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  1. More pain than gain in Canberra's troop deal?

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Barns Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will no doubt get a useful domestic political boost from her hosting of US President Barack Obama for 48 hours last week, but the longer-term ramifications of her linking Australia to Obama's China military containment strategy might not be as positive. Gillard used Obama's visit to announce that Australia has agreed ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... All I am interested in is how far I can stretch them Jaap van Zweden, candidate for post of artistic director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra We will continue to have our alliance with the United States and friendship with China Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, on plans to station US marines in Darwin Something on the table that does not ask the wealthiest people ...

  3. Gillard urged to halt greyhound sales to Macau

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the Humane Society International, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Hong Kong, and 23 other animal welfare groups in China, has written to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard ...

  4. A good week for...

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Life.' Julia Gillard The Australian prime minister, sinking in the polls as she deals with unpopular policies at home and the worsening economy at large, was given a political pick-me-up ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Gillard suffers the first anniversary blues Today marks a year since Julia Gillard became Australia's first ... coup last July 24. The anniversary comes as the ruling Labor Party fares worse in opinion polls than it had in the weeks before party power brokers decided to dump Rudd in favour of Gillard ...

  6. Beyond relations based on economic reliance

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the next few years if it is to continue its relatively harmonious course. Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in Beijing for a visit this week, will no doubt be conscious of this as she meets her counterparts. Gillard, and other Australian political leaders, face some tough decisions about how to play China without a backlash at home. Australia's political elite have been ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... woman governor-general, Quentin Bryce. The meeting comes after Prime Minister Julia Gillard caused a stir in Australia on Wednesday for failing to curtsey when welcoming the monarch. The Welsh-born Gillard, who favours Australia becoming a republic, shook hands with the Queen instead, a permissible protocol but one that sparked controversy on television, radio and social media. ...

  8. No understanding of China can come without study

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that the government would release a white paper on how Australia should build its level of engagement with China over the course of the next few decades. Gillard's political opponents are also anxious to jump on the China bandwagon, with Malcolm Turnbull, a prominent opposition MP, giving an address in London last week that touched on a vision ...

  9. Tai-Pan link to bizarre crime

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of demands. It took hours before a bomb squad realised the device was a fake and police have since described the case as 'very unusual'. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said ...

  10. A ring fence will hurt, not protect, Australia

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there is 'almost a subconscious concern... creeping into the Australian psyche'. It is reflected on a number of fronts. Last year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government slashed the number ...




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