Please find below the most recent news for the national office and the state branches.
10 December 2013
ACT Branch News
AIIA ACT Branch President Cameron Hawker hosted a National Office-ACT Branch round-table on 3 December for a visiting delegation of eight members and three staff from Pakistan’s National Management Course, the nation’s most senior policy development course for Pakistan government officials. A frank and informative exchange of views under the Chatham House rule took place. The meeting and covered a range of issues within the Indo-Pacific region and their implications for Australia and Pakistan. The AIIA thanks Presidential Associate Ian Dudgeon, ACT Treasurer Bob Lowry and National Deputy Director John Robbins for their involvement.
08 December 2013
AIIA NSW president Colin Chapman remembers the day he met Nelson Mandela in Davos in 1992 at the historic public meeting with then South African president F.W. de Klerk, and provides links to some significant tributes.
04 December 2013
The recent blog post, ‘Waiting for the Abbott paradox’ by AIIA National Director Melissa Conley Tyler, argues that fears about Abbott’s foreign policy should not be defined by the recent diplomatic missteps that the Prime Minister is perceived to have committed. Recent history shows that former Prime Ministers, such as John Howard and Julia Gillard, who were seen as inadequate in their handling of international affairs early in their terms became more comfortable and skilled at the international stage. If PM Abbott follows these trends, his foreign policy legacy may exceed people’s current expectations: http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2013/12/03/Waiting-for-the-Abbott-paradox.aspx
01 December 2013
Queensland Branch News
High-profile academic Professor Michael Wesley delivered the Queensland Branch Annual Lecture on November 12 at the Irish Club in Brisbane's CBD. The topic of the presentation was Restless Souls: Asia's Giants and the Challenge of Empowerment. To read a transcript, click the link below
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