Policy Forum Pod

Australia's future foreign policy

Episode Summary

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced Australia will develop a new Foreign Policy White Paper, its first since 2003. What has changed for Australian foreign affairs over the last 13 years, and what foreign policy decisions should the new White Paper prioritise over the next decade? In the new Policy Forum Pod, Professor Michael Wesley joins Policy Forum Editor Martyn Pearce to discuss the foreign policy environment shaping Australia’s new White Paper. Professor Michael Wesley is Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. He has published extensively and has authored several books on foreign policy, including The Howard Paradox: Australian Diplomacy in Asia. He won the 2011 John Button Prize for Best Writing in Australian Politics for his book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia. If you’d like to learn more about some of the issues raised in this podcast, head along to the Australia 360 Conference held by the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. This free conference will be held all day in Canberra this coming Monday 29 August. Find out more about it here: http://bellschool.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/4369/australia-360-how-australia-travelling-todays-world Image by Nicolas Raymond on Flickr: http://freestock.ca/flags\_maps\_g80-australia\_grunge\_flag\_p1025.html

Episode Notes

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced Australia will develop a new Foreign Policy White Paper, its first since 2003. What has changed for Australian foreign affairs over the last 13 years, and what foreign policy decisions should the new White Paper prioritise over the next decade? In the new Policy Forum Pod, Professor Michael Wesley joins Policy Forum Editor Martyn Pearce to discuss the foreign policy environment shaping Australia’s new White Paper. Professor Michael Wesley is Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. He has published extensively and has authored several books on foreign policy, including The Howard Paradox: Australian Diplomacy in Asia. He won the 2011 John Button Prize for Best Writing in Australian Politics for his book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia. If you’d like to learn more about some of the issues raised in this podcast, head along to the Australia 360 Conference held by the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. This free conference will be held all day in Canberra this coming Monday 29 August. Find out more about it here: http://bellschool.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/4369/australia-360-how-australia-travelling-todays-world Image by Nicolas Raymond on Flickr: http://freestock.ca/flags_maps_g80-australia_grunge_flag_p1025.html