A while back I was on the ABC’s National Interest to talk about the Australian government’s ‘Malaysian solution’: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nationalinterest/stories/2011/3281390.htm
Most recently, regional refugee crises have been highlighted by the responses of Australia and a string of European governments in attempting to stem or prevent a perceived flow of refugees from neighbouring countries.
This article first appeared in the Canberra Times Opinion section, Thursday 1st July 2010
As we saw last week, political coups in Australia happen peacefully and all that is shed are a few tears by the outgoing Prime Minister. Just to the North of us in Southeast Asia the political situations are more volatile and political assassinations can have much graver consequences than just a change in leadership.