Tony Abbott leaves the partyroom on September 14, having lost the Liberal leadership and prime ministership to Malcolm Turnbull.
2015 started as it finished, with terrorist atrocities, intractable conflicts and political upheavals that toppled several leaders, including Australia's prime minister, Tony Abbott.
Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull’s predecessor as prime minister, enjoyed a close relationship with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.
Australia looks set to continue to confront its core foreign policy dilemma: balancing relations between its largest trading partner, China, and its key security partners, the US and Japan.
Is Malcolm Turnbull’s rhetoric substantive, or will we just see the continuation of old habits?
Polls are revealing the vast popularity of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but is his rhetoric of reform simply a matter of appearance, or a sign of substantial change in Australian policy?
Justin Trudeau’s contradictory promises to fund infrastructure but also balance the budget might resonate with Malcolm Turnbull.
Australia faces a remarkably similar list of challenges to Canada.
Australia’s current military involvement in the Middle East has not been properly scrutinised by parliament.
Across the world, debates have emerged around the extent to which the legislative branch should be involved in – and even have the final say on – authorisation of military deployment.
Malcolm Turnbull may struggle to persuade Daniel Andrews and some other state leaders to back major tax change, though Mike Baird has been arguing for reform.
Despite all the media coverage, don't expect any clear decisions on national tax reform on Friday. But we should see more progress on other issues, including domestic violence and violent extremism.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (right) on the summit’s opening day.
Australia has made several climate-themed announcements since the start of the Paris talks, but nothing that cuts to the heart of the climate issue.
Malcolm Turnbull’s potentially most dangerous opposition has begun to emerge from inside his own party.
If Anthony Albanese becomes Labor leader, Australians will have the strongest ideological and stylistic contrast in major party leaders since Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke 33 years before.
Malcolm Turnbull addresses the opening of the Paris climate summit.
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When newly minted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd rose to speak at COP13 in Bali in 2007 and announced that Australia would ratify the Kyoto Protocol, he received a standing ovation from the world community…
Too often the government's economic plans have relied on overly optimistic expectations of future growth.
Recent years in Lebanon have been marked by protests against corruption and ineffective governance.
Syria’s demographics are markedly different to Lebanon’s. A power-sharing arrangement would be more difficult to design.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that a new terrorism threat advisory system, which had been recommended by ASIO and been subject of extensive consultation, was now coming into operation.
Malcolm Turnbull has asked Australian law enforcement agencies to test their responses to a mass casualty attack in the wake of the killings in Paris and elsewhere.
A republican referendum is unlikely to succeed without the prime minister’s support.
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The prime minister and opposition leader are both outspoken republicans. And yet, following Prince Charles' latest visit, an Australian republic looks far from guaranteed. Why is that?
Malcolm Turnbull, in Jakarta on Thursday with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, removes his suit jacket and tie in the Tanah Abang market.
It's unlikely many ordinary people will care about the latest revelation in the tale of the Turnbull coup, despite something of a flurry among Abbott loyalists.
Malcolm Turnbull’s side meetings with world leaders during the international summits will be as important as the conference discussions.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday launches into an intensive round of international diplomacy that will absorb a good deal of time and attention in a crowded agenda.
Many Indonesians hope that Malcolm Turnbull’s public-speaking ability will mean he is more tactful than his predecessor.
Many in Indonesia hope that Malcolm Turnbull can reset the strained Australia-Indonesia relationship – a legacy of Tony Abbott's time in office.
‘There are relatively fewer large-scale research-intensive industries for universities to partner with in Australia,’ says Glyn Davis, vice-chancellor, University of Melbourne.
We can't fulfil Malcolm Turnbull's ambition for an innovative nation without understanding why researchers are struggling to engage with industry.
Malcolm Turnbull received a rapturous welcome at the Business Council of Australia dinner.
It was quite an extraordinary statement from a hard-headed business leader when Catherine Livingstone told Malcolm Turnbull that “in just seven weeks … the impact you have had on national sentiment is…
New insights into the dismissal of Gough Whitlam highlight the lingering complexities of any future effort to make Australia a republic.
In comments reported in a new book to mark the 40th anniversary of the dismissal of Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott offer sharply differing views.
Recent federal governments have not had the courage to draft, debate, test and pass legislation asserting and implementing Australian multiculturalism.
Mainstream Australia isn't allowed to define multicultural priorities, as the policy has no legislative legitimacy.