In happier times: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 2017 APEC summit in Vietnam.
Anxiety about China's rise is unlikely to abate any time soon – Australia needs to remain calm and realise the region is changing rapidly.
Seni instalasi karya Elina Simbolon memperingati 20 tahun peristiwa Mei 1998.
Yacinta Kurniasih/Monash University
Karya-karya tiga perempuan Indonesia-Tionghoa mengisi kekosongan dalam pengetahuan publik tentang bab gelap dalam sejarah Indonesia.
Elina Simbolon, installation art for the 20-year commemoration of the May 1998 events.
Yacinta Kurniasih, Monash University
The work of three Chinese Indonesian women presented in Melbourne fills a void in public knowledge of a dark chapter in Indonesian history.
Nearly 70% of dance professionals are women, but none of Australia’s major dance companies has a female art director.
Since 2017, only 13% of full-length works by Australia's major dance companies have been choreographed by women.
The central element of the Timor Sea dispute seems far from resolved.
Despite a breakthrough on boundaries in the Timor Sea, the crucial question of how the shared oil and gas are to be developed remains unresolved.
The South Korean president's careful approach to rapprochement with the North set the stage for a possible breakthrough on the Korean peninsula.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shaking hands with Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva at last year’s Pacific Islands Forum in Samoa.
Australia has long been concerned about foreign powers gaining influence in the Pacific, but China's involvement in the region may not be as nefarious as it fears.
Israeli fire on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border on Monday resulted in at least 58 deaths.
With its opening of a new embassy in Jerusalem and defence of Israeli actions in Gaza, the Trump administration has signalled its lack of interest in bringing lasting peace to the region.
The spectacular Wellington Caves are a tourist attraction - and a fossil site.
The 19th-century British anatomist Richard Owen downplayed the role of colonial contributors and largely ignored the importance of Aboriginal testimony and knowledge in describing the marsupial lion.
The pill is the most popular form of contraception for women under 30.
There is no biological evidence for “giving your body a break” and in fact, it could do your health more harm than good.
Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull met Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle in London in April.
When considering this question, we need to distinguish between the pomposities of monarchies and the purpose they serve as checks on untrammelled authoritarianism.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will consider staying in the nuclear deal, despite the withdrawal of the U.S.
Trump's announcement confirms he is no longer listening to moderate voices in his administration when it comes to dealings with Tehran
Tax cuts and tax reform have formed the centrepiece of the 2018 Budget.
Burgeoning tax revenues have enabled Treasurer Scott Morrison to bring down a budget that will put the government in a better position to fight the next election.
The NDIS is set to reshape Australian cities. But to achieve meaningful participation of people with disabilities, urban communities and services will also need to take action.
The Murrumbidgee River is one of several sites in the Murray-Darling Basin where improvements are being detected.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
Malcolm Turnbull would do well to take his lead from Emmanuel Macron on climate change.
An uncertain world and a possible free trade agreement are among the reasons the French president's visit is an important one.
There was much public goodwill at the meeting, but there is much yet to be resolved.
AAP/ Korea summit press pool
There was much that was agreed to at the Korean summit - but still a lot yet to be worked out. The will now shift to the hotly-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Originating in the Netherlands, the concept of ‘woonerfs’, areas designed to invite walking, playing, socialising and cycling while curbing motor vehicles, has spread to cities in other countries, including Berlin.
All around us, the places we inhabit send us physical and visual cues that influence our behaviour. Good design can tilt the balance so our surroundings help us act in ways that fulfil our needs.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, in Seoul in February this year.
The end of denuclearisation politics has opened new possibilities for the direction of the Korean Peninsula, but the tensions of 2017 remind us of the possibility of disaster.
A depiction of Fook Shing in Melbourne Illustrated, November 13 1880.
State Library of Victoria
Fook Shing spent 20 years as a Melbourne gumshoe. He policed the thriving Chinese community – claiming opium as an expense – but was never promoted above his entry rank of detective third class.