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What's new in Statistics . . . November

This month: causes of death in Australia, online retail sales and visitor arrivals. Statistics releases in November If you are interested in any of the forthcoming releases or datasets, please contact the Parliamentary Library to discuss in more detail. Statistical reports Release date ABS Lending Indicators, August 2021 1-Nov ANZ ANZ Job Advertisements 1-Nov ABS Selected Living Cost Indexes, September 2021 3-Nov ABS Building A... Read more...

ANZUS at 70: from Cold War to a hot Earth

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...

China and a changing Central and West Asia

The repercussions of the withdrawal of allied forces from Afghanistan and establishment of a Taliban administration in Kabul in August will long continue to affect Eurasian and global politics. Observers have been closely watching China’s response to the events, trying to assess its aims and agendas in the new Afghanistan.  Read more...

Suicide and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

WARNING: This following report includes information on suicides. For help or information contact beyondblue on 1300 224 636, or Lifeline on 13 11 14. Read more...

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