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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull did not sign the declaration, but is a longstanding republican. Photograph:  Martin Ollman/Getty Images

The push for Australia to become a republic gathered steam on the eve of Australia Day – on Tuesday – with all bar one of the country’s state and terr(...)

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott speaking to Aboriginal performers. Mr Abbott has been criticised for saying Aborigines living in remote settlements are making a “lifestyle choice”. File photograph: Mark Graham/AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott has defended his comment that Aborigines in remote settlements facing the withdrawal of government services are(...)

Members of the Australian Police inspect Clarkes Beach, at Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, after a died following a shark attack while swimming at Clarkes Beach earlier this week. Photograph: Dave Hunt /EPA

Western Australia will halt a shark cull introduced after seven fatalities in three years as the state’s environmental agency said there was a lack of(...)