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Will Australia Choose a Leader?

Australian Election

By Ernie Bower On September 7, Australians will go to the polls and elect a government and prime minister. The race pits the Tony Abbott-led conservatives, ironically called the Liberal Party, and their allies in the opposition Coalition, against the…

The Leaderboard: Margot McCarthy

Who is she? Dr. Margot McCarthy is currently Australia’s national security advisor (NSA), a position created in 2008 under previous prime minister Kevin Rudd. In this role, she leads the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s National Security and…

The Debate Down Under, in Context

By Rory Medcalf, Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute in Sydney Is mild-mannered Canberra suddenly beating its chest and revolutionizing its military to confront mighty Beijing, alone if need be? You would be forgiven for thinking…