“The German government has had a very strong industry policy which is much more interfering with the markets than what we have in Australia.”
A strong connection with Germany and investment in emerging technologies have seen Lucy Turnbull drive the innovation debate.
“Unions are all good or all bad – ennobling or parasitic. It’s an inadequate base for debate, but it’s what we have … Things, of course, are a little more complicated. ”
The trade union royal commission has been haunted by politicisation since it began, ranging from the Gillard–AWU claims, to the attempted ousting of Commissioner Dyson Heydon, to last weekend’s arrests. But with all the drama, are we missing the point?
Our dynamic duo in Washington; mine shakedown claims rock Jakarta; Japan-China rail battle gains speed.
Letters & Editorial
Language on suicide must change
Martin McKenzie-Murray’s excellent article “Ending the silence” (December 5-11) goes only part of the way in dealing with the stigma of suicide. Few words in the English language cover …
Family man and Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made Steve Jobs’ daughter the crux of his forthcoming film about Apple’s co-founder.
Grown-up raspberry recipes for the young at heart.
The Shenzhen biennale perhaps surprisingly highlights the benefits of informal urban planning over centralised control.
A blood test early in pregnancy to screen for foetal genetic abnormalities raises as many questions as it answers.
How athlete Clint Kimmins rebuilt his life – and career – after a stint in jail.
Adelaide. (Bonus points: Australia and New Zealand.
“Tony was just a regular dude in a baseball cap.”
The Newport Beach resident reports selling a three-year-old fridge to Tony Abbott on Gumtree. Which is weird, because onions are better kept under the sink.
“If I was going to stay it’d have to be, it’d be overwhelmingly about getting even with people that brought me down.”
The former treasurer explains why he didn’t stay in politics. Becoming ambassador to the United States is a better revenge.
“I think my worst mistake was to persuade Rupert Murdoch – and it really was me persuading him – that we should back Kevin Rudd in 2007.”
The outgoing editor-in-chief of The Australian gives a “valedictory interview” to his own paper.
“Where this hatred comes from and why, we will have to determine.”
The Republican frontrunner talks about Muslim Americans. Or himself. It’s hard to tell.
“I am more than ready to assert the superiority of a culture that is decent and humane, and welcoming, over a culture that thinks it’s right to kill in the name of God."
The former prime minister finally condemns the Crusades. Kidding – he was just stirring up cheap anti-Muslim sentiment.
“I don’t know if he’s Australia’s version of Donald Trump but he’s a very unusual man, Tony Abbott.”
The opposition leader confirms that he would much rather be facing Tony Abbott in the polls. Or better, Donald Trump.