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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Australia's prospects don't bode well for a happy new year - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's prospects don't bode well for a happy new year
Sydney Morning Herald
... towards so-called "middle-class welfare" – unnecessary payments weighted towards appeasing politically significant voting groups rather than productive investments, whether in infrastructure or people. Some argue that the governments of Kevin Rudd ...

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Boot in the behind on track to top - The Australian

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The Australian

Boot in the behind on track to top
The Australian
Think Kevin Rudd. Or Julia Gillard. Leaders who leave a lasting legacy are the exceptions. Something in their character enables them to rise above the scrum, make important judgments about Australia's future, set new benchmarks for survival and success.



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Celebrate New Year's Eve by taking your enemy's hand - The Age

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The Age

Celebrate New Year's Eve by taking your enemy's hand
The Age
Each one is as far away as possible from their personal nemesis: Fraser is separated from Howard, Hawke from Keating, Gillard from Rudd, with only Abbot left in limbo in the middle wondering which ambitious young Cassius – or Cassia – will eventually ...

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Celebrate New Year's Eve by taking your enemy's hand - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald

Celebrate New Year's Eve by taking your enemy's hand
Sydney Morning Herald
Each one is as far away as possible from their personal nemesis: Fraser is separated from Howard, Hawke from Keating, Gillard from Rudd, with only Abbot left in limbo in the middle wondering which ambitious young Cassius – or Cassia – will eventually ...

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Brandis Defends Purchase Of Solid Gold House - SBS

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SBS

Brandis Defends Purchase Of Solid Gold House
SBS
After yesterday's revelations that Attorney General George Brandis racked up a $1100 dinner bill on the taxpayers dime while visiting London this year, calls have been made for the embattled minister to explain his $150 billion expense on an ornate ...