Australia's newly elected conservative government prioritizes tax cuts, border protection

  • by: ROD McGUIRK , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 8, 2013 - 6:35 AM

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's new government prepared to take control of the nation Sunday, with Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott vowing to immediately scrap a hated tax on carbon polluters and implement a controversial plan to stop asylum seekers from reaching the nation's shores.

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