Australian prime minister Tony Abbott in May introduced the toughest budget in almost two decades, warning that the economic situation was an “emergency”. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/EPA

After 23 years of continuous growth, and being the only developed country to avoid recession in that time, there is a feeling in some corners that (...)

Guiding hands: young Irish professionals at an event hosted by the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce during last year’s Lions rugby tour

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