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Australia’s New Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Appoints a Cabinet

One lawmaker who mounted that challenge, only to lose in the final party vote — Peter Dutton, 47, a former police officer from Queensland — will return to the cabinet. He was appointed on Sunday to a role he has held before, home [...]
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Scott Morrison, Australia’s New Prime Minister, Pledges to ‘Heal Our Party’

A relative moderate in Australia’s conservative party and an ally of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull succeeded him after a vote on Friday that capped days of chaos in the capital and underscored just how turbulent Australian politics [...]
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Maralinga Journal: Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: a Test Site for Atom Bombs

5 months ago | 0 comment
Maralinga, which means “thunder” in the extinct Aboriginal language Garik, is an unlikely tourist destination. It is hot and arid, and at 700 miles west of Adelaide it is difficult to reach. When tours started in 2016, the village [...]
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Australia’s Prime Minister Just Can’t Win an Opinion Poll

6 months ago | 0 comment
“That’s what Australians want me to focus on,” he added. “They don’t want me to focus on personalities or the politics.” When Mr. Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister in 2015, he became the country’s [...]
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Drilling in ‘Australia’s Galápagos’ Raises Hopes of Jobs and Fears of Spill

6 months ago | 0 comment
Australia has reached its 27th consecutive year without a recession by supplying energy and raw materials like iron ore to the manufacturing economies of Asia, and particularly China. Opening the Bight to drilling would help Australia [...]
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No More Sex Between Ministers and Staff, Australia’s Prime Minister Declares

7 months ago | 0 comment
Mr. Joyce will also no longer serve as acting prime minister during Mr. Turnbull’s White House visit next week, a decision that critics said suggested the prime minister had lost confidence in him. The finance minister, Mathias Cormann, [...]
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Australia’s Same-Sex Marriage Vote May Proceed, Court Rules

1 year ago | 0 comment
The ruling brings a little relief to the conservative government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The decision to conduct the survey has been deeply unpopular on both sides of the issue, birthing a national debate that has been, at [...]
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The Breakdown: Australia’s No. 2 Can Claim New Zealand Citizenship. Too Bad for Him.

1 year ago | 0 comment
Under New Zealand’s Citizenship Act of 1948, someone can be a New Zealand citizen by descent, even without ever applying to be one. A government website says: “If you were born overseas and at least one of your parents is a New Zealand [...]
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The Breakdown: The Scandal Rocking Australia’s Lawmakers? It’s Their Passports

1 year ago | 0 comment
Mr. Roberts has denied he is still a British citizen. “Before nominating for the Senate I ensured that I was no longer a British or Indian citizen and have necessary documents,” he wrote on Twitter. New from me: We [...]
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The Breakdown: Australia’s Special Forces Are Accused of Killing Civilians. What Needs to Change?

1 year ago | 0 comment
We asked several military experts for insight, and they suggested a few changes. 1. Minimize inquiries. Dr. Rodger Shanahan was previously deployed to Afghanistan as a military officer and was tasked with conducting investigations [...]