Obama’s Tripwire Postpones Australia’s Destiny: Iain McCalman

Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Barack Obama’s visit to Australia prompted the people of Darwin to take out $50,000 worth of insurance to cover him against the risk of a crocodile attack. The gesture seemed to delight the U.S. president. In a speech to about 1,000 Australians troops, his praise of the “legendary Diggers” (soldiers who fought in trenches) and “true blue Aussies” (Australians loyal to local values) went down a treat.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.