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19 Jun 2017

The technical bastardry of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in degrading its shortwave broadcasts to the South Pacific has been starkly revealed. The bloody-mindedness helps explain the dumb decision to turn off Australia’s shortwave service that broadcasts to northern Australia and the...

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10 Oct 2016

An Australian Defence White Paper is analysis framed by numbers. For forty years, White Papers have been the ultimate public expression of Australian strategy and defence understanding of the world. More than dollars and equipment, the simple statistics of Australia’s seven Defence White Papers...

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12 Aug 2016

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India no longer sees Australia as merely a strategic stooge of the US. And Australia is starting to accord India the importance India always saw as its right. Those are big changes in attitude and policy—and in the two countries’ understanding of each other’s...

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07 Jun 2016

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The defence of Australia's interests is a core business of federal governments. Regardless of who wins the election on July 2, the incoming government will have to grapple with a wide range of security issues. This report provides a range of perspectives on...

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21 May 2015

Overview: The First Principles Review of Defence is arguably the most significant review of the defence establishment since the 1973 re-organisation led by Sir Arthur Tange. This Strategic Insights brings together a series of contributions to ASPI’s blog The...

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12 May 2015

Overview: Malcolm Fraser, Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister, died on 20 March 2015 aged 84. This Strategic Insights, drawn from posts on ASPI’s blog The Strategist, examines Fraser’s foreign policy record as well as his approach to defence policy making and his...

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01 Dec 2012

This article argues that, rather than viewing Melanesia as an “arc of instability”, Australia should see it as an “arc of responsibility”. The idea of responsibility makes explicit the central role that Australia seeks in the region, and the idea of the arc reflects Australian perspectives. By...

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28 Jan 2011

 

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is reaching for a golden era of economic growth, fuelled by a new round of gas, copper, gold and nickel exploration. After thirty‐five years as a nation, PNG finally has the chance for economic maturity.
The challenge for the PNG political system is
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07 Jun 2006

Graeme Dobell backgrounds the deal-making behind the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. He writes, “The key point – almost the only fact in the announcement – was the membership... The US had found Australia the easiest of catches, however it was the other members that...

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24 Sep 2004

Labor may think that being pro-competition will protect it from serious business opposition. So wouldn't it be ironic, writes Carol Johnson, if Labor's arguably most free-market leader were damaged by the oldest ideological wedge accusation of all-that he was anti-business?

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