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Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent
June 14, 2016
Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent
A vibrant array of minor parties provides a release valve for discontent in Australia.
Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent
New Zealand’s Defense White Paper: Playing Catch Up
June 13, 2016
New Zealand’s Defense White Paper: Playing Catch Up
On both conventional defense and cybersecurity, New Zealand is trying to "catch up" to existing trends.
New Zealand’s Defense White Paper: Playing Catch Up
Singapore-Australia Relations: Popularly Ignored But Important
June 13, 2016
Singapore-Australia Relations: Popularly Ignored But Important
The two nations have been bolstering the defense and trade ties, to little fanfare.
Singapore-Australia Relations: Popularly Ignored But Important
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
June 10, 2016
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
Paid-for propaganda or propagating the tedious?
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
June 08, 2016
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
Public sentiment and student fervor focused on allegations that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is corrupt have begun to merge.
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
June 08, 2016
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
"Aid dependency, resource dependency, and natural disasters remain huge challenges for the region."
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
Election Campaigning Highlights Northern Australia’s Potential
May 31, 2016
Election Campaigning Highlights Northern Australia’s Potential
Developing the northern region of Australia would be a significant pivot toward Southeast Asia as a major market.
Election Campaigning Highlights Northern Australia’s Potential
Beef and Boat People: New Trouble in Australia-Indonesia Relations
May 26, 2016
Beef and Boat People: New Trouble in Australia-Indonesia Relations
A gaffe by an Australian politician ahead of this summer's elections causes blowback from Indonesia.
Beef and Boat People: New Trouble in Australia-Indonesia Relations
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
May 26, 2016
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
There are strong policy encouragements to restrict supply, contributing to skyrocketing prices.
Auckland's Skyrocketing Housing Prices Are More Than a Demand Problem
Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
May 24, 2016
Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
Ironically, a peaceful transition of power is threatening to undermine democracy in Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
Wallis: The Real Game of Thrones
May 13, 2016
Wallis: The Real Game of Thrones
In the tiny French South Pacific collectivity, two would-be kings are waging a dramatic battle for the throne.
Wallis: The Real Game of Thrones
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
May 13, 2016
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
The Diplomat's Luke Hunt speaks with the writer of a new play that probes Australian politics.
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
National Security and Chinese FDI in Australia: Round Two
May 11, 2016
National Security and Chinese FDI in Australia: Round Two
Once again, the government baulks at a major land sale to China.
National Security and Chinese FDI in Australia: Round Two
South Australia Ponders Hosting a Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
May 10, 2016
South Australia Ponders Hosting a Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
Such a facility would mean revenue for the state, but comes with serious public relations hurdles.
South Australia Ponders Hosting a Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?
May 10, 2016
Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?
The government tries to be optimistic on budget matters ahead of the election.
Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?
Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?
May 05, 2016
Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?
Victoria state received a disproportionately low amount of infrastructure funding in the latest budget.
Does Australia Lack Commitment to Building Up Its Cities?
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