Solving Australia’s foreign affairs challenges


Melissa Conley Tyler on how to rebuild Australia’s diplomatic capacity

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been systematically underfunded for at least a decade. Its budget must be increased to enable it to promote Australia’s interests in the world.”


THE PROBLEM: Australia has run down its diplomatic capacity to the point that it is under-resourced to confront current foreign policy challenges.

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