Address to Asialink - “Where we live”

This address was delivered ahead of the Prime Minister’s departure for the fourteenth G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan and set out the new Australian government's approach to the Indo-Pacific.

Developing an Asia capable workforce: a national strategy

This Asialink report helps illustrate the important role Asian economies hold in creating a strong and profitable future for Australian businesses. Collectively, Asian economies are the world’s largest and fastest growing, and they represent a major opportunity for Australian business. Asia’s share of world output...

Australia should focus on Asia’s millionaires – not its “middle class”

Australia’s corporate strategists and national economic planners are mesmerised by what they believe will be rich pickings from the growth of Asia’s middle class. But while the population estimates of Asia’s emerging middle class are impressively large, their disposable incomes are not.

On the ground and in the know

The extraordinary growth in Asia, particularly over the last five years, has focused government at all levels on the policy implications for Australia. It is broadly acknowledged that cultural engagement is a crucial pathway for developing and deepening Australia’s relationship with Asia. Good policy requires...

Going local: why sub-national governments are the key to success in Asia

Engagement with sub-national governments in Asia, including by Australian sub-national governments, will be fundamental to enhancing Australia’s prosperity and wellbeing in the Asian Century. To understand why, we need to understand how sub-national jurisdictions work in Asia. • Extract: The reality is that the task...