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    1. July 7, 2016

      John Howard defends taking Australia into Iraq war

      John Howard, Australia’s former prime minister, has defended his decision to join the US and UK in committing to war...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Australians weigh gun law merits 20 years after Port Arthur

      “It’s not like in the movies,” says Carolyn Loughton. “You’re either dead or you’re playing dead and it’s very quiet,...

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    1. FT Rugby: World Cup 2015

      FT writers assess the leading teams and important issues surrounding the game as Engla...
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    1. April 7, 2016

      Former Australian premier John Howard backs Britain to leave EU

      He is the monarchist who defeated the republicans in Australia’s 1999 referendum on whether the country should keep the...

    2. September 10, 2015

      How a World Cup pitch paved the way for rugby’s professionalism

      Rugby union came late to World Cups. While football started in 1930, rugby league in 1954 and cricket in 1975, it was...

    3. March 13, 2015

      ‘Mythical’ Lynton Crosby is master of ‘wedge politics’ in Australia

      It was the election that John Howard seemed destined to lose. For most of 2001, his Liberal party was trailing in the...

    4. September 8, 2014

      Australia: Culture clash

      He is dubbed the man “who fought God twice and won.” But Ron Williams, a jazz singer, father of six and veteran rights...

    5. Material World

      August 27, 2014

      Will LVMH buy a stake in Proenza Schouler? Three key takeaways

      The luxury M&A rumour mill has gone into overdrive yet again amid reports that LVMH is looking to acquire a minority...

    6. March 27, 2014

      A sense of betrayal and suspicion grips the art world

      Once stung, twice shy. In an art world where reputation is everything, trust will never be the same again. A trade in...

    7. February 27, 2014

      Lord Deben’s sharp words for Australia’s approach to climate change

      The Abbott government’s move to abandon the carbon tax and other climate measures has been contentious within Australia...

    8. January 20, 2014

      Australia’s Asian tilt is a mere wish list

      Tectonic forces are edging Australia towards Asia, and so is the economy, according to a 2012 government paper called...

    9. September 5, 2013

      Why voters in Australia are primed for a change at the top

      Australians have never had it so good. And yet they have never been so fed up. When they go to the polls this weekend,...

    10. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2013

      Australia and the curious case of the highly politicised interest rates

      Politics has definitely been an element in the discussions around who will replace Ben Bernanke at the Fed. That’s...

    11. June 26, 2013

      Rudd’s return set to pose new problems for Australia’s opposition

      With the departure of Julia Gillard, Australia’s opposition coalition scrambled to respond on Wednesday: strategists...

    12. January 17, 2013

      Hague hails closer ties with Australia

      Britain and Australia are set for closer ties with the signing of a formal defence and security treaty and an agreement...

    13. November 19, 2012

      Cameron is right to turn to the fixer

      It was the last of the Conservatives’ dismal trilogy of election defeats between 1997 and 2005 that really marked David...

    14. November 18, 2012

      ‘Wizard of Oz’ aims to cast electoral spell

      Lynton Crosby, dubbed the “Wizard of Oz” by his grateful clients, made his name masterminding successive election...

    15. February 24, 2012

      Australia’s pantomime politics makes the UK look Periclean

      Even the most assiduous northern hemisphere followers of global events may be forgiven for having missed the most...

    16. September 1, 2011

      A campaign of would-be outsiders

      The barnstorming Texas governor, Rick Perry, has portrayed himself as an insurgent assailing the political...

    17. July 26, 2011

      Australia in push to strengthen US defence ties

      George W. Bush sparked controversy in Australia and east Asia in 2003 when he described the government of conservative...

    18. July 21, 2011

      Australia targets David Hicks book proceeds

      Australia’s public prosecutor has started legal action against David Hicks, an Australian citizen held in Guantánamo...

    19. July 2, 2011

      Putting the ‘Victorian liberals’ in context

      From Mr Peter J.M. Wayne. Sir, I have spent 30 out of the last 35 years serving a variety of sentences in almost as...

    20. February 18, 2011

      Kevin Rudd

      As a child living on a farm in Queensland, Kevin Rudd, who would one day become prime minister of Australia, used to...

    21. February 18, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Kevin Rudd

      As a child living on a farm in Queensland, Kevin Rudd, who would one day become prime minister of Australia, used to...

    22. December 3, 2010

      Invesco launches dividend weighted ETFs

      Invesco PowerShares has launched two dividend-weighted exchange traded funds in a sign that competition is heating up...

    23. July 22, 2010

      Treasury ‘dirty tricks’ dismay policyholders

      The coalition government appeared to promise much to Equitable Life policyholders when it was formed in May but on...

    24. July 15, 2010

      Correction: John Howard

      ● John Howard, former prime minister of Australia, was wrongly named as Michael Howard in Notebook on July 13....

    25. July 1, 2010

      Howard hit for six

      Beyond Brics (Sundeep Tucker): As Kevin Rudd is about to find out, it can be tough finding a stimulating role after...

    26. June 24, 2010

      Rudderless Labor

      Kevin Rudd’s ascent was rapid. His downfall was even quicker. The former prime minister of Australia, ousted this week,...

    27. June 17, 2010

      Health officials lament lack of data

      Public health officials do not have enough information about the impact oil exposure has on human health and are...

    28. June 17, 2010

      Health officials lament lack of past data

      Public health officials do not have enough information about the impact oil exposure has on human health and are...

    29. June 16, 2010

      Rudd's political future in balance as poll nears

      When Kevin Rudd swept to power in late 2007, as the giant killer who ended John Howard's 11-year reign as conservative...

    30. March 24, 2010

      Canberra hospital funding proposals attacked

      The leaders of Australia's main political parties locked horns on healthcare reform in a televised debate yesterday...

    31. December 1, 2009

      Australian opposition chief redraws battle lines

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s new opposition Liberal leader, a plain-spoken former student boxer nicknamed the “Mad Monk”...

    32. November 19, 2009

      Boat-people impasse ends as Australia reaches deal

      A month-long impasse over a boat carrying dozens of Sri Lankan Tamils stranded off Indonesia ended yesterday with the...

    33. November 18, 2009

      End to impasse on Tamil boat-people

      A month-long impasse over a boat carrying dozens of Sri Lankan Tamils stranded off Indonesia ended on Wednesday with...

    34. August 28, 2009

      UN envoy hits at plight of Aboriginals

      A senior United Nations representative has accused the Australian government of racial discrimination over its...

    35. August 27, 2009

      UN envoy hits at Australia over Aboriginals

      A senior United Nations’ representative has accused the Australian government of racial discrimination over its...

    36. August 20, 2009

      Future in A$2.4bn Telstra share sale

      Australia’s sovereign wealth fund is to offload a A$2.4bn (US$2bn) stake in Telstra, the country’s leading telecoms...

    37. July 18, 2009

      Lord's bull-run

      Lord's showed no signs of being affected by a decline in corporate hospitality yesterday as the stands and boxes were...

    38. March 18, 2009

      TV ads attempt to stir up hostility

      An Australian politician backed by a multi-millionaire businessman is attempting to stir up opposition to Chinalco's...

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