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World 02 Nov 2015 | 12:15 PM

Australia PM scraps knighthood honours, shows republican colours

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's pro-republic Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday scrapped knights and dames from the nation's honours system, less than a year after a furore sparked by the award of a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Queen's husband.

AseanPlus News 02 Nov 2015 | 9:17 AM

Australia ditches former PM’s knights and dames

SYDNEY: Australia has removed knights and dames from the national honours system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Monday, dismissing the ancient titles as “not appropriate” in the modern age.

AseanPlus News 21 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Turnbull to axe knights and dames honours

SYDNEY: New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, an outspoken republican, will dump knights and dames from the country’s honours list reintroduced under his predecessor Tony Abbott, a local media report said.

AseanPlus News 20 Sep 2015 | 8:55 PM

Knights and dames honours dumped under new Australian PM

Sydney (AFP) - New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, an outspoken republican, will dump knights and dames from the country's honours list reintroduced under his predecessor Tony Abbott, a local media report said Sunday.

AseanPlus News 20 Sep 2015 | 4:27 PM

Australia gets first female defence minister as new PM Turnbull reshuffles Cabinet

Mr Turnbull on Sunday appointed Mr Scott Morrison as treasurer, handing the conservative lawmaker the top economic job in his new Cabinet in an effort to mend party divisions following the ouster of former prime minister Tony Abbott.

Business 16 Sep 2015 | 2:18 PM

Reviving Australia economy challenge for slick new PM

SYDNEY: Australia’s new leader Malcolm Turnbull may have a stellar business record and a way with words, but his skills will be tested to the limit as he tries to revive the economy and energise a government unpopular with jaded voters.

AseanPlus News 14 Sep 2015 | 9:15 PM

Missteps and backlash: Tony Abbott’s two years as Australian PM

SYDNEY, Sept 14, 2015 (AFP) - Tony Abbott, ousted as Australian Prime Minister by challenger Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, had a tumultuous two years in office.

AseanPlus News 12 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Abbott denies reshuffle rumours

SYDNEY: Conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott took the unusual step of denying ru­­mours of a major cabinet reshuffle aimed at saving his unpopular go­vernment, amid growing unease amongst lawmakers from his own party.

World 11 Sep 2015 | 11:25 AM

Australian PM Abbott, under pressure, dismisses reshuffle rumours

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday took the unusual step of denying rumours of a major cabinet reshuffle aimed at saving his unpopular government, amid growing unease amongst lawmakers from his own party.

People 02 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM

Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock: 'They should learn to regard themselves as Malayans first irrespective of their race'

In Star2's second instalment on iconic figures in Malaysian history, we look at Tun Sir Tan Cheng Lock who stood for moderation, equality and justice.