Ms Harinder Sidhu - High Commissioner to India

25 Sep 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

On Thursday 12 September, the Perth USAsia Centre partnered with the Department Foreign Affairs and Trade to host Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu for an insightful presentation and a fireside chat with the University of Western Australia’s Public Policy Institute’s Director, Professor Shamit Saggar.

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Top 8 Ways Japan is the Quiet Achiever for the Indo-Pacific

18 Sep 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

With the recent release of the Perth USAsia Centre’s Special Report Implementing the Indo-Pacific – Japan’s region building initiatives, it’s an ideal opportunity to analyse the significant role Japan has played in building the Indo Pacific region since the 1970’s.

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Launching Western Australia’s Asian Engagement Strategy with Peter Tinley MLA

06 Sep 2019 By Jeffrey Wilson

We hosted The Hon. Peter Tinley AM for a breakfast roundtable to discuss the Western Australian government’s Asian Engagement Strategy 2019-2030: Our Future With Asia.

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In Conversation with Richard McGregor – Xi Jinping: The Backlash

04 Sep 2019 By Jeffrey Wilson

We hosted Richard McGregor, Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute, for a public lecture and In Conversation discussion. The event occasioned the Perth launch of Richard’s recent Lowy Institute Paper, Xi Jinping: The Backlash.

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India’s Indo-Pacific Vision: China-India & Australia-India Relations

29 Aug 2019 By Hugo Seymour

The Perth USAsia Centre had the privilege of convening a private foreign policy roundtable event with Dr Jagannath Panda, of India’s Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, in August 2019.

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From Oceania to the Asia-Pacific and the Indo-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand’s Place in the World

26 Aug 2019 By Jeffrey Wilson, Hugo Seymour

The Perth USAsia Centre had pleasure of hosting the Asia New Zealand Foundation for a Strategic Policy Dialogue during their inaugural visit to Western Australia in August 2019. The full-day dialogue included a Policy Roundtable on the Indo-Pacific and an Economic Roundtable on the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Roundtable with Ambassador Gary Quinlan AO, Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia

20 Aug 2019 By Kyle Springer

Since the Perth USAsia Centre’s inception, Indonesia has featured as a key country in our events and research. This is reflected by the fact that Ambassador Quinlan is the third of Australia’s ambassadors to Indonesia hosted by the Centre in the past five years. In the Centre’s view, the outlook on Australia-Indonesia relations has grown far more positive over that period.

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Second Defence Conference Calls for Regional Collaboration

16 Aug 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot, Hugo Seymour

Perth USAsia Centre convened the second WA Indo-Pacific Defence Conference in partnership with Defence West on behalf of the State Government.

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Not entirely green: Renewables, critical materials and sustainability challenges

08 Aug 2019 By Isabella Leunig, Jeffrey Wilson

The issue of climate change has become one of the most prominent issues within the political and social landscape in recent years. The development and deployment of renewable energy technologies is one of most important steps in reducing greenhouse emissions. However, renewables – whether solar, wind, or geothermal – requires significant adaptions to our energy infrastructure networks. Energy storage systems, particularly the use of grid-connected batteries, will play an important role.

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