Football, diplomacy and Australia in the Asian century 147 8 Football, diplomacy and Australia in the Asian century David Rowe Admitting and expelling Australia? On the eve of the final of the 2015 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Asian Cup final between host nation Australia and South Korea, the host city’s major newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald, carried a story about a move among some of the west Asian (especially Gulf) nations to expel Australia from the Asian Football Confederation.1 For those among the hosts who believed that securing the event

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Politically and economically, New Zealand began as an eastern frontier of the British Empire in Australia as an extension of the Colony of New South Wales, until New Zealand became a Crown Colony in its own right in 1841. Between 1788 and 1840 New Zealand was part of ‘Australia’s empire’ because of culture contact, maritime traffic, trade and

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/disaster relief (HA/DR). By contrast, the key trend that has been emerging over the past few years, particularly since the inauguration of the second Shinz ō Abe government in December 2012, is that Japan and Australia are going beyond the first evolution and developing bilateral cooperation in more traditional security fields. This is what this chapter calls the second evolution of Japan–Australia security ties. Even though, to the disappointment of experts and officials in many quarters of both countries, Japan was not chosen as the primary partner

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Confronting racial diversity

168 9 From ‘White Australia’ to ‘the race question in America’: Confronting racial diversity In 2009, the controversial Melbourne tabloid columnist Andrew Bolt wrote an article criticising white-skinned people who identified as Aboriginal for the purpose of taking up indigenous awards and scholarships. One of those he targeted was a newly named Fulbrighter. Mark McMillan was a legal scholar who had just been awarded the 2009 Fulbright Indigenous scholarship (discussed in chapter ten). The irony would not be lost on McMillan, who was heading to Arizona State

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Introduction D uring the Cold W ar period Japan and Australia were sometimes referred to as the northern and southern ‘anchors’ of the American alliance system in the Asia-Pacific. These two important ‘spokes’ in the so-called American ‘hub-and-spoke’ regional alliance system therefore found themselves in a condition of indirect alignment – or, to use Victor Cha’s term, ‘quasi-alliance’ ( Cha, 1999 ). This implies that while the two countries participated in no direct defence relationship, by dint of their

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10 The European Union in Australia and New Zealand Nicole Scicluna Introduction The relationship between the EU, on the one hand, and Australia and New Zealand, on the other, reveals a paradox. The links between both of these South Pacific nations and the nations of Europe are deep, multifaceted and longstanding. Australia and New Zealand are former British colonies. Their political and legal institutions are modelled to a large extent on Westminster, their political values and culture flow largely from British sources. Following European settlement and the

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5 New Social Democratic governments in Britain and Australia Yet Gillard’s reinstatement of the centrality of markets leaves Labor with some dilemmas that Rudd’s trenchant critiques of neo-liberalism had  at  least sought to address. For, if there are no significant problems  with  relying on markets then why do we need social democratic parties? Carol Johnson, 2011 The New Social Democracy in Australia and Britain This chapter introduces four cases of the New Social Democracy in action. It describes the Australian roots of the NSD and ­reinforces the renewed

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‘Here in Australia/Louisa Lawson, editor of the feminist journal Dawn , observed with characteristic matter-of-factness, ‘it is considered more a crime to steal a horse than ruin a girl.’ 1 On the Darling Downs, at the turn of the century, another pioneering wife explained, ‘Women in the farming districts don’t occupy a very high place in the

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it. Though there had always been rumours of competition, 1 from 1847 P&O had to deal with rivals of real substance. Australia and the India & Australia Mail Steam Packet Company 2 In 1770, Captain James Cook found the east coast of Australia, and by November 1792, a ship had arrived in Sydney from North America with cargo to trade. Other ships soon followed. With the advent

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This chapter addresses one of the thornier problems in the history of emigration and colonisation to the British settler colonies, namely why did Australians remain attached to Britain for so long? Historians have rightly stressed that the nature of the relationship between Australia and Britain was one of contestation and insecurity as well as emulation and adulation, a

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