Malcolm Turnbull

ANZUS would be invoked against N Korea - Turnbull

The Trump administration has escalated its rhetoric against North Korea, after the rogue regime threatened to attack the US territory of Guam in the Pacific.

"America stands by its allies, including Australia of course, and we stand by the United States," Mr Turnbull told 3AW.

"So be very, very clear on that. If there's an attack on the US, the ANZUS Treaty would be invoked and Australia would come to the aid of the United States, as America would come to our aid if we were attacked."

Turnbull confirms Sydney raids related to terrorist plot

Australian anti-terrorism police arrested four men during a series of raids in Sydney overnight.

Heavily armed police carried out raids at several properties, in the inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, and the southwest suburbs of Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl.

Federal police were given information the plot involved the use of an "improvised device".

A woman, who told the ABC her son and husband were arrested after her Surry Hills house was raided, denied they had any links to terrorism.

Does Australia want Turnbull to save the relationship with Donald Trump?

Three months into his presidency, Trump's sternly nationalistic and isolationist rhetoric has Australia questioning whether it can continue to count on the US, testing one of the world's closest alliances.

"There's a great sense of loss about the America that we thought underpinned the security order (and) that the America we relied on might not be there," Mathew Davies, head of the international Relations Department at the Australian National University, told CNN.

Trump continues to question refugee deal

Less than an hour after White House press secretary Sean Spicer offered assurances the US would uphold a deal to take in 1,250 refugees from Australia, Trump continued to fume about the agreement, which had sparked the heated conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this weekend.

The President again cast doubt on whether the US would uphold the agreement, while Turnbull scrambled to reassure Australians that Trump had promised in their phone call to honor the agreement, negotiated by the Obama administration.

Australian PM reveals he gave A$1.75m to own campaign

Malcolm Turnbull, a former investment banker, made his contribution in the final weeks before the July poll.

His donation has been criticised by opposition Labor MPs, who said he "got out his wallet" to win the election.

But Mr Turnbull's colleagues have described it as "the purest donation of all" because there could be no suggestion of outside influence.

The prime minister disclosed the sum in a televised interview, ending recent speculation.

Trump had heated exchange with Australian PM

Trump's apparent dispute with Turnbull on Saturday came on the same day that he held phone calls with four other world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Australia is an intimate ally of the United States, with the two countries joining three other English-speaking nations in an intelligence sharing arrangement known as the "Five Eyes."

Refugee deal

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull pays price for A$5 handout

And so it was when Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull gave A$5 (£3) to a beggar on Melbourne's streets.

On his way to give a major economic speech on Thursday, Mr Turnbull stopped to shake the man's hand and slip some money into his coffee cup.

But this minor act of generosity quickly turned into a major talking point on social media, where people were keen to criticise the PM from multiple angles.

Turnbull accuses IBM of failing to protect census website from attack

The Federal Government has not ruled out seeking compensation over the failure of the website, which IBM was contracted to run on behalf of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The website was shut down after numerous denial of service (DoS) attacks, along with hardware failure, prevented millions of Australians from filling out their census forms online on Tuesday night.

Kevin Rudd describes Malcolm Turnbull as 'brick wall' stopping him from getting top UN gig

The former prime minister addressed a Young Labor function in Brisbane on Saturday, a day after being told the Federal Government would not endorse his bid to become the next secretary-general.

He said it was part of the "collective scar-tissue" of life.

"Sometimes, it will turn to shit," he said.

Malcolm Turnbull hits back at Kevin Rudd over release of 'private, confidential' letters

Mr Rudd released the letters on Friday night, after Mr Turnbull revealed he had decided not to nominate him for the role as the world's top-ranking diplomat.

In the three letters, dated earlier this year, Mr Rudd wrote that Mr Turnbull had previously told him he would support his bid.