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Queensland: A Political Conundrum 
July 12, 2022

Queensland: A Political Conundrum 

By Grant Wyeth
What explains Queensland's unique -- and divergent -- political choices at the state and federal levels?

China’s Envoy to Australia Says 2 Nations at ‘New Juncture’
June 14, 2022

China’s Envoy to Australia Says 2 Nations at ‘New Juncture’

By Rod McGuirk
After the first minister-to-minister talks in more than two years, China says the bilateral relationship with Australia faces new opportunities.
Australia’s New Government Faces an Economic Trial-by-Fire
June 07, 2022

Australia’s New Government Faces an Economic Trial-by-Fire

By Anthony Fensom
Keeping the economic sunshine shining amid growing global tensions and rising inflation, without blowing out the budget, will provide a tough test for the Albanese government.

Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government
May 23, 2022

Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government

By Patricia O’Brien
Out of the wreckage of Morrison’s Liberal rule comes a new political era for Australia.

Australia Has a New Government. What Should Quad Leaders Expect?
May 23, 2022

Australia Has a New Government. What Should Quad Leaders Expect?

By Richard Maude
When new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attends the Quad Summit in Tokyo, he will largely signal continuity on Australian foreign policy.

Macho Election Tactics Miss the Point in Australia
May 16, 2022

Macho Election Tactics Miss the Point in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Politicians will no doubt continue to wrap themselves in high-vis vests, but come election day it is women who will make themselves seen.

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative
May 01, 2022

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative

By Natasha Kassam and Jennifer Hsu
How best to manage ties with China ought to be a central election issue, but the campaign narratives are focused on posturing rather than policy.
This Is Australia’s Climate Change Election
April 12, 2022

This Is Australia’s Climate Change Election

By Patricia O’Brien
It is not just the Pacific region angered by Prime Minister Morrison’s unchanged coal-loving stance. Next month, he will have to answer to the Australian electorate on this critical issue.

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’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.

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.

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