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Gillard and Swan 'off message' on the economy

Asylum seekers and the carbon tax were only part of the Gillard government's problem. Voters surveyed by the Lowy Institute say it failed in an even bigger and more important area: managing the economy.

A gentler mood in Barnett's west

The resources boom was enough to power Western Australia but the mistake people made was to expect it to keep the entire country afloat, according to Premier Colin Barnett.

Australians worried about China ag investment

Australia could significantly tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in farmlands, over concerns of growing interest from China, if conservative opposition parties win September elections as expected.

China's bullying tactics backfire

The overall measure of Australians' "warmth" towards China is captured in the Lowy Institute's "thermometer," a gauge measuring how positively people feel towards a range of countries. 

Poll Shows Australians Wary of China

The survey shows that attitudes towards China among many Australians are cooling. There is suspicion about a potential military threat and wariness about growing Chinese investment in Australia.  

China seeks greater influence in Arctic region

China will set up a joint Arctic research centre in Shanghai with Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian institutions, building on improving diplomatic ties with Nordic countries, as it bids to raise its stake in the faraway but resource-rich region.

Poll Finds Australians Uneasy About Chinese Investment

Australia is at the forefront of Chinese investment, and on Monday the Lowy Institute, released the results of a poll in which 57 percent of respondents said Australia was allowing too much investment from China.

Yanzhou Coal Plans Yancoal Australia Buyout Offer

Australia's worries about investment by government-owned Chinese companies haven't gone away. A recent poll by the influential Lowy Institute found that most Australians were concerned over Chinese buying of assets from farmland to listed companies.

Forum: Contemporary veterans

On Monday 17 June 2013, Military Fellow James Brown chaired a forum on the health and welfare needs of contemporary war veterans and their families. The forum was organised by NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello. 

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan - Syria

Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan participated in a roundtable discussion of media coverage of the Syrian conflict on Radio National's Life Matters program.

Interview: Jenny Hayward-Jones

Jenny Hayward-Jones was interviewed on Radio National's Counterpoint program on China's increasing influence in the Pacific.

China influence on the rise in Pacific

In an article in The Australian on China's establishing a regular summit with Pacific Island leaders, Rowan Callick quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

Poll reveals Indians views of the world

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A new opinion poll prepared by the Lowy Institute provides stark and surprising insights into what the people of India think about their future and the world.The

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan - Syria

Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on ABC Radio National's RN Drive program on recent bombing strikes of sites in Syria.

Papua New Guinea draws interest in energy projects

In an article in The Wall Street Journal on the intensifying efforts of foreign governments to win influence in Papua New Guinea, Enda Curran quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - North Korea

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, joined in a discussion about what threat North Korea poses to the rest of the world on SBS Television's Insight program.