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A South Seas Carbon Bubble: Australia and a near-Pacific regional climate pact

Peter Christoff, Austral Policy Forum, 3 December 2007, 07-24A

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Policy Forum 07-025: Comfort women: It’s time for the truth (in the ordinary, everyday sense of the word)

Tessa Morris-Suzuki from the ANU writes that “the denial of responsibility for the fate of the ‘comfort women’ is, of course, an extremely important issue for Japan’s relations with its Asian neighbors and regional partners, including Australia.” The Japanese government notes Morris-Suzuki, “seems unable to grasp the extent of the damage which comments such as Abe’s cause to Japan’s international image in many other countries, particularly those (like Australia) where memories of the war remain an emotive issue.” The story concludes Morris-Suzuki, “is depressingly familiar. The victims this time are first and foremost the surviving ‘comfort women’ themselves, who are once again being insulted and denied justice by the morally bankrupt hair-splitting rhetoric of politicians. But the other group of victims is the Japanese people themselves, whose relationship with neighboring countries is being damaged by the short-sighted and inept behavior of their political leaders.”

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Test 1 – table

Test 1 – table ssaasas assADasASD Country Population(million) TotalemissionsMillion t. (2005 or nearest) Global ranking for GHG emissions Protocol Annex B ¬†GDP($US billion – approx) GDP per capita,$US approx Climate Vulnerability Australia 20 560 13 Yes 230 11,000 High New Zealand 4 77 32? Yes 100 24,900 Moderate Indonesia 226 3000+ 3 No 370 1,640 […]

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The Re-emergence of an Australian nuclear weapons option?

Richard Tanter, Director of the Melbourne Office of the Nautilus Institute, writes, “Australian nuclear policy does indeed need to be reviewed. But such reconsideration of our current policy failures needs to be genuinely and comprehensively realist, informed by abiding commitments to the avoidance of nuclear next-use, and eschewing any suggestion that if our half-hearted arms control measures do not bear fruit, then Australia too will take the genocidal option, and once again and try to join the nuclear club.”

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Abu Sayyaf and US and Australian military intervention in the southern Philippines

Carolin Liss, 29 November 2007, Austral Policy Forum 07-23A

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Self-inflicted injury: going to war in Iraq

Garry Woodard, 22 November 2007, Austral Policy Forum 07-22A

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A reply to Richard Tanter

Martine Letts, 12 November 2007, Austral Policy Forum 07-20B

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The Challenges of Piracy in Southeast Asia and the Role of Australia

Carolin Liss, 25 October 2007, Austral Policy Forum 07-19A

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The roots of piracy in Southeast Asia

Carolin Liss, 22 October 2007, Austral Policy Forum 07-18A

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A New Agenda for Australia in Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Robert McClelland, 13 September 2007, Austral Policy Forum 07-17A

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