May 27, 2023
Australia’s Crackdown on Climate Activists
By Sophie McNeill
It is critically important for citizens to be able to express their concern about the climate emergency in whatever peaceful way they would like to do so.
May 26, 2023
This Week in Asia: May 26, 2023
The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.
May 24, 2023
In Victoria, First Peoples’ Assembly Moves Toward Treaty
By Dechlan Brennan
Inaugural Co-Chair of the Assembly and Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung Nation Marcus Stewart said that the Victoria government can see that a “long-term commitment” for the treaty process is needed.
May 24, 2023
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Cheered by 20,000 Fans at Sydney Stadium
By Rick Rycroft and Rod McGuirk
Modi is the only leader of the Quad nations to continue with his visit to Australia after U.S. President Joe Biden pulled out of a planned meeting in Sydney.
May 24, 2023
Instead of Sydney, Quad Gathers in Hiroshima
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
With U.S. domestic politics calling President Biden home early, the Quad capitalized on their visits to Hiroshima for the G-7 to meet on May 20.
May 23, 2023
The Possibilities for Quad Cooperation in Space
By Adriana Reinecke and Mizumi Fujita Dutcher
With enhanced space cooperation, Quad members would share information obtained by satellites for the purpose of earth observation and disaster mitigation.
May 18, 2023
Australia to Provide Surveillance Drones to Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions
By Jim Gomez
Canberra is also considering whether to take part in joint patrols in the disputed South China Sea.
May 17, 2023
Hopes for Historic Pacific Visit Dashed After Biden Cancels Trip to Papua New Guinea
By Nick Perry
Biden was set to be the first sitting U.S. president to visit any Pacific Island nation. Not anymore.
May 13, 2023
Australia Trade Minister Seeks to Mend Ties on Visit to China
By Associated Press
China recently resumed imports of Australian coal, cotton, and copper, and Minister Don Farrell has said he would push for a review of tariffs on Australian barley.
May 09, 2023
Australia Forecasts First Annual Budget Surplus in 15 years
By Rod McGuirk
Treasurer Jim Chalmers detailed a government economic blueprint for next year, which aims to ease financial hardships of the most needy without stoking stubbornly high inflation.
May 04, 2023
More Than Embarrassing: Australians Behaving Badly in Indonesia
By Grant Wyeth
An Australia that can engage culturally with Indonesia can also counter the perception that poorly behaved individuals are reflective of wider Australian culture.
May 01, 2023
Australia, AUKUS, and Southeast Asia
By Abdul Rahman Yaacob
Does AUKUS represent a strategic divergence or an opportunity for close defense relations?
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