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Australia and China Are Making the Same Mistake in Papua New Guinea 

Australia and China Are Making the Same Mistake in Papua New Guinea 

By Carolyn Blacklock
While Australia and China have very different approaches in PNG, both are in working primarily with political elites, while alienating the New Guinean public. 

China’s Premier Li Qiang Visits Australia: A Step Toward Stabilizing Relations

China’s Premier Li Qiang Visits Australia: A Step Toward Stabilizing Relations

By Yu Tao
The four-day visit may lead to breakthroughs on specific issues, but more profound challenges, especially mutual skepticism and strategic competition, will remain.
Despite the Diplomatic Thaw, Australians Still Deeply Mistrust China

Despite the Diplomatic Thaw, Australians Still Deeply Mistrust China

By Elena Collinson
While political relations have improved, Australian public opinion on China remains generally negative.

Australian Online Watchdog Drops Federal Court Case Against X Over Stabbing Video

Australian Online Watchdog Drops Federal Court Case Against X Over Stabbing Video

By Rod McGuirk
But eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant is continuing legal action against the platform formerly known as Twitter in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Solomon Islands’ New Government: A Chance to Reset Australia’s Pacific Diplomacy

Solomon Islands’ New Government: A Chance to Reset Australia’s Pacific Diplomacy

By Corey Lee Bell
The island nation is far from alone in adopting a “look north” policy. It's time for Canberra to take a long, hard look at why.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Days of Reckoning on the Future of ‘Natural’ Gas in Asia

Days of Reckoning on the Future of ‘Natural’ Gas in Asia

By Axel Dalman
The gas industry in Australia and across Asia needs to face the music being played by major economies and governments worldwide.

Victoria State’s Booming Population and Busted Budget

Victoria State’s Booming Population and Busted Budget

By Grant Wyeth
Melbourne’s infrastructure needs and the state’s budget problems are clearly in grave tension. The abandonment of critical and necessary rail projects cannot be the solution.
Australia’s Conundrum: A Coherent Defense Plan Needs a Coherent National Strategy

Australia’s Conundrum: A Coherent Defense Plan Needs a Coherent National Strategy

By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson
Australia’s military strategy recognizes the nation’s distinctive vulnerabilities as an island nation in the Pacific, but its national strategy is more in the vein of a continental nation in Europe or North America.

Australia: How Child Maltreatment Drives Mental Health Crisis

Australia: How Child Maltreatment Drives Mental Health Crisis

By Lucinda Grummitt
Many cases of mental illness in Australia could be eradicated by targeting child maltreatment. The impacts of doing nothing are devastating.

AUKUS Faces Mounting Challenges. Australia Must Address Them.

AUKUS Faces Mounting Challenges. Australia Must Address Them.

By Nishank Motwani
Canberra needs to win public support and maintain political unity, while making strategic calculations that factor in a realizable Plan B.

The Inevitability of Indian Spies in Australia

The Inevitability of Indian Spies in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
India’s emerging great power status comes with great power behavior.
Australian Ministers Won’t Comment on Media Reports That Indian Spies Were Secretly Expelled

Australian Ministers Won’t Comment on Media Reports That Indian Spies Were Secretly Expelled

By Rod McGuirk
Australia's prime minister, foreign minister, and treasurer all deflected questions about India’s reported “nest of spies” in the country.

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