The paper recognises China will continue to dominate consumption of Australia’s minerals exports, tourism and education services.
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You will find no revisionism in this foreign policy white paper; the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
Academics put Hammond in the spotlight.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
A member of the Indonesian Red Cross ® assists evacuees from villages authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists, near the Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc, in Timika, Mimika, Papua province, Indonesia November 17, 2017.
Talks about increasing militarisation in Papua has intensified after reports of violence in mining area Tembagapura. But Indonesia should not rush in with a military operation.
Each year the government runs a A$40 billion deficit, it increases the lifetime tax burden for households headed by a person aged 25 to 34 by A$10,000.
Unless the government is willing to increase taxes elsewhere to pay for tax cuts there will be longer-term costs for the budget and the economy. And younger Australians will wear these costs.
New Zealand’s reputation as a destination for international wedding tourism was boosted by the country’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage.
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The majority of same-sex weddings between overseas couples conducted in New Zealand have been between Australian couples unable to marry at home.
German chancellor is running out of options to form a viable government.
A new division tasked with delivering the country's economic goals should be the first step.
Children have the right to express their opinions and be heard.
We want our children to flourish. To ensure that they do, we need to help them develop their sense of good and evil, justice and injustice. Engaging in politics is crucial to this development.
PR for dummies and despots.
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Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.
National Super Alliance supporters demonstrating for the sacking of election officials involved in August’s cancelled presidential vote.
Despite avenues for legal redress, the solution to Kenya’s constitutional crisis is political. The leadership on both sides of the political divide must reach an agreement for the sake of the nation.
Muslims attend a Defend Islam Action rally in Jakarta. The rallies show how political Islam utilises democracy to pursue a conservative religious agenda.
Political Islam utilises Indonesia's democracy to pursue its ideals, changing the democratic landscape. Attempts to exclude the movement from democracy are counterproductive. What to do?
Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 1. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?
Duo Movaizhaleine and artist Wonda Wendy take a minute’s silence to honor the dead during a concert in Paris, February 2017.
Rap has become instrumental in constructing identity and radically reshaping relations to politics in Gabon and other African states.
Notorious Holocaust denier Brian Ruhe gives a Nazi salute as alt-right protesters and anti-racism protesters take part in rallies in Vancouver in August.
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The backlash against the alt-right has ignited debates about free speech. But not all right-wing thought constitutes hate speech, and we need to identify the dividing line.
Jagmeet Singh won 53.6 per cent of the first-ballot votes on Sunday to become the new leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.
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Jagmeet Singh has become the first ethnic minority to become leader of a federal political party. Will his message of "love and courage" best Justin Trudeau's "sunny ways" in the next federal election?
At a time when our political future is uncertain, the only way to guarantee change is to do it yourself.
‘The Dictator’ (2012) by Sacha Baron-Cohen plays on the fact that kitsch is used by dictators and fundamentalists to redefine our world.
Kitsch has slowly become the main cultural reference for all that surrounds us, and thrives in propaganda.
Politicians need to get serious about the steady drip of scandals.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa unwittingly fell for an old trick used to discredit politicians.
Instead of ignoring his accusers, South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa entertained them, tried to silence them through court, and then revealed a long-past affair of little interest.