooperation pact.
Richard Tomkins
Canada's Harper takes hard line against Putin

Canada's Harper takes hard line against Putin

OTAWA, Ontario, June 9 (UPI) --Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, before leaving France, continued making strident remarks attacking Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ed Adamczyk
Australian officials discover 'object of interest' during MH370 search

Australian officials discover 'object of interest' during MH370 search

AUGUSTA, Australia, April 23 (UPI) -- Australian officials discover "object of interest" during MH370 search that appears to be a piece of sheet metal covered with rivets.
Evan Bleier
Most recent ping likely not from MH370 black box

Most recent ping likely not from MH370 black box

PERTH, Australia, April 11 (UPI) -- The last signal searchers heard from what they thought was Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been determined to be unrelated to the missing plane.
Aileen Graef
Malaysian PM travels to Australia to express appreciation for international search efforts

Malaysian PM travels to Australia to express appreciation for international search efforts

PERTH, Australia, April 3 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak traveled to Australia Thursday to honor the international search efforts for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
JC Finley
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australian PM cites 'credible leads'

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australian PM cites 'credible leads'

March 22 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott orders more planes to join search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plane.
Danielle Haynes
Australia leads search of Indian Ocean for missing plane

Australia leads search of Indian Ocean for missing plane

PERTH, Australia, March 20 (UPI) -- An Australian-led search using planes and ships Thursday combed an area of the Indian Ocean for traces of a missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia spots possible debris off Perth coast

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia spots possible debris off Perth coast

March 20 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament of a possible breakthrough in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Kate Stanton

Australia committed to Triton UAV buy

CANBERRA, Australia, March 13 (UPI) -- The Australian government will acquire Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle once its development is completed.

Activists demand closure of Australia's Manus center

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Activists in Australia are demanding the government closes its asylum seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea after it was revealed a former Sri Lankan military officer is in charge.

Australia to investigate renewable energy target

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Australian government is proceeding with a review of the country's Renewable Energy Target, which calls for 20 percent of Australia's electricity to be generated by clean energy sources by 2020.
Criticism of shark slaughter in Western Australia grows

Criticism of shark slaughter in Western Australia grows

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Government officials in Western Australia continued their war on sharks Wednesday, even as protests of the "catch and kill" policies intensified.
Brooks Hays

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key mulls election date

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Prime Minister John Key has hinted that a general election could be held before the mid-November G-20 global summit in Australia, the New Zealand Herald reported.
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Anthony John "Tony" Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the Leader of the Opposition in the Australian House of Representatives and federal leader of the centre-right Liberal Party of Australia. Abbott has represented the seat of Warringah since the 1994 by-election. He was Minister for Employment Services, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and Minister for Health and Ageing in the Howard government at various times from 1998 to 2007 and Leader of the House from 2001 to 2007.

After the defeat of the Howard government at the 2007 federal election, he was Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs until he resigned from Malcolm Turnbull's shadow cabinet on 26 November 2009 in protest against Liberal Party support for an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Following a spill motion, Abbott defeated Turnbull 42 votes to 41 in a party leadership election.

The 2010 federal election resulted in a hung parliament with the incumbent Labor government led by Julia Gillard, forming a minority government after gaining support of an Australian Greens MP and three independent MPs. Abbott was re-elected unopposed to the party leadership following the election.

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