Quentin Bryce inspects the Federation Guard during a ceremony to mark the end of her term as Australia’s governor general, in Canberra last month. Prime minister Tony Abbott subsequently announced that Ms Bryce had been made a dame. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

The walk of shame to the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s offices on Sydney’s Castlereagh Street has in recent years been the almost(...)

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister and promised immediate action to slow the stream of asylum seekers arriving by boats from I(...)

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd and governor general Quentin Bryce introduce the Labor cabinet and stand for a photograph at Government House in Canberra. Photograph: Cole Bennetts/Getty Images.

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced his ministerial team, opting for less familiar names as he seeks to distance himself from predecessor J(...)

Deputy Australian prime minister Wayne Swan announcing the result of the leadership ballot  yesterday in Canberra.  In a snap  election  Kevin Rudd was re-elected leader of the ruling Labor Party. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Kevin Rudd will today be sworn in as Australia’s prime minister for a second time after Julia Gillard lost an internal ballot for the leadership of th(...)