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Grant Wyeth

Grant Wyeth

Grant Wyeth is a Melbourne-based political analyst specializing in Australia and the Pacific, India and Canada.

Alongside his work for The Diplomat his analysis has also been published by a range of outlets including Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, The Lowy Interpreter, EU Observer, Melbourne Asia Review, Quillette, Inside Story and foreign affairs publications attached to Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
He is formerly an academic researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, and a contributor to the Pacific Beat program on Radio Australia.
Grant holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from La Trobe University, and a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne.
He tweets @grantwyeth
Posts by Grant Wyeth
June 30, 2022

Indian Australians Fastest Growing Group in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Since 2016 India has leapfrogged both New Zealand and China to become the third largest country of birth in Australia after Australia itself and the United Kingdom. 

June 28, 2022

How One Nation and UAP Fit Into Australia’s Political Landscape

By Grant Wyeth
Australia cannot be complacent about the votes that both One Nation and the UAP attracted in the last election.
June 07, 2022

The Forgotten, Quiet, Battlers: Who Are The Real Australians?

By Grant Wyeth
If the Liberal Party wants to find its way back to government it needs to abandon the attempt to define an “authentic” class of Australians, and instead simply see people as people. 

May 31, 2022

The Real Power of Preferential Voting in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Preferential voting has been harnessed effectively to create a change that invested actors – in major political parties and the media – find disconcerting.

May 17, 2022

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?

By Grant Wyeth
Engagement with the growing Hindu community is essential for Australian politicians, but there is an obvious tightrope to walk.

May 16, 2022

Macho Election Tactics Miss the Point in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Politicians will no doubt continue to wrap themselves in high-vis vests, but come election day it is women who will make themselves seen.
May 02, 2022

Country and the Blue Pacific: A Necessary Readjustment of Australian Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
There is opportunity for First Nations peoples to play a far greater role in Australia’s foreign policy.

April 14, 2022

What an Academic Freedom Debate Says About Australia-India Relations

By Grant Wyeth
A group of fellows at the University of Melbourne’s Australia India Institute recently resigned, alleging restrictions on their academic freedom.

April 07, 2022

Australia Beyond the Language of Luck

By Grant Wyeth
Cultural sophistication and economic complexity need to be understood as intrinsically linked. It’s time for Australia to take language learning more seriously.

March 31, 2022

Australia’s Lack of Economic Complexity Is a Problem

By Grant Wyeth
The country's wealth hides a serious failure of national strategy. 

March 17, 2022

Can Ukraine Change Australia’s Attitude Toward Refugees?

By Grant Wyeth
There is a notable shift in public sentiment toward refugees in Australia in response to the Ukraine crisis.
March 07, 2022

How Can Australia Manage the Backlash Against a More Feminist Foreign Policy?

By Grant Wyeth
Countries like Australia that wish to promote advancement for women and girls -- either at home or abroad -- need to also devise strategies that counteract male resentment. 

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