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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.

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.
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. 

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.

Why Fixing Australia’s Housing Crisis Should Be a National Priority
August 15, 2022

Why Fixing Australia’s Housing Crisis Should Be a National Priority

By Grant Wyeth
Sydney has the second least affordable housing market in the world, and it’s not much better elsewhere in the country.

How Australia Can Help Sri Lanka
July 21, 2022

How Australia Can Help Sri Lanka

By Grant Wyeth
If the northeast Indian Ocean is of strategic interest to Australia, then the current economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka ought to be a pressing concern for Canberra. 
Australia Drops Charge Against Lawyer Over Timor-Leste Spying Claim
July 07, 2022

Australia Drops Charge Against Lawyer Over Timor-Leste Spying Claim

By Rod McGuirk
The previous conservative government approved in 2018 the prosecution of Bernard Collaery and his client, a former spy publicly known as Witness K.

Indian Australians Fastest Growing Group in Australia
June 30, 2022

Indian Australians Fastest Growing Group in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Since 2016 India has leapfrogged both New Zealand and China to become the third largest country of birth in Australia after Australia itself and the United Kingdom. 

Australia Foreign Minister Stresses AUKUS Will Not Create Nuclear Weapons
June 29, 2022

Australia Foreign Minister Stresses AUKUS Will Not Create Nuclear Weapons

By Associated Press
“... We are talking about nuclear propulsion, not nuclear weapons,” Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Tuesday.

Australian Defense Minister’s India Trip: A Sign of Growing Defense Ties
June 27, 2022

Australian Defense Minister’s India Trip: A Sign of Growing Defense Ties

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Canberra and New Delhi need to streamline their defense and security agenda on an accelerated pace in the face of pressure on both from Beijing.
The Forgotten, Quiet, Battlers: Who Are The Real Australians?
June 07, 2022

The Forgotten, Quiet, Battlers: Who Are The Real Australians?

By Grant Wyeth
If the Liberal Party wants to find its way back to government it needs to abandon the attempt to define an “authentic” class of Australians, and instead simply see people as people. 

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