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Tony Abbott and Barack Obama hold talks on Iraq, Ebola and G20

Tony Abbott and Barack Obama.

Mark Kenny Complex and potentially worsening problems across the world, from terrorism to disease outbreaks and economic challenges, dominated phone talks between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister...

Bankstown boy threatens Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Islamic State recruitment video

Ran away from his Bankstown family home: Abdullah Elmir.

David Wroe and Natalie O'Brien A Sydney teenager has emerged as a poster boy for the Islamic State, appearing in a chilling recruitment video threatening Tony Abbott and vowing the militant group will fight until it conquers the...

Islamic State urges killings as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warns over price of freedom

Muhammad al Adnani, ISIL's chief spokesman. Image taken from Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWxunIdR2CA

David Wroe and Heath Aston Islamic State has urged its supporters to go out and kill civilians of the West, including Australians, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the nation will have to sacrifice freedoms for security...

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

Bipartisan agreement: Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Labor Party leader Bill Shorten have agreed to work together on the 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.

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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

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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.

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 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...

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

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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.

Rebel MPs defy Tony Abbott and George Brandis on race hate laws

Attorney-General Senator George Brandis

Jonathan Swan Coalition MPs are secretly defying Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis by drafting an alternative proposal for changes to the race hate laws.

Breakfast with Tony Abbott and friends - for $11,000

Tony Abbott having morning tea at the ACT Carers ACT Headquarters in Canberra in 2012.

James Massola Business people have been offered the chance to hear from Prime Minister Tony Abbott over bacon and eggs and sip tea with senior staff - but doing so will cost a cool $11,000 per person.

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Federal reform to come in small steps, says Tony Abbott

Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Tony Abbott has admitted some audit commission recommendations aimed at reforming the federation, such as a plan to allow the bigger states to keep the tax revenue raised in their jurisdictions,...

New tax on rich could seal Tony Abbott's fate

Treasurer Joe Hockey addresses the media after the release of the National Commission of Audit Report.

Tom Allard Could it become become known as the "Abbott moment", when a prime minister cursed his political fate and consigned his government to one term?

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Has Tony Abbott gone mad?

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Paul Sheehan Is Tony Abbott mad? Or is he brave? Or crazy-brave? On the eve of the day that could permanently define or debilitate his authority as Prime Minister, these questions come to mind given the...

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