Gough Whitlam

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Former London Evening Standard editor Charles Wintour said exciting assignment “do not grow on trees to be plucked by hungry young mouths”. Photograph: Getty Images

Not that long ago a friend sent me a yellowing magazine story about famous Fleet Street editors, with a Post-it note attached saying: “Those were the (...)

It’s a hardy annual of Australian life, like Christmas on the beach with the ‘barbi’ and ritual debates about the use of sun screen. Come Australia Da(...)

Malcolm Fraser: became increasingly estranged from his party, criticising its hardline stance on asylum seekers and its free-market policies. Photograph: EPA

The Australian politician Malcolm Fraser, who has died aged 84, transformed himself from the patrician Liberal behind the historic dismissal of the(...)

Peter Carey: setting the record straight about the WikiLeaks founder. Photograph: Geraint Lewis/Rex

Soon after we meet, on a brisk New York day, to talk about his latest book, Peter Carey wants to set the record straight about Julian Assange. Despite(...)

Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd is battling not only jaded voters in a bitter election race, but the rancour of Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers(...)

Rupert Murdoch,  who controls 70% of metropolitan press daily sales in Australia. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

One of Rupert Murdoch’s biggest money spinners, The Simpsons television show, has sometimes featured curmudgeonly old Mr Burns instructing his ever-su(...)