• Indonesia: the Jokowi presidency – what went wrong?

    At Glover Cottages on Tuesday evening, 3 March, the well-known journalist Hamish McDonald and an Indonesian desk officer from DFAT, Zulaika Chudori, gave a packed audience their perspectives on Indonesia under President Joko Widodo. Hamish...

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  • The Complexity of Re-uniting the Koreas

    On Tuesday evening, 24 February, Colin Chapman, immediate past president of AIIA NSW, gave us his  impressions of the prospects of a re-united Korea. He was joined by former AIIA councillor and criminologist Professor Duncan Chappell. Both were...

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  • Applications open for AIIA Qld internships

    Are you interested in becoming an AIIA Qld intern? Applications for the new intake open at 9am Monday 23rd February 2015 To apply, click here Nominations Close 5pm Friday 6th March Information Evening 5pm Tuesday 24th February To...

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  • The Challenges of Conservation in the 21st Century

    Penelope Figgis spoke to the Institute on February 17th on the challenges of conservation in the 21st century. Until recently Penny was the Vice Chair for Oceania of the IUCN World Commission of Protected Areas and in November she was an...

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  • AIIA Receives Four-Star Rating on Financial Transparency Report

    AIIA Receives Four-Star Rating on Financial Transparency Report

    The AIIA has received a four-star rating (‘broadly transparent’) in Transparify’s 2015 report on the financial transparency of think tanks. It is the only think tank in Australia and New Zealand that was rated as transparent. The first annual...

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  • Australia’s Powers to Make War Need Revision

    At a well-attended meeting at Glover Cottages on Tuesday 10 February, our guest speaker was Paul Barratt AO, a former Secretary of Defence and former Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Paul observed that the Executive branch of...

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  • Australian Journal of International Affairs Boyer Prize 2014

    The AIIA congratulates Amy Nethery of Deakin University and Carly Gordyn of the ANU for winning the 2014 Boyer Prize. Their paper, ‘Australia-Indonesia cooperation on asylum-seekers: a case of 'incentivised policy transfer'’, published in...

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  • Vandalisation of the ABC Overseas Service – an Insider’s Perspective

    Vandalisation of the ABC Overseas Service – an Insider’s Perspective

    AIIA NSW - Quentin Dempster At our first speakers' night for 2015 at Glover Cottages on 4 February, prominent former ABC broadcaster Quentin Dempster had some trenchant things to say about the Corporation's treatment at the hands of the...

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  • AIIA Fellow Honoured

    The Australian Institute of International Affairs congratulates AIIA Fellow Emeritus Professor Nancy Viviani who received the Officer of the Order of Australia honour on Australia Day. She received the award in recognition of her outstanding...

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