White paper to build Australia's role in Asia

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the commissioning of a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, at a luncheon hosted by Asialink and the Asia Society AustralAsia Centre.

"Asia has never been of greater global significance and as global economic and strategic weight shifts from west to east, global institutional frameworks reflect this in turn."  Prime Minister Julia Gillard, 28 September 2011.

Dr Ken Henry AC will lead the preparation of the White Paper, which “should generate a set of general propositions to guide policy development over the long-term.”

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