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Mind the gap: benefits from free trade haven't quite gone the distance

Five years on it is clear the free trade agreement between Australia and the United States was a complete dud. Despite the fanfare with which the Howard government introduced it, no tangible benefits have resulted for Australia. Rodney Tiffen is professor of government and international relations at the University of..read more

A gifted writer who spent a lifetime reporting the news

The Australian journalist Peter Michelmore spent most of his life in America and was a consummate newspaperman who later turned successfully to writing books and magazine articles.

Hopes for humanity wilted before national self-interest

Copenhagen's outcome makes future action on climate change harder.

True, correct, objective: Beijing's news for media

PRESIDENT Hu Jintao has told the world's media moguls to promote "true, correct, comprehensive and objective" news coverage, at a summit hosted by the Chinese Communist Party's primary news and propaganda outlet, Xinhua.

China calls on world media to tell nothing but the truth

BEIJING: The Chinese President, Hu Jintao, has told the world's media moguls to promote "true, correct, comprehensive and objective" news coverage at a summit hosted by the Communist Party's primary news and propaganda outlet, Xinhua.