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Tripartisanship on Asian engagement


Malcolm Cook

2 September 2010 15:28

The Interpreter's ongoing debate over the Greens' foreign policy positions led me to look for examples of tripartisanship when it comes to Australia's engagement with Asia.

Here's one close to the heart of many Asia-watchers and engagers in Australia: all three parties — the Coalition, ALP and Greens — support greater commitment to 'Asian literacy' in Australia. Then-PM Rudd and Opposition Leader Abbott made this clear in their respective speeches to Asialink's National Forum on 'mapping our future in the Asian Century', as does this Greens policy initiative.

Of course, commitment and follow-through are not the same thing, as Michael Wesley noted in an earlier blog post.

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