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A proposed new Australian flag, designed by Professor John Blaxland.

Anzacs flew the Union Jack but now we need to wave our own flag

20 April 2015

Prince Harry’s current secondment with the Australian Army, and the coverage it has received, reminds us of the imperial ties of old – and so does the forthcoming Gallipoli centenary, writes JOHN...

Clark Davis Ivins.

Student prize honours fallen soldier

16 April 2015

A prize aimed at first-year security studies students at The Australian National University has been established in commemoration of an Australian soldier who died during World War II.Private Clark...

Photo by Antonio Tajuelo on flickr.

Why Australia should have joined the AIIB last November

7 April 2015

If Australia is serious about infrastructure then it should have signed up to the Chinese bank months ago, writes Susan Harris-Rimmer. Australia has announced that it is signing on to the China-led...

Smog in Shanghai; China's forecast  for dominance is not so clear. Photo by russavia/ Wikimedia commons.

Why China won’t dominate Asia

25 March 2015

Economic downturns, empty cities and a lack of strategic influence - China faces almost insurmountable challenges in the race to be Asia's number one, writes John Lee. In 1980, and with an economy...

An Australian soldier’s shadow lays over a monument at Villers-Bretonneux, France during the Anzac Day dawn service.  Photo by Hamish Paterson/ Department of Defence.

Anzac legend needs to change, says leading historian

17 March 2015

One hundred years after the Gallipoli landings of April 1915, one of Australia’s leading historians has called for a change in the way the Anzac legend is commemorated.Professor Joan Beaumont, from...

PNG hospitality graduates at the Australia-Pacific Technical College graduation, Port Moresby, PNG. Photo by DFAT photo library.

In her eyes

13 March 2015

 Standing before a large crowd in Papua New Guinea’s Markham district, hair braided half way down her back, Jennifer Baing Waiko speaks confidently and clearly.“2012 is the year that we will be...

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto.

A new gateway for research on Asia

11 March 2015

New partnership brings ANU and Japan scholars together.A proposed agreement between The Australian National University and a private Japanese university could see researchers from the ANU College of...

Dr Gordon Peake. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Peake top of the pile with ACT book of the year

6 March 2015

Stories of Timor-Leste by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific academic wins $10,000 prize. Memoirs from a foreign aid posting to Timor-Leste has culminated in ANU College of Asia and the Pacific...

Is Australia's engagement with Asia over?

3 March 2015

 A new book on Australia’s role in Asia finds the country has moved to a new phase in its relationships with the region.From towing back boats to cattle bans and ignored pleas for clemency, it would...

When bad politics can lead to good policy

27 February 2015

We're often told good policy is good politics. Sometimes however what seems like terrible politics can create good policy. So it is with Australia's submarines, writes ANDREW CARR.Ever since the last...

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