'Fear and Greed': A Closer Look at Australia's China Policy
April 20, 2015
'Fear and Greed': A Closer Look at Australia's China Policy
What if PM Abbott is right to describe Australia's China policy as based on "fear and greed"?
'Fear and Greed': A Closer Look at Australia's China Policy
The New Zealand Dollar’s Big Moment
April 18, 2015
The New Zealand Dollar’s Big Moment
Buoyed by a strong economy, the Kiwi approaches a historic parity.
The New Zealand Dollar’s Big Moment
Australia Caught in Middle of US-China Power Tussle
April 14, 2015
Australia Caught in Middle of US-China Power Tussle
Canberra could struggle to balance its interests as tensions rise over the AIIB and TPP.
Australia Caught in Middle of US-China Power Tussle
Australia: Net Piracy and Metadata
April 10, 2015
Australia: Net Piracy and Metadata
A landmark piracy case could be linked to the controversy over metadata retention.
Australia: Net Piracy and Metadata
Australia To Join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
March 30, 2015
Australia To Join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Australia announced that it will join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member.
Australia To Join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
So Is Australia Cutting Its Aid Budget Again?
March 26, 2015
So Is Australia Cutting Its Aid Budget Again?
It appears Australia’s aid budget will remain as it is, or at least no more “slashed” than it already is.
So Is Australia Cutting Its Aid Budget Again?
Australia Pays Tribute to Former PM Malcolm Fraser
March 23, 2015
Australia Pays Tribute to Former PM Malcolm Fraser
Parliament was today paying tribute to the former Liberal prime minister, who died Friday at the age of 84.
Australia Pays Tribute to Former PM Malcolm Fraser
Cyclone Pam: Aid to Vanuatu Begins
March 19, 2015
Cyclone Pam: Aid to Vanuatu Begins
Australia and New Zealand have begun to provide assistance to the islands, which have been devastated by a cyclone.
Cyclone Pam: Aid to Vanuatu Begins
Australia’s Quiet Vietnam Diplomacy
March 18, 2015
Australia’s Quiet Vietnam Diplomacy
With little fanfare on summits or human rights, the two countries are strengthening their ties.
Australia’s Quiet Vietnam Diplomacy
Abbott Confuses on Indigenous Australians
March 15, 2015
Abbott Confuses on Indigenous Australians
The PM has been a staunch supporter of Indigenous rights. That makes his recent remarks all the more baffling.
Abbott Confuses on Indigenous Australians
New Zealand: Spying for the Club
March 06, 2015
New Zealand: Spying for the Club
Revelations emerge that New Zealand has been spying on friendly neighbors.
New Zealand: Spying for the Club
Australia to Send Troops to Iraq
March 05, 2015
Australia to Send Troops to Iraq
A contingent of Australian troops are to be dispatched on a training mission.
Australia to Send Troops to Iraq
Araújo’s Vision for East Timor
March 02, 2015
Araújo’s Vision for East Timor
The country’s new prime minister appeals for unity and unveils some of his plans.
Araújo’s Vision for East Timor
Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
February 28, 2015
Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
Under a new coalition government, the Pacific state has a chance to adopt much-needed reforms.
Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
Abbott's Tough Talk on Terror
February 25, 2015
Abbott's Tough Talk on Terror
In his national security speech earlier this week, the prime minister pointed to a rising terror threat facing Australia.
Abbott's Tough Talk on Terror
Internal Security: Australia’s PM Is Off Message
February 24, 2015
Internal Security: Australia’s PM Is Off Message
Tony Abbott's recent speech on national security and Islamic terrorism conflated religion and violence in the name of religion.
Internal Security: Australia’s PM Is Off Message
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