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Will India Invite Australia to the Malabar Naval Exercise?
July 15, 2020

Will India Invite Australia to the Malabar Naval Exercise?

By Grant Wyeth
After years of wariness, concerns about provoking Beijing just don’t hold the same weight in New Delhi as they once did.

Hedging or Balancing? Australia and New Zealand’s Differing China Strategies
July 14, 2020

Hedging or Balancing? Australia and New Zealand’s Differing China Strategies

By Lai-Ha Chan
Different approaches to China have led to different results for Australia and New Zealand.
Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns
July 09, 2020

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns

By Associated Press
Canberra also promised to extend visas for Hong Kongers and provide a path to permanent residency.

Is It Safe for Australians to Travel to China?
July 09, 2020

Is It Safe for Australians to Travel to China?

By Grant Wyeth
This week, Canberra issued a travel warning that Australians could face “arbitrary detention” in China.

Slow Progress Toward an Australian Magnitsky Act 
July 02, 2020

Slow Progress Toward an Australian Magnitsky Act 

By Philip Citowicki
A Magnitsky Act would allow the effective targeting of individual human rights abusers without the collateral damage of sweeping sanctions.

Australia’s Mission to Become a Solar Powerhouse 
July 02, 2020

Australia’s Mission to Become a Solar Powerhouse 

By Joshua Mcdonald
Sunshine alone, though, does not guarantee a successful solar industry -- infrastructure and stable, smart politics are necessary. 

Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending
July 02, 2020

Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending

By Luke Hunt
Chinese bullying crystalizes opposition, divides ASEAN.
Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election
July 01, 2020

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election

By Grant Wyeth
After a pandemic delay, the election is set to take place from August 12 to September 1. 

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?
June 29, 2020

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Water shortages, COVID-19, economic downturn and distrust in China are causing record-low pessimism among Australians.

Australian Lawmaker Investigated in China Influence Probe
June 26, 2020

Australian Lawmaker Investigated in China Influence Probe

By Associated Press
Police and intelligence officers searched the Sydney home of New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane.

Australia to Re-engage With International Institutions
June 18, 2020

Australia to Re-engage With International Institutions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Despite distrust among the general public of “globalism” and international institutions, Canberra affirmed its commitment to multilateral diplomacy.
Australia Aims to Combat Disinformation
June 17, 2020

Australia Aims to Combat Disinformation

By Grant Wyeth
A new taskforce underlines Canberra’s efforts to push back again Chinese disinformation, in particular.

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