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

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

    The termination of DFAT’s international broadcasting contract with the ABC (without a viable alternative)  has vastly diminished Australia’s voice in and engagement with the Asia Pacific region. Quentin Dempster, a public broadcasting advocate, says Australia was well placed with in situ correspondents, news, business reporting, current affairs and...

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  • Here we go again:  Tony Abbott’s Iraq Adventure

    Here we go again: Tony Abbott’s Iraq Adventure

    Australia is once more embarked upon military operations in the Middle East, again without a clear definition of what the aims are or what we might hope to achieve. Australia’s stance in relation to this conflict shifted so rapidly – from air-dropping humanitarian supplies to positioning Special Forces on the ground in a training and advisory...

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  • The Complexity of Re-uniting the Koreas

    The Complexity of Re-uniting the Koreas

    Serious talks between the leaders of the two Koreas on improving, or even reconciling, relations are likely this year. While the description of a meeting between South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as a summit may be overblown, it does seem both sides want to make progress. Park called for talks late last...

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