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Kevin Rudd declares support for marriage equality
EMILY BOURKE: The political debate over same-sex marriage has been stirred up again, with former prime minister Kevin Rudd announcing he's had a change of heart and now supports gay marriage.
Mon May 20, 2013
Drug row led to stabbing, court told
A man stabbed in the back and abandoned by a fellow drug user was without a pulse for 42 minutes before being revived in hospital, a Perth jury has been told.
Rudd declares same sex marriage support
Kevin Rudd has taken a different tack to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and taken a stance openly supporting gay marriage.
Sun May 19, 2013
US-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Comes Into Force
Reports say Defence Minister Stephen Smith and US ambassador Jeffrey Bleich exchanged diplomatic notes in Canberra to formally bring the Australia-US Defence Trade Treaty into force.
Thu May 16, 2013
Libs budget claims 'house of cards': Rudd
OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott's claim that there's a budget emergency is a "house of cards" that collapses once global credit rating agency assessments are factored in, former prime minister Kevin Rudd says.
Colgate University to return aboriginal art to Australia
The paintings and drawings were created by Noongar children at the Carrolup Native School and Settlement in the southwest region of Western Australia between 1945 and 1951.
Wed May 15, 2013
Climate: sweeping cuts to programs - and more to come?
The budget has axed $2.4 billion from climate programs as the government compensates for a likely big drop in revenue from the carbon price from 2015.
Tue May 14, 2013
Novel for its lack of novelty: Gillard in PNG
PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD returned from her first official visit to Australia's nearest neighbour and former colony Papua New Guinea on Saturday with little to show for it.
PM: Abbott's 'simply not up to it'
As MPs faced their first parliamentary question time in seven weeks, the Prime Minister took aim at Mr Abbott branding him "pathetic". Responding to a question from the Opposition Leader about her stance on an increase to pensions, Ms Gillard said he was simply trying to divert attention away from his poor economic record.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sydney Star Observer
Give 'em hell: Rudd
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has told a forum in Brisbane, held last week to protest the government's funding cuts to the state's largest sexual health clinic, to "give 'em hell" and continue fighting for health care services for the LGBTI community.
Surplus promise dogs Treasurer
In the second week of February in 2008, Kevin Rudd's government unveiled a suite of spending cuts aimed at saving $640 million on the Budget bottom line.
Sun May 12, 2013
Swan to cull public servant 'fat cats'
PUBLIC servant "fat cats" on six-figure salaries face a crackdown as the Gillard government prepares for bureaucracy cuts to save $580 million.
Sat May 11, 2013
Colgate University gives Indigenous artwork collection to Curtin University in Western Australia
In an important example of international, cultural, and educational collaboration, Colgate University will give 119 Indigenous artworks to Curtin University in Western Australia.
I'm Kevin and I'm here to be a pin-up
KEVIN Rudd's new campaign posters use only his Christian name - and unlike 2010, he has now decided it is worth including the Labor Party on election materials.
Fri May 10, 2013
Geo Political Monitor
Australia's Defense Paper: Towards Middle Power or Strategic Withdrawal?
Australia's 2013 defense white paper is a very paradoxical document. While there were very few surprises in the purchases and future spending outlook, the spirit of the paper appears to signal the country's abandonment of its self-view as a "middle power" into what could be argued as "strategic withdrawal." This is particularly evident in the fact ... (more)
Island limbers up for PM's visit
PORT MORESBY: Traditional dancers in Papua New Guinea rehearsed a performance ahead of the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Jackson International Airport yesterday.
Thu May 09, 2013
Sitting down to shape state's future
A PLAN for guiding Queensland through the next 30 years, designed by Queenslanders, will be ready by the end of 2013, Premier Campbell Newman has promised.
Wed May 08, 2013
PM should have visited PNG earlier: Bishop
OPPOSITION foreign affairs spokeswoman Julie Bishop says Labor hasn't focused as much on Papua New Guinea as it should have.
Julia Gillard visits PNG
ELIZABETH JACKSON: This afternoon Julia Gillard will arrive in Port Moresby for her first visit to Papua New Guinea as Prime Minister.
Tue May 07, 2013
Pollie flim-flamming creates trust issues
JULIA Gillard's expected election loss in September stems largely from the brutal irony of her "no carbon tax" promise before the last election, after she had forced her former boss Kevin Rudd to dump it.