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    1. November 3, 2015

      Julia Gillard: Avoid ‘expensive distractions’ in education

      Innovations bring hope. Be it a new technology to extract water, to harvest crops, to deliver vaccines or to educate a...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 24, 2015

      Slater & Gordon: Equal Access Funding, off the balance sheet

      Five years ago the Australian law firm Slater & Gordon chose one of its senior partners, Paul Henderson, to...

    Special Reports

    1. Innovations in Education

      Some 91 per cent of children in emerging economies are in primary school, up from 83 p...
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    1. October 12, 2014

      ‘My Story’, by Julia Gillard

      She electrified the world with an impassioned speech about the scourge of sexism infecting Australian politics,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2013

      New York headlines

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

    30. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2013

      London headlines

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

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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