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Helped by its massive natural resources, Australia has weathered the global financial crisis better than other Group of 20 economies. In 2012, its economy grew 3.1 per cent, compared with 1.6 per cent in the United States and 1.1 per cent in Canada. 

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:08pm
 

People knew Australia through Robert Hughes ... but his way of life, his turn of phrase, his interests were things which transcended Australia

A critic's tribute for the historian (pictured), who died this week

This generation already thinks Hong Kong is a part of China

Yeo Peck Leng, founder of the Almitas Academy, on the need to teach national education

Ironically, it started raining. It just made me feel like my grandmother was crying tears of joy

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