Since 2013, Australian aid has been reduced and increasingly focused on delivering benefits to Australia. Motivated by these changes, this paper fills three gaps in the existing literature on public opinion about aid. It provides the only recent detailed study of Australians' opinions about aid....
How the EU responds to the Trump administration will be the hallmark of how it sees its role in the world, and how successful it will be in promoting its worldview.
Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security.
This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.
Australia’s active global engagement on development and its focus on fragile small island states and disaster risk reduction are commendable. However, successive cuts to the country’s aid budget since 2013 are impairing its efforts, according to this OECD review.
The article summarises how collaboration between national governments contributes to the health and wellbeing of refugees settling in Australia.
Universities New Zealand has released this Deloitte Access Economics report that assesses the benefits of international collaboration between New Zealand and overseas universities. It finds that collaboration on joint research, and the active encouragement of staff and student exchanges between them, bring strong economic benefits...
For the first time, Australia and Timor-Leste have agreed upon a permanent maritime boundary.
The heads of government of the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene in Sydney on 17–18 March 2018 at the invitation of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. This paper provides concise background to and context...
The proposed Quadrilateral Security Initiative 2.0 is an informal maritime alliance of the United States, India, Japan and Australia, which primarily involves co-operation in the Indo-Pacific.
New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, talks about the toughness of Australian politics, her ambitious policy plans, and the demands of being a young high-profile female leader that everyone wants to know about.
This resource looks at efforts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to continue to strive for a bilateral relationship built on the foundation of respect as neighbours and equal partners, in order to foster greater collaboration between the two countries.
Recurring confrontations with the West are one of the main factors compelling Russia to intensify its activities in the Middle East. Tactical and more targeted contacts with the region have also been determined by President Vladimir Putin’s diplomatic strategy, his perception of the Arab Spring...
This speech, delivered by Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, provides some interesting pointers on how the Australian government’s foreign policy has evolved within a short period of time.
This edition explores Vietnam's economic growth since its Doi Moi reforms started in 1986. The story of Vietnam’s domestic economic transformation since the end of the Vietnam War and Australia’s early role in that transformation sets a strong precedent upon which an economic partnership can...
This Office of Development Effectiveness evaluation assesses a decade of Australian support (2007-2017) for the PNG government to improve its road infrastructure, through the PNG Australia Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP).
Pacific Island states are planning a new resilience fund to pay for retrofitting vital infrastructure in the face of extreme weather and climate impacts.
And their peak body, the Pacific Islands Forum, is getting advice from Australia's treasury and finance officials on how to...
Published in an environment of significant political uncertainty in both the US and Europe, this report focuses on the long-standing and fundamental drivers behind U.S and European policymaking, and sets out recommendations to address key structural factors that threaten the durability of the transatlantic relationship....