Australian Elections 2001

Australian prime minister clings to office

By Peter Symonds, 9 February 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott fended off a leadership challenge today, but the political turmoil inside the ruling Liberal Party will continue.

Queensland state government defeated in anti-austerity vote

By Mike Head, 2 February 2015

In an unprecedented political reversal, the Liberal National Party is poised to lose office just three years after coming to power in a landslide victory.