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The report into the UN oil for food bribery scandal that has rocked the Australian Wheat Board has been tabled by the Attorney-General's department. Known as the Cole Inquiry after Commissioner Terence Cole, the report sets out a range of findings in relation to possible...
Comparisons between Australia and other countries in terms of: Number of feature films produced; Production investment; Number of films released; Cinema screens; Cinema admissions; Admissions per capita; Cinema ticket price index; Box office; Top films' box office share; and Domestic films' share.
This report contains responses from both Australia and Indonesia to questions on foreign and security policy, global affairs, and each other.
Former senior defence department strategist Allan Behm urges the federal government to begin planning for a 'tectonic shift' in the power balance in Asia, which will see China's economic and military power rival and even surpass that of the US. Australia would need to place...
Milton Osborne examines how China's relations with Southeast Asia have dramatically changed for the better in the last ten years. Free trade agreements and strategic partnerships have replaced decades of mistrust and uncertainty. China is now the paramount power in Southeast Asia with significant soft...
Yeo Lay Hwee and Cynthia Chang of Southeast Asia Peace and Security Net write that amidst internal problems of battling bird flu, dealing with the after effects of the earthquake in Central Java, and now flash floods and landslide, Indonesia played host to the second...
20 May 2006 marks the sixth anniversary of Timorese independence. In this e-brief Susan Harris-Rimmer and Effi Tomaras give a brief summary of the transitional justice mechanisms employed in the case of Timor and the results so far.
This report looks at China’s foreign policy and its military modernisation program and examines its effect on other countries in the Asia-Pacific region and the implications for Australia.
China’s rapid economic growth rates are accompanied by military advances, a quest for markets, diplomatic assertiveness and increased national pride. Ross Terrill urges clear thinking by Australians about the strength of the US, the place of deterrence, the ways Beijing's mercantilism differs from free-market approaches...
Helen Hughes and Gaurav Sodhi argue that a new $89 million funding package to Vanuatu provided by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation will do little to address the rampant corruption and economic mismanagement that plague the country. The new US funding incorporates none of the...