Australian Foreign Affairs
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Southeast Asia’s Role in Australia’s Future and the G20
Southeast Asia’s importance to Australia’s economic future is undeniable, but attempts to meet the promises of the region seem stretched, writes Colin Chapman.
Slow and Steady wins the Race: Philippines-Australia Relations in 2023
An Australian Prime Minister’s visit to the Philippines – after a gap of 20 years – could point the way a future relationship built on economics rather than just defence and security, writes Justin Baquisal.
Australia-Vietnam: An Ambassador’s Reflection
In a speech to an Australia-Vietnam forum, John McCarthy, who served as ambassador to Vietnam between 1981 and 1983, reflects on the historical trajectory of 50 years of official diplomatic relations.
What the Voice Means for Australia’s Reputation
The outcome of the Voice referendum will affect Australia’s reputation – a fact voters should consider, writes John McCarthy.
Peter McCawley (1944-2023): A Trailblazer in Australia’s Engagement with Asia
Peter McCawley was one of the great trailblazers of Australia’s relations with Indonesia, writes Howard Dick. As Australia regrettably reverts to being a “more inward-looking and parochial nation” there are many lessons to learn from McCawley’s life-long efforts to bring Australia closer to its immediate region.