Tag Archive: Department of Foreign Affairs

Travel, Tourism and Diplomacy: Is the Australian Government a ‘Smart Traveller’?

by Agnieszka Sobocinska, University of Sydney


Executive Summary

  • Australian perceptions of Asia have undergone significant changes since the Pacific War, and ‘ordinary’ Australians are increasingly comfortable within the region.
  • This article outlines the political influence of travel and tourism, arguing that Australian perceptions of Asia have been progressively shaped by a Read more »

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Balibo: Time to Move On

by David Fettling, PhD Candidate, The Australian National University (ANU)


Decades after their murder by Indonesian soldiers, the fate of the Balibo Five often is held up, implicitly or explicitly, as an encapsulation of supposed lessons of recent Australian foreign policy toward Indonesia. If this were true, Balibo’s continued prominence in Australian Read more »

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