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2024

February

  • Subjects: Lunar New Year; Death of Alexei Navalny.
  • Subjects: Indian Ocean Conference 2024; sentencing of Dr Yang Jun; United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) investigations; Quad; US President Biden and Special Counsel report; Australia-India relationship.
  • Subjects: PNG Prime Minister Marape’s visit to Australia; Dr Yang Jun; Middle East conflict; United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
  • Subjects: PNG Prime Minister Marape’s visit to Australia; United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) investigations.
  • Subjects: Sentencing of Dr Yang Jun.
  • Subjects: Australia–New Zealand Ministers Consultations; AUKUS; Australian humanitarian assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); Australian defence exports; further sanctions on the Myanmar

January

  • Subjects: Cyber sanction in response to Medibank Private cyber attack; sanctions in response to terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hamas; Hamas-Israel conflict; cost of living; Australia-Tuvalu Falepili Union treaty and Nauru.
  • Visit to the Middle East; Hamas-Israel conflict; Australian humanitarian assistance to the Middle East; Red Sea deployment, Australia-China relationship.
  • Subjects: Visit to the Middle East; Hamas-Israel conflict; Australian aid to the Middle East; Australia-Jordan relations; International Criminal Court case.
  • Subjects: Visit to the Middle East; Hamas-Israel conflict; Red Sea attacks.
2023

December

  • Subjects: Hamas-Israel conflict; United Nations General Assembly resolution; international approach to situation.
  • Subjects: Australia-France relationship; France-Australia Bilateral Roadmap; Hamas-Israel Conflict.

November

October

September

  • Subjects: Voice to Parliament; funding for Australian Indigenous Doctors Association; Australia’s health system; Qatar; Timor Leste and China; South Australian Voice to Parliament.
  • Subjects: UN Security Council high-level debate on maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine; High Seas Biodiversity Treaty; Climate Ambition Summit; Russia’s breaches of the UN Charter; Australian support for WHO pandemic preparedness; Julian Assange
  • Subjects: Libya floods; Kim Jong Un meeting with Vladimir Putin in Russia; Pacific Islands Forum; new government in Vanuatu; regional visa discussions.
  • Subjects: Visit to Fiji and the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting; Australia’s relationship with Fiji; climate change, Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM).
  • Subjects: Australia’s humanitarian assistance in response to Morocco earthquake; targeted sanctions in response to human rights violations in Iran; ONI climate report; democracy in Israel; Voice to Parliament referendum.
  • Subjects: Southeast Asia Economic Strategy; Qatar; Voice to Parliament; Lumpy Skin Disease; Air Services Agreements.

August

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May

April

  • Subjects: Visit to Tuvalu; Australia’s engagement with the Pacific; Labour mobility programs; Climate change; Visit to TCAP site; COP 31.
  • Subjects: Visit to New Caledonia; Australia-New Caledonia relations; AUKUS and the Treaty of Rarotonga; Australia’s engagement with the Pacific.
  • Subjects: Pacific and Southeast Asia; AUKUS; Tibet; Human rights; Taiwan; CPTPP; PALM scheme; Port of Darwin; Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; First Nations diplomacy; Papua New Guinea population; Julian Assange; Regional cooperation; Climate change.
  • Subjects: Voice to parliament; Australia-China trade; Taiwan; Prime Minister’s attendance at NATO summit.
  • Subjects: China; Australian barley; Taiwan; Ukraine; Julian Leeser; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament; Matildas; FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • Subjects: Australian Government’s agreement with China on pathway towards lifting duties on Australian barley; Prime Minister’s attendance at NATO summit; Australia’s relationship with China.

March

February

January

  • Subjects: Australia-France relationship; Support for Ukraine; Climate change; The Indo-Pacific; AUKUS.
  • Subjects: Resignation of NZ Prime Minister; Detention of two Australians in China; Australia-China relationship; Appointment of Kevin Rudd as Australian Ambassador to US; Defence Strategic Review.
2022

December

November

  • Subjects: Professor Sean Turnell; MH17 criminal trial verdict; China-Australia relationship; detention of Cheng Lei and Dr Yang Hengjun; Chinese President Xi Jinping’s conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Australia’s Ambassador to Ira
  • Subjects: Flight MH17 criminal trial verdict; Professor Sean Turnell; Myanmar.
  • Subjects: Prime Minister’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping; detention of Cheng Lei and Dr Yang Hengjun; trade sanctions; human rights violations in Xinjiang; Taiwan; relationship with China.
  • Subjects: Missile strikes on Ukraine, missile strike in Polish Territory; Prime Minister’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping; relationship with China; detention of Cheng Lei and Dr Yang Hengjun; human rights violations in Xinjiang.
  • Subjects: Missile strikes on Ukraine, missile strike in Polish Territory; Prime Minister’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping; relationship with China
  • Subjects: Missile strikes on Ukraine, missile strike in Polish Territory; Australia’s support to Ukraine; Prime Minister’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping; relationship with China; Donald Trump announcing 2024 US presidential bid
  • Subjects: Australia-Thailand 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations; economic relations; technological innovation; renewable energy partnerships.

October

September

  • Subjects: Professor Sean Turnell; Hurricane Ian; diplomatic postings; US-Pacific Island partnership.
  • Subjects: Russia-Ukraine conflict; China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific; China-Taiwan relations.
  • Subjects: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; Russia-China Relations; UN Charter; AUKUS; Taiwan; Climate; First Nations foreign policy.
  • Subjects: The UN General Assembly; UN Security Council; Solomon Islands; war crimes in Ukraine; referendums in Ukraine.
  • Subjects: Meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi; 2050 strategy for the Blue Pacific; detention of Cheng Lei and Yang Hengjun; Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; Former Prime Minister Abe’s funeral.
  • Subjects: National Day Mourning; downing MH17; Russia-Ukraine conflict; First Nations foreign policy; Declaration Indigenous People's Rights; debt load poorer countries; Greater Sunrise project; Chinese military escalation; UN Secretary-General's address
  • Subjects: UN General Assembly, Ambassador for First Nations people, Voice to Parliament, China and Taiwan, Russia-Ukraine conflict.
  • Subjects: Solomon Islands elections; Liz Truss; UK High Commissioner; human rights violations in Xinjiang; Timor-Leste economic sovereignty; Greater Sunrise project; Rachelle Miller settlement.
  • Subjects: Liz Truss; David Pocock; climate change legislation; Australia’s relationship with Solomon Islands.
  • Subjects: Foreign Minister’s visit to Timor-Leste; additional budget support for Timor-Leste; Greater Sunrise project; Timor-Leste’s accession to ASEAN and the WTO; labour mobility schemes; strategic competition in the region.

August

  • Subjects: Visit to Papua New Guinea & Timor-Leste, engaging Pacific Nations, humanitarian assistance to Pakistan.
  • Subjects: Australia-PNG relationship, infrastructure building, women in PNG leadership, Australian visas, Pacific labour mobility scheme.
  • Subjects: Australia’s relationship with Papua New Guinea; regional stability; trade with Papua New Guinea; Digicel; fatal shooting of Indonesian fisherman.
  • Subjects: Australia’s relationship with Latvia; Russia’s war on Ukraine; EU Australia Free Trade Agreement; Cross-Strait tensions; Australia’s relationship with China.
  • Subjects: Opening of Australian Centre for Education campus, 70th anniversary of Australia-Cambodia relations, ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Taiwan, Myanmar, Sean Turnell, AUKUS.
  • Subjects: Visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, ASEAN meetings, Defence strategic review.

July

  • Subjects: COVID management, Pacific Islands Forum, US engagement in the Pacific, Kiribati.
  • Subjects: Meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Australia-China relations, Pacific Islands Forum, US engagement in the Pacific.
  • Subjects: Pacific Island Forum; visit to Fiji; bilaterals with Pacific Island leaders; relationship with the Pacific region; climate change; China; Vice President of the United States announcement; migration; Pacific Island workers in Australia.
  • Subjects: Pacific Islands Forum, climate change, COVID recovery, COP29 hosting, Vanuatu request to ICJ, emissions target, US-Pacific relations, Australian assistance to Kiribati, 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, Pacific labour mobility.
  • Subjects: Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe, G20, meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Subjects: G20, Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Minister’s Meeting, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Australia-China relations, Taiwan.
  • Subjects: G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Australia-China relations, Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Solomon Islands, Japan.
  • Subjects: Australia-Singapore relations, Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, global supply chains, green energy, G20 meetings, Australia-China relations, Australia-Singapore Green Economy Agreement.

June

May

  • Subjects: Australia's relationship with Fiji; Pacific labour visas; Chinese influence in Pacific.