Public policy

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Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations

The latest leak over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights ongoing tensions between the 12 nations trying to negotiate the trade pact, says Australian National University trade law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.

Professor Peter Drysdale.

Emeritus professor wins 2014 Japan Foundation award

Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale has received the Japan Foundation Award for 2014 for his pioneering work in the study of economic policy in Japan and East Asia, the formation of APEC, and economic exchange between Australia and Japan.

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Asian states in crisis can choose more democracy or more conflict

Rather than a new dawn for democracy, political and social reform in the region has led to less representation and more contestation. This has potentially far-reaching consequences.

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Renewing Australian Federalism: What you think are the challenges

There is broad agreement among contributors and punters of the Renewing Federalism Forum that the federation does need some fixing.

Defence Minister David Johnston launching a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

Defence Minister launches book on the future of defence

Defence Minister David Johnston has launched a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre on the future of the country’s defence.


Vale Emeritus Professor Tony McMichael

The Australian National University community is mourning the death of distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Tony McMichael.

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Public policy resilience and the reform narrative

The following speech is from former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry, which was delivered at The Crawford School of Public Policy on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

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Australians see Indonesia as a friend, but no ally

A majority of Australians regard Indonesia as a friend of Australia but not an ally, the latest Australian National University (ANU) snapshot of the nation’s views on foreign policy has found.

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating and Chancellor Gareth Evans at the Launch of   Inside the Hawke-Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Paul Keating launches Gareth Evans book at ANU

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has visited the ANU to launch the Cabinet diaries of Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans, AC QC, about the early years of the Hawke-Keating Labor government.

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking at the ANU.

Former Japan PM moved and shocked by words of Indigenous Australians

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has revealed at an ANU public lecture that he was left moved and shocked by words spoken to him by traditional Indigenous land owners.

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