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To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
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To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
As the Durban conference on climate change continues, does the debate over a carbon tax in Australia offer any useful lessons for gathered delegates?
To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
A Cold and Clever U.S. Base Move
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A Cold and Clever U.S. Base Move
With its military dominance being hollowed out by China, the agreement over access to Australian bases makes sense to the U.S. But what about Canberra?
A Cold and Clever U.S. Base Move
Why Australia Needs Nuclear Subs
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Why Australia Needs Nuclear Subs
Australia’s government is considering developing the country’s own submarine fleet. It would be better off buying American.
Why Australia Needs Nuclear Subs
Australia’s China Dance
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Australia’s China Dance
China is now Australia’s largest trading partner. Will Canberra shun its traditional allies in favour of Beijing as a strategic partner?
Australia’s China Dance
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
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Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
Massive flooding, a cyclone, catastrophic earthquakes and a nuclear crisis—there are plenty of lessons for Asia-Pacific leaders to learn.
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
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Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva oversaw a period of growing influence in the Asia-Pacific. Will his successor follow suit?
Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
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Why Japan Keeps Whaling
Every year, Japanese whaling provokes international outrage, resulting in huge damage to the country’s image. So why does it keep doing it?
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity
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Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity
The Pacific islands are becoming a key factor for nations with strategic interests in Asia. Australia needs to step up its game.
Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity
Australia Leadership Battle On
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Australia Leadership Battle On
With an extended office stay for Prime Minister Gillard uncertain, willpower may end up determining long-term leadership of the nation.
Australia Leadership Battle On
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Sun Shines on Gillard…For Now
More than two weeks after election day, Australia finally elects its first female prime minister. But it’s a tough road ahead.
Sun Shines on Gillard…For Now
Fiji - Future of the Pacific?
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Fiji - Future of the Pacific?
Is a spat between regional power Australia and Pacific island Fiji an early indication of China’s future role in the Pacific?
Fiji - Future of the Pacific?
Alexander Downer on the Poll
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Alexander Downer on the Poll
The Diplomat speaks with the former Australian foreign minister about the election and what a Liberal government might do.
Alexander Downer on the Poll
Coalition Out for the Count?
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Coalition Out for the Count?
Australia’s ruling Labor Party has recovered its opinion poll lead. Can the opposition Coalition still land a knockout blow?
Coalition Out for the Count?
Australian Election Special
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Australian Election Special
The Diplomat speaks with John Warhurst, deputy chair of the Australian Republic Movement, about Australia’s election campaign.
Australian Election Special
Gillard Election Gloss Fades
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Gillard Election Gloss Fades
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s campaign has been hit by a series of leaks. Is predecessor Kevin Rudd to blame?
Gillard Election Gloss Fades
Australian Election Special
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Australian Election Special
The Diplomat speaks with John Roskam, head of the Institute of Public Affairs, about immigration, climate change and taxes.
Australian Election Special
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