A Soviet-era joke had someone visiting the part of the commu- nist bureaucracy which issued permission to move your place of res- idence. The official barked: ‘place of birth’? ‘St Petersburg’. ‘Current place of residence?’ ‘Leningrad’. ‘Proposed new place of residence’? ‘St Peters- burg’.


In his two years as prime minister, Tony Abbott achieved more to help Australia’s exporters than any other leader in our history – and more than all Labor’s prime ministers put together.