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COVID-19 Stalls Immigration to Australia
April 08, 2020

COVID-19 Stalls Immigration to Australia

By Grant Wyeth
After the pandemic, will Canberra return to accepting immigrants? It will need them.

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?
April 03, 2020

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?

By Catherine Putz
What should we make of the countries that have not reported cases? Are they unable to test? Are they lying? Are they that isolated? 
Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament
April 02, 2020

Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament

By Joshua Mcdonald
Vanuatu is one of three nations with no women in parliament. 17 female candidates are hoping to change that.

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard
March 30, 2020

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific’s lucrative tourism industry could collapse amid the lockdown on international travel.

COVID-19 Risks Stalling the Indonesia-Australia Economic Partnership
March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Risks Stalling the Indonesia-Australia Economic Partnership

By Kyle Springer
It’s been a year since the signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA); the global pandemic could delay the next critical steps.

Australia’s Southeast Asian Step Down
March 17, 2020

Australia’s Southeast Asian Step Down

By Grant Wyeth
Diminishing Canberra's presence in Southeast Asia to reinforce its goals in the South Pacific is a trade-off with a significant cost. 

New Zealand Marks Year Since Christchurch Massacre
March 16, 2020

New Zealand Marks Year Since Christchurch Massacre

By Joshua Mcdonald
A year on from the Christchurch massacre -- what has New Zealand done to prevent further attacks?
Christchurch Marks Anniversary of Mosque Shootings
March 15, 2020

Christchurch Marks Anniversary of Mosque Shootings

A memorial event had to be canceled amid COVID-19 fears, but New Zealanders remembered the tragedy that “fundamentally changed” their country.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian Hospital With COVID-19
March 12, 2020

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson in Australian Hospital With COVID-19

By Associated Press
The actor is easily the most famous person yet to disclose they have COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic.

Australia to Follow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
March 07, 2020

Australia to Follow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Joshua Mcdonald
After 18 years of war, Australian troops will withdraw from Afghanistan amid a hoped-for peace.

Australian Associated Press to Shut Down After 85 years 
March 03, 2020

Australian Associated Press to Shut Down After 85 years 

By Associated Press
Australian media organizations face mounting financial pressure.
Australia: Far-Right on the Rise as Intelligence Chief Warns of Terror Threat
February 28, 2020

Australia: Far-Right on the Rise as Intelligence Chief Warns of Terror Threat

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s far-right have been growing undetected by authorities, but ASIO now warns of “probable” terror attack. 

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