Tag Archives: Asian Century

John Menadue. Australia Day – the Queen and the Asian Century

This is a repost from 26/1/2013 A major barrier to our future in the region is our dependence on foreign institutions and powers. First it was the British and now the Americans. We cling to others.  

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John Menadue. Australia, the White Man’s Media and Donald Trump

  This article was first posted on 29 January 2016.  The situation has worsened since then! I am usually interested in politics but I am already sick and tired of the US elections and Donald Trump. And we have twelve … Continue reading

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Ken Henry. Fairness, opportunity and security.

The policy series ‘Fairness, opportunity and security’ begins on Monday May 11. ‘I can’t recall a poorer quality public debate, on almost any issue, than what we have had in Australia in recent times.’  Ken Henry In December 1983 the … Continue reading

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Richard Woolcott. Australia and Indonesia.

For Australia no bilateral relationship will be more important, complex and challenging in the future than that with Indonesia. The relationship is, however, going through a difficult period at present, especially due to the reaction in Australia to the execution … Continue reading

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Fear of Asia. John Menadue

This fear has been with us since European settlement – a small, relatively wealthy white community living on the rim of the large populations of Asia. This fear stunts our own human growth and is an obstacle to trusting relations … Continue reading

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The Asian Century – another smoko? John Menadue

Chaired by Ken Henry, the White Paper, ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ was released five months ago, in October 2012. We have heard precious little about it since. Prime Minister Gillard appointed Craig Emerson, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Productivity and Skills. John Menadue

For months, the Business Council of Australia and senior business executives have been banging on about the need to increase labour productivity. To achieve this, they have emphasised the need to amend the industrial relations legislation, ‘Fair Work Australia’ as … Continue reading

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