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Sep 7, 2013

Conservative leader Abbott sweeps into power in Australian elections

SYDNEY/CANBERRA, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative
leader Tony Abbott swept into office in national elections on
Saturday as voters punished the outgoing Labor government for
six years of turbulent rule and for failing to maximise the
benefits of a now fading mining boom.

Abbott, a former boxer, Rhodes scholar and trainee priest,
promised to restore political stability, cut taxes and crack
down on asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Sep 7, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Sep 7, 2013

Conservative leader Abbott wins landslide Australia election victory

SYDNEY/CANBERRA, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative
leader Tony Abbott swept into office in a landslide election on
Saturday as voters punished the outgoing Labor government for
six years of turbulent rule and for failing to maximise the
benefits of a now fading mining boom.

Abbott, a former boxer, Rhodes scholar and trainee priest,
promised to restore political stability, cut taxes and crack
down on asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Sep 7, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Sep 7, 2013

Conservative leader Abbott heads for landslide Australia election victory – exit polls

SYDNEY/CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative leader Tony Abbott was headed for a landslide victory on Saturday as voters punished Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor government for six years of turbulent rule and for failing to maximise a now fading mining boom.

Abbott, a former boxer, Rhodes scholar and trainee priest, promised to restore political stability, cut taxes and crack down on asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Sep 7, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
    • About Rob

      "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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      2006
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      English, Indonesian, Malay, French
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