Tag Archives | Tony Abbott

Dear Mr Abbott, What On Earth Have You Done?

By John Richardson

INNOVATION has to be the cornerstone of Australia’s economy from now on because of these two reasons:

1.)    The China-led resources boom is over  and so Australia can no longer just dig stuff out of the ground …

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How To Measure Modi’s Success

By John Richardson

WINNING an election is one thing and governing is entirely different – as the hopeless Tony Abbott is discovering in Australia (more in a later blog post).

We sincerely hope that Narendra Modi proves to be a …

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Australia: Nice Work If You Were Able To Get It

By John Richardson

BACK in the late 1990s, the blog held a discussion with an Australian petrochemicals industry executive. He described his country’s approach to free trade, or rather the lack of it, as “to put it politely, naïve, and …

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Come On Mr Abbott, Please

By John Richardson

TONY Abbott, in his victory speech on Saturday following the Coalition victory in the Australian Federal Election, renewed his pledge to scrap the carbon tax, stop the boat people and bring the budget back into surplus.

Come …

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Crossing The River By Feeling The Stones

Deng Xiaoping

 

By John Richardson

ANDREW Mackenzie, in his first speech in Australia as BHP Billiton’s new chief executive, said that global demand for commodities would grow by 75% over the next 15 years, driven by continuing urbanisation in …

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Australia Misses China Slowdown, Faces Aus$33bn Writedown

By John Richardson

THE blog was amazed over the weekend when it discovered that the country’s governing Labor Party has had to write down Aus$33.3bn in budget revenues in the space of just ten weeks, largely because it failed to …

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