| Share
 

Australia

Previous
Flag of Australia
Index
  1. Australia Main Page
  2. From the World Wars to the End of the Millennium
  3. Changes in Immigration Policy
  4. Australia on the International Stage as Peacekeeper
  5. Australia Elects Its First Female Prime Minister
  6. Worst Flooding in Decades
  7. U.S. Establishes Military Presence
  8. Wildfires and Record High Temperatures Strike in Early 2013
  9. Gillard Resigns after Losing Party Leadership
  10. Worst Fire Emergency in almost 50 Years
  11. Abbott Named Prime Minister
Abbott Named Prime Minister

In the Sept. 2013 federal elections, the incumbent Labor Party, led by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was defeated by the Liberal/National Coalition opposition. The Liberal/National Coalition was led by Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia. A Member of Parliament since 1994, Abbott was sworn in as prime minister on Sept. 18, 2013.

On Jan. 28, 2014, Peter Cosgrove was named to succeed Governor-General Quentin Bryce. A retired Army officer, Cosgrove served as Chief of the Defence Force from July 2002 to July 2005.

See also Australian dependencies.
See also Encyclopedia: Australia .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Australia
Australian Bureau of Statistics www.abs.gov.au/

Information Please® Database, © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Armenia Countries Austria

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring