Australia’s Policy Priorities in a Global Era

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Image: Flickr, Number 10

Australian policymakers face competing economic and strategic priorities. Increasingly, Australia’s economic future is closely tied to relations with its East Asian neighbours.

However, at a regional level it has simultaneously found it difficult to achieve the policy outcomes it would like – largely because of the growing competition among the regional forums, which are supported by rival powers, in particular the US and China. For middle powers, like Australia, the G-20 grouping may offer a platform to achieve greater influence in the global economy.

20 Mar 2015

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Research by
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 131, March 2015
Asia Pacific
SAIIA Programme
Economic Diplomacy
G20, Project: Global Economic Governance, middle powers
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