Trade policies reviewed by WTO

The WTO report on Australia’s trade poli­cies, issued ear­li­er this month, urges action to secure the gains from the min­er­als boom “A major eco­nom­ic chal­l...

Let it go, Pascal

This week, in Gene­va “[WTO Direc­tor-Gen­er­al Pas­cal] Lamy recent­ly out­lined the next steps in the process, spec­i­fy­ing that the chairs of the var­i­ous ...

A small ado

< p> Pre­dictably, some trades union lead­ers are trum­pet­ing oppo­si­tion to the Gillard-Emmer­son trade pol­i­cy state­ment: Trad­ing our way to more j...

Sounds good, but…

The cur­rent Labor gov­ern­ment, unlike the Hawke gov­ern­ments, seems bent on announc­ing major pub­lic poli­cies as faits accom­plis and con­sult­ing on the r...

Imagery

From Ter­ry Pratchett’s Richard Dim­ble­by (BBC) lec­ture on the expe­ri­ence of pro­gres­sive demen­tia. “You see, the dis­ease moves slow­ly, but you know it’...