Region-PNG and the Pacific

Morrison’s moment of truth in the Pacific

WESLEY MORGAN | Can Australia’s prime minister convince the leaders of Pacific Island countries that he is serious about regional… Read More

Everything but China is on the table during PNG prime minister’s visit

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is visiting Australia this week, his first overseas trip since he was… Read More

Monetary policy transmission in PNG

Literature on monetary policy transmission channels is vast—it is one of the most extensively investigated issues in social sciences. Academics, researchers, and policy-makers alike have… Read More

Regional wrap

We’re slowly but surely drifting towards an era of a new Cold War between the US and China and nowhere is it going to be… Read More

How mateship made way for freedom, democracy and rule of law

Australia’s diplomatic language has evolved during a period of instability and risk, but is practice following? Read More

Regional wrap

This fortnight, millions of Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest against a proposed bill that would allow them to be extradited to… Read More

Another round in PNG’s great game

Papua New Guinea’s new prime minister, James Marape, is virtually unknown in Australia. The lazy excuse is that the country’s leadership changes so often it’s… Read More

Australia has voted – what does this mean for the Pacific?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  | Not content with watching our elections and those of our Pacific island neighbours, I also kept a fairly close eye… Read More

Time to focus on foreign policy for the sake of Australia’s future

Australians face a set of decisions in foreign policy arguably more important to us than any national decisions since the Second World War, writes John… Read More

Australia’s chance to get back in the conversation

TESS NEWTON CAIN  | Chances are that the people at Free TV were quite relieved to hear that if Senator Penny Wong is Australia’s… Read More


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