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Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
July 19, 2017
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
The resignations highlight a disconnect between the country’s constitution and its present reality.
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
June 26, 2017
What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
Of all major liberal, multi-party democracies, Australia may be the most exposed to China.
What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
May 10, 2017
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
More than 60 years after hosting British nuclear tests, Canberra is extending benefits to veterans who were exposed.
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak
May 10, 2017
Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak
The Coalition government's latest budget depends on some overly optimistic economic forecasts to cut the deficit.
Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
April 27, 2017
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
With visa changes and new immigration rules, Canberra is missing an opportunity to attract skilled global workers.
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
March 14, 2017
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
The WA Liberal Party abandoned its pact with the National Party to make a deal with One Nation. It backfired.
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
February 11, 2017
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
Cory Bernardi's defection from the Liberal Party is a significant moment in Australian politics.
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
'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
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