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International relations

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Briefing paper

Chinese-Australians in the Australian Public Service

Chinese–Australian communities are invaluable sources of China-related expertise, yet they are under-represented in the country’s public service roles. This paper argues that a better harnessing of the skills and knowledge of the Chinese–Australian community would have substantial benefits for Australian policy-making in one of its...
Book

Politics, policy and public administration in theory and practice

The essays in this publication address contemporary developments in public sector financial management in Australia and overseas, changing political processes in Queensland and the Commonwealth, and public governance and administration reform trajectories in Australia and internationally.
Report

Mapping security cooperation in the Pacific Islands

The purpose of this report is to identify and map the various cooperative security agreements, arrangements and institutions between and among states and territories in the Pacific Islands region, and their partners.
Report

The challenges to China’s national rejuvenation – part two: the failure of China’s foreign relations

This paper examines some of the measures that countries are taking to reduce their ties to China. It argues that China is becoming increasingly isolated from developed countries, which places its economy at further risk, and has the potential to derail Xi Jinping plans to...
Report

Advancing the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership through private sector engagement

This report examines the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership, identifies the remaining barriers to public-private infrastructure partnerships, and recommends solutions for government.
Report

The challenges to China’s national rejuvenation – part one: the demographic and technological deficits

China’s aggressive and confrontational policies have seen many countries come together to counter its mercenary expansionism in terms of territory, trade and commerce, military capacity and political influence, writes Lindsay Hughes.
Policy report

Australia’s South China Sea challenges

Australia’s current South China Sea policies are under strain from two sides. This briefing argues that Australia should advocate for regular Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) Leaders’ Summits and inclusion of China’s unlawful maritime claims and activities in the South China Sea on the agenda.
Report

Taking back control of regulation: managing divergence from EU rules

The United Kingdom has regained its regulatory autonomy, but it remains unclear how the government plans to exercise it. This report explores how divergence from European Union rules could arise, why the government might want to act differently, the consequences this could have and how...
Policy report

Australia as a space power: combining civil, defence and diplomatic efforts

This policy paper explores the important question of how Australia should approach the space domain in the years ahead, in pursuit of our national interest objectives.
Essay

Countering China’s adventurism over Taiwan: a third way

Faced with the possibility of another Taiwan Strait crisis, more and more observers in Washington and elsewhere are making the case for an unambiguous US commitment to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack. This essay contends that the United States has options...