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Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten: Thousands of people used #MyMum on Twitter to recount difficulties their mothers had gone through to raise them. Photograph: Darren England/EPA

The Australian election campaign took a dramatic twist when the leader of Australia’s opposition Labor Party, Bill Shorten, broke down in tears after (...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas via Reuters

Australians will go to the polls on May 18th after the prime minister, Scott Morrison, visited the governor general – Queen Elizabeth’s representative(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Sydney, after  a gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Brenton Tarrant, the Australian man reported to have been detained as the key suspect in the Christchurch terror attacks, was not known to the authori(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (centre)  delivers a formal apology to Australia’s victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: AP

The Australian government has formally apologised to victims of child sexual abuse, after a five-year inquiry found governments, schools, sporting clu(...)

“I saw he had my heavy duty yard brush in his hands. I shouted at him.” File photograph: Getty Images

A man feared that he might die when he woke to find a masked intruder standing over him armed with a yard brush but says it was just as well it was hi(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull  announced that the Migration Act will be amended to ensure that asylum seekers who try to come to Australia by boat are forbidden from  entering the country. Photograph: EPA

The Australian government plans to introduce legislation to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever being allowed into the country. The ban(...)

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) and opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten: Mr Turnbull  stuck mainly to economic matters in launching  campaign  while Mr Shorten also spoke about education, health and climate change. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

After a phony campaign that began in March, Australia’s election proper started on Sunday when prime minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed the country w(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott with the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Mr Abbott said that while the duke had not called to thank him for the knighthood, he did not “expect gratitude”. Photograph: Tim Rooke/PA Wire

The only person prime minister Tony Abbott consulted before awarding an Australian knighthood to Prince Philip was former defence force chief Angus H(...)