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Grant Wyeth

Grant is a writer and political analyst. His background is in political philosophy and development theory, and combined with his work in the digital industry, he pursues an interest in the impact of technological innovation on evolving human interaction and economic opportunity.

He has previously lived in London, Montreal and a town in the Indian state of Kerala called Palakkad, but he currently lives in Melbourne where he is undertaking a Master of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He tweets at @grantwyeth.
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
April 11, 2017
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Australia’s prime minister hopes to emphasize the wealth of opportunities between the two countries in his 4-day trip.
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
April 05, 2017
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
March 28, 2017
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A former prime minister urged Fiji to better acknowledge its past, especially the 40 years indentured Indian labor.
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
March 14, 2017
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
The WA Liberal Party abandoned its pact with the National Party to make a deal with One Nation. It backfired.
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
March 08, 2017
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Australia has called all of its current diplomatic heads of mission home to help craft a new foreign policy white paper.
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
February 28, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
Australia's relations with Israel are a balance between developing strong ties and managing moral quandaries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
February 16, 2017
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns.
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
February 11, 2017
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
Cory Bernardi's defection from the Liberal Party is a significant moment in Australian politics.
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
February 09, 2017
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
Wang Yi's trip to Australia shows ever-closer ties between the two countries.
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
January 31, 2017
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
Australia seeks critical clarifications on the impact of U.S. President Trump's recent executive order.
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
January 11, 2017
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
Terminating the CMATS treaty is a first step, but negotiating a median line boundary will be more difficult
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
January 07, 2017
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
Opportunity in Australia is increasingly concentrated in two cities, leaving much of the country behind.
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
Kiribati First to Pilot Australia’s Microstate Visa Program
December 29, 2016
Kiribati First to Pilot Australia’s Microstate Visa Program
The new program grants a 2-year work visa, restricted to jobs in northern Australia's agriculture or tourism industries.
Kiribati First to Pilot Australia’s Microstate Visa Program
Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
December 13, 2016
Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
English has been the architect of many of New Zealand’s successful policies. Now he steps to the front.
Meet Bill English, New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
December 07, 2016
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
Julie Bishop will visit the Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu over the course of two days.
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise
November 30, 2016
Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise
Holiday visa holders will face a 15 percent tax, rather than a 32.5 percent tax; impact will take time to judge.
Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise
Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave
November 17, 2016
Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave
Putting "Australia First" by pushing to restrict high-skilled immigration could undermine Australia’s prosperity.
Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave
After Trump Win, Australia Hopes for Stability in Relations With US
November 10, 2016
After Trump Win, Australia Hopes for Stability in Relations With US
Canberra is hoping that Trump will govern within the bounds of established norms that have served Australia well.
After Trump Win, Australia Hopes for Stability in Relations With US
Australian Government Proposes Visa Ban on Prior Asylum Seekers
October 31, 2016
Australian Government Proposes Visa Ban on Prior Asylum Seekers
The Coalition has long catered to far-right elements. The new legislation follows that trend.
Australian Government Proposes Visa Ban on Prior Asylum Seekers
From Phosphate Mining to Detention Centers: Nauru’s Destructive Fixes
October 18, 2016
From Phosphate Mining to Detention Centers: Nauru’s Destructive Fixes
The brutal irony is that without the current presence of displaced persons, Nauruans may become displaced themselves.
From Phosphate Mining to Detention Centers: Nauru’s Destructive Fixes
South Australia's Blackout Blame Game
October 05, 2016
South Australia's Blackout Blame Game
While some pointed to the switch to renewables as the cause, a preliminary report blames the state’s “skinny” grid.
South Australia's Blackout Blame Game
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
September 16, 2016
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
Despite strong public support for same sex marriage, ultra-conservatives in the Liberal Party demand a plebiscite.
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
September 09, 2016
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change.
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
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