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Morrison sworn in as Australia's prime minister

May. 28, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's prime minister on Wednesday, 11 days after retaining the position in the country's general election. Along with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Morrison was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth's official representative in Australia, Governor-General...

Australia government says it won't break tax cut pledge

May. 21, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's newly reelected government said Tuesday that its promise to slash income taxes might be delivered late but would not be broken as it seeks to stimulate consumer spending, revive a flagging economy and repair relations with China, its most important trading partner....

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

May. 20, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory. The coalition was returned to power in a stunning...

Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

May. 19, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise. The opposition Labor Party, meanwhile, began another...

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

May. 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. "I have...

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

May. 17, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 years. Opinion polls suggest conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison will have one of the shortest tenures of the 29 men and one...

Australian leader says 2 Rwandans aren't massacre suspects

May. 17, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Friday that two Rwandan refugees who resettled in Australia after 15 years in U.S. detention are no longer suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. U.S. news outlet Politico reported that former Hutu rebels Leonidas...

Policy differences at stake in Australian federal election

May. 17, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The policy differences between the two major political parties vying for power at Australian elections on Saturday have been described as the widest divide at a federal contest in 26 years. The center-left opposition Labor Party is regarded as pursuing a "big target strategy"...

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

May. 16, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 years. Opinion polls suggest conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison will have one of the shortest tenures of the 29 men and one...