Opinion: How Australia became the ‘odd man in’

November 11, 2014

As the G20 summit in Brisbane nears, Professor Benjamin Reilly, Dean of the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Murdoch University, traces the history of Australia’s rise as a major world power in an article for The West Australian.

Professor Reilly urges Australian politicians to play a leadership role at the summit next week and to make full use of its place at such gatherings, including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting currently taking place in Beijing.

He argues that such high level multilateral gatherings are especially beneficial for Australia – a trading nation with a small population situated a long way from the world’s power centres.

To read to full article, click here.

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