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Australia Day, Invasion Day: Evolving the Idea of Australia
January 27, 2023

Australia Day, Invasion Day: Evolving the Idea of Australia

By Grant Wyeth
There is no way to undo past wrongs, but there is an opportunity to evolve the idea of Australia. To the country’s credit, Australia Day has become a day of national self-scrutiny.

Australia Day Focuses Attention on Indigenous Recognition in Constitution
January 27, 2023

Australia Day Focuses Attention on Indigenous Recognition in Constitution

By Rod McGuirk
A referendum due later this year would create an Indigenous body known as the Voice to address Parliament on Indigenous issues.
Space Is Going Commercial in Asia, but There’s a Rocky Road Ahead
January 20, 2023

Space Is Going Commercial in Asia, but There’s a Rocky Road Ahead

By Arpit Raswant , Jiye Kim, and Tim Mahlberg
Space commercialization is creating opportunities for businesses, headaches for governments, and confusion for Asia-Pacific consumers.

The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility
January 17, 2023

The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility

By Dechlan Brennan
At 12, an Australian child “cannot lawfully sign onto Facebook but can be questioned, arrested, detained, and imprisoned.”

Beyond the Quad: Booming Security Cooperation Efforts in the Indo-Pacific
January 14, 2023

Beyond the Quad: Booming Security Cooperation Efforts in the Indo-Pacific

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New defense and security cooperation efforts are springing up across the Indo-Pacific, between some Quad members and those outside the grouping.

What’s Behind China’s Resumed Imports of Australian Coal? 
January 14, 2023

What’s Behind China’s Resumed Imports of Australian Coal? 

By Zhongzhou Peng
China’s decision to import Australian coal after a two-year ban was driven by diplomatic, not economic, considerations.

Citing Taliban, Australia Nixes Afghanistan Cricket Series
January 13, 2023

Citing Taliban, Australia Nixes Afghanistan Cricket Series

By Associated Press
Instead of being supportive, Australia is taking away Afghans' only reason for happiness, an Afghan cricketer said.
Australia Is Finalizing a New Security Pact With Papua New Guinea
January 13, 2023

Australia Is Finalizing a New Security Pact With Papua New Guinea

By Nick Perry
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he expected negotiations to conclude in April and the treaty to be signed in June.

Australia’s Population Dilemma
January 12, 2023

Australia’s Population Dilemma

By Grant Wyeth
How Australia approaches migration is one of the central pillars of its overall national strategy.

Australia: The Complacent Country?
December 30, 2022

Australia: The Complacent Country?

By Grant Wyeth
The country’s unique resource curse and self-image as a "lifestyle superpower” make it difficult for Canberra to change trajectories, to embrace new ideas. 

Moral Authority: Australia at a Crossroads
December 29, 2022

Moral Authority: Australia at a Crossroads

By Grant Wyeth
Entrenched interests and orthodoxies will inhibit the new Australian government’s ability to significantly enhance the country’s moral authority. 
Australia-China Relations: The Outlook for 2023
December 22, 2022

Australia-China Relations: The Outlook for 2023

By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson
Despite the current détente, five major issues may place further strain on the Australia-China relationship next year.

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