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NASA to Launch from Australia’s Northern Territory
June 08, 2022

NASA to Launch from Australia’s Northern Territory

By Philip Citowicki
The move could expand the frontiers of space exploration, and enhance Australia's ability to carry out missions of its own.
The Forgotten, Quiet, Battlers: Who Are The Real Australians?
June 07, 2022

The Forgotten, Quiet, Battlers: Who Are The Real Australians?

By Grant Wyeth
If the Liberal Party wants to find its way back to government it needs to abandon the attempt to define an “authentic” class of Australians, and instead simply see people as people. 

Australian Leader’s Visit Affirms Deeper Ties to Indonesia
June 07, 2022

Australian Leader’s Visit Affirms Deeper Ties to Indonesia

By Niniek Karmini
Talks between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and President Joko Widodo focused on expanding the economic ties between the two neighbors.

The Real Power of Preferential Voting in Australia
May 31, 2022

The Real Power of Preferential Voting in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Preferential voting has been harnessed effectively to create a change that invested actors – in major political parties and the media – find disconcerting.

New Zealand Under Pressure as Pacific Contest Heats Up
May 31, 2022

New Zealand Under Pressure as Pacific Contest Heats Up

By Geoffrey Miller
Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand’s foreign minister, has come under increasing pressure as the geopolitical “Great Game” escalates in the Pacific.
Australian Prime Minister Albanese Confirms Trip to Indonesia Next Week
May 31, 2022

Australian Prime Minister Albanese Confirms Trip to Indonesia Next Week

By Sebastian Strangio
The trip will be the first by an Australian leader since Scott Morrison attended President Joko Widodo's inauguration in late 2019.

China’s Foreign Minister Visits Kiribati, Where Fishing Ground Is at Stake
May 27, 2022

China’s Foreign Minister Visits Kiribati, Where Fishing Ground Is at Stake

By Nick Perry
Kiribati made a rare exception to its pandemic border closure for Wang Yi and a Chinese delegation to visit.
As Biden Wraps First Asia Trip, Ardern Heads to the US
May 24, 2022

As Biden Wraps First Asia Trip, Ardern Heads to the US

By Geoffrey Miller
Biden’s meetings in South Korea and Japan – along with a change of government in nearby Australia – will set the scene for the New Zealand PM’s trip to the United States.

Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government
May 23, 2022

Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government

By Patricia O’Brien
Out of the wreckage of Morrison’s Liberal rule comes a new political era for Australia.

What Labor’s Victory Means for Australia’s Engagement With Southeast Asia
May 23, 2022

What Labor’s Victory Means for Australia’s Engagement With Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
The Albanese government is in a good position to craft a more productive, less alienating approach toward a crucial region.

Australia Has a New Government. What Should Quad Leaders Expect?
May 23, 2022

Australia Has a New Government. What Should Quad Leaders Expect?

By Richard Maude
When new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attends the Quad Summit in Tokyo, he will largely signal continuity on Australian foreign policy.
Australia’s Election Complicates Attendance at Quad Summit
May 19, 2022

Australia’s Election Complicates Attendance at Quad Summit

By Rod McGuirk
Australia’s general election is on May 21, just three days before the summit in Tokyo. It’s unclear who would represent Canberra if the polls usher in a change of government.

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