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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.
Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan: A Paradigm Shift
July 07, 2020

Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan: A Paradigm Shift

By Ankit Panda
Australia is setting its sights on big defense expenditures over the coming decade to support a more active defense concept.

Public Sentiment Toward Australia Shifts in China
July 03, 2020

Public Sentiment Toward Australia Shifts in China

By Dan Hu
A recent survey notes some important changes in how urban, educated Chinese view Australia.

Slow Progress Toward an Australian Magnitsky Act 
July 02, 2020

Slow Progress Toward an Australian Magnitsky Act 

By Philip Citowicki
A Magnitsky Act would allow the effective targeting of individual human rights abusers without the collateral damage of sweeping sanctions.

Australia’s Mission to Become a Solar Powerhouse 
July 02, 2020

Australia’s Mission to Become a Solar Powerhouse 

By Joshua Mcdonald
Sunshine alone, though, does not guarantee a successful solar industry -- infrastructure and stable, smart politics are necessary. 
Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending
July 02, 2020

Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending

By Luke Hunt
Chinese bullying crystalizes opposition, divides ASEAN.

Australia Plans $190 Billion Defense Boost Over Decade
July 02, 2020

Australia Plans $190 Billion Defense Boost Over Decade

By Associated Press
Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned that the post-pandemic world will become more dangerous.
Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election
July 01, 2020

Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election

By Grant Wyeth
After a pandemic delay, the election is set to take place from August 12 to September 1. 

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?
June 29, 2020

Why Are Australians Pessimistic?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Water shortages, COVID-19, economic downturn and distrust in China are causing record-low pessimism among Australians.

Australian Lawmaker Investigated in China Influence Probe
June 26, 2020

Australian Lawmaker Investigated in China Influence Probe

By Associated Press
Police and intelligence officers searched the Sydney home of New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane.

China’s Tariffs on Australian Barley: Coercion, Protectionism, or Both?  
June 19, 2020

China’s Tariffs on Australian Barley: Coercion, Protectionism, or Both?  

By Scott Waldron
The Chinese anti-dumping tariffs on Australian barley have been widely interpreted as revenge for Australia’s call for a COVID-19 investigation. But there are other factors at play.
Australia to Re-engage With International Institutions
June 18, 2020

Australia to Re-engage With International Institutions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Despite distrust among the general public of “globalism” and international institutions, Canberra affirmed its commitment to multilateral diplomacy.

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