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Australia Day, Invasion Day: Evolving the Idea of Australia
January 27, 2023

Australia Day, Invasion Day: Evolving the Idea of Australia

By Grant Wyeth
There is no way to undo past wrongs, but there is an opportunity to evolve the idea of Australia. To the country’s credit, Australia Day has become a day of national self-scrutiny.

The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility
January 17, 2023

The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility

By Dechlan Brennan
At 12, an Australian child “cannot lawfully sign onto Facebook but can be questioned, arrested, detained, and imprisoned.”
Australia’s Population Dilemma
January 12, 2023

Australia’s Population Dilemma

By Grant Wyeth
How Australia approaches migration is one of the central pillars of its overall national strategy.

Australia: The Complacent Country?
December 30, 2022

Australia: The Complacent Country?

By Grant Wyeth
The country’s unique resource curse and self-image as a "lifestyle superpower” make it difficult for Canberra to change trajectories, to embrace new ideas. 

Moral Authority: Australia at a Crossroads
December 29, 2022

Moral Authority: Australia at a Crossroads

By Grant Wyeth
Entrenched interests and orthodoxies will inhibit the new Australian government’s ability to significantly enhance the country’s moral authority. 

What Australia’s New Law Means for Hague Convention Parental Child Abduction Cases
December 14, 2022

What Australia’s New Law Means for Hague Convention Parental Child Abduction Cases

By Grant Wyeth
Australia has an opportunity to establish itself as a global champion and a safe haven for children and women who have been victims of abuse.

Liberal Party Losses Grow With Victoria Elections
November 28, 2022

Liberal Party Losses Grow With Victoria Elections

By Grant Wyeth
The result confirmed that the Labor Party’s chief rival, the Liberal Party, is now deeply unpopular in the state.
2 State Governments in Australia Block UN Visits to Prisons
November 19, 2022

2 State Governments in Australia Block UN Visits to Prisons

By Dechlan Brennan
The gap between how human rights groups view incarcerated people, and how governments in Australia view them, continues to be wide. 

The Case for Pursing Trilingualism in Australia
November 11, 2022

The Case for Pursing Trilingualism in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
It may be a massive leap for Australia to jump beyond its current linguistic lassitude, but the increasingly difficult strategic terrain requires Canberra to think big and be bold. 

Cricket Brings out Melbourne’s Vibrant South Asian Community
October 24, 2022

Cricket Brings out Melbourne’s Vibrant South Asian Community

By Grant Wyeth
Over 90,000 people packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch a cricket game between India and Pakistan.

The Power of Australia’s Pleasantly Boring Politics
October 18, 2022

The Power of Australia’s Pleasantly Boring Politics

By Grant Wyeth
It turns out the protection of liberal democracy doesn't need to be passionate and stirring; it may instead just need to be temperate and competent. 
Why Australia Needs Immigration Reform
October 11, 2022

Why Australia Needs Immigration Reform

By Grant Wyeth
Immigration is one of the primary tools Australia has at its disposal to become a more secure, more prosperous, and more influential country.

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