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Australia Aims for an Ambassador for First Nations People
September 28, 2022

Australia Aims for an Ambassador for First Nations People

By Melissa Conley Tyler and Grant Wyeth
The new government is fulfilling its election commitment to establish a First Nations Foreign Policy. 

Australia’s Budding Climate Change Reversal
September 26, 2022

Australia’s Budding Climate Change Reversal

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra now seeks to play a leading diplomatic role in the global effort to cut carbon emissions, but actions are more important than words.
Mongolia, Australia Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations
September 21, 2022

Mongolia, Australia Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Australia and Mongolia established ties in 1972, but their relationship began to pick up steam much more recently.

After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs
September 16, 2022

After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs

By Dechlan Brennan
In addition to the perennial debate over becoming a republic, Australia is also considering adding an Indigenous voice to Parliament.

A Year After AUKUS, What Challenges Loom Largest?
September 15, 2022

A Year After AUKUS, What Challenges Loom Largest?

By Grant Wyeth
From Indonesian concerns to possible overreliance on an unpredictable U.S., Australia’s nuclear submarine ambitions present plenty of challenges.

France and AUKUS: A Necessary Reconciliation
September 15, 2022

France and AUKUS: A Necessary Reconciliation

By Jérémy Bachelier and Céline Pajon
One year on, the announcement of the Australia-U.K.-U.S alliance has not been accompanied by any major changes to France’s Indo-Pacific defense strategy.

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death
September 13, 2022

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death

By Rod McGuirk
Albanese wants an Australian president to replace the British monarch as the nation’s head of state. But he has brushed off questions about creating an Australian republic since the queen’s death.
Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory
September 09, 2022

Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory

By Shaun O'Dwyer
In the long term, reconciliation efforts and growing commercial relations with Japan helped dim bitter Pacific War memories in Australia.

Fixing Australia’s Labor Shortage
September 09, 2022

Fixing Australia’s Labor Shortage

By Grant Wyeth
Enhancing the skills and opportunities for each individual person in Australia – as well as those who wish to make Australia their home – is the bedrock on which Australia’s security is built. 

Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review
August 31, 2022

Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review

By Rod McGuirk
The official announcement came after the U.S. reported a coast guard vessel was denied docking permission.

With Secret Self-Appointments, Morrison Torched Australia’s Democracy
August 24, 2022

With Secret Self-Appointments, Morrison Torched Australia’s Democracy

By Patricia O’Brien
The wider reckoning about Morrison’s misdeeds, and how he came to rise to the heights of power in the first place, is going to be deeply uncomfortable.
What’s Behind China’s Recent Messaging to Australia?
August 20, 2022

What’s Behind China’s Recent Messaging to Australia?

By Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann
Recent remarks by Ambassador Xiao Qian should be read not as pure diplomacy, but rather as “political work” in line with China’s strategic doctrine.

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