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  1. March 20, 2014

    Australia considers diluting gender reporting rules

    Canberra is considering diluting gender reporting rules on companies, even as new statistics show that men continue to...

  2. February 2, 2014

    Tony Abbott under fire as Australia election triumph becomes distant memory

    Clutching blue umbrellas to shield themselves from the Australian sun, canvassers are working through a heatwave to try to...

  1. December 12, 2013

    Julia Gillard

    When Julia Gillard sat down at the end of her lacerating attack on “misogyny” in politics last year, it was seen as a moment...

  2. November 10, 2013

    Dubai acquits Australian real estate executives of fraud charges

    A Dubai court has acquitted two Australian real estate executives of fraud charges, a crucial step towards ending their...

  3. October 13, 2013

    Australia’s Labor party elects Bill Shorten as its new leader

    CANBERRA, October 13 – Australia’s Labor party on Sunday elected Bill Shorten to lead it in opposition, help it rebuild...

  4. 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...

  5. The A-List

    September 2, 2013

    Australia, America and the Pacific ties that bind

    On Saturday Australia will go to the polls. Prime minister Kevin Rudd – recently returned to office in place of the deposed...

  6. August 7, 2013

    Why the luck is running out for Australia’s next leader

    For two decades, Australia has deserved its reputation as a “lucky country”. Alone in the developed world, since 1991 it has...

  7. August 6, 2013

    Australia PM Rudd criticises Rupert Murdoch role in election race

    Australia’s prime minister has accused Rupert Murdoch of trying to “get rid” of the ruling Labor party and has questioned...

  8. August 5, 2013

    Edinburgh Fringe: Traverse shows – review

    In its golden jubilee season the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe’s most prestigious venue, offers a bill of fare as...

  9. August 4, 2013

    Kevin Rudd calls Australia election for September 7

    Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd has called an election for September 7, kicking off a five-week campaign as polls show...

  10. August 1, 2013

    Tobacco groups blast Australia tax rise

    Tobacco companies have attacked Australian government plans to raise A$5.3bn (US$4.7bn) through increased taxes on...

  11. July 19, 2013

    Kevin Rudd slams door on ‘boat people’ asylum seekers

    In a dramatic overhaul of Australia’s asylum-seeker policy, people who arrive by boat without a visa will be sent to Papua...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 5, 2013

    Kevin '747' Rudd back in Indonesia to talk boats

    Kevin Rudd, Australia’s new prime minister, likes hobnobbing with heads of state on the world stage so much that during his...

  13. June 28, 2013

    Australia: What’s up Down Under

    When Kevin Rudd was sworn in again this week as Australia’s prime minister, it appeared to put an end to one of the...

  14. June 28, 2013

    Political politesse

    Kevin Rudd, Australia’s new prime minister, this week called for politicians to behave in a kinder, gentler fashion. No one...

  15. June 27, 2013

    Gillard and the rise, fall and rise again of Australian politicians

    Australian politics is a bloody business. Three years ago Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s loyal deputy,...

  16. June 27, 2013

    Rudd calls for ‘kinder’ politics as he is sworn in as Australia PM

    Kevin Rudd has been sworn in for a second spell as prime minister of Australia hours after the ousting of his predecessor...

  17. The World

    June 26, 2013

    Desperate remedies for Australia's Labor party

    Julia Gillard addresses parliament (Getty) Just a couple of days ago, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications...

  18. June 26, 2013

    Julia Gillard ousted as leader by rival Kevin Rudd

    The latest act of political bloodletting in Australian politics has led to Kevin Rudd winning back the leadership of the...

  19. 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...

  20. The World

    June 25, 2013

    Smart Reads, June 25 2013

    ♦ Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve, compared big investors to feral hogs who have unfavourably...

  21. June 16, 2013

    Rudd talk intensifies as Gillard faces landslide loss

    Until a few weeks ago the idea of a comeback by Kevin Rudd, Australia’s former prime minister, seemed remote. But as...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    May 10, 2013

    Julia Gillard visits students in Papua New Guinea

    Chris McGrath /Getty Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    May 9, 2013

    Dancers of Papua New Guinea

    Chris McGrath/Getty Images Traditional dancers perform ahead of the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2013

    Indonesia's president: racing up the Twitter leaderboard

    You’re attacked as a lame duck president, nearing the end of your second and final term. Your political party is mired in...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2013

    China guard of honour

    Honour guard troops march during a welcome ceremony for Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard outside the Great Hall of...

  26. beyondbrics

    April 8, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Xi vows to protect foreign business * North Korea to suspend Kaesong operations * China opens Aussie dollar direct trading...

  27. beyondbrics

    April 8, 2013

    London headlines

    * Lebanon chooses Salam as prime minister * China clears renminbi-Aussie direct trading * Seoul on alert over North Korea...

  28. April 8, 2013

    China opens Aussie dollar direct trading

    Direct currency trading between the Australian dollar and the renminbi will begin this week, Julia Gillard, Australian prime...

  29. March 21, 2013

    Australia PM survives leadership test

    The Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has survived a second leadership challenge in 13 months after her main rival and...

  30. March 3, 2013

    SA minister lobbies UAE in doctor case

    The detention of a South African doctor on a manslaughter charge in the United Arab Emirates’ has sparked a diplomatic row...

  31. February 21, 2013

    Settler policy imperils Israel’s foundations

    Israel and Australia are involved in a spat about the death of a young man held in an Israeli prison. It is a...

  32. January 30, 2013

    Gillard gambles on Australian election date

    In the marginal Labor seat of Reid in western Sydney, Julia Gillard’s decision to trigger the start of the longest election...

  33. November 27, 2012

    Westpac chief wants more women managers

    Gail Kelly, a rare female among the ranks of top bankers, is on a mission. As head of Westpac, Australia’s number two bank...

  34. November 12, 2012

    Australia announces child abuse inquiry

    Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, has announced a national inquiry to investigate claims of child sex abuse. The...

  35. November 8, 2012

    Obama evaded shadow of crisis to win poll

    Those growing tired of Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s shop-worn aphorism about managing post-crisis...

  36. The World

    October 23, 2012

    View from Australia: Abbott's "innocent comments"

    Opposition leader Tony Abbott with his two daughers (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Earlier this year Australia’s prime...

  37. The World

    October 10, 2012

    Julia Gillard on modern misogyny in Australia

    There is something very satisfying about seeing someone publicly confronted with evidence of their own double standards,...

  38. August 30, 2012

    Five Australian troops die in Afghanistan

    Five Australian troops were killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan on Wednesday and Thursday, making it the...

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