Foreign relations administration

Blog post

28 Mar 2017
This year is shaping up as a big year for Australian foreign policy. This FlagPost highlights some of the key...

Research report

Report

14 Mar 2017
Overview A key element of Australia’s debate on national security issues has been a notion of forced choice between an...

Commentary

Article

13 Mar 2017
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel of 1886, tells the story of the seemingly...

Submission

28 Feb 2017
We call on the Australian Government to develop and implement a contemporary, independent and high quality foreign...

Research report

Report

10 Jan 2017
This report outlines findings from an audit that was conducted in order to assess the transparency of the Australian...

Strategy

05 Dec 2016
Diplomacy may be an art but its tradecraft is firmly anchored by skills. And in diplomacy, the skills of advocacy,...

Audio program

10 Nov 2016
Experts are wondering what Donald Trump's election to the US presidency might mean for Asia-Pacific regional security...

Commentary

Article

10 Nov 2016
It was an ambitious and controversial trade pact that would have covered nearly 40% of the global economy and...

Research report

Report

31 Oct 2016
The relationship between Australia and Israel is warm and close, despite occasional problems. Australia has always been...

Commentary

Article

26 Oct 2016
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is expected to visit Australia next month. The visit follows Australian Prime...

Research report

Report

19 Oct 2016
The New Economic Paradigm that Japan and Australia have created is the transposition onto nation-level relations of the...

Journal article

16 Oct 2016
This article considers the transformations taking place in the consular landscape and the resulting pressures on...

Guide

14 Oct 2016
In 1996 DFAT and Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) initiated an accreditation scheme for NGOs...

Research report

Report

22 Sep 2016
The Abbott Government made important changes to Australia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs, following...

Commentary

Article

09 Sep 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently said: “ China has more freedom to invest in Australia, indeed all foreigners...
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Research report

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29 Aug 2016
Under various arrangements since the 1920s, there has been a free flow of people between Australia and New Zealand...

Commentary

Article

16 Aug 2016
The ‘Nauru files,’ which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received...
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Commentary

Article

22 Jul 2016
The lessons evident in the Chilcot report, and summarised by Sir John Chilcot in his public statement, should also be...

Commentary

Article

20 Jul 2016
Australia, like every nation, must define its interests in a realistic way, in line with its core values, domestic...