Contributors / Jackie Dent

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Briefing

Why did the Samoan cross the road? (It’s all in the name of regional harmony), Australia and New Zealand drop their guards and rock’n’roll rescues aboriginal languages.

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Still evolving

As capital of the vast, sparse Australian Northern Territory, Darwin has been given plenty of room to emerge as a dynamic port town. This gateway to Asia is excited about its future – be it in property, pearls, or crocod…

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Briefing

Why the Russians just Yandex it, how a row is brewing in Australia over books and the new approach to wealth management for Saudi businesswomen

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Justice for all

LA’s police force is trying to improve its image by creating friendlier buildings, including a glistening new HQ. We also visit an ‘eco’ police station in Victoria, Australia, and look at how forces around the world are…

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Tasmanian angel

Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is the nearest inhabited landmass to Antarctica and that’s why scientists flock to the city that is at the frontline of environmental research. Add to this adventurous tourists and food pioneers…

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Cool Operator

Ten years ago, Australian Shane Williams invented a vest to cool down football players and improve their performance on the field. Today his simple invention is helping commandos in sun-baked Iraq, burn victims, heart…

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Accidental empire

Not since the Second World War have the islands of the Pacific been so hotly fought over. This time, however, the battle lines are diplomatic. China, the US and Taiwan are all pitching in but it is Australia that is running…

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