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Scientists say Australia’s Tony Abbott is engineering an ‘environmental train wreck’

An “environmental train wreck.” That’s what leading environmental scientists say that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has engineered, in less than one year in office. They say the changes he’s implementing could result in irreversible damage to some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems.…

Tony Abbott sworn in as new Australian PM

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister on Wednesday, officially ending six years of Labor rule, with the conservative vowing to get straight down to business. The 55-year-old leader of the Liberal/National coalition government was sworn in at Government House in Canberra by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. He…

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd concedes election defeat to conservative challenger Tony Abbott

Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Saturday conceded election defeat to conservative challenger Tony Abbott, with six years of Labor rule coming to an end as he wished his rival well. “A short time again I telephoned Tony Abbott to concede defeat at this national election,” he said at a…

Australian PM Kevin Rudd heads for election wipe-out

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vowed Friday to fight to the end despite polls showing him heading for an election wipe-out as rival Tony Abbott looked forward to getting straight to work. A Galaxy survey in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, a day before voters cast their ballots, found Rudd had…

Australian lawmaker knocked for remark on party mate’s ‘sex appeal’

Australia’s opposition leader, accused last year of misogyny in a blistering speech by then-prime minister Julia Gillard, was under fire Tuesday after touting the “sex appeal” of an election candidate. Tony Abbott, currently the frontrunner to become next prime minister in September 7 polls, made the remark while campaigning with…

Carbon Dioxide’s invisibility is what causes global warming

Australia’s leader of the opposition Tony Abbott recently derided an emission trading scheme as “so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no one”. This echoes an earlier statement where Abbott…  …

Police ‘rescue’ Australian PM from Aboriginal rights protesters

Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday had to be bundled out of a Canberra restaurant by security service agents after it was surrounded by furious Aboriginal rights protesters. Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were stranded in The Lobby restaurant as dozens of demonstrators from a protest against Australia Day,…

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