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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull  poses for a selfie during a street walk in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph: AAP/David Crosling/AAP/ Reuters

Australia’s Liberal-National coalition has been returned to power, six days after counting started, after three crossbenchers said they would back Ma(...)

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference today after he rejected calls for him to resign over poor election result. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Counting in the Australian election resumed on Tuesday and saw the ruling Liberal-National coalition pull ahead of the Labor opposition. The coalitio(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday, a day after the election. Turnbull is looking to independents and smaller parties for support. Pphotograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

For the second time in three elections, Australians could be in for a long wait to find out who will form the next government. With three-quarters of(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull: Brexit vote “a sharp reminder of the volatility of the global economy”. Photograph: Lukas Coch-Pool/Getty Images

Years from now, when historians look back at Australia’s federal election of 2016, one day will stand out as having more significance than the pollin(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull: “We will win on July 2nd . . . Australians will return us to government.” Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

Though Australia’s election is not officially until July 2nd, up to 40 per cent of people will vote before then in pre-polling, which started on Tuesd(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull: criticised by  Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia for appropriating military terms to score political points. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

When prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced an eight-week election campaign it was technically spring in Australia, but it was really part of a see(...)

Ignorant, narcissistic, cartoonish machismo is spreading its contagion across the world. Boris Johnson’s comparison of the EU to Hitler-style imperialism is just a case in point. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Monitoring the Brexit “debate” is a peculiar form of torture, but amid the cacophony of noise one line jumped out at the weekend: “democracy depends o(...)

Police officers spray a demonstrator as anti-immigration and anti-racism protesters clash in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

Australian police used pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Satu(...)

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(...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) and the man he ousted from the past last September, Tony Abbott. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Since becoming Australia’s prime minister last September, by overthrowing Tony Abbott in an internal Liberal party coup, Malcolm Turnbull has been dog(...)

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