Updated Tuesday, September 23, 2014 0:01 am TWN
Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the U.S. intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to send troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home as the government tightens counter-terrorism laws.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids on Thursday detained 15 people and foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State (IS) jihadists to conduct “demonstration killings,” including beheading a random member of the public.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who recently abolished a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions, said Tuesday he would skip a United Nations climate change summit attended by 125 other world leaders.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community Monday, keeping a promise made when he came to power despite having just committed troops to the fight against Islamic State.
Environmentalists criticized a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of U.N. concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
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