In the wake of World War II Australia pressed the US for a treaty to protect the Pacific from Japanese expansionism and communist ideology emanating from China and Russia. The outcome was the ANZUS treaty, concluded in San Francisco on 1 September 1951. The aims were peace and protection; the means were military. The treaty has been central to the Australia-US alliance ever since, and its configuration and implementation have evolved over time—as have the security challenges. Read more...
The annual Mapping Social Cohesion report by the Scanlon Foundation provides survey results on Australians’ attitudes to social issues including population, immigration and multiculturalism. The 2019 report is the twelfth in the series, building on survey data collected since 2007. Read more...
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