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# Tony Abbott
Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail
Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.
# Explainer
Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum
There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.
# hey abbott
"The suppository of all wisdom": Australia's gaffe-prone Tony Abbott - in his own words
The just-replaced prime minister has dropped quite a few clangers over the years.
# long way to the top
This man is about to become Australia's new prime minister
Tony Abbott lost the top job after he was ousted by his own party.
# islamic state
"A terrorists' picnic" - This Australian minister is dead against sending food hampers to Syria
Julie Bishop was arguing for more air strikes.
# big discussion
Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition
It all depends on the next parliament.
# voted down under
Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback
Ireland’s referendum has been a feature of the Australian debate.
# Keeping schtum
Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?
The country’s prime minister won’t say.
# No vote
Ireland may have said Yes to gay marriage, but Australia won't be following suit
Gay marriage was explicitly outlawed in Australia in 2004.
# Terror Threat
Three-bomb Mother's Day terror plot by teenager foiled in Melbourne
Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested.
# Death Penalty
Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad
Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.
# drownings
Australian Prime Minister tells EU to 'stop the boats' as hundreds more migrants die
Not everyone is happy about Tony Abbott’s comments.
# so there
Enda tells Australian PM: We don't all get drunk on St Patrick's Day
The Taoiseach was responding to Tony Abbott’s poorly received comments about Ireland.
# No
Australian Prime Minister chomps down on raw onion with the skin still on
He said it was better than any other onions he tasted for a long time…
# hey abbott
Poll: The Australian PM's Paddy's Day message seems a little patronising ... What do you think?
“Indeed, it’s been said of us that the English made the laws, the Scots made the money, and the Irish made the songs.”
# top o the mornin to ya
The Australian Prime Minister's St. Patrick's Day message is one of the cringiest yet
Begorra begosh lads.
# southern hospitality
We are 'sick of being lectured' by the UN on asylum seekers: Australian PM
It comes after the United Nations declared the country’s policies inhumane.
# all abbott dat bass
Australia's PM: 'We've bitten off more than we could chew'
The controversial PM has been fighting for his job.
# Tony Abbott
Australian prime minister could be ousted ... for giving knighthood to Prince Philip
Some Liberal Party MPs have said they don’t want a leadership vote as it could turn into “a horror movie”.
Colleen McCullough, who wrote the hugely successful book 'The Thorn Birds', has died
The internationally acclaimed Australian author died in hospital.
# Tragedy
'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes
Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were laid to rest today.
# Murder
Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia is arrested
The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.
# fatal raid
New footage emerges of police storming Sydney siege café with sniper waiting opposite
The Australian Prime Minster has promised an urgent inquiry into why Man Haron Monis was not under surveillance.
# sydney siege
Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'
An inquiry will also take place into action by police prior to the siege.
Rupert Murdoch tweets 'congrats' to his newspaper after 'bloody outcome' to Sydney siege
The Australian-born media magnate has been criticised by some for being insensitive.
# skippy v fungi
Ireland v Australia: 11 battles that will be settled once and for all by sport tomorrow
It’s going to be carnage.
# Air Strikes
Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.
# this is war
Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat
400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.
# islamic state
Australia warns "terrorist attack is likely" over fears of returning jihadists
The Australian Prime Minister said that the level equals to the terror threat level in the United Kingdom.
# MH370
Couple charged with theft from passengers of missing flight MH370
Yesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister says there is still “a reasonable chance” of finding the plane.
# Ukraine
Shelling hampers search as experts continue to scour MH17 site
Armed rebel fighters have remained at the scene to keep an eye on the gathered journalists.
# hey prime minister
Australian PM says sorry for sex line wink
Tony Abbott was filmed winking at an interviewer, as a caller to a phone-in show told him she had taken up work with a sex line to make ends meet.
# critical juncture
MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"
Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the search is at a “very critical juncture”.
# Australia
Abbott sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister
Abbott immediately ordered that the country’s carbon tax be scrapped, and asylum-seeker boats be halted.
# Inner Enda
Tony Abbott channels Enda and declares: 'Australia is open for business'
“Ireland is open for business,” the Taoiseach has declared on many, many occasions.
# Australia
Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man
The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.
Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign
Thousands of young Irish men and women in Australia on working visas are becoming caught up in an ugly xenophobic campaign about keeping jobs for locals, writes NSW Senator Ursula Stephens.
# Immigration
Favourite in Australian election wants to buy Indonesian "smuggler boats"
Tony Abbott wants Australia to pay “wardens” in Indonesian villages as well as bounty payments to curb immigration into Australia.
# Australia
Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay
Howard Sattler’s questioning of Julia Gillard has caused controversy.
# Australia
Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row
Tony Abbott apologised over remarks about the government being inexperienced when it comes to having babies, a veiled dig at childless prime minister Julia Gillard.