Edward Cavanough is Director of Policy at the McKell Institute and a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide studying Solomon Islands’ China switch. Prior to joining the Institute, he gained experience in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the US, working within IT Consulting, US Congressional politics and for a member of the Government of South Australia. In 2016, Edward was the Australian Foreign Policy Fellow at Young Australians in International Affairs. Outside of his work with the McKell Institute, Edward regularly contributes commentary and analysis on diverse issues of public policy and international affairs, in such publications as The Diplomat, The Age, The Huffington Post and The Guardian.
Australia’s security-driven approach is regularly counterproductive.
Australia must bolster its vaccine assistance with practical fixes, starting with energy and cold-storage solutions.
A bipartisan border policy would not be undermined by doing more to help stateless people who seek to help themselves.