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Aussie PM and his Sabah link

The Sandakan Death March is Australia’s lost World War II history that should not be forgotten.

Factbox - Australia's election: key themes and contests

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a contest to determine whether conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison can maintain his shaky grip on power or whether the centre-left Labor party will return to office after six years in opposition.

Australia's PM launches official campaign six days out from election

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially launched his party's election campaign on Sunday, less than a week before the May 18 vote that opinion polls have consistently indicated he will lose.

Factbox - Australian democracy at a glance

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will hold a general election on May 18, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday.

"Time's up Tony": Australian conservatives targeted in May election

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Sydney psychologist Nicola Gates is weeks away from doing something she has never done before – casting a vote for a candidate other than former conservative Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott.

Cardinal Pell: From Vatican apartment to Australian prison cell

SYDNEY (Reuters) - For two decades, George Pell was the dominant figure in the Catholic Church in Australia - a boy from a gold mining town whose ambition, intellect and knack for befriending influential people propelled him to become the third-most senior official in the Vatican.

Cardinal Pell - Dramatic fall from grace for Vatican treasurer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - For two decades, George Pell was the dominant figure in the Catholic Church in Australia - a boy from a gold mining town whose ambition, intellect and knack for befriending influential people propelled him to become the third-most senior official in the Vatican.

Australia PM holds emergency meeting as electoral oblivion looms

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held an emergency meeting with members of his embattled Liberal party on Monday as his minority government stared down the barrel at a heavy election defeat within the next six months.

How climate policy wars are frustrating corporate Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's revolving door of political leadership has hit confidence in sectors particularly prone to policy uncertainty, such as energy, which could hurt business investment and push back the timeframe for a central bank interest rate hike.

New Australian PM gets to work; government support plummets

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's new prime minister toured drought-hit farms on Monday to show voters after a week of turmoil the government was back to work, but a leading opinion poll showed it now faces an even greater chance of electoral defeat after changing leaders.