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Can Australia Flatten the Curve of Its Economic Dependence on China?
May 22, 2020

Can Australia Flatten the Curve of Its Economic Dependence on China?

By Lai-Ha Chan
While Australia has successfully flattened the coronavirus curve, can it flatten the curve of its economic dependence on China too? 

Australian Government, Media Companies Challenge Tech Giants Over Sharing Ad Revenue
May 22, 2020

Australian Government, Media Companies Challenge Tech Giants Over Sharing Ad Revenue

By Joshua Mcdonald
As tech giants rose, newsrooms suffered.
NGOs and Scientists Urge Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific
May 20, 2020

NGOs and Scientists Urge Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific

By Luke Hunt
Mining for battery metals seen as a threat to Pacific Island nations.

Australian World Health Assembly Effort to Promote Inquiry on COVID-19 Origins Wins Wide Support
May 18, 2020

Australian World Health Assembly Effort to Promote Inquiry on COVID-19 Origins Wins Wide Support

By Ankit Panda
More than 100 countries have supported the Australian draft resolution calling for an impartial, international inquiry.

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier
May 14, 2020

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government would likely be very wary of such a development, should it occur. 

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions
May 14, 2020

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia and New Zealand have begun easing restrictions and are discussing the possibility of a “COVID-safe travel zone” between the two countries.

Why Australia and Indonesia Need Closer Ties
May 08, 2020

Why Australia and Indonesia Need Closer Ties

By Ross B. Taylor
Australia and Indonesia will need far closer ties after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia and China Trade Blows Over Calls for a Coronavirus Inquiry
May 08, 2020

Australia and China Trade Blows Over Calls for a Coronavirus Inquiry

By Joshua Kucera
The contention over a COVID-19 inquiry follows months of deteriorating relations between Canberra and Beijing.

Responding to the Spike in Domestic Violence Across Oceania
May 07, 2020

Responding to the Spike in Domestic Violence Across Oceania

By Grant Wyeth
Societies need to move beyond reacting to the consequences of violence to changing norms of behavior that allow violence to occur.

Australia, COVID-19, and the Trans-Tasman Bubble
May 06, 2020

Australia, COVID-19, and the Trans-Tasman Bubble

By Conor McLaughlin
How an old alliance can guide Australia’s post-coronavirus future.

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold
May 01, 2020

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold

By Joshua Mcdonald
Amid a global public health emergency, Vanuatu’s efforts to respond to one disaster are restricted by its efforts to prevent another.
Japan and China’s Competition in the Pacific Islands
April 30, 2020

Japan and China’s Competition in the Pacific Islands

By Denghua Zhang and Miwa Hirono
Amid the geostrategic competition in the Pacific, the China-Japan dynamic is often overlooked.

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