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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.

The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
April 19, 2019

The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season

By Grant Wyeth
With Jokowi likely scoring another term in Indonesia, the bilateral relationship’s direction balances on Australia’s pending polls.
The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future
March 04, 2019

The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future

By Grant Wyeth
The program’s true success will come when wider Australia society begins to feel a greater affinity with Asia.

Why Did Australia Push Out a Chinese Communist Party-Linked Billionaire?
February 09, 2019

Why Did Australia Push Out a Chinese Communist Party-Linked Billionaire?

By Grant Wyeth
Alex Joske explains the context of the Australian government's actions against Huang Xiangmo.

Australia Needs a New National Security Strategy
February 01, 2019

Australia Needs a New National Security Strategy

By Samuel Bashfield
Drafting a new national security strategy will be a grueling and charged affair, but it's time for an update.

Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
December 07, 2018

Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray

By Grant Wyeth
Does the party have the ability to purge its reactionary elements and realign itself as a responsible governing entity?

Liberal Bloodbath Repels Australian Voters
November 27, 2018

Liberal Bloodbath Repels Australian Voters

By Anthony Fensom
The ruling party is already paying the price for its party room coup this summer.
Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants
October 30, 2018

Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants

By Luke Hunt
The recent controversy about a potential Israel embassy move is exactly the kind of thing the relationship does not need.

Australian Government's Balancing Act Gets a Little Bit Harder
October 24, 2018

Australian Government's Balancing Act Gets a Little Bit Harder

By Anthony Fensom
The loss in the Wentworth by-election cost the Morrison government its lower house majority.

Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
October 11, 2018

Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra simply doesn’t understand the power and pull of urban spaces in the modern economy.

Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government
August 31, 2018

Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government

By Patrick Stafrace
Australia’s revolving door of prime ministers is a symptom of a weakening political system.
What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
August 29, 2018

What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?

By Grant Wyeth
The party’s internal meltdown is rooted in the tensions inherent to its liberal and conservative roots.

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