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Is Australia's economic stability really made in China?

Is Australia's economic stability really made in China? | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it

Amidst the widening global financial turmoil, a strong Chinese economy is certainly one positive for the Australian economy.

But should we believe it is only factor that will save the day? The answer is no.

The tendency to assume that Australia is strong because China is strong is overblown, in my view. The Australian economy has a lot going for it.

While the Australian economy is undoubtedly more dependent on China than at any other time previously, the nature and strength of this dependence is, in general, poorly understood.

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Riot police ready to confront boatpeople

Riot police ready to confront boatpeople | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
RIOT police are training daily in a jungle clearing on Christmas Island in preparation for the arrival of 54 asylum-seekers due to be deported to Malaysia.
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WikiLeaks cables: Cambodia, Australia diplomacy on display in WikiLeakes cables | Crikey

WikiLeaks cables: Cambodia, Australia diplomacy on display in WikiLeakes cables | Crikey | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
With the recent release of 777 cables from the US embassy in Phnom Penh, the WikiLeaks spotlight turns to Cambodia, a fast growing country of 15 million people and number seven on the list of recipient countries of Australian aid.
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See you on the other side : Core Economics

See you on the other side : Core Economics | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Australia is the biggest coal exporter in the world, responsible for about a quarter of the world’s total coal exports. Australia’s coal production accounts for 6% of the world’s total coal production. We export roughly half of our production. Since coal is responsible for about 40% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, Australia’s contribution to total greenhouse gasses is 2.5% just via coal alone, twice as much as the proportion of Australia’s total GDP to world GDP. Put simply, our coal exports alone account for about the same proportion of the World’s greenhouse gasses as the whole of the domestic economy accounts for world GDP
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Malaysian asylum seeker deal and fall in boat arrivals | Crikey

Malaysian asylum seeker deal and fall in boat arrivals | Crikey | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
It's unclear whether the Malaysian deal will work and it has risks, but it is the least-worst solution currently available form the major parties.The deal, of course, doesn’t apply to the much larger number of asylum seekers who arrive by air, who are the subject of a strange conspiracy of silence across all disputants in the debate; the official line for all sides is that the real issue is stopping dangerous maritime journeys, but it’s odd how the “queue jumper” rhetoric seems to vanish despite the fact that people arriving by boat have a far higher success rate in applying for humanitarian visas than those arriving by air. Plainly, people coming through airports don’t push the buttons of hostility in Australians that boat arrivals do, despite boat arrivals being subjected to far heavier vetting and screening than people going through Customs on a tourism visa.
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Beginners’ guide to the politics of boatpeople - Mumble

Beginners’ guide to the politics of boatpeople - Mumble | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
The issue of boat arrivals seeps into asylum seekers more generally which bleeds into refugees in general and then into the big topic of immigration. Add something to each subset for the Muslim dimension. There’s little logic in the highly-charged discussion.
The Labor government used to deny the existence of “pull factors” but now embraces the concept. The Coalition sheets the all blame for any increase in arrivals onto government policy, but attributes any drop (like in the last year) to “push factors”.
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Chaos and desperation fuel currency re-rating

A small domestic economy by global standards with a large exposure to international trade has made us susceptible to any winds, benign or ill, blowing through the global village.
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Australia, Japan clash at whaling talks

Australia, Japan clash at whaling talks | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Australia and Japan sparred verbally at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), after Japan called on Australia to better protect its whaling ships from sabotage raids by anti-whaling activists.

Confrontations with activists forced Japan to cut short its annual hunt south of Australia this year. Protesters threw paint, smoke bombs and rancid butter in bottles toward the Japanese whaling ships. They also got a rope entangled in the propeller on a harpoon vessel, causing it to slow down.
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Welcome! « Geog 140 — World Regions: Problems & Concepts

Welcome! « Geog 140 — World Regions: Problems & Concepts | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Thus the course will focus upon substantive characteristics and patterns, research practices, and the regional/global ‘geographical imaginations’ of powerful actors in the regional development process.
Geography 140 is being launched in the summer session (13 June to 10 July) of 2011 on a ‘trial run,’ and is set to run every term from Fall 2011 on. Direct and in-kind support for the development of the course comes from the Division of Continuing Studies, the College of Letters & Science, the Center for European Studies, the Department of Geography, and the Worldwide Universities Network.
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Taking centre stage: the rise of Asia and its implications for the global order, speech, 13 July 2011, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

Taking centre stage: the rise of Asia and its implications for the global order, speech, 13 July 2011, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Trade is what makes the world go round, and like a wolf in the chicken coop, every producer wants access to the punters with cash. Here in SE Asia, there is a strong desire to move ahead in the world. Indonesian President SBY, never stops talking about foreign investment, and his fellow ASEAN leaders are anxious to kick start their economies with a free-trade zone. There is a lot of manuevering for sure, with Japan not wanting to be left out of the party. The proposed free-trade zone would come into existence in 2015.
How would all this affect Bali? Well Bali is largely rural and not a major manufacturing center. Rice and tourism are the main products here. I guess it would make it easier for street vendors to obtain cheap Chinese goods, if China were included.
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ASEAN free-trade zone by 2015

ASEAN free-trade zone by 2015 | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Trade is what makes the world go round, and like a wolf in the chicken coop, every producer wants access to the punters with cash.
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Country and Region Fact Sheets

Country and Region Fact Sheets | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
DFat Country and Regional Fact Sheets - All the Countries All the Time
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APEC weighs in on WTO’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade | Scoop News

APEC weighs in on WTO’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade | Scoop News | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Making it easier for businesses to deal with non-tariff barriers will contribute to economic expansion, said APEC Secretariat Executive Director, Ambassador Muhamad Noor, at the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva on Monday.

he World Trade Organization (WTO), its members and key international aid and development organizations are conducting the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade from 18-19 July in Geneva. Aid for Trade is an initiative aimed at helping developing and least-developed countries to increase exports of goods and services, to integrate more effectively into the multilateral trading system and to benefit from liberalized trade and increased market access opportunities.
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Geopolitics and the Modernization of the Armed Forces of China ...

Geopolitics and the Modernization of the Armed Forces of China ... | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
If we look at the region of Northeast Asia then it is more than apparent that this region is very diverse and varied. This applies to geography, economics, politics, religion, ethnicity, and many other factors.
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People-smugglers tell asylum hopefuls to send children

People-smugglers tell asylum hopefuls to send children | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
PEOPLE-SMUGGLERS are trying to exploit likely exemptions to the Gillard government's Malaysia Solution, telling potential boatpeople that unaccompanied children will not be deported from Australia.
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Beyond the Collins Class: what next for Australia's submarines?

Beyond the Collins Class: what next for  Australia's submarines? | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Federal Defence Minister Stephen Smith has announced an inquiry into the reliability of Australia’s six Collins Class submarines.He also called for US assistance in building new submarines to replace…...
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All posts by: hugh white

All posts by: hugh white | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Must Read Blog: Lowy Institute for International Policy...High White on Australi's regional relationships, the importance of China and our aid policies.
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After the disasters, can we revive a free trade agreement with Japan?

After the disasters, can we revive a free trade agreement with Japan? | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Julia Gillard was one of the first world leaders to visit Japan after the nation was stricken on 3 March by the earthquake-tsunami-radiation triple disaster.But the Australian government…...But the Australian government was tactful and realistic in not placing high priority on progressing bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. Talks had resumed in Tokyo over 7-10 February after stalling for almost a year, but a lack of progress – particularly over agricultural market access – had then prompted respective trade ministers to call for a high-level political summit to regain momentum
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Stay with us in Afghanistan, pleads Oruzgan governor

Stay with us in Afghanistan, pleads Oruzgan governor | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
THE governor of Oruzgan has urged Australia to stay the course in the troubled Afghan province and consider extending its troops' presence beyond the NATO-agreed December 2014 withdrawal date if security does not improve.
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Figures for international student enrolments can be misleading

Figures for international student enrolments can be misleading | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
International education has become a vital industry for the Australian economy, in recent years rivalling coal and iron ore as one of our largest export industries.
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Let us make ASEAN matter to our people | The Jakarta Post

Since the Jakarta Summit, there have been plenty of discussions and consultations among ASEAN ministers and officials, and also with our dialogue ...
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ANZ deepens its regional presence

ANZ deepens its regional presence | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
Nigel Dobson, ANZ global head of cash and payments, says his bank is ready to deploy its growing regional presence to tackle issues facing CFOs and treasurers.
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To share is human, to collaborate divine

To share is human, to collaborate divine | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
One glance at our species can give the impression that we’re conniving, selfish and pretty greedy.But look at other species and you’ll get a broader perspective: compared to other animals, people are…...


The rules that shape how we collaborate with one another and how we divide the spoils are critical to the functioning of human societies. But we still don’t know much about these rules, and how we acquire our knowledge of them.
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Refugee deal with Malaysia clinched

Refugee deal with Malaysia clinched | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
THE Gillard government has settled its refugee swap deal with Malaysia, with the documents to be signed on Monday.
It is expected that the Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, will formalise the agreement with Malaysia's Home Affairs Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, in Kuala Lumpur, witnessed by representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organisation for Migration.
It is hoped the deal will deter people smugglers from targeting Australia.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/refugee-deal-with-malaysia-clinched-20110721-1hqzx.html#ixzz1SmR2eX8g
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The Cairns Group Website The Cairns Group

The Cairns Group Website The Cairns Group | Australia's Regional and Global Links | Scoop.it
The Cairns Group is an excellent example of successful coalition building in the trade area. By acting collectively it has had more influence and impact on the agriculture negotiations than any individual members could have had independently.
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