Research undertaken at The Australian National University and collaborating universities has confirmed that the contributions of Indigenous peoples to Australia’s defence over the 20th century have not been adequately recognised until recently.
An anthropologist at the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific may have stumbled across a clue to resolving one of the most enduring mysteries of Pacific history - the fate of famous French navigator, Jean François de Galaup, Comte de La Pérouse who disappeared in 1788.
Australia, as ASEAN’s longest-standing partner, should support its multilateralism, look for opportunities to deepen the relationship, and show area-specific leadership in Southeast Asia, Huong Le Thu writes.
An international climate policy expert at The Australian National University (ANU) has called on G20 leaders to take concrete steps to reduce fossil-fuel subsidies and reform global energy governance.
Dr Christian Downie said the G20 has been struggling to deal with fossil fuel subsidies, despite pledging to phase them out in 2009.
"Billions and billions of dollars are spent by national governments every year subsidising fossil fuels when climate scientists tell us we need to be rapidly reducing global emissions," Dr Downie said.