Garry Woodard


Two Australian wars, two Prime Ministers: Australia’s virtual Vietnam, and lessons for today

At the tenth anniversary of the decision to commit Australian troops to the Iraq war, this paper reconstructs the previously unknown, and remarkably casual, process by which the Menzies government committed Australian troops to Vietnam. The paper argues that the dismaying similarities between the Australian...

Negotiating the Australia–Japan basic treaty of friendship and cooperation: reflections and afterthoughts

The thirtieth anniversary of the signature of the Australia–Japan Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 2006 offered an opportunity to review the significance of this event for Australia–Japan relations. Garry Woodard was the leader of the Australian negotiating team that completed the task of...