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New Zealand Takes the Lead on Climate Change
November 13, 2019

New Zealand Takes the Lead on Climate Change

By Joshua Mcdonald
New Zealand cements itself as leader in the Pacific on climate issues as Australia abdicates.

Australia Frantically Battles ‘Catastrophic’ Wildfires
November 13, 2019

Australia Frantically Battles ‘Catastrophic’ Wildfires

By Associated Press
The unprecedented fires are cutting a path of destruction across New South Wales, and heading toward Sydney.
Australians in Canada Step Up to Help Refugees
November 12, 2019

Australians in Canada Step Up to Help Refugees

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra’s offshore detention centers are a source of national shame. A Canadian refugee resettlement program illustrates a way forward.

The Curious Strategy Behind Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative MoU With Victoria
November 08, 2019

The Curious Strategy Behind Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative MoU With Victoria

By Yuan Jiang
With no agreement at the federal level, why has China pursued 2 BRI deals with Victoria state?

Australian Whistleblower to Represent Himself at Trial
November 07, 2019

Australian Whistleblower to Represent Himself at Trial

By Associated Press
David William McBride stands accused of leaking classified documents to the Australian press.

Why Australia and India Haven’t Settled an FTA Yet
October 29, 2019

Why Australia and India Haven’t Settled an FTA Yet

By Grant Wyeth
After eight years of negotiations, Canberra and New Delhi have been unable to settle the details of a free trade agreement.

‘Your Right to Know’ Campaign Launches Against Government Secrecy in Australia
October 28, 2019

‘Your Right to Know’ Campaign Launches Against Government Secrecy in Australia

By Joshua Mcdonald
Last week, the covers of Australia’s major papers all ran a heavily redacted memo in response to increased pressure on the press.
Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands
October 18, 2019

Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands

By Denghua Zhang
A closer look at the logic put forth by the Solomon Islands’ task force which examined the choice between Taiwan and China.

Peacekeeping and the Evolving Australia-Fiji Relationship
October 18, 2019

Peacekeeping and the Evolving Australia-Fiji Relationship

By Grant Wyeth
An interview with Lisa Sharland.

Pacific Island Nations Want Partners That Will Help Them Fight Climate Change
October 18, 2019

Pacific Island Nations Want Partners That Will Help Them Fight Climate Change

By Naima Green-Riley
Climate change is a matter of life and death for those living in the Pacific Islands. The region’s partners need to understand that fact.

Course Correction: Promising Signs for Australia-South Korea Relations
October 12, 2019

Course Correction: Promising Signs for Australia-South Korea Relations

By Tom Corben
After a period of neglect, leaders in Canberra and Seoul appear to be putting bilateral ties back on course.
Australia Carefully Watching Unrest in Hong Kong Unfold
October 08, 2019

Australia Carefully Watching Unrest in Hong Kong Unfold

By Grant Wyeth
Countries like Australia need to assess their stakes in Hong Kong.

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