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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.

Grant Wyeth researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne; working on issues across the Indo-Pacific, with specialty interests in Australia, the South Pacific, India, and Canada.

Alongside his work for The Diplomat his analysis has also been published by Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, The Lowy Interpreter, Quillette, Inside Story, and foreign affairs publications attached to Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.  As well as in mainstream news outlets The Age, The Guardian, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and the Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið.

He has also been 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
September 15, 2021

Samoa’s First Female-Led Government Sits, But Opposition Barred

By Grant Wyeth
Given the HRPP’s refusal to accept the April election results, the Samoan speaker refused the party’s MPs entry to parliament. 

September 08, 2021

To Achieve Women’s Safety, Australia Must Confront Male Violence

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government held a worthwhile national summit on women’s safety, but the approach is indirect in tacking the core problem: male violence.
September 01, 2021

Why Did the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Take on Fox News?

By Grant Wyeth
In an investigative series, the ABC laid out the connection between misleading reporting on Fox and the January 6 unrest in Washington, DC. 

August 18, 2021

How Should Australia Respond to China’s Arbitrary Detentions?

By Grant Wyeth
One option for countries like Australia and Canada is to boycott the upcoming Winter Olympics. 

August 11, 2021

How Australia’s Family Courts Are Failing Children

By Grant Wyeth
A recent study peels back the veil on Australia’s family courts.

July 28, 2021

In Exporting Problems, Australia Risks Damaging Ties With New Zealand

By Grant Wyeth
With deportations, Australia is demonstrating a knee-jerk self-interest, divorced from the wider realities of the Australia-New Zealand relationship. 
July 19, 2021

Can Australian Rules Football Rule Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
One distinct regional difference within Australia is in preference for sporting codes, but the Australian Football League brushes off its most devoted locales to chase rugby-dominated markets.

July 06, 2021

COVID-19 and Fortress Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The value of being inside Australia may have risen during the pandemic, but the value of being an Australian citizen has clearly decreased. 

June 28, 2021

A Leadership Spill in the National Party Will Reverberate in Australian Politics

By Grant Wyeth
Political infighting remains a substantial part of Australian party politics. What does the latest “knifing” mean for the political future?

June 24, 2021

The Murugappans: Sri Lanka Asylum Seeker Case Illustrates Absurdities of Australian System

By Grant Wyeth
For almost a decade, the Murugappans have been tossed around by Australia’s harsh immigration system.

June 07, 2021

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community

By Grant Wyeth
Australia’s Sikh community has been providing thousands of free meals a day to those whose incomes have been restricted by lockdown measures. 
May 28, 2021

Samoan Democracy Under Threat as New Political Era Dawns

By Grant Wyeth
The dawning of a new political era in Samoa has proved difficult for the country’s longtime rulers to accept.

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