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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.

Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne
July 13, 2016

Urbanization and The Greens of Melbourne

By Grant Wyeth
The Greens have consolidated in Australia’s “cool” city, but hold a deep suspicion of the urban development that keeps it that way.

Australia Voted for a Stalemate
July 06, 2016

Australia Voted for a Stalemate

By Grant Wyeth
With counting ongoing, a chain of events has been set in motion that could dramatically reshape Australia’s politics.
Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent
June 14, 2016

Australia's Many Small Parties Help Disburse Discontent

By Grant Wyeth
A vibrant array of minor parties provides a release valve for discontent in Australia.

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