Recent government statements suggesting that Australia’s national identity is grounded in liberal values goes beyond both the parochial and the alliance frameworks of earlier values statements to make a particular claim on liberal values as Australian.  Yet, this shift raises important questions. In particular, what are the implications of this transvaluation of values for Australian diplomatic practice and international relations?

Professor John Fitzgerald spoke to an engaged audience at the Perpectives:Asia lecture on 4 July 2019, presented by the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA) Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art .

If you missed the presentation, you can read an edited version or view the video recording.