Australia’s Policy Priorities in a Global Era

Image: Flickr, Number 10
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