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Oceania briefing— Global

Preface

Issues high on the agenda in Australia, including defence and security, plus the big elections coming up and contenders to watch.

Malcolm Turnbull, National Geosequestration Laboratory, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Peter Jennings

2013 issues to keep an eye on

Election repercussions

Oceania [FORECAST]

With the likely change of government in Australia next year, we’ll see a different policy approach to Oceania. The Australian opposition has voiced concern that the current government does not pay sufficient attention to the Pacific Islands but a minister for the Pacific Islands could be appointed.

State of the nations:

  1. Defence alignments
    We might see a strengthening of cooperation within the Australia-US alliance and therefore a speeding up of the deployment of [US] Marines to the…

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