Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

World 05/18/19, 19:36

Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. "I have always believed in miracles," Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

Update: Vote counting starts in Australian election

World 05/18/19, 03:21

The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local):6:20 p.m.Votes are being counted after Saturday's Australian election, with senior opposition lawmakers gaining confidence they will form a center-left government with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, is assisted by his wife, Jenny, as he ...

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

World 05/16/19, 22:46

More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 years.Opinion polls suggest conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison will have one of the shortest tenures of the 29 men and one woman who have served in ...

Political hero’s death overshadows Australian campaign

World 05/16/19, 19:53

Australia's opposition leader said he wants to win elections on Saturday for his Australian political hero whose death overshadows the final days of campaigning.The death of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke at his Sydney home on Thursday has turned the national focus to the legacy of his center-left Labor Party ...

Australian political leaders agree gays don’t go to hell

World 05/14/19, 04:04

The leaders of both of Australia's major political parties agreed on Tuesday that gays don't go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs rose to extraordinary prominence in the final days of an election campaign.Prime Minister Scott Morrison opposed gay marriage while opposition leader Bill Shorten argued ...

Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes

Tech 04/24/19, 02:30

Australia's prime minister and his political rival say they are not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking voters.Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten said on Wednesday they each have accounts with China's largest social ...

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

World 04/10/19, 19:31

Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management."We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the governor-general to authorize the election."But to secure your future, ...

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