In 2010, the economic uncertainty of 2009 will be replaced with the political kind.
If the Australian history profession could award a Victoria Cross, it should go to Keith Windschuttle.
A year ago the Rudd government was ‘in charge and on top… on a high’, or so we wrote.
The Commonwealth is ‘becoming steadily less comprehensible, tending more and more, under the driving influence of many of the new nations, to replicate the divisive activities of the United Nations, without adding a coherent body of ideas’.
Tony Abbott’s sudden elevation to the leadership of the Liberal party is good for Australia and good for the Liberal party.
The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this month should be celebrated by all free people.
The Rudd government’s attempt to appear tough is making it look ridiculous.
This week we pay tribute to Peter Costello and his valuable contribution to Australia.
Joel Fitzgibbon’s resignation last week was the proper conclusion to a sequence of blunders and dubious oversights that brought his fitness for office into question.
The release of the national accounts always brings into stark relief the contrast between fact and rhetoric in public discourse.
The furore accompanying this year’s minor surge in illegal ‘boat people’ has obscured the Rudd government’s decision to cut legal immigration to Australia.
Tucked away in last week’s federal Budget is a change to the tax code that will curtail use of employee share ownership plans (ESOPs).
Now it is official.
‘That’s why I’ve always said, and why I will always say, with pride, I’m an economic conservative.
For all the bleating about the economic crisis, eight months later Australia remains a fundamentally salubrious place.
The minor surge in unauthorised boat arrivals in northern Australia this year has been steadily increasing concern about the effect of the Rudd government’s promised ‘humanising’ of immigration policy.
Government’s raison d’être is to provide services to citizens that could not be provided economically by anyone else, or if they were, would be priced to the point of abuse.
While Australians pondered the consequences of last week’s G20 summit, the Rudd government made good on one of its lesser-known election promises last Friday.
On the doorstep of 10 Downing Street this week, Prime Ministers Rudd and Brown claimed the G20 meeting in London to be ‘a decisive moment for the world economy’.
Our 25th issue caps the most frenetic fortnight of political activity in Australia since the 2007 federal election.
On 21 March, Queenslanders have a choice between a stale 11-year-old Labor government and the untested Liberal–National opposition led by Lawrence Springborg.
Last year, the official secretary to the governor-general, Malcolm Hazell CVO, gave a speech in Wagga Wagga to shed light on the governor-general’s role.
Telstra’s announcement last week that chief executive Sol Trujillo will depart in June put corporate governance in the spotlight.
Individual reactions to this month’s tragic loss of life and property in Victoria show the widespread sympathy Australians feel for their countrymen in a time of crisis, no matter how far removed they might be in practice.
Victorians are still picking over their charred possessions and adjusting to a life without their loved ones: a real Australian crisis.