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Firefighters spray foam on smouldering bush to help reduce re-flash fires after a blaze swept through Faulcombridge, 85km west of Sydney. Photograph: Rob Griffith/AP

After two deaths and more than 200 homes lost amid hundreds of fires, the bushfire threat has abated in New South Wales. But it may only be a temporar(...)

It isn’t the statistics about the scale of the damage done by the inferno sweeping New South Wales – the fires, at the time of writing, have a total p(...)

Lyndon Dunlop stands by his father as they inspect the damage to his grandparent’s home of 41 years destroyed by bushfire in Winmalee, Australia. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Australia’s most populous state declared an emergency as wildfires tore through bushland west of Sydney, destroying hundreds of homes and threatening (...)

As the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, prepares for 24 hours of high-level talks in Indonesia, his government has tried to stress the strength(...)

Australia’s new prime minister Tony Abbott . (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Australia’s new prime minister Tony Abbott spent the last past three years destabilising the Labor administration at every opportunity, saying it was (...)

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(...)

Australia’s prime minister-elect Tony Abbott  Julie Bishop, the only female cabinet member. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister-elect Tony Abbott has named a male-dominated ministry ahead of tomorrow’s official swearing in of the Liberal-National co(...)

Australia's new man

‘The people voted for change and change they will get.” Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister-elect, is most adamant that he will see his new mandat(...)

An unidentified man  is bustled  off the stage by security staff after Australia’s conservative leader Tony Abbott poses for pictures with his family after his victory speech   in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters/Rob Griffith

    Australia’s new prime minister Tony Abbott has declared the country ‘‘is under new management and . . . once more open for(...)

Former prime minister Paul Keating: lost the argument back in the 1990s.

Australia’s Asia did not figure much in its federal election campaign, but the issue is squarely there in the preoccupation with the economy and jobs (...)

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