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How One Nation and UAP Fit Into Australia’s Political Landscape
June 28, 2022

How One Nation and UAP Fit Into Australia’s Political Landscape

By Grant Wyeth
Australia cannot be complacent about the votes that both One Nation and the UAP attracted in the last election.

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. 
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.

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. 

The Problem With Australia’s Conservatism
January 20, 2022

The Problem With Australia’s Conservatism

By Grant Wyeth
Australia may find itself sleep walking into an international environment that it doesn't have the disposition to effectively negotiate. 

Will Tim Smith’s Drunken Crash Save the Victorian Liberal Party?
November 08, 2021

Will Tim Smith’s Drunken Crash Save the Victorian Liberal Party?

By Grant Wyeth
With Smith seemingly on the way out, the party will have a little more freedom to recalibrate. 

Australia’s Hawke, American Informant
July 12, 2021

Australia’s Hawke, American Informant

By Joshua Mcdonald
The beloved Australian prime minister was a U.S. informant, new research shows.
COVID-19 and Fortress Australia
July 06, 2021

COVID-19 and Fortress Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The value of being inside Australia may have risen during the pandemic, but the value of being an Australian citizen has clearly decreased. 

Demanding a Loyalty Test From Chinese Australians Will Backfire
October 28, 2020

Demanding a Loyalty Test From Chinese Australians Will Backfire

By Grant Wyeth
By targeting Chinese Australians for questioning about political loyalties, Australian politicians play right into the CCP’s hands.

The Trump Effect: What Trumpian Politics Mean for Australia
August 21, 2020

The Trump Effect: What Trumpian Politics Mean for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
U.S. President Donald Trump’s style of politics has infected Australia’s Liberal Party.

How Well Has Australia Managed COVID-19?
April 17, 2020

How Well Has Australia Managed COVID-19?

By Grant Wyeth
Advantageous geography, a unified response, and public trust in institutions have bolstered Australia’s fight against the coronavirus.
Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia
May 18, 2019

Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia

By Kiran Mohandas Menon
The late Bob Hawke arguably did more to usher Australia into the modern era than any other post-war leader.

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