Geopolitics shapes infrastructure policies and in turn infrastructure policies shape geopolitics
The amendments broaden scope of the Act. Now, rather than focusing on foreign states, sanctions can also be thematic, allowing for a wider net to be cast for egregious conduct.
It is a profound conundrum: humanity cannot survive unless we decarbonise, no-one can decarbonise alone, and we are entering an era of increased geostrategic competition.
According to the Joint Leaders Statement on AUKUS, the partnership will promote deeper cooperation on a range of security and defence capabilities, including information and technology sharing.
Geopolitical megatrends such as increased strategic competition, inequality, protectionism, nationalism, cyber disruption and disruption from climate change are at the fore, layering complexity on global trade relations.
Australia, like anywhere in the world, needs a reliable supply of semiconductors both right now, and as it faces into the future, including in our transition to a net-zero economy.
Australia’s return to sustained economic growth is highly dependent on our exports. Pre-COVID-19, education was Australia’s third largest export earner.
A year ago, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo became the 15th world leader to address the House of Representatives in Canberra. It was hoped that the visit would be the trigger…1
Because of Australia’s existing trade agreements with other RCEP member countries, substantial tariff cuts on Australian exports are not the major advantage for us. But just as significant as trade flows, however, are the geopolitical implications of RCEP.