Australia’s Economic Diversification Imperative

13 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Australia’s imperative in needing to diversify its trade and investment relationships – as a matter of national priority and urgency - has been thrown into sharp relief in 2020.

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Japan’s economic, strategic and political future

29 Jun 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

Australia’s Ambassador to Japan, Hon. Richard Court AC, was hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre for a private discussion on Australia’s vital relationship with Japan, and to exchange views with stakeholders on developments across the Indo-Pacific during the COVID-19 era.

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Australia’s trade reliability crucial to our prosperity

04 Jun 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Australia’s trading success cannot be put down to our minerals, energy and agricultural endowments alone. Our nation’s real edge is our capacity to securely and reliably supply products and services, at a high quality, to countries in need of a secure and reliable provider.

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India Begins to Unwind: The View from Mumbai in May

04 Jun 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Not a month into Greg Wilcock’s tenure as Australia’s new Consul General to Mumbai, did India’s most populous city embark on the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown. On March 24, following a televised address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s 1.3 billion people shut down non-essential economic and social activity in an attempt to curtail the spread of the virus.

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Is a Quad-plus the answer post COVID-19? Public webinar with Dr. Rajagopalan

30 Apr 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The Perth USAsia Centre was delighted to host Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Distinguished Fellow and Head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at Observer Research Foundation for our first virtual public webinar.

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Critical materials and the Australia-India economic relationship

16 Apr 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Australia’s pursuit of a closer economic relationship with India has been driven by India’s growth and Australia’s need to diversify its economy. The critical materials sector, essential in producing 21st century technologies, is a priority area to develop the relationship. Positive strategic and commercial developments in 2019 are likely on hold until the post-COVID-19 recovery begins.

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India, Japan and Australia: Advancing Non-Traditional Trilateral Cooperation

01 Apr 2020 By Gemma King

As the geostrategic environment in the Indo-Pacific evolves, the need for cooperation between India, Japan and Australia has never been more important. In this time of uncertainty, the three like-minded states should come together to help shape the regional architecture in accordance with their aligned strategic interests.

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Perth USAsia Centre Appoints new Indo-Pacific Fellows for 2020

30 Mar 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

To ensure our stakeholders stay informed of a rapidly-changing regional environment, the Centre has appointed a group of five Indo-Pacific Fellows. Drawn from Australia and key partners – India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam – they are foreign policy thought leaders with deep expertise in national and regional trends.

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Japan Symposium Q & A with Dr Rajeswari Rajagopalan

06 Feb 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Dr Rajagopalan will join us for both the private and public dialogues for this year’s Japan Symposium, convened by the Perth USAsia Centre in partnership with Japan Consulate in Perth. She spoke with our Tammy Wayne-Elliot in the lead up to the event.

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