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Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten meet in private to nut out indigenous constitution question

Michael Gordon Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten have met privately and resolved to work together to maximise the prospects of the referendum recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution.

Tony Abbott says humanitarian intervention limited to Iraq

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David Wroe and Nick O'Malley Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he doesn't plan to adopt a broader doctrine of intervening around the world to solve humanitarian crises beyond the current Iraq emergency.

Australia to step up civil and military assistance for Ukraine as Tony Abbott takes greater position on world stage

The Ukrainian military will soon receive training  from Australian Defence Force personnel.

David Wroe, Defence Correspondent The Abbott government is set to send military trainers and advisers to help Ukraine counter Russia's recent aggression against its neighbour, effectively involving Australia in one of the world's...

Tony Abbott confirms Obama made 'general request' for military might in Iraq

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David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that Washington made a "general request" to Australia for more military help in Iraq and has declared that the beheading of a second American journalist...

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Tony Abbott recounts backpacking days in India

Prime Minister Tony Abbott mixes with students.

Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has revealed a long-term love affair with the subcontinent, recounting his visit to India as a backpacker in 1981.

Tony Abbott's Indian summer: uranium, artworks and cricket

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Mark Kenny Uranium supply, return of a stolen artwork, cricket and business were the watchwords of Tony Abbott's state visit to India.

US administration and Tony Abbott have 'meeting of minds' on climate change

Meeting of minds: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Peter Hartcher and John Garnaut The Abbott government has discussed with the Obama administration the subject that was supposed to be unmentionable between them – climate change.

Tony Abbott snubbed his senators for Melbourne fund-raiser

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Latika Bourke Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.

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Tony Abbott praises defence force personnel but mission to return MH17 dead remains unaccomplished

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Nick Miller For now, Operation Bring Them Home has become Operation Wait and See. While Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirmed his pledge to leave none of Australia's flight MH17 crash victims left abandoned in a...

Tony Abbott's work for the dole scheme doesn't add up

Useful: Jessica Samuel, 23, worked for the dole in retail and gained experience with customers.

Tom Allard and Anna Patty Tony Abbott's political career soared after he midwifed work for the dole. Now he wants to quadruple its size, even though the evidence says it doesn't work.

Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme deferred with no due date in sight

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Latika Bourke Legislation for Tony Abbott’s prized $5.5 billion paid parental leave scheme has been quietly shelved and is unlikely to be put to the parliament this calendar year

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Tony Abbott's gesture - and backflip - on race hits the right note

Tom Allard Abbott's shown real leadership

Accusation from Tony Abbott that Russia is 'washing its hands' of any responsibility for MH17 crash

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Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused Russia of attempting to wash its hands of any responsibility for the MH17 disaster and blamed pro-Russian forces for blocking access to the crash site.

Military scientists and engineers appeal to Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts

Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a replica of a F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The jobs cull is expected to cut the DSTO's technical team for the plane from six scientists to two.

Noel Towell Military scientists and engineers have appealed directly to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts.

Tony Abbott should be prepared for doubts in Washington

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17:  Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott watches as U.S. President Barack Obama inspects ties presented to him by the only Aboriginal MP Ken Wyatt (R), in the House of Representatives chamber at Parliament House on the second day of his 2-day visit to Australia, on November 17, 2011 in Canberra, Australia. The President will this afternoon fly to Darwin to lay a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, and visit the RAAF base, where US Army Air Force units were established during World War II.  (Photo by Alan Porritt-Pool/Getty Images)

Nick O'Malley As foreign affairs officials in Canberra planned Tony Abbott's visit to Washington next week, another Australian was already here, quietly checking the vital signs of Australia's most important...

Paris at dawn for our spokesman, Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Sally Willoughby He has cycled the grounds of Tokyo's Imperial Palace and been spotted on the steep incline of Red Hill behind Parliament House.

Tony Abbott defends United States meetings schedule

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Jonathan Swan and Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has defended not holding talks with key economic leaders in Washington and New York this week amid claims he has deliberately snubbed them after initially checking their availability.

Tony Abbott targets Canadian retirement savings for investment

Prime Minister Tony Abbott laid a wreath at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Brettoneux in France on Saturday 7 June May 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

Mark Kenny Unlocking hundreds of billions of dollars held in the giant Canadian retirement savings sector is a key objective of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's lightning visit to Ottawa on Sunday and Monday in the...

Tony Abbott ready to send defence forces to Iraq

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Mark Kenny Australian defence forces could once again be involved in military action in a ''rapidly deteriorating'' Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed, after his first bilateral meeting with US...

High Court school chaplaincy funding ruling forces Tony Abbott to rely on states

Jane Lee, Benjamin Preiss, Matthew Knott The Abbott government will have to grant $243.5 million to state and territory governments to continue its national schools chaplaincy program after a Queensland father successfully challenged its...