It’s time for the G20 to invest in gender

If it's serious about sustainable and fair economic growth, the G20 needs to bring more women and issues of gender inequality to the table, writes Susan Harris-Rimmer.

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A young Pakistani girl learning to read. Photo by World Bank Photo Collection on flickr.

Serious speed and soft power

Singapore’s F1 grand prix not only shows that Asia is driving the global economy. It’s a lesson in how soft power is helping emerging states take pole position on the world stage, writes Benjamin Day.

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Democracy is more than an election

Baininmarama election victory a win for coup leader but not Fiji's democracy, writes Stewart Firth

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Bainimarama has victory in Fiji's elections, but it's no win for the country's democracy. Photo by AFP.

'Broken Nation' bags Beaumont major book prize

Study of impact of Great War both at home and at the front wins NSW Premier's Prize for Australian history.

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Professor Joan Beaumont. Photo by Penny Bradfield.

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