Rare earths are a group of 17 elements with unique chemical, magnetic and luminescent properties crucial for the functioning of much of today’s high technology equipment. Are they best understood as simple commodities, or as strategic resources that can be used as tools of statecraft? And can Australia play a part in the development of alternative reliable sources of rare earths?
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Research Fellow Nicholas Farrelly discusses the state of democracy and politics in Malaysia with People's Justice Party Vice-President and Secretary General Mr Rafizi Ramli.
How can Australia maintain and strengthen a resilient tax system that can navigate a course through the choppy seas of politics, taxpayer acceptance and economic good sense? And what would a resilient tax system look like?