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An inclusive society for all

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One of Australia’s greatest resources is the diversity of its population. The Hon Philip Ruddock MP says this demonstrates to the rest of the world that you can have a cohesive and inclusive society for all.

Test your strategies with the ASX Sharemarket Game

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In the ASX Sharemarket Game participants are given a virtual amount of money to invest with the challenge to make it grow. Tony Hunter, Head of Education at ASX, says the game is popular amongst teachers as a way of bringing real world events into the classroom.

A shock but not a surprise

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Car manufacturer Holden is leaving the Australian market. Simon Cowan argues that structural change is a necessity for Australia, but urges the government to provide a safety net for suffering workers.

The GrainCorp deal: Choosing between open for business or grower control

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that it will be federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s decision alone if a foreign acquisition of Australia’s largest agribusiness GrainCorp will go ahead. Tim Mazzarol provides background to a contentious issue.

End anti-competitive discounting of national supermarket chains

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The two national supermarket chains are locking shoppers in with cross-subsidised fuel and grocery deals, argues Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association. He urges both Government and Opposition to stand up for the consumers in Australia.

Prime Minister, this Asian Century is so last century

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It's not the first time Australians have heard about how important Asia is to our future, but when PM Julia Gillard released a road map China was the main focus. Stephen Kirchner says we still have some unfinished business in the region.

Uranium trade spearheads development of India partnership

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The Queensland Government has decided to recommence uranium mining following Julia Gillard's recent dicussions with India over the sale of uranium to the country. Michael Angwin says that decision supports the national interest.

Survey finds Australia losing the race in Asia

Asian Business (Getty Images)New research from CPA Australia warns that Australia is losing the race to stay competitive in crucial Asian markets. The survey found that Australia's innovation, competitiveness and engagement with Asia are falling behind the regional powerhouses of India and China.

Australia and Asia - reading between the lines

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Last year Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, put forward the suggestion that Asian language classes should be mandatory in all Australian schools. Warren Reed says Australians have to take on new skills if they want to reap the benefits of our economic and geographic proximity to Asia.

Whiff of Success: The Intriguing Tale of Sandalwood

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The history of Australian sandalwood oil, one of the nation’s biggest early exports, is a good example of Australia’s entrepreneurial ingenuity.