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Australian Parliament censures former prime minister Scott Morrison, a first

A censure motion against Morrison, who remains an opposition lawmaker, has no effect other than to tarnish his political legacy.

Scott Morrison: Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.(AFP)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 10:34 AM IST

Australia agrees 555 million euro settlement with France's Naval Group: PM 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the French firm had agreed to a "fair and an equitable settlement" of 555 million euros (US$584 million) for ending the multi-billion-dollar contract.

Relations between France and Australia were on ice until this May, when centre-left leader Albanese was elected. (Photo by Wendell TEODORO / AFP)
Published on Jun 11, 2022 09:43 AM IST

Australia PM Scott Morrison loses national elections, labor party to take power

Morrison conceded defeat on Saturday night and congratulated Anthony Albanese on the victory for the Labor Party, which was closing in on a majority in the 151-seat parliament.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison leaves a polling station after casting his vote during the Australian general election in Sydney.(AFP)
Published on May 21, 2022 06:36 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Australian election: Early vote count indicates close contest

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party ended the six-week campaign as a favorite to win its first election since 2007. But Morrison defied the opinion polls in 2019 by leading his coalition to a narrow victory.

Attendees at the the Liberal National coalition party election night event in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Bloomberg)
Published on May 21, 2022 04:41 PM IST
AP | , Canberra

Australia PM, trailing in election polls, announces housing policy

The policy would enable those aged over 55 to sell a home and invest up to A$300,000 ($200,000) in a superannuation fund outside existing caps.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison.(AFP)
Published on May 15, 2022 08:52 AM IST
Reuters |

Early voting begins ahead of Australia's May 21 election

Voting is compulsory in Australia and almost 17 million adults in a population of 26 million people are expected to vote.

A man arrives at a polling station in Sydney, Australia, Monday.(AP)
Published on May 09, 2022 12:06 PM IST
AP | , Canberra

QUAD to push back on belligerence in Indo-Pacific in Tokyo

The US affirmation of Senkaku Islands under defence treaty with Japan indicates that QUAD Tokyo summit will push back on belligerence in Indo Pacific.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and Australian PM Scott Morrison.
Published on May 06, 2022 09:49 AM IST

US signals focus back on China, QUAD summit on May 24

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated, “I think there is a growing convergence between the US and India. And, of course, China is a big part of that.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US president Joe Biden, Japanese premier Fumio Kishida and Australian PM Scott Morrison
Published on Apr 28, 2022 08:34 AM IST

Australian prime minister vows to create million new jobs in election pitch

Morrison said "despite fires, floods, a pandemic, a global recession, economic coercion from China and now a war in Europe," his government had driven the unemployment rate down to 13-year lows of 4%, from 5.7% when Labor left office in 2013.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison.(AFP)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 05:34 AM IST
Reuters |

EU wakes up, moves on FTA with India

The development is significant because India-EU trade negotiations have been halted since 2013 over the movement of Indian professionals and high Indian tariffs on European farm produce.

Valdis Dombroskis, EU executive Vice President for trade, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 05:29 AM IST
By, Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

Australian election announcement expected as PM visits governor-general

Governor-General David Hurley represents Britain's Queen Elizabeth and his authorisation is necessary to dissolve parliament and order a general election.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.(Reuters / File)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 06:14 AM IST
Reuters |

Australia PM cooks Modi's 'favourite' khichdi, 'celebrates' new trade ties

India and Australia recently signed an economic cooperation and trade agreement under which Canberra would provide duty-free access in its market for over 6,000 broad sectors of India, including textiles, leather, furniture, jewellery and machinery.

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison cooks Indian dish to “celebrate” trade ties with India.(Instagram handle: scottmorrisonmp)
Updated on Apr 09, 2022 10:05 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

India, Australia strike interim free-trade deal

The agreement will provide zero duty exports to 100% tariff lines from India to the Australian market, benefiting labour-intensive sectors besides providing greater access to the services space.

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal shows the virtually signed agreement of the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA) witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 11:44 PM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal

Why India-Australian interim FTA is more about strategy than trade ?

The first major factor is hidden behind the deal is India’s prowess to reject world’s largest multilateral trading block- the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) - at the eleventh hour and after couple of years forge a separate tie up with one of the key RCEP partners, which is Australia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison(Scott Morrison/Twitter)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 08:08 PM IST

Modi, Morrison scale up security, trade ties

The two leaders agreed at their second virtual summit that both countries should finalise both an early harvest trade deal and a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA) at the earliest.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 22, 2022 05:06 AM IST

India and Australia voice concern over Ukraine war

India and Australia on Monday expressed serious concern over the conflict and the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying Russia must be held to account for the loss of life during an “unlawful invasion”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 22, 2022 12:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi says early conclusion of CECA important for economic security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the mechanism of annual summit will help prepare a structural system for regular review of our relations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia PM Scott Morrison.
Published on Mar 21, 2022 01:11 PM IST

PM Modi, Morrison to hold second India-Australia virtual summit today

The first India-Australia virtual summit was held on June 4, 2020, when the relationship was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on September 23, 2021.(ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 06:31 AM IST

India, Australia likely to ink early harvest trade deal by March-end

This will be the second virtual summit between the two countries, which are also members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison are expected to unveil a slew of initiatives to enhance cooperation in areas ranging from defence to rare earth minerals.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison are expected to unveil a slew of initiatives to enhance cooperation in several areas. (PTI file)
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 05:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Australian counterpart next week

On Thursday, Bagchi said that PM Modi and Scott Morrison during the summit will take stock of progress made on various initiatives under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and also pave the way forward on new initiatives and enhanced cooperation.

Scott Morrison and PM Modi (File/ANI)
Published on Mar 18, 2022 04:13 PM IST
By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Morrison's Holi wish for Indian-Australians: 'Can be thankful for many things..'

The High Commission of India in Australia has also thanked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his wishes on Holi. 

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (AFP/File)
Published on Mar 18, 2022 10:25 AM IST
By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Indo-Pacific in mind, Australia to go for $7.4 billion nuke submarine base

The proposed nuclear submarine base facility will be Australia's first since the 1990s and is capable of hosting American and British nuclear submarines 

Australia is set to build eight nuclear submarines and deploy them in the later half of next decade(AP file)
Published on Mar 07, 2022 04:39 PM IST

Australia to hold state funeral for Shane Warne

Shane Warne passes away: Authorities in Thailand, where the late spin great was holidaying, have ruled out foul play in his shock death.

Shane Warne passed away at the age of 52 on Friday. (AP)
Updated on Mar 06, 2022 04:49 AM IST
Agencies | , Melbourne

Australia PM demands inquiry into plane laser incident

Beijing on Monday denied Australian allegations that a Chinese naval vessel shone a laser at one of the country’s surveillance aircraft.

US-made Patriot surface to air missile batteries pass during a parade in Taipei, Taiwan. AP/file
Published on Feb 22, 2022 03:59 AM IST
Agencies |

‘A celebration of democracy’: World leaders pay tribute on Republic Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's counterparts from Australia, UK and Bangladesh were among world leaders who extended their greetings on Republic Day and pledged to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation in diverse areas.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday\ (RAJ K RAJ/HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:43 AM IST

China accused of interference as Australia PM's WeChat account vanishes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's account on the Chinese social media app, which was launched in February 2019, appears to have been replaced with one titled "Australian Chinese new life."

WeChat is the overwhelmingly dominant messaging and social media platform in China.
Published on Jan 24, 2022 12:07 PM IST
AFP | , Sydney

Australian woman attempts to contract Covid so it doesn't spoil wedding: Report

Shops and restaurants in Australia have seen a self-imposed lockdown from consumers as Covid-19 cases ballooned to over 100,000 a day, while isolation rules for contacts has blown a hole in supply chains and emptied supermarket shelves.

A woman in line at a Covid-19 testing centre steps out of her vehicle.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 08:26 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Australian PM Morrison says ‘well equipped’ to tackle Covid amid surge in cases

Victoria reported 8,577 new cases, a record for the state which eclipsed the previous peak of 7,442 on New Year's Day.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison.(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 10:57 AM IST

Australia's Aspen Island to be renamed on platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

In six weeks' time, on 6 February 2022, Elizabeth II will have reigned Australia for 70 years.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 05:16 PM IST
ANI | , Canberra

‘Mountains can’t stop the river’: China's reply to Australia boycotting Olympics

Canberra's decision to join the US diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics comes amid “disagreement” with China over a slew of issues that have plunged relations into the most serious crisis since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

Pictured above are Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison (L) and China's president Xi Jinping (R). (REUTERS / File Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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