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First Aid Flights Arrive in Tonga After Big Volcano Eruption
January 20, 2022

First Aid Flights Arrive in Tonga After Big Volcano Eruption

By Nick Perry
More than 80 percent of Tonga's population have been impacted by the volcano's eruption.

The Problem With Australia’s Conservatism
January 20, 2022

The Problem With Australia’s Conservatism

By Grant Wyeth
Australia may find itself sleep walking into an international environment that it doesn't have the disposition to effectively negotiate. 
Volcanic Eruption Devastates Tonga
January 19, 2022

Volcanic Eruption Devastates Tonga

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tonga is made up of 169 islands, 36 of which are inhabited. It’s expected to take weeks to survey the scale of the damage. 

Omicron Overshadows Australia’s Opening Up
January 14, 2022

Omicron Overshadows Australia’s Opening Up

By Joshua Mcdonald
Opening up after nearly two years closed off from the world, Australia knew that would mean a rise in COVID-19 cases. But Omicron has surged cases past expectations.

Time for Australia to Rethink Its Antarctica Policy
January 13, 2022

Time for Australia to Rethink Its Antarctica Policy

By John Garrick
The Antarctic Treaty System is vulnerable. As a signatory, what can Australia do?

Australia’s Working Holiday Visa Can Help Solve Its Population Problem
January 12, 2022

Australia’s Working Holiday Visa Can Help Solve Its Population Problem

By Grant Wyeth
The question that should be at the forefront of the government’s mind is this: How to make it easier for these people to transition to longer term visas, permanent residency, and citizenship? 

Djokovic Saga Shines Ugly Spotlight on Australia’s Detention Program
January 11, 2022

Djokovic Saga Shines Ugly Spotlight on Australia’s Detention Program

By Dechlan Brennan
The recent frenzy over tennis player Novak Djokovic has helped highlight the cruel detention conditions of refugees in Australia.
Some Say Politics at Play in Djokovic Detention in Australia
January 08, 2022

Some Say Politics at Play in Djokovic Detention in Australia

By Steve McMorran
"No one is above these rules," Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom
January 07, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom

By Haruka Nuga and Steve McMorran
It’s Japan’s first Reciprocal Access Agreement with any country other than the United States.

Australia’s Far-Right Taps Into COVID-Restriction Frustration
January 03, 2022

Australia’s Far-Right Taps Into COVID-Restriction Frustration

By Joshua Mcdonald
Protesters include the anti-vax wellness community, Christian fundamentalists, and some of Australia’s most extreme far-right organizations.

Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia
January 01, 2022

Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia

By Grant Wyeth
It is at the intersection of commercial and hard-security interests that Australia’s relationships with Japan and South Korea are finding their increasing health.
Australia’s Independents: The Women Aiming to Shake Up Parliament
December 27, 2021

Australia’s Independents: The Women Aiming to Shake Up Parliament

By Joshua Mcdonald
At least 13 independent female candidates have launched campaigns on similar platforms focused on climate change, corruption, and women’s rights.

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