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Australian Prime Minister Calls Election for May 21
April 11, 2022

Australian Prime Minister Calls Election for May 21

By Rod McGuirk
Morrison's Liberal Party-led coalition is behind in most opinion polls, but many analysts predict a tight result.

Australia Beyond the Language of Luck
April 07, 2022

Australia Beyond the Language of Luck

By Grant Wyeth
Cultural sophistication and economic complexity need to be understood as intrinsically linked. It’s time for Australia to take language learning more seriously.
Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?
April 01, 2022

Morrison Failed Australians on Climate. Will It Cost Him the Next Election?

By Joshua Mcdonald
Given disastrous bushfires, floods, and global humiliation on climate policy during Morrison’s tenure, it’s possible Australians will be ready to make a shift.

Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy
March 18, 2022

Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy

By Elena Collinson
The Coalition government is highlighting China as a major campaign issue, but in reality the China policies of the Liberal and Labor parties are nearly identical.

Can Ukraine Change Australia’s Attitude Toward Refugees?
March 17, 2022

Can Ukraine Change Australia’s Attitude Toward Refugees?

By Grant Wyeth
There is a notable shift in public sentiment toward refugees in Australia in response to the Ukraine crisis.

Scott Morrison Called ‘Hypocrite and Liar’ in Leaked Texts By Political Allies
February 08, 2022

Scott Morrison Called ‘Hypocrite and Liar’ in Leaked Texts By Political Allies

By Joshua Mcdonald
The prime minister was called a “complete psycho” and other unflattering things by allies and adversaries alike as intra-party divisions continue to roil Australian politics. 

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? 
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.

Australia’s Independent Candidates Aim to Tap Into Voter Unease
December 21, 2021

Australia’s Independent Candidates Aim to Tap Into Voter Unease

By Grant Wyeth
With an election to be held by May 2022, the pre-election period in Australia is seeing a surge of maneuvering among independents gunning for Liberal seats.

How Can Australia Rethink Its Immigration Policies?
October 26, 2021

How Can Australia Rethink Its Immigration Policies?

By Grant Wyeth
As it approaches a post-pandemic recovery, Canberra has an opportunity to strategically recalibrate its immigration policies.

A Leadership Spill in the National Party Will Reverberate in Australian Politics
June 28, 2021

A Leadership Spill in the National Party Will Reverberate in Australian Politics

By Grant Wyeth
Political infighting remains a substantial part of Australian party politics. What does the latest “knifing” mean for the political future?
The Waning Health of US Democracy Is a Poignant Reminder for Australia
September 24, 2020

The Waning Health of US Democracy Is a Poignant Reminder for Australia

By Philip Citowicki
With alarm bells ringing across the Pacific, Australia must act quickly to reform its own political environment – before it’s too late.

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