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Tea drinks of Australia, unite!

Published May 20, 2017

Baristas make coffee with pretentious reverence and tea with contempt. And for the same price! It’s a scandal. ...

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Where jobs of the future will be

Published May 18, 2017

It’s perhaps the greatest question of our time: where are employment and prosperity being generated? ...

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Martyrs to the cause

Published May 12, 2017

Sorry, environmental fraternity, but there’s only so much anxiety people can take before they switch off. ...

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Australia and US share an interplay between lifestyle and aspiration

Published May 11, 2017

The Australian continent is often compared with the mainland United States ... But they have 325 million people. ...

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Melburnians, Sydneysiders: No placename like home’s

Published May 7, 2017

I’m sorry, Sydney, but Sydneysider just isn’t in the same league as Melburnians and Adelaideans. ...

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US invader Amazon threatens our protected native retailers

Published May 4, 2017

With the imminent arrival of US online retailer Amazon Prime it’s time to take stock of the local retail ­market. ...

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Rise of Trumpification effect

Published April 29, 2017

Prosperity and lifestyle leaves us vulnerable to the Trump effect ...

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We do but serve


I was dreaming I suppose, for my eyes were nearly closed when a very strange premonition came to me. ...

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Australia’s tale of two nations needs a united front

Published April 27, 2017

The Australian people can be segmented in several ways including by metropolitan and regional classification. ...

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On the streets where we live

Published April 22, 2017

Who is not inspired by the elegance of streetscapes such as the Royal Crescent in Bath or the Place des Vosges in Paris? ...

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China visitors a chance to shine

Published April 20, 2017

China will soon eclipse New Zealand and dominate inbound tourism for a generation. ...

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‘Eastralians’ and the west

Published April 15, 2017

There is something stirring deep within the Australian heartland. It is the sound of a continent cleaving into two. ...

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