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    1. December 7, 2007

      Observer: Pay-off in the end

      Glenn Stevens sparked a heated political debate in Australia last month when the central bank he leads took the...

    2. November 30, 2007

      Rudd names his hand-picked cabinet

      Kevin Rudd, the newly elected prime minister of Aus-tralia, unveiled his hand-picked cabinet yesterday while the defeated...

    1. November 30, 2007

      Rudd cuts tradition to handpick his cabinet

      Kevin Rudd, the newly elected prime minister of Australia, unveiled his hand-picked cabinet yesterday while the defeated...

    2. November 29, 2007

      Rudd unveils hand-picked cabinet

      Kevin Rudd, the newly elected prime minister of Australia, unveiled his hand-picked cabinet yesterday while the defeated...

    3. November 28, 2007

      New leader

      The Australian Liberal party will meet tomorrow to elect a new leader and deputy leader, Peter Costello, outgoing...

    4. November 28, 2007

      Liberal party poised to pick leaders

      The Australian Liberal party will meet tomorrow to elect a new leader and deputy leader, Peter Costello, outgoing...

    5. November 27, 2007

      Australian Liberals jostle for leadership

      At least three former government ministers will contest the leadership of Australia's Liberal party as it seeks to rebuild...

    6. November 27, 2007

      Liberals jostle to lead party after Howard's defeat

      At least three former government ministers will contest the leadership of Australia's Liberal party as it seeks to rebuild...

    7. November 26, 2007

      Liberals jostle to succeed Howard

      At least three former government ministers will contest the leadership of Australia’s Liberal party as it seeks to rebuild...

    8. November 14, 2007

      Conditions limit BHP moves for Rio Tinto

      Australia's foreign investment regulations will limit BHP Billiton's takeover options in pursuing Rio Tinto even though BHP...

    9. November 13, 2007

      BHP’s Rio Tinto takeover options curtailed

      Australia’s foreign investment regulations will limit BHP Billiton’s takeover options in pursuing Rio Tinto even though BHP...

    10. November 1, 2007

      Triumphant finale or Howard’s end?

      When Australian voters go to the polls on November 24, they might be expected to vote without a second thought for the...

    11. October 27, 2007

      Australia treasurer tries to avert pre-election rate rise

      Peter Costello, the Australian treasurer, sought yesterday to dissuade the country's central bank from raising interest...

    12. October 27, 2007

      Costello tries to avert rate rise

      Peter Costello, the Australian treasurer, sought yesterday to dissuade the country's central bank from raising interest...

    13. October 26, 2007

      Australia treasurer tries to avert rate rise

      Peter Costello, the Australian treasurer, sought on Friday to dissuade the country’s central bank from raising interest...

    14. October 17, 2007

      Observer: Numbers game

      With Australia's official federal election campaign just under way, prime minister John Howard scored an early own goal when...

    15. October 16, 2007

      Howard kicks off campaign with tax-cut plan

      Australia's ruling centre-right coalition sought to put the opposition Labor party on the back foot yesterday, using the...

    16. October 9, 2007

      Soaring 'Aussie' has struggling US dollar in its sights

      The Australian dollar reached its strongest level against the US dollar in nearly a quarter of a century yesterday, with...

    17. October 9, 2007

      The soaring 'Aussie' closes in on parity with US dollar

      The Australian dollar reached its strongest level against the US dollar in nearly a quarter of a century yesterday, with...

    18. October 8, 2007

      Australian dollar hits 23-year high against US

      The Australian dollar reached its strongest level against the US dollar in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday, some...

    19. September 28, 2007

      Observer: No worries?

      For true blue Australian blokes and sheilas, the phrases "no worries" and "she'll be right" are favourite slices of the...

    20. September 14, 2007

      Howard to step down after poll

      John Howard has called an end to his political career after saying he would retire as Australia's second-longest serving...

    21. September 13, 2007

      Howard signals end to political career

      John Howard has called an end to his political career after saying he would retire as Australia’s second-longest serving...

    22. September 4, 2007

      Chances of Australian rate rise grow

      The Australian economy expanded 4.3 per cent in the second quarter from the previous year, but outpacing all the members of...

    23. August 27, 2007

      Equine flu spreads in Australia

      The Australian horse-racing industry faces heavy losses as the country’s first outbreak of equine influenza rapidly spreads...

    24. August 2, 2007

      Observer: Sun, sand and the yen carry trade

      As finance ministers from 21 countries jetted into Coolum on Queensland's self-styled sunshine coast for the annual Asia...

    25. August 1, 2007

      Observer: Sun, sand and the yen carry trade

      As finance ministers from 21 countries jetted into Coolum on Queensland’s self-styled sunshine coast for the annual Asia...

    26. July 25, 2007

      Dissent puts Howard on the defensive

      As John Howard marks his 68th birthday, the Australian prime minister will be mulling over whether 2007 will be the final...

    27. June 19, 2007

      Woodside lifted by talk of Shell bid

      The share price of Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday rose to a one-year-high on speculation that Australia’s biggest energy...

    28. June 8, 2007

      Australian jobs boom drives migration to mining towns

      Dale Roddick is retiring in a few weeks, after 27 years as an offshore boat engineer in the Australian oil and gas sector....

    29. June 7, 2007

      Staff scarce in Australia’s commodities boom

      Dale Roddick is retiring in a few weeks, after 27 years as an offshore boat engineer in the Australian oil and gas sector....

    30. June 7, 2007

      Australia's economy thrives despite drought

      The Australian economy grew at its fastest pace in three years in the first three months of 2007 even as a prolonged...

    31. June 6, 2007

      Australia sees fastest growth in 3 years

      The Australian economy grew at its fastest pace in three years in the first three months of 2007 even as a prolonged drought...

    32. May 30, 2007

      Zoellick set to be named World Bank president

      The White House is poised to announce the nomination of Bob Zoellick, the former US deputy secretary of state, to be the...

    33. May 29, 2007

      World Bank managers call for shake-up

      Future presidents of the World Bank should have their powers severely limited, according to senior managers at the bank. A...

    34. May 29, 2007

      Zoellick now World Bank frontrunner

      Robert Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state, has emerged as the frontrunner to be the next president of the World...

    35. May 15, 2007

      Budget yet to boost Howard’s popularity

      Australia’s centre-right coalition is facing one of the most critical periods in its 11 years in office as its popularity...

    36. May 10, 2007

      Howard U-turn takes universities by surprise

      For years John Howard, Australia's conservative prime minister, has represented the nemesis for the country's left-leaning...

    37. May 9, 2007

      Universities surprised at Howard’s U-turn

      For years John Howard, Australia’s conservative prime minister, has represented the nemesis for the country’s left-leaning...

    38. May 9, 2007

      Howard woos families with tax-cut budget

      John Howard's coalition -government last night attempted to win back middle Australia with a family-friendly election year...

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