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Banner: Stop Offshore Processing
12
Oct
2018

Which Frames Change Minds and Actions? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Australia

Associate Professor Jana von Stein

Australia is currently the only country in the world that requires offshore processing and mandatory detention of asylum seekers who arrive without a visa. The UN and various human rights NGOs...

Bob Breen
12
Oct
2018

What we know and where to go: lessons from partnering for peace in the Pacific Islands and a way forward

Bob Breen OAM, Associate Professor of Strategic Studies, Deakin University

Volume V of the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations explores the Australian government’s efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from...

09
Oct
2018

State-business relations in Post-Suharto Indonesia: The Political Economy of the Construction Sector in Jakarta

Johannes Danang Widojoko

Abstract This study analyses the increasing economic role of the government in Jakarta under Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Governor Basuki T. Purnama (Ahok) during 2012–2016. It does so by...

08
Oct
2018

Australia’s maritime frontier conflicts, 1802-1918

Dr Craig Wilcox

There’s a blind spot in our vision of Australian frontier conflict, and it has been more than fifty years since John M.R. Young observed that early British lodgements in eastern Australia had two...

Indo-Pacific region
02
Oct
2018

WIIS: Shaping Australia’s Role in Indo-Pacific Security in the Next Decade

Frances Adamson

Frances Adamson has led the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Secretary since 25 August 2016. From 2011 to 2015, Ms Adamson was Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China...

27
Sep
2018

Why Australia Needs a Radically New Defence Policy

Paul Dibb, Dr Richard Brabin-Smith AO, Brendan Sargeant & Dr Toni Erskine

Australia faces a potentially dangerous strategic outlook, which requires radical changes to the country’s defence policy. For the first time since the Second World War, there is now the prospect...

25
Sep
2018

Controlling Population Movement in Colonial Indonesia

Jacob Wray

Abstract In the Netherlands Indies, Dutch and later Japanese colonial authorities exerted considerable control over the movements of those who inhabited the Indonesian archipelago. Population...

24
Sep
2018

The Tokyo Tribunal — 70th Anniversary of the Judgment on Japan’s War Leaders

Professor Robert Cribb, Dr Kirsten Sellars, Professor Neil Boister, Professor John Blaxland

At the post-war Tokyo Tribunal, the Allied powers charged Japanese leaders with waging aggressive war and committing war crimes against prisoners-ofwar and civilians. This trial, presided over by...

19
Sep
2018

The possibility of pragmatic critique

Nick Cheesman

Presented by Interpretation, Method and Critique (IMC) Network and Research Cluster

The word today is that critique is in crisis. Somehow critique has become an obstacle to the types of...

12
Sep
2018

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: Ambiguous Allies?

Dr Joanne Wallis, Dr Anna Powles, Dr Tess Newton Cain

Australia and New Zealand are often assumed to be as close as any two states in the international system; the Australian government describes them as ‘natural allies’ and the New Zealand...

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