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PM Modi and I wish to be known as infrastructure PMs, says Tony Abbott

Tony-AbbottNew Delhi, Sep 5 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said here on Friday that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi both wish to be known as the infrastructure Prime Ministers.

"Both PM Modi and I wish to be known as infrastructure PMs and the G20 will focus on mobilizing private capital to address the world's infrastructure deficit," PM Abbott said while addressing a Business Meet in New Delhi.

Aus PM Abbott arrives in New Delhi

Tony-AbbottNew Delhi, Sep 4 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott , in India for a two-day visit, has arrived in New Delhi.

Abbott, whose visit is the first accorded the status of a State Visit since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected, hopes to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement between the two countries, enabling uranium sales by Australia to India. (ANI)

Australian PM to reach India tomorrow on two-day visit

Tony-AbbottNew Delhi, Sept 3 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abott will reach New Delhi on Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Abott will meet Prime Minister Modi at the Hyderabad House here on Friday evening after which some agreements are expected to be signed between the two nations.

The Australian Prime Minister will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari during his stay in New Delhi.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary. (ANI)

Australian PM congratulates Modi

Tony-AbbottCanberra, May 16 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott congratulated Narendra Modi Friday for leading the BJP to victory in the Indian general elections.

"I've spoken to @narendramodi and congratulated him on his success. I look forward to strengthening ties between India and Australia," Abbott tweeted Friday in his official PM account.

According to Radio Australia, Abbott has invited Modi to visit Australia for the G20 Summit to be held in Brisbane in November. (IANS)

Second Sydney airport to be built at Badgerys Creek

Second Sydney airport to be built at Badgerys CreekAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said tha the second airport for Sydney will be devloped at Badgerys Creek.

The plans to develop the new airport will result in tens of millions of dollars of infrastructure investment for the city's west areas. Badgerys Creek, which is about 50 kilometres west of Sydney's Central Business District, has been selected as the site for the development of the new airport by the country's cabinet on Tuesday.

Tony Abbott 'very confident' signals detected are from MH370 black boxes

Tony AbbottSydney, Apr. 11 - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he is 'very confident' signals detected in the search for missing MH370 jet are from the plane's black boxes.

In a press conference in China, Abbott said a 'series of detections' from the towed pinger locator aboard the Australian search vessel ADV Ocean Shield had enabled authorities to narrow the search area significantly.

Abbott added that he was very confident the signals detected are from MH370's black box.

Australia eyeing free trade pact with Japan

Australia eyeing free trade pact with JapanAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is working to finalise a free trade agreement with the government of Japan.

The Prime Minister said pointed out that the deal will help in creating new jobs in Australia. While speaking to a business gathering in Tokyo, he said that the trade deal will also strengthen regional security. Japan and Australia are working closely to reaching a trade deal at a time when the Japanese authorities are working to reach a similar agreement with the government of the United States, which is a step ahead towards the Pacific trade pact.

India to firm up strategic partnership with Australia

Manmohan-SinghNew Delhi, Oct 8 : Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet the new Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott during his trip to Brunei this week during which a nuclear deal and negotiations on a free trade agreement are expected to figure.

The two countries are also looking to firm up a blueprint for future engagement.

Manmohan Singh will hold bilateral meetings, including with the Australian leader, on the sidelines of the India-ASEAN and the East Asia Summit Oct 9-10.

Australia to establish Indonesia study centre

Tony-abbottCanberra, Oct 1 : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday said an Australian Centre for Indonesia Studies will be established with government and private funding in Australia.

The centre's mandate will be to strengthen and deepen Australia-Indonesia business, cultural, educational, research and community links.

The centre would also promote greater understanding of contemporary Indonesia and its growing importance to Australia, Xinhua quoted Abbott as saying in Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Australia's Tony Abbott unveils new ministry

Tony-AbbottMelbourne, Sep 16 : Australian prime minister-elect Tony Abbott introduced his ministers Monday, saying it is one of the most experienced incoming ministries in Australian history.

West Australian Senator Mathias Cormann has been promoted in the cabinet as the finance minister.

Accoring to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Andrew Robb, who was the coalition's spokesman for finance in opposition, has been named the trade minister.

Incoming deputy prime minister Warren Truss will be responsible for infrastructure and regional development.

Australia to continue benefitting from mining boom in coming years

Australia to continue benefitting from mining boom in coming yearsTreasury secretary Martin Parkinson has said that the mining boom in the country will continue to benefit the Australian economy in the years to come.

The mining sector's shares in the country's economy have risen from 5 per cent to more than 10 per cent and it is likely to remain at that level in the several years to come. The sector has seen a lot of investment from international players in the recent years fuelled by increased demand from emerging countries in Asia and beyond.

Pm dismisses suggestions that government policies ended mining boom

Pm dismisses suggestions that government policies ended mining boomAustralian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that claims by opposition leaders that the Labor's policies have brought an end to the mining boom in the country.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said that the slowing resource sector is due to the mining tax that cam into effect this July. The country's central bank, the Reserve Bank yesterday said that the investments in the sector will peak next year at a level that is lower than earlier estimates.

45% Cataract Rebates Cut to be Revised by the Government

45% Cataract Rebates Cut to be Revised by the GovernmentThe Federal Government, it seems, is all set to revise the proposed 45% pull back to Medicare rebates for cataract surgery, after as many as 2 disallowance motions sent in by the Senate.

Under the proposed program, patients would have ended up receiving a little over 50% of the present rebate, with the Government stressing that it was a way to stop medical professionals from "ripping off the system".

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