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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull hugs Liberal MP Warren Entsch   after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill earlier in December. Photograph: Lukas Coch

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, finally has a spring in his step again, after a year of infighting in his Liberal-National government. (...)

Liberal MP Warren Entsch (centre) hugs Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) after the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coach/EPA

Australia became the 26th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage after a Bill to do so was passed almost unanimously through parliament ju(...)

Liberal MP Tim Wilson is congratulated by Liberal Senator Dean Smith after Mr Wilson proposed to his partner Ryan Bolger during debate of the Marriage Amendment Bill in Canberra, December 4th, 2017. Photograph: AAP/Lukas Coch/Reuters 
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An Australian conservative politician on Monday proposed to his long-term partner on the floor of parliament, ahead of the expected passage of a measu(...)

John Alexander: ‘More than 20 years ago I told crude and inappropriate jokes … and I apologise unreservedly.’ Photograph:EPA

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull has described a joke involving rape made by John Alexander as “utterly unacceptable” after the Liberals’ (...)

Men occupy the closed Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Abdul Aziz/Handout via Reuters

About 50 asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating fo(...)

The Australian government spent $100 million (€64 million) on a non-binding survey that confirmed what it already knew: that Australians are overwhelm(...)

Australian senate president Stephen Parry hass said  he will resign after confirming he was a dual national. Under the constitution a politician must only hold Australian citizenship to be eligible to be elected to the parliament. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP.

A citizenship crisis that robbed Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull of his one-seat majority will claim another politician, with the Senate pr(...)

President  Michael D Higgins (L) shakes hands with the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters/Pool

President Michael D Higgins shared the Government’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland during a meeting with the Australia prime minister (...)

Malcolm Turnbull (right) looks with Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin and Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan at firearms on display in Sydney. Photograph: AAP/Joel Carrett/via Reuters

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said about 51,000 illegal firearms, a fifth of all illegal guns in the country, were surrendered in a three(...)

Tiernan Brady, Australians for Equality’s national director, is from Bundoran in Co Donegal.

At the Gaelic Club in Sydney’s Surry Hills on Wednesday night, more than two dozen Irish people hunkered over paint pots, rainbow-coloured paper, and (...)

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