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Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content
August 01, 2020

Australia to Make Google, Facebook Pay for News Content

By Associated Press
According to Australia’s treasurer, “the future of the Australian media landscape is at stake with these changes.”

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?
July 31, 2020

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?

By Joshua Mcdonald
After recent reports laid out evidence that Uyghurs were being sent to work in factories around China after detention, Australian governments are reviewing some contracts.
Australia Abandons Its Neutrality on the South China Sea Maritime Disputes
July 27, 2020

Australia Abandons Its Neutrality on the South China Sea Maritime Disputes

By Carl Thayer
Australia has aligned itself with the United States in supporting UNCLOS and the 2016 Arbitral Tribunal ruling.

Australia Consolidates Hardened US Position on the South China Sea
July 27, 2020

Australia Consolidates Hardened US Position on the South China Sea

By Grant Wyeth
Australia is supporting its ally, but it still has serious reservations about the Trump administration's chaotic approach to China.

‘Bad Luck’: Victoria Sees a Surge in COVID-19 Cases
July 24, 2020

‘Bad Luck’: Victoria Sees a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Australian state of Victoria did everything right, yet the coronavirus still found a weak spot. That should serve as a warning to other countries emerging from lockdowns.

2020 Australian Defense Strategic Update: The Revenge of Geography
July 22, 2020

2020 Australian Defense Strategic Update: The Revenge of Geography

By Peter J. Dean
Australia’s strategic environment is rapidly changing and along with it the risks that the nation’s defense policy must manage.

New Light Shed on Australia’s Greatest Constitutional Crisis
July 17, 2020

New Light Shed on Australia’s Greatest Constitutional Crisis

By Joshua Mcdonald
In 1975, the Australian Governor-General dismissed Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and birthed a flurry of conspiracy theories.
Will India Invite Australia to the Malabar Naval Exercise?
July 15, 2020

Will India Invite Australia to the Malabar Naval Exercise?

By Grant Wyeth
After years of wariness, concerns about provoking Beijing just don’t hold the same weight in New Delhi as they once did.

Hedging or Balancing? Australia and New Zealand’s Differing China Strategies
July 14, 2020

Hedging or Balancing? Australia and New Zealand’s Differing China Strategies

By Lai-Ha Chan
Different approaches to China have led to different results for Australia and New Zealand.

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update
July 11, 2020

The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update

By Ankit Panda
Australia reacts to a shifting regional environment.

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns
July 09, 2020

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns

By Associated Press
Canberra also promised to extend visas for Hong Kongers and provide a path to permanent residency.
Is It Safe for Australians to Travel to China?
July 09, 2020

Is It Safe for Australians to Travel to China?

By Grant Wyeth
This week, Canberra issued a travel warning that Australians could face “arbitrary detention” in China.

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