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An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It
August 02, 2017

An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It

By Grant Wyeth
Will Canberra ditch the British monarchy? The Labor party wants to put it to a vote.
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
July 19, 2017

Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament

By Grant Wyeth
The resignations highlight a disconnect between the country’s constitution and its present reality.

What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
June 26, 2017

What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?

By Kerry Brown
Of all major liberal, multi-party democracies, Australia may be the most exposed to China.

Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
May 10, 2017

Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past

By Grant Wyeth
More than 60 years after hosting British nuclear tests, Canberra is extending benefits to veterans who were exposed.

Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak
May 10, 2017

Australia's New Budget Hopes for a Continued Lucky Streak

By Anthony Fensom
The Coalition government's latest budget depends on some overly optimistic economic forecasts to cut the deficit.
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
April 27, 2017

What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?

By Grant Wyeth
With visa changes and new immigration rules, Canberra is missing an opportunity to attract skilled global workers.

A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
March 14, 2017

A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections

By Grant Wyeth
The WA Liberal Party abandoned its pact with the National Party to make a deal with One Nation. It backfired.
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
February 11, 2017

A Schism Among Australian Conservatives

By Grant Wyeth
Cory Bernardi's defection from the Liberal Party is a significant moment in Australian politics.

'Crocs in the Cabinet': A Sordid Look at Australian Local Politics
January 05, 2017

'Crocs in the Cabinet': A Sordid Look at Australian Local Politics

By Helen Clark
A new book chronicles the sensational misdeeds of the Northern Territory's once-dominant Country Liberal Party.

Australia and the Crown
December 31, 2016

Australia and the Crown

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Australia's debate on becoming a republic continues to rage on.

Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise
November 30, 2016

Australian Politicians Settle on Backpacker Tax Compromise

By Grant Wyeth
Holiday visa holders will face a 15 percent tax, rather than a 32.5 percent tax; impact will take time to judge.
Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave
November 17, 2016

Australian Politicians Look to Ride Trump's Nativist Wave

By Grant Wyeth
Putting "Australia First" by pushing to restrict high-skilled immigration could undermine Australia’s prosperity.

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