Former Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced Friday that he will seize a second chance to lead the country by launching a formal challenge to Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The night Bob Hawke lost the Labor leadership 20-odd years ago, I was a tender recruit to the Canberra press gallery who found myself, fortuitously, marooned at the Prime Minister's office door whilst the Labor caucus was dispatching the occupant.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard attempted Thursday to thwart a perceived challenge to her leadership of the Labor Party from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd by announcing that she will put the matter to a vote of Labor members of Parliament on Monday morning.
In announcing his resignation as Foreign Minister Wednesday, Kevin Rudd referred to the "soap opera" underway in Australian politics.
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigned Wednesday, his office said, amid speculation that he might mount a leadership challenge to Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Australia will follow the European Union's lead in imposing sanctions on Iran's oil imports, Foreign Secretary Kevin Rudd said Tuesday in London, amid international concern over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
Though its founder is cooling his heels in a London jail and major credit-card firms have refused to process its donations, the website WikiLeaks continued to trickle out documents from its vast cache of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables Wednesday.
Australia's foreign minister put the blame for the release of tens of thousands of pages of diplomatic cables and military information through WikiLeaks squarely on the United States Wednesday.
Australia's government said Monday that it is moving to recognize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the nation's constitution.
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has brought back into her government, in a senior cabinet post, the man she overthrew in June.
Two independent lawmakers break a deadlock, giving Australia its first elected female prime minister.
With no clear winner emerging from a cliff-hanger national election, Australian political leaders jostled for support from a handful of independent lawmakers Sunday.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the uncertain outcome of Australia's parliamentary elections.
Australia's political future hung in the balance after no clear winner emerged in Saturday's cliff-hanger election and a final outcome remained days away.
Like a pair of exhausted boxers entering the twelfth round, clinging onto one another as they drunkenly trade jabs, the two contenders to be Australia's next prime minister have both been swinging, hoping for bruising blows, but neither has emerged as a clear winner yet.
Early polls show a close race in Australia's general election.
CNN's Anna Coren reports on the candidates and issues in Australia's hotly contested race for prime minister.
Australians go to the polls on August 21, 2010, and will choose between the Australian Labor Party and the Coalition to form a new government.
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday she believes Australia should become a republic after Queen Elizabeth II dies.
CNN's Eunice Yoon looks at the crucial role economic issues are playing for voters in Australia's general election.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Friday embraced the same policy on climate change that her predecessor failed to pass, but said in a campaign speech that any action would be delayed until at least 2012.
New Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, seeking a mandate from voters, said Saturday that a national election would be held August 21.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced Friday that Australia's leading mining companies have agreed to pay a 30 percent tax on the profits from iron-ore and coal mining.
Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female prime minister. ABC's Hayden Cooper reports.
As Australia selects a new prime minister, CNN's Stan Grant looks back at former PM Kevin Rudd's successes and failures.
Australia's new prime minister, Julia Gillard, said Thursday that she had respect for the leadership of her predecessor, Kevin Rudd, but moved to replace him because "I came to the view that the government was losing its way."
President Barack Obama is welcoming the new Australian Prime Minister to the club of world leaders.
A dizzying political drama began unfolding Thursday as the Australian Labor Party met at Parliament House in Canberra to decide the fate of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
There were no survivors with wreckage found Monday in remote African terrain of a missing aircraft carrying 11 people, an Australian mining company said.
Sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson has spent the past seven months in a self-imposed solitary confinement of sorts.
Critics decry Australia's new tax on mining industry profits, but for some it wasn't enough.
Australian smokers go on a spending spree as tough legislation against cigarette companies goes into effect.
Australia could become the first country in the world to require cigarette packages to be stripped of logos and designs.
Australia rescued 32 people seeking asylum this week after spotting them floating on boats off the country's northwest coast.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sits down for a special interview with Talk Asia.
After nearly two years in office, Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, remains committed to keeping Australia at the forefront of global affairs.
Australia's main opposition Liberal party appointed a climate change skeptic as its leader on Tuesday in a move that all but kills plans by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to have an emissions trading scheme passed into law ahead of the Copenhagen climate change summit.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally apologized on Monday to thousands of adults who, as impoverished British children, were brought to Australia with the promise of a better life but found abuse and forced labor.
CNN's Isha Sesay sits down with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about the path to economic recovery.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the world needs a "new, sustainable growth model for the future" to reduce "massive financial imbalances" between consumer-driven economies in the West and developing economies in the East.
All 13 people aboard a small plane that crashed in Papua New Guinea were killed, the airline said Wednesday.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called for calm Wednesday, assuring the Indian community that his country was still one of the safest study destinations in the world despite a series of attacks on Indian students in Sydney and Melbourne.
Part of the winning strategy in Afghanistan may already be in place. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Australia will boost its troop commitment in Afghanistan by 450 soldiers to help in the international fight against a resurgent Taliban, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Wednesday.
Australia's prime minister Friday slammed those engaged in human trafficking after an explosion aboard a boat carrying Afghan refugees killed three people and injured more than 40 others near Ashmore Reef, off Australia's northwest coast.
International media reaction to the G-20 summit in London ranged from wary to upbeat Friday, as the world digested details of the $1 trillion plan to tackle the economic crisis.
Australian leaders passed a $42 billion (US $26.5 billion) stimulus package Friday in response to the global recession.
Winds whipping across southeastern Australia's countryside continued to fan deadly brushfires Wednesday, spreading flames through rural towns and ravaging scores of homes.
Investigators in Australia believe some of the deadly wildfires ravaging dry southeastern bushland may have been set, a conclusion prompting Australia's prime minister to call such acts "mass murder."
Hours after meeting cycling champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his government would devote about $3.8 million in new funding to cancer research.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Sunday that his government will guarantee all deposits in the country's banks and financial institutions for the next three years.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd urged the United States on Tuesday to take more action on climate change and become more involved in the global debate on the issue
CNN's Guillermo Arduino takes a look at where the world's oil is coming from.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd explains his mock salute to President Bush.
President Bush praises Australia's work in Iraq during a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The HMAS Sydney, which sunk off the coast of Australia during WWII, has been found. AuBC's Kirrin McKechnie reports
The wreck of an Australian navy battle cruiser has been found off the nation's western coast, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Monday, ending one of the country's most enduring maritime mysteries.
Australian Prime Minster Kevin Rudd on a one-day visit to the East Timorese capital Dili Friday pledged his nation's continued support in the aftermath of this week's assassination attempts on the prime minister and president.
CNN's Hugh Riminton: 'Electrifying" atmosphere as Australia's parliament says "sorry" to aborigines.
The Australian government apologized Wednesday for years of "mistreatment" that inflicted "profound grief, suffering and loss" on the country's Aboriginal people.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd introduced a motion in the Australian national parliament Tuesday, apologizing for past mistreatment of the country's Aboriginal population. Here is the full text of that apology:
Australia's new prime minister assured Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday that his country's troops intend to be in Afghanistan "for the long haul."
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd paid a surprise visit to Baghdad Friday, and vowed again that his country's troops in Iraq will be withdrawn by mid-2008.
CNN's Nic Robertson talks to Afghan President Hamid Karzai about government corruption and the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Australia's new defense minister warned U.S. and NATO allies over the weekend that they risk losing the war in Afghanistan without a sharp shift in military and reconstruction efforts there, according to his office.
Australia's new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sets out his new agenda. Seven News' Damien Smith reports.
Australian opposition leader Kevin Rudd greeted jubilant supporters Saturday night, as he promised changes in environmental, education and workplace policies as Australia's new prime minister.
The country throws out the government of John Howard after 11 years but hopes there won't be too much change
Polls suggest that more than 11 years of conservative rule in Australia looks likely to come to an end this Saturday as the nation votes on whether Prime Minister John Howard deserves another term.
Four-term Australian Prime Minister John Howard faces his most popular challenger ever at elections on November 24, with polls signaling a big swing toward the opposition but the outcome to be decided in a few key districts.
University of Sydney's Rodney Smith discusses the likelihood of a change in government for Australia.
If, as seems quite possible, Kevin Rudd becomes Australia's new prime minister after national elections on Saturday, the world can expect to see key changes in Australian policies on international issues such as Iraq, climate change and uranium sales to India.
Australians are voting in a federal election on November 24, in what many analysts predict will be a tight race.
Why strip club-visiting, ear wax-tasting Kevin Rudd is expected to oust long-serving PM John Howard
Australian Prime Minister John Howard sets a federal election date. He will run against labor party leader Kevin Rudd.
President Bush engaged in high-stakes talks Thursday with Chinese President Hu Jintao, the leader of one of the world's fastest-growing economies and one of its most formidable military powers.
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