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
Humans Arrived in Australia 49,000 Years Ago
November 04, 2016
Humans Arrived in Australia 49,000 Years Ago
New findings show that humans arrived in Australia more than 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Humans Arrived in Australia 49,000 Years Ago
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
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
US Election 2016: The View from Asia
September 30, 2016
US Election 2016: The View from Asia
Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next U.S. president. What does Asia think about the election?
US Election 2016: The View from Asia
Australia’s Most Powerful Warship Completes Sea Trials
September 27, 2016
Australia’s Most Powerful Warship Completes Sea Trials
Australia’s first air warfare destroyer successfully completed sea trials this month.
Australia’s Most Powerful Warship Completes Sea Trials
Why is Australia Investing in Electronic Warfare?
September 16, 2016
Why is Australia Investing in Electronic Warfare?
Future military concerns, of course, but also #jobsngrowth
Why is Australia Investing in Electronic Warfare?
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
How Australia Needs to Manage its Relationship With China
September 01, 2016
How Australia Needs to Manage its Relationship With China
Corrective action is needed to avoid serious damage to Australian ties with China.
How Australia Needs to Manage its Relationship With China
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
August 30, 2016
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
Timor-Leste once agreed to let the maritime boundary question rest for 50 years. What changed?
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
China and Ausgrid: Are Australia's National Security Concerns Justified?
August 12, 2016
China and Ausgrid: Are Australia's National Security Concerns Justified?
The Ausgrid decision is justified but more transparency is needed.
China and Ausgrid: Are Australia's National Security Concerns Justified?
How Did Turnbull’s Double Dissolution Gamble Backfire?
August 09, 2016
How Did Turnbull’s Double Dissolution Gamble Backfire?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to clear Parliament's crossbench of small parties and independents failed.
How Did Turnbull’s Double Dissolution Gamble Backfire?
Why Did Turnbull Decide Against Endorsing Rudd for UN Secretary General?
August 01, 2016
Why Did Turnbull Decide Against Endorsing Rudd for UN Secretary General?
Australia’s two major parties have usually demonstrated a solid bipartisan approach to international forums. No more.
Why Did Turnbull Decide Against Endorsing Rudd for UN Secretary General?
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
July 26, 2016
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
The Northern Territory has the highest rate of youth detention in Australia. Inquiry needs to ask why.
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
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