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Plasma drive puts Mars within reach for humans

EXCLUSIVE Interplanetary travel: science has finally caught up with fiction, James Fitzgerald discovers. Gene “Star Trek” Roddenberry’s vision of a pioneering intergalactic society has been…


Politics wrecked the car industry

Now the Australian Coalition Government must decide if it will protect the high-skill high-wage jobs in advance manufacturing that it generated, writes shadow Industry Minister Kim…


Speed dating to spice up trade talks

Two courtiers – the EU and UK – are competing for Australia’s and New Zealand’s hand in a new trade relationship, Geoff Kitney writes. It…






British trade ambitions in a Paradise Lost

Ignorance and naivety about the politics of trade are the biggest dangers facing the May government, Geoff Kitney writes. The challenge of delivering the centerpiece…