Fresh perspectives on key issues affecting Australia and its neighbourhood
First launched in 2018, the annual State of the Neighbourhood report places emphasis on Australia’s near neighbourhood of South East Asia and the South Pacific and seeks to inform government policy makers and industry leaders of the key thematic areas of Griffith Asia Institute’s research: politics, economics, security, governance, development and diplomacy in the Asia Pacific.
The report provides an opportunity to recast some of Australia’s key foreign, economic and development issues from a distinctively Queensland perspective.
Our objective in publishing this collection is to share our research insights and encourage informed community debate on Australia’s engagement in the Asia Pacific.
The post-COVID19 landscape presents an opportunity to reset and reform towards community and economic recovery. It is a time to take stock of our existing commitments and the frameworks in place. In the post-COVID19 world, renewed commitment and momentum towards realising the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda is critical for recovery, not just within Australia but for the region and globally.
The pandemic has also exposed vulnerabilities across international supply chains, the overreliance on services of exports, the hollowing out of manufacturing in the West and stark inequalities within communities.
The 2020 State of the Neighbourhood reflects and comments on a post-coronavirus landscape for Australia and the neighbourhood through the lens of partnerships, and towards realising the 2030 SDG mandate.
State of the Neighbourhood 2019
Professor Caitlin Byrne
2019 launch keynote speakers
2018 State of the Neighbourhood
- The neighbourhood in a state (Rowan Callick)
- Asia Pacific economic outlook (Tony Makin)
- New rules for the neighbourhood? The rise and rise of China's cities (Susan Harris Rimmer and Charuka Ekanayake)
- The NAIM Arc: Shared interests and common concerns under a changing climate (Brendan Mackey)
- Why health diplomacy in the Asia Pacific matters (Sara E Davies)