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Sep 9, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Sep 9, 2013

Cars, guns and sport: small parties drive Australian Senate to distraction

CANBERRA, Sept 9 (Reuters) – It’s got guns for everyone and
souped-up cars, as well as mechanical dinosaurs and a Titanic
replica – welcome to the new dawn of Australian politics.

Almost 15 million voters in sports-mad Australia chose
conservative fitness fanatic Tony Abbott as their new leader on
Saturday, at the same time heralding in a rag-tag group of
“micro parties” set to play a role in the upper house Senate.

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Sep 8, 2013

Analysis: After election victory, Australia’s new PM faces sternest test

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s prime minister-elect risks becoming a victim of his own success following an emphatic election win that threatens to reopen splits within his conservative coalition.

Tony Abbott and the Liberal-National Party coalition surged to victory on Saturday with a disciplined election campaign that painted a contrast to the country’s three tumultuous years under the Labor Party, with its revolving-door leadership of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.

Sep 8, 2013

After election victory, Australia’s new PM faces sternest test

SYDNEY, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Australia’s prime minister-elect
risks becoming a victim of his own success following an emphatic
election win that threatens to reopen splits within his
conservative coalition.

Tony Abbott and the Liberal-National Party coalition surged
to victory on Saturday with a disciplined election campaign that
painted a contrast to the country’s three tumultuous years under
the Labor Party, with its revolving-door leadership of Kevin
Rudd and Julia Gillard.

Sep 7, 2013
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      "Rob Taylor is Chief Correspondent, Afghanistan, based in Kabul. Rob joined Reuters in 2006, covering political and general news, as well as economics, in Australia and the Pacific. He has also worked in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Prior to Reuters, he was Asia correspondent for Australia's local agency AAP, based in Jakarta. Rob has covered conflict, elections, earthquakes and tsunamis on three continents. He began his career in Africa as a news photographer."
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