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Australia: A Boring Budget?
May 14, 2015

Australia: A Boring Budget?

By Helen Clark
The Australian government tries to avoid the controversy that followed last year’s offering.
Climate Change Debate Flares Again in Australia
May 12, 2015

Climate Change Debate Flares Again in Australia

By Helen Clark
One of Tony Abbott's closest advisers believes climate change is a UN-led conspiracy.

A First: Japan Will Share Classified Submarine Technical Data With Australia
May 07, 2015

A First: Japan Will Share Classified Submarine Technical Data With Australia

By Ankit Panda
Japan will grant Australia access to classified data regarding the performance of its Soryu-class subs.

Fighting People Smugglers: Lessons From Australia for Europe
April 27, 2015

Fighting People Smugglers: Lessons From Australia for Europe

By Greg Austin
European covert action forces may be needed in the Mediterranean Sea.

'Fear and Greed': A Closer Look at Australia's China Policy
April 20, 2015

'Fear and Greed': A Closer Look at Australia's China Policy

By Kerry Brown
What if PM Abbott is right to describe Australia's China policy as based on "fear and greed"?
Australia’s Quiet Vietnam Diplomacy
March 18, 2015

Australia’s Quiet Vietnam Diplomacy

By Helen Clark
With little fanfare on summits or human rights, the two countries are strengthening their ties.

Australia and Vietnam Enhance Their Comprehensive Partnership
March 17, 2015

Australia and Vietnam Enhance Their Comprehensive Partnership

By Carl Thayer
Both sides also agreed to raise bilateral relations to a strategic partnership in the future.
Australia's Botched Sub Bidding Process Upsets Sweden
March 16, 2015

Australia's Botched Sub Bidding Process Upsets Sweden

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A letter outlines why Sweden feels snubbed for not having been invited to bid for Canberra's new submarine fleet.

Abbott Confuses on Indigenous Australians
March 15, 2015

Abbott Confuses on Indigenous Australians

By Helen Clark
The PM has been a staunch supporter of Indigenous rights. That makes his recent remarks all the more baffling.

Australia to Send Troops to Iraq
March 05, 2015

Australia to Send Troops to Iraq

By Helen Clark
A contingent of Australian troops are to be dispatched on a training mission.

Abbott's Tough Talk on Terror
February 25, 2015

Abbott's Tough Talk on Terror

By Helen Clark
In his national security speech earlier this week, the prime minister pointed to a rising terror threat facing Australia.
Internal Security: Australia’s PM Is Off Message
February 24, 2015

Internal Security: Australia’s PM Is Off Message

By Greg Austin
Tony Abbott's recent speech on national security and Islamic terrorism conflated religion and violence in the name of religion.

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