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'Crocs in the Cabinet': A Sordid Look at Australian Local Politics
January 05, 2017
'Crocs in the Cabinet': A Sordid Look at Australian Local Politics
A new book chronicles the sensational misdeeds of the Northern Territory's once-dominant Country Liberal Party.
'Crocs in the Cabinet': A Sordid Look at Australian Local Politics
Australia and the Crown
December 31, 2016
Australia and the Crown
Australia's debate on becoming a republic continues to rage on.
Australia and the Crown
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
Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne
July 13, 2016
Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne
The Greens have consolidated in Australia’s “cool” city, but hold a deep suspicion of the urban development that keeps it that way.
Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne
Australia Voted for a Stalemate
July 06, 2016
Australia Voted for a Stalemate
With counting ongoing, a chain of events has been set in motion that could dramatically reshape Australia’s politics.
Australia Voted for a Stalemate
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
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
Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
April 30, 2016
Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
The Diplomat's defense editors discuss Australia's recent Collins-class replacement decision.
Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
Pulling Up the Ladder? Electoral Reforms in Australia
March 22, 2016
Pulling Up the Ladder? Electoral Reforms in Australia
Changes to voting procedures look to lock out the “discontent vote.”
Pulling Up the Ladder? Electoral Reforms in Australia
Locked Out: Sydney’s Nightlife Takes a Hit
March 16, 2016
Locked Out: Sydney’s Nightlife Takes a Hit
New laws aiming to cut down on drunken violence might ruin the city’s economically crucial evening vibes.
Locked Out: Sydney’s Nightlife Takes a Hit
Australia and Human Security: Why Turnbull Has to 'Do a Merkel'
February 15, 2016
Australia and Human Security: Why Turnbull Has to 'Do a Merkel'
Human security is emerging in Australia: The grass roots are speaking against neo-realism.
Australia and Human Security: Why Turnbull Has to 'Do a Merkel'
Australia Due for a Cabinet Shake-up After Scandals, Resignations
February 13, 2016
Australia Due for a Cabinet Shake-up After Scandals, Resignations
Scandals, sackings, and run-of-the-mill retirements mean Malcolm Turnbull will have to fill his Cabinet with new faces.
Australia Due for a Cabinet Shake-up After Scandals, Resignations
Harassment Scandal Pushes Australian Minister to the Backbench
January 07, 2016
Harassment Scandal Pushes Australian Minister to the Backbench
What happens in Hong Kong doesn’t apparently stay in Hong Kong.
Harassment Scandal Pushes Australian Minister to the Backbench
Australia Faces Tough Choices on Immigration and Terrorism
November 19, 2015
Australia Faces Tough Choices on Immigration and Terrorism
The recent terror attacks in Paris are dividing Canberra’s politicians. How should Australia react to terrorism?
Australia Faces Tough Choices on Immigration and Terrorism
Trust Vacuum Leaves Australia Struggling to Govern
October 10, 2015
Trust Vacuum Leaves Australia Struggling to Govern
In international comparison, Australia still shows some of the best policy performances and governance.
Trust Vacuum Leaves Australia Struggling to Govern
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