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By Stewart Firth

Australia’s overseas kin are altering swiftly as a result of elevated globalization of economic markets, larger exchange with China and the U.S., and up to date terrorist task equivalent to the Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta in 2004. This revised and up to date version outlines how Australia is restructuring its international coverage to fit modern demanding situations and possibilities and comprises an research of the guidelines of Howard and Downer and an easy-reference timeline. traits equivalent to army involvement in East Timor, Iraq, and the Solomon Islands; kin with the UN human rights treaty method and the Kyoto Protocol; and the hot "good governance" concentration of overseas relief also are pointed out.

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Why did Australia send troops to fight in the Vietnam War? Politics 2nd edition 14/1/05 8:12 AM Page 23 F O R E I G N R E L AT I O N S , 1 9 0 1 – 8 3 • In what ways did the changing strategic situation in East Asia undermine old assumptions about Australian foreign policy? Whitlam and Fraser, 1972–83 • • • Why did relations between Australia and the USA deteriorate during the period of the Whitlam government? Did the Whitlam government fundamentally change the direction of Australian foreign policy?

No Australian government, whether Labor or anti-Labor, has ever seriously considered emerging completely from under the comforting wing of a Great Protector from abroad. Many Australians, drawing on the conventional wisdom of politicians and the press, have assumed that depending on what Menzies called ‘great and powerful friends’ is an unavoidable condition for a small population in a big country. The campaigners against Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War or the 2003 war on Iraq were in the same dissenting tradition as opponents of conscription for overseas military service during World War I.

By contrast, the Labor Party under Arthur Calwell promised to end conscription and bring home the troops. Attracting vast crowds of sympathisers and anti-war demonstrators wherever he went, Johnson heaped praise on the prime minister and identified his Vietnam policies with loyalty to American friends in time of trouble. Labor was made to look unpatriotic. In the federal election a month later, Labor suffered its worst defeat since 1949; the Liberals emerged triumphant and the scene was set for a further increase in Australia’s Vietnam commitment the following year.

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