We want to make it easier for interested Australians to access key official statements about the direction of Australian international policy. Here we identify and collate important speeches, Parliamentary statements, press releases, and media interviews given by ministers and opposition spokespeople on foreign, trade, defence, and development assistance policy.
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Australia Between "Good International Citizenship," A Challenging Indo-Pacific, And Declining US Leadership
Australia does not behave as a "good international citizen" anymore, but this is a strategic adaptation to a more demanding regional environment. With a challenging Indo-Pacific and declining US leadership, Canberra should engage strategically with long-overlooked states in the region.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched an initiative to send commercial Australian television programs to local stations in the South Pacific. This move will probably do little to enhance what used to be a vigorous and discerning projection of Australian news and values into the region.