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The ghost of Kevin Rudd

First, I never want to hear another excited word about shovel-ready projects. Second, I would like to see decent cost-benefit analyses before any new spending project. And third, I wish the public service would curb any over-enthusiastic minister on their respective pet projects. [...]

Wende in Down Under

Scott Morrison kam als Übergangs-Premier ins Amt. Mit seinem guten politischen Instinkt dürfte er dort noch lange verweilen. [...]

Le cultural clash

It took the Australian Government years to decide whom to task with building its next generation submarine fleet. It was still not enough time to prepare them for the cultural clash that followed. [...]

Still the lucky country

Australia has demonstrated that reality can easily keep up with the fiction of House of Cards. Frank Underwood’s Washington seems almost civilised against the snake pit that is Canberra. [...]

“House of Cards” in Canberra

Im letzten Jahrzehnt hat Australien demonstriert, dass die Wirklichkeit mit der Fiktion von “House of Cards” problemlos mithalten kann. Gegen die Schlangengrube von Canberra wirkt Frank Underwoods Washington nachgerade zivilisiert. [...]