Region-Australia

Yes government debt is cheap, but that doesn’t mean it comes risk-free

Professor Tony Makin says that while a strong response to the COVID19 pandemic has been necessary, it has come with costs. These have been huge budget deficits and sky-high government debt. Read More

Can we use the RAAF to bring home stranded Aussies overseas?

Amid mounting concern about Australians stranded overseas during COVID-19, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has offered a solution, using the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) VIP aircraft to bring people home. Read More

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Asia Regional Wrap with Aakriti Bachhawat. Fresh troubles along the India-China border. Australian journalists evacuated from China Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to step down. Read More

Journalists have become diplomatic pawns in China’s relations with the West, setting a worrying precedent

Journalists have become diplomatic pawns in China’s relations with the West as Australian journalists Bill Birtles of the ABC and Mike Smith of The Australian Financial Review we forced to depart China. Read More

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over?

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over? Dr Susan Harris Rimmer shares her insights. Read More

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Regional Wrap with Aakriti Bachhawat: Aus govt to put a dampened on Victoria's BRI plans. China's 'hurt' feelings vis-a-vis Australia even as economic coercion continues. RIMPAC exercise underway Read More

No war with China, cold or hot

Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras says "Australia must say no to any war with China, cold or hot. We must not follow US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in characterising US-China relations" Read More

Business should beware ensnarement in China controversies

Rowan Callick says, Australian business leaders should consider using this challenging COVID era to deepen their relations with Chinese counterparts and understanding of China’s markets rather than to promote a greater priority for commercial interests in political debate. Read More

Women’s empowerment in the corporate sector

Erna Witoelar discusses Women’s empowerment in the corporate sector as part of the The Asia Pacific Women thought leadership series Read More

Australia’s defence strategic update: It’s all about China

Driven by deepening worries over China’s growing assertiveness, Australia is rethinking its defence strategy, force structure and posture. This has implications for many others. Read More

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