What really enables Australia to prosper is its insistence on combining the entrepreneur's right to “have a go” with the traditional egalitarian capacity for the “fair go”, argues Tim Harcourt.
While AFL fans across the country have been made aware of the Dockers' skill on the oval, few of them would be aware of the club's association with Nelson Mandela's South Africa, writes Tim Harcourt.
Australia has an export base that is spread far and wide across the globe but concentrated enough in the bigger markets for exporters to get a good bang for their buck, writes Tim Harcourt.
As the world’s sixth-largest economy and with the spotlight on it from 2014 to 2016, Brazil is now just too big for Australia to ignore, writes Tim Harcourt.
The DHL Export Barometer can give us a good indication of the long-term issues affecting the business community, and any global risks or opportunities on the horizon, writes Tim Harcourt.
Targeting Israel by boycotting products and people with Israeli connections is not only misguided but counterproductive to trade, international relations and regional peace, writes Tim Harcourt.
Julia Gillard's yuan conversion offer and framework for bilateral relations with China puts Australia in the right place at the right time, writes Tim Harcourt.
In terms of economic legacy, did Thatcherism work? Or did Bob Hawke's strategy to "bring Australia together" achieve better outcomes, asks Tim Harcourt.
The Prime Minister's newly announced currency conversion deal with China is a good first step on the long march to seamless economic ties, writes Tim Harcourt.
Australia is now entering its fourth wave of engagement with Asia, and the Asian Century White Paper provides the road map for the new steps in this journey, writes Tim Harcourt.