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2006-08-14 04:25:00

Car-loving Australians on Monday were offered cash rebates to convert their vehicles to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rather than petrol in a government move to reduce the country's dependence on Middle East oil.

2006-08-14 00:21:24

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia abandoned on Monday plans for tougher new asylum laws, designed to ease Indonesian concerns, after a revolt by government lawmakers ensured Prime Minister John Howard could not pass the legislation.

2006-08-09 05:11:18

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will send an extra 150 troops to Afghanistan due to the deteriorating security situation, Prime Minister John Howard said on Wednesday, briefly boosting Canberra's commitment to Afghanistan to more than 600.

2006-07-31 00:58:41

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Monday he would seek a fifth straight term, ending his ambitious deputy's leadership hopes and cementing his place as one of the world's most successful conservative leaders.

2006-07-29 03:20:54

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Pro-Lebanese protesters fought with Australian police on Saturday as they tried to stop Prime Minister John Howard from leaving a hotel after he gave a speech criticizing Hizbollah as a terrorist organization.

2006-07-25 02:16:43

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard has been demonized by Aborigines for a decade, but on Tuesday one of Australia's most influential black leaders said Howard could be the person that ends generations of black squalor.

2006-07-12 22:40:06

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard signaled on Thursday he may seek a fifth term and lead his conservative government to the next election due in 2007, despite pressure from his ambitious treasurer to step down. "There's still a lot of things I want to do.

2006-07-11 07:57:53

By James Grubel CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) - After a decade as Australia's prime minister in waiting, Treasurer Peter Costello is now outlining a blueprint for a Costello government -- a move analysts say is designed to bolster his leadership chances.

2006-07-10 19:21:21

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A powerful decade-long alliance between Australia's Prime Minister John Howard and Treasurer Peter Costello has come to an end, Australia's media declared on Tuesday, with the pair at odds over a leadership succession deal.

2006-07-10 19:17:05

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A powerful decade-long alliance between Australia's Prime Minister John Howard and Treasurer Peter Costello has come to an end, Australia's media declared on Tuesday, with the pair at odds over a leadership succession deal.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.