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The PM's Singapore lecture

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13 August 2008 13:53

Two interesting points from a quick reading of the PM's major speech in Singapore:

  1. Rudd has embraced the 'soft' definition of national security, which includes food, water, energy and health security. Rumour has it that the draft National Security Strategy, which will presumably include a definition of 'security', is now getting Rudd's personal attention. The paper is due to be released during the next parliamentary sitting.
  2. There was no conceptual advance on Rudd's vague proposal for an Asia Pacific Community. Much as Foreign Minister Smith did when speaking at the Lowy Institute in July, Rudd called only for a regional discussion of what the APC might look like.

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