Australian Foreign Affairs Annual Index – 2021 Edition Sources


Submarine fleets: “Submarine Fleet Strength by Country (2021)”, Global Firepower, accessed 15 December 2021; submarine costs: “Government Delivers on Future Submarine Program”, Prime Minister of Australia, 11 February 2019, “Subs Set to Sail Past $100 Billion as Defence Call on Budget Grows”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 September 2021; military spending: “Military Spending by Country 2021”, World Population Review, accessed 15 December 2021, “Asia Power Index: Key Findings 2021”, Lowy Institute, 5 December 2021; Solomon Islands deployment: “Solomon Islands at a Crossroads as Australian-Led Assistance Mission Bids Farewell”, ABC News, 15 December 2021, “Joint Statement on Solomon Islands”, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, 27 November 2021, “Australia Sends Troops and Police to Solomon Islands as Unrest Grows”, The Guardian, 26 November 2021; COVID-19 vaccination rates: “Vaccination Numbers and Statistics”, Department of Health, 14 December 2021, “Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World”, The New York Times, 14 December 2021; recognition of Taiwan: “Taiwan Loses Nicaragua as Ally as Tensions with China Rise”, The New York Times, 10 December 2021; Australian aid: “Australia’s Development Program”, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, accessed 15 December 2021; Digicel acquisition: “Telstra Seals $US1.6B Deal to Buy Digicel with a Helping Hand from Canberra”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 2021; overseas trips made by world leaders: “List of International Prime Ministerial Trips Made by Scott Morrison”, Wikipedia, accessed 15 December 2021, “List of International Presidential Trips Made by Joe Biden”, Wikipedia, accessed 15 December 2021 and “List of International Trips Made by Xi Jinping”, Wikipedia, accessed 15 December 2021.