Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s popularity has slipped as the government lags on its promise to stop asylum seekers arriving by boat, with parliament resuming for the first time since the September election.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to quell his city’s gun violence with more jail time is running into Illinois fiscal reality as well as claims that mandatory prison sentences, popular in statehouses for decades, are unaffordable and ineffective deterrents to crime.
Tony Abbott had learned to box only a few months before that night in 1982 when he climbed into the ring for the deciding bout in the Oxford-versus-Cambridge annual collegiate boxing contest. And he faced a taller opponent with a longer reach.
Australia’s Liberal-National coalition led by Tony Abbott defeated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party in yesterday’s federal election. The following are likely senior members of the next government.
Australia’s Liberal-National coalition led by Tony Abbott defeated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party in the Sept. 7 federal election. The following are likely senior members of the next government.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard , who once described himself as a “cricket tragic,” today lost his bid to serve as president of the sport’s governing body from 2012 due to lack of support from its board.
Australians go to the polls today to decide whether Prime Minister Kevin Rudd or opposition leader Tony Abbott is best placed to steer the world’s 12th biggest economy through a slowdown as a mining-investment boom wanes.