Coalition returns to power in a stunning result, after opinion polls and odds-makers tipped the opposition Labor Party to win. The outcome ranks as Australia's biggest election upset since 1993, when Labor prime minister Keating returned to power.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his victory speech dubs his surprised election win as a "miracle".
Australian white supremacist senator William Fraser Anning’s ancestors were British colonisers of Australia in the mid-19th Century, grabbing the land of native Aboriginal people.
Arsalan Khawaja, who was released on bail in early December, re-arrested "after allegedly attempting to influence a witness" in the counter-terror investigation.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who must call national elections by mid-May, acknowledges voter anger over political infighting in Canberra but says he is determined to stay on even if the coalition becomes a minority government.
The former treasurer in Malcolm Turnbull's government was sworn in as the country's prime minister after he defeated Peter Dutton in a vote to lead the Liberal Party.
Dollar snaps losing streak as new import taxes kick in on goods worth $16 billion on either side of the Beijing and Washington DC dispute. Australian dollar fumbles for a second straight day as the country's PM faces leadership crisis.
Malcolm Turnbull says he will step down if his party calls for a leadership ballot. The crisis caused the Australian government to shut down Parliament early for its two-week haitus.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull clings to leadership despite nine Cabinet ministers voting against him, but he is expected to face a renewed leadership challenge from former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.
Peter Dutton resigned from cabinet after losing a leadership challenge against prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who had called for the vote after weeks of speculation and falling opinion poll ratings.
Farmers in Australia's eastern states are struggling with extreme aridity that has turned green pastures into dust, with the economies of local towns also suffering.
Trump’s Muslim ban complicates the recently signed Australia-US refugee deal – and Australia complicates it further by denying journalists and rights activists entry to the contentious Manus Island detention centre.
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