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Australian PM’s future at stake in crucial Sydney by-election

SYDNEY: Voters began casting ballots in a Sydney by-election on Saturday that could determine the future of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is hoping to regain his parliamentary majority and safeguard his leadership. The election campaign in the blue-ribbon Sydney seat of Bennelong has been bitterly fought between the centre-right government’s candidate, former tennis star John Alexander, and the Labour opposition’s Kristina Keneally, a high-profile former premier of New South Wales, Australia’s most…

Australian PM pokes fun at Trump in leaked audio

Australia's prime minister has taken a comical swipe at Donald Trump, mimicking his mannerisms and making reference to the Russia scandal, in comments he said were intended as "affectionately light-hearted". In a leaked audio recording that comes just months after a tetchy phone call between the two leaders, Malcolm Turnbull is heard making fun of the US president's idiosyncratic speaking style. "The Donald and I, we are winning and winning in the polls," Turnbull said in a closed event for journalists in Canberra on…