Politics

Broader Horizons

The Rudd Government is making good its promise to bequeath Australia a grand project and kickstart the digital economy, writes Gerard Goggin.

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Sydney down under

Supporters say the CBD Metro is a brave new underground world. Cynics call it a fast train to nowhere. Robert Milliken explores an idea whose time has come.

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The Metro Look

If all goes to plan, in a year's time, two tunnel boring machines will start crunching about 25 metres underground from White Bay in Sydney's inner west towards Central Station, writes Robert Milliken.

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Democracy's bloody beginnings

The ancient Greeks could teach modern politicians a thing or two about factional fighting, writes John Keane.

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Long March to Wisdom

Knowledge of the past helps explain the internal politics of China today, writes Jeffrey Riegel.

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Bleak House

Governments and public servants are now slaves to election campaigns and the spin cycle has left New South Wales lurching from one crisis to the next, writes Beverley Kingston.

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