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
Australia: Change at the Top
September 30, 2015
Australia: Change at the Top
In yet another political knifing in Canberra, a very different prime minister takes over.
Australia: Change at the Top
Is Australia's New Prime Minster Bad News for Japan’s Submarine Bid?
September 28, 2015
Is Australia's New Prime Minster Bad News for Japan’s Submarine Bid?
Will Australia's leadership change throw a wrench into Japan's odds of winning the Collins replacement deal?
Is Australia's New Prime Minster Bad News for Japan’s Submarine Bid?
Australia’s Major Party Headaches
December 28, 2014
Australia’s Major Party Headaches
Australian voters are increasingly turning to micro and single-issue parties.
Australia’s Major Party Headaches
Australia Picks New Defense Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle
December 23, 2014
Australia Picks New Defense Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's first cabinet reshuffle will bring in a new defense minister.
Australia Picks New Defense Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle
One-Term Tony? Australia’s Prime Minister Hoping for Reset.
December 03, 2014
One-Term Tony? Australia’s Prime Minister Hoping for Reset.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott finds himself on the back foot after a dreadful week.
One-Term Tony? Australia’s Prime Minister Hoping for Reset.
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