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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Tony Abbott
A new conservative Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, will cut taxes to boost his country's ailing economy, scrap the unpopular carbon tax on emissions, curb the rising tide of asylum seekers and continue the pro-American foreign-policy tilt of recent decades ("Cooling off Down Under," Comment & Analysis, Sept. 13).
A year before Americans sent Ronald Reagan to the White House, the British rejected the frazzled Labor Party and embraced the opposition led by Margaret Thatcher. Her upset victory demonstrated to the world that principled conservatism resonates with the public and wins elections. This has happened again, this time in Australia, where voters over the weekend dumped the big-spending, big-government Labor Party in favor of the Liberal Party, which is "liberal" in the classical sense.
Australia's conservative opposition swept to power Saturday, ending six years of Labor Party rule and winning over a disenchanted public by promising to end a hated tax on carbon emissions, boost a flagging economy and bring about political stability after years of Labor infighting.
An Australian opposition leader helping to launch a liberal candidate’s campaign inadvertently turned all eyes on him with a gaffe that by Monday seemed the gift of the social media world.
Recent stumbles in Europe and Australia to implement ambitious climate change programs are providing a "cautionary tale" for the Obama administration and U.S. lawmakers as they consider how to fulfill President Obama's drive to reduce U.S. greenhouse gases.
A radio host was fired for tossing a gay joke Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's way during a live broadcast earlier this week.
Maintaining the balance of power in the Pacific requires strong allies. And as Tony Abbott, the opposition leader in Australia's Liberal Party (conservative in the American sense) noted last month in a remarkable speech at the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. has a particularly strong ally in Australia.
Australia has created the world's largest network of marine reserves and will restrict fishing as well as oil and gas exploration in a major step to safeguard the environment and access to food.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stumbled and was caught by a security guard as riot police helped her force a path through a crowd of rowdy protesters following a ceremony to mark Australia's national day Thursday.
An Australian lawmaker is getting bad reviews for a speech that seemed to mirror a Hollywood movie.
Australians woke up Wednesday from an 18-day political nightmare after two independent lawmakers threw their support behind Prime Minister Julia Gillard, giving her Labor Party the parliamentary votes necessary to form the country's first minority government since World War II.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard will lead Australia's first minority government in 67 years after two independent lawmakers threw their support behind her center-left Labor Party on Tuesday, ending two weeks of uncertainty left by national elections that ended on a knife-edge.
Will conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott replace the Labor Party's Julia Gillard as Australia's prime minister? That question lingered Monday morning in Australia and could remain unanswered for days, after Saturday's federal elections produced the country's first hung Parliament in seven decades.
The leaders of Australia's two major political parties began negotiating power deals with independent lawmakers Sunday after the nation's closest election in decades failed to deliver a clear mandate to govern.
A protester holds a burning poster of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he shouts slogans during a demonstration outside Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Abbott has also promised to repeal a tax on coal and iron ore mining companies, which he blames in part for the downturn in the mining boom.