Commentary | 15 January 2007

Alone in battle against volatility

In an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review, Dr Malcolm Cook looks at the huge international policy challenges facing Australia in Melanesia. Australia has committed itself, with bi-partisan support, to providing regional stability and taking the lead in strengthening the region's states and societies. In 2006, the Australian Government committed to doubling its aid budget by 2010 with a particular focus on state rebuilding and the Pacific. However, there are very few examples of successful state rebuilding. Will Australia fare any better? Australian Financial Review, 15 January 2007, p. 55

Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

In an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review, Dr Malcolm Cook looks at the huge international policy challenges facing Australia in Melanesia. Australia has committed itself, with bi-partisan support, to providing regional stability and taking the lead in strengthening the region's states and societies. In 2006, the Australian Government committed to doubling its aid budget by 2010 with a particular focus on state rebuilding and the Pacific. However, there are very few examples of successful state rebuilding. Will Australia fare any better? Australian Financial Review, 15 January 2007, p. 55

Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook