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  1. August 20, 2010

    Woman in the News: Julia Gillard

    The question was fired point blank and Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister of two months, had nowhere to hide. Would...

  2. June 29, 2010

    Femocrat in the land of the larrikin

    Four years ago Mark Latham, a former Australian Labor leader, warned that "the Aussie bloke is in crisis and in danger of...

  1. June 29, 2010

    Femocrat in the land of the larrikin

    Four years ago Mark Latham, a former Australian Labor leader, warned that “the Aussie bloke is in crisis and in danger of...

  2. October 16, 2007

    Labor's chance to recover ground

    Australia's Labor party has failed to capitalise on its 1980s and 1990s record of economic reformsince the unexpected...

  3. September 19, 2005

    Private diary's invective adds to Australian Labor party woes

    When former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke was being urged to resign, he was told: "Pull out, digger, the dogs are...

  4. August 9, 2005

    Observer: Lange and the artof political vitriol

    The art of the political insult is at its most (or should that be least?) refined Down Under. Former Australian opposition...

  5. August 8, 2005

    Observer - Asia

    Lange and the art of political vitriol The art of the political insult is at its most (or should that be least?) refined...

  6. June 30, 2005

    Latham lays into Labor

    It hasn't taken long for Mark Latham to revert to type. The former opposition Labor leader spent most of last year trying...

  7. March 22, 2005

    Latham lies low

    Mark Latham, Australia's fiery former opposition leader, is no doubt pleased that his party has held his former seat in the...

  8. March 21, 2005

    Observer - Asia

    Latham lies low Mark Latham, Australia's fiery former opposition leader, is no doubt pleased that his party has held his...

  9. March 16, 2005

    Poll boost for Labor leader as Howard's support slips

    Australia's opposition Labor party has overtaken John Howard's recently re-elected coalition in opinion polls for the first...

  10. January 29, 2005

    Beazley again leads Labor opposition

    Promising more consulta-tion, party discipline and a new approach on policy in Iraq, Kim Beazley was yesterday elected...

  11. January 28, 2005

    Beazley elected leader of Australia’s Labor party

    Promising more consultation, party discipline and a new approach on Australia’s policy in Iraq, Kim Beazley was on Friday...

  12. January 22, 2005

    Beazley faces Labor leadership challenge

    Hopes that Australia's opposition Labor party would elect a new leader uncontested dimmed yesterday when two other senior...

  13. January 19, 2005

    Australia's Labor leader quits

    Mark Latham's turbulent political career came to an abrupt end yesterday when ill health forced the Australian opposition...

  14. December 22, 2004

    Powering on

    John Howard, the Australian leader who has made a virtue of his ordinariness, reached an extraordinary milestone yesterday....

  15. December 8, 2004

    Poll puts Australia Labor leader on the ropes

    Mark Latham's leadership of Australia's Labor party came under renewed pressure yesterday with the release of an opinion...

  16. November 3, 2004

    Cup runneth over

    Forget the US election. Australians were far more interested yesterday in the Melbourne Cup, the horse race that stops the...

  17. October 23, 2004

    Water body fulfils Howard pledge

    John Howard, Australia's prime minister, has moved quickly to further his campaign pledges, yesterday creating a water...

  18. October 12, 2004

    Australia faces speedy reform of business

    Tax, industrial relations and technical training reforms long awaited by Australian business could be submitted to...

  19. October 11, 2004

    Economics, not Iraq

    It will be tempting for the US and British governments to interpret John Howard's Australian election victory at the...

  20. October 10, 2004

    Resounding win may revive Howard's reforms

    John Howard, Australia's conservative prime minister, has won his fourth successive election in a resounding vindication of...

  21. October 9, 2004

    Australian government sweeps to victory

    John Howard?s centre-right coalition on Saturday pulled off a historic victory, winning a rare fourth consecutive term...

  22. October 9, 2004

    Iraq not a big issue amid focus on economy

    From afar, today's election in Australia has been viewed in part as a referendum on the country's participation in the...

  23. October 9, 2004

    Howard's coalition on course for fourth term

    John Howard's centre-right coalition last night appeared to be on course for a rare fourth consecutive term in today's...

  24. October 8, 2004

    Polls open in Australian ballot

    Australians began voting on Saturday in an election which offered the choice between a conservative government that backs...

  25. October 7, 2004

    Labor queries government claims ahead of Australian polls

    Australia's opposition Labor party has pledged to reduce unemployment to below 5 per cent and accused the governing parties...

  26. October 7, 2004

    Labor raps coalition for 'negative' campaign

    Australia's opposition Labor party has pledged to reduce unemployment to below 5 per cent and accused the governing parties...

  27. October 6, 2004

    Australia?s Labor pledges jobs, woos green vote

    Australia?s opposition Labor party has pledged to reduce unemployment to below 5 per cent and accused the governing parties...

  28. October 6, 2004

    POLL SHOWS COALITION IN SLIGHT LEAD

    Australia is heading for a cliffhanger election on Saturday according to an opinion poll published yesterday, which gave...

  29. October 4, 2004

    Straight talker ready to stick his neck out

    With just five days of campaigning to go until AustraliaÕs federal election on Saturday, the two sides remain as they...

  30. September 30, 2004

    Labor woos Australia's conservative heartlands

    Australia's opposition Labor party attempted yesterday to drive into the heartland of its conservative opponent's support,...

  31. September 29, 2004

    Latham tries to woo Australia’s older voters

    Australia’s opposition Labor party attempted on Wednesday to drive into the heartland of its conservative opponent’s...

  32. September 29, 2004

    LABOR AHEAD OF COALITION BUT LEAD HAS NARROWED

    Labor remains slightly ahead of John Howard's centre-right coalition but its lead has narrowed with less than two weeks...

  33. September 27, 2004

    Australian PM focuses on role of the family

    John Howard, theAustralian prime minister, has promised to reinforce the role of the family at the heart of the nation if...

  34. September 24, 2004

    Save the art of the political insult

    Australia has a deserved reputation as a land of sharp-tongued politicians. The Labor party's Paul Keating famously told...

  35. September 23, 2004

    Labor funding plan comes under attack

    Australia's coalition government stepped up its attack on the economic management credentials of its Labor opponents...

  36. September 23, 2004

    The foreign factor

    At first it looked as if Australian voters would ignore foreign policy this year and concentrate on matters domestic. John...

  37. September 22, 2004

    Howard’s coalition lashes at Labor’s tax plan

    Australia’s coalition government on Wednesday stepped up attack on the economic management credentials of its Labor...

  38. September 21, 2004

    Australia’s opposition leads Howard in polls

    Australia's opposition Labor party has overtaken John Howard's centre-right coalition in the opinion polls for the first...

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