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By Stewart Firth

Australia’s international family members are altering speedily as a result of elevated globalization of monetary markets, higher exchange with China and the us, and up to date terrorist job reminiscent of the Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta in 2004. This revised and up-to-date variation outlines how Australia is restructuring its international coverage to fit modern demanding situations and possibilities and contains an research of the guidelines of Howard and Downer and an easy-reference timeline. developments akin to army involvement in East Timor, Iraq, and the Solomon Islands; family members with the UN human rights treaty process and the Kyoto Protocol; and the hot "good governance" concentration of overseas relief also are pointed out.

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Politics 2nd edition 20 14/1/05 8:12 AM Page 20 A U S T R A L I A I N I N T E R N AT I O N A L P O L I T I C S element in Australia’s foreign relations, and those who would curtail Australia’s commitment to international cooperation and international law. The book’s primary aim, however, is not to take positions but to explain issues and arguments. FURTHER READING Terrorism and Australia Commonwealth of Australia. Transnational Terrorism: The Threat to Australia, Canberra, 2004. ) Gyngell, Allan and Michael Wesley.

Under the prime ministership of Alfred Deakin, this ‘New Protection’ was a high-tariff policy which was meant to protect manufacturers from foreign competition and, in return, require them to pay reasonable wages to their employees. The Australian standard of living in 1908 was probably the highest in the world, higher than that of the USA or Britain and certainly far higher than that of Japan. Protection was intended to maintain this standard of living in an island of European affluence far from England and amidst Asian poverty, and protectionism became the credo of every Australian government for the next 75 years.

Menzies told the Australian people on the radio that ‘in consequence of a persistence by Germany in her invasion of Poland, Great Britain has declared war upon her and that, as a result, Australia is also at war’. Yet even Menzies, the most pro-British of prime ministers, realised that Australia must begin to develop its own diplomatic representation overseas and take its own initiatives in foreign policy. G. Casey was sent to Washington as minister in charge of the Australian Legation to the USA and Sir John Latham as minister to Japan.

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