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China Vs. United States In Australia

How should Australia position itself between its traditional ally, the United States, and its major trading partner, China, as their strategic rivalry grows? New Prime Minister Tony Abott’s got to figure that out.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

The Fallen Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd, the once extremely popular Prime Minister of Australia who was humiliatingly knifed by his own party and replaced with his deputy Julia Gillard in his first term of government, managed to resurrect himself to face a near impossible re-election battle.

Read Here – AlJazeera

Rudd Rules Again In Australia

After being unceremoniously dumped in 2010, after one failed and one aborted leadership challenge, and after three years suffering the slings and arrows of outraged caucus colleagues, Kevin Rudd has his revenge.

Read Here – The Diplomat

As Australia’s Economy Cools, Will Voters Seek a Change?

Australia may be set for a record 22ndstraight year of economic expansion, but it will not save the federal budget or Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s job. That was the message from the latest economic data along with an election in Western Australia state, where voters handed Gillard’s Labor Party another drubbing.

Read Here – The Diplomat

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