Opinion: Tony Abbott and the 'vision thing' June 18, 2014 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent international tour was discussed by political scientist Professor Mark Beeson in The Conversation. The Prime Minister’ s recent visits to western Europe and North America was one of the first opportunity for people outside Australia to size up our new leader and to gain an understanding of the direction for the country. Professor Beeson said that, for better or worse, national leaders become the public face and an expression of its values to the outside world. He believes the Prime Minister’ s recent visits to western Europe and North America was the first opportunity for people outside Australia to size up our new leader. You can read his piece here. An expert in international politics, Professor Beeson’s work focuses on issues associated with regional political economy and international relations. A specialist in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific, Professor Beeson works in the areas of regionalism, regional institutions and the politics of climate change. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research, Asian studies, political science and social sciences, School of Management and Governance Research Tags: mark beeson, politics, the conversation, tony abbott Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!