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  • Thailand: revolting peasants and oily oligarchs

    On Tuesday 20 September former Australian ambassador to Thailand, Cavan Hogue, gave his assessment of the current situation in Thailand to around 50 AIIA NSW members and friends at Glover Cottages. Cavan began with a bit of history - Sir John...

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  • Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship 2016

    Calling for applications.   We are delighted to announce that applications for the AIIA's Euan Crone Asia Awareness Scholarship are now open. The goal of the scholarship is to expand Australian knowledge of Asia and to promote engagement...

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  • AIIA in the News

    19 September - A presentation at the AIIA ACT given by Mr David Irvine AO on "Australia in the Cyber Century" was recently mentioned in The Daily Telegraph, and can be viewed here (possible paywall). 12 May - AIIA National President The...

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  • Unrequited Love – Scotland and the European Union

    What started out as political and economic Armageddon has now drifted into a “phoney war” stage. British Prime Minister Theresa May resolutely insisted no further talks on the United Kingdom’s future in the European Union occur until 2017....

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  • AIIA-ACRI-Chinese Association for International Understanding Roundtable 2016

    The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australia-China Relations Institute jointly held a roundtable discussion with a delegation from the Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU) on 12 September. Involving...

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  • AIIA-ACRI-Chinese Association for International Understanding Roundtable 2016

    The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australia-China Relations Institute jointly held a roundtable discussion with a delegation from the Chinese Association for International Understanding on 12 September. Involving a range...

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  • Australia, Singapore and the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: further room for improvement

    In May this year, Australia and Singapore finalised negotiations surrounding the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP), an agreement designed to elevate bilateral relations between the two countries across various aspects of...

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  • A rethink on Australia’s live export trade

    If Australians truly want livestock to receive humane treatment in our export destinations, we must forego threats to ban the trade and be willing to partner with foreign slaughter industries to initiate long-term reform. Since the ABC’s Four...

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  • Revisiting the language of climate change

    Are Australian politicians hindering meaningful emissions reductions through poor framing of the climate change dilemma?  The science is resoundingly conclusive. Global temperatures are rising, and it is fundamentally a result of manmade...

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  • The Challenges of Cyber security

    Challenges of cyber-security stimulated a lively discussion at Glover Cottages on Tuesday 13 September. Our guest speaker was Dr Keith Suter, well-known Sydney-based public commentator and managing director of the Global Directions think tank....

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