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  1. 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...

  2. 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 but...

  1. 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...

  2. 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, they...

  3. 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 probably...

  4. 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 have...

  5. 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 to...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 victories...

  8. 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...

  9. September 1, 2011

    A campaign of would-be outsiders

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

  10. 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 prime...

  11. 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 Bay for...

  12. 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 many...

  13. 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 build...

  14. 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 build...

  15. 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 in...

  16. 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 Thursday...

  17. July 15, 2010

    Correction: John Howard

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

  18. 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 being...

  19. 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, only...

  20. 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 becoming...

  21. 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 becoming...

  22. 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 prime...

  23. 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 that...

  24. 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”...

  25. 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...

  26. 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 the...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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 group,...

  30. 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...

  31. March 18, 2009

    Australian TV ads turn up the pressure on Chinalco deal

    A senior Australian politician is attempting to stir up public opposition to Chinalco's planned $19.5bn investment in Rio...

  32. 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...

  33. March 17, 2009

    TV ads turn up pressure on Chinalco-Rio deal

    A maverick Australian politician is attempting to stir up public opposition to Chinalco’s planned $19.5bn investment in Rio...

  34. February 2, 2009

    World Diary

    TODAY Herzliya conference A three-day summit of Israel's decision makers, focusing on the balance of national security with...

  35. January 9, 2009

    Medallion man

    Now with a gong, not a whimper. George W. Bush is ending his days in the White House with the unapologetic award next week...

  36. November 8, 2008

    While orientalist paintings prove unpredictable, all eyes are on antiques

    The Winter Fine Art and Antiques fair, which kicks off on Monday at London's Olympia, offers everything from English...

  37. November 8, 2008

    The art market: All eyes are on antiques

    The Winter Fine Art and Antiques fair, which kicks off on Monday at London’s Olympia, offers everything from English...

  38. October 9, 2008

    Australians find chillier job market at home

    Expatriate Australians frozen out of their overseas jobs by the global financial chill may be coming home to a changing...

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