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Foreign investment and Australian jobs: empirical estimates and policy questions

This report examines how foreign investment entering the Australian economy gives rise to a more advantageous set of employment outcomes.
Commentary

Human dignity and its enemies

Let’s face it, the only way to live in dignity, inside this depraved society we inhabit, is to resist. That being so, to go to prison is really nothing more than to maintain simple human dignity, it’s really nothing to brag about.— Liu Xiaobo, “Letter...
Report

The importance of international law in the resolution of maritime disputes in the South China Sea

The paper explains Australia’s interests in the South China Sea, and examines the 2016 arbitral ruling alongside Australia’s, China’s and the Philippines’ responses.
Report

A path forward for Australia-Japan security relations

Changing regional conditions necessitate strategic coordination between Australia and Japan to preserve the rules-based order in the Asia Pacific.
Report

Modi and Trump: possible pathways?

This paper explores the domestic and international engagements agreed to by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi and those that, by omission, raise concerns.
Report

Southeast Asian perspectives on US–China competition

In order to explore and elevate Southeast Asian perspectives on US–China competition, the Lowy Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations convened nearly two dozen Southeast Asian scholars and policymakers from around the region to discuss their perspectives.
Briefing paper

Is there a problem with Chinese international students?

This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.
Audio interview

China seeks influence in Australian universities

Academic staff at Australian universities have been targeted in Chinese social media campaigns after complaints from Chinese students that their teaching material was 'offensive.'
Report

Cultivating growth: the 2nd Asia Pacific alternative finance industry report

This study reveals that Australia's US$610 million alternative finance market, including peer-to-peer lending and crowd-funding, has grown 53% over the past twelve months, to become the second largest market in the region.
Report

The wasteful dragon: food loss and waste in China

China loses or wastes at least six per cent of the food that it produces.