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Australian PM changes carbon tax ahead of election

Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Tuesday a deeply unpopular carbon tax will be replaced by a less-severe emissions trading scheme a year ahead of schedule, in a bid to lower power bills for households as a tight national election looms.Full story

Poll shows strong shift to Australian PM Rudd, new ministry named

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd rewarded backers who helped him reclaim power from Julia Gillard with places in the new ministry he announced on Monday, while a new poll showed a strong bounce for his Labor Party before national elections. Full story

New Australian PM Rudd gives struggling government big poll boost

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Support for Australia's embattled Labor government has surged since new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took charge late last week but it will still struggle to win an election later this year, a major poll published on Sunday showed. Full story

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  Aussie PM calls menu 'grossly sexist'

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is speaking out about a menu from an opposition party fundraiser. The menu included a dish called a "Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail" which is described as having "small breasts" and "huge thighs." NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

  Aussie PM whacked with sandwich at school

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is hit with a salami sandwich while touring a high school in Canberra. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Australia apologizes for forced adoptions

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a national apology in Parliament to the thousands of unmarried mothers who were forced by the government to give up their babies for adoption over several decades. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Aussie PM addresses pending 'end of the world' 

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard barely breaks a smile in this spoof video made for a TV program that agrees with the Mayan calendar and predicts the end of the world on December 21. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  On cam: Australia's prime minister takes tumble

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard fell during a trip to India, but was not injured. Gillard joked about the incident afterwards and blamed her heels. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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