Richard Alston

Richard Alston was a Liberal Senator for Victoria from 1986 to 2004, a senior cabinet minister in the Coalition government of former prime minister John Howard, and federal president of the Liberal Party from 2015 to 2018. He was Australia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2005 to 2008.


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  • Australia, the United States and China in a post-Covid world 14 September 2020 | OP175
    After three decades of prosperity and relative peace, Australia suddenly confronts a trifecta of crises: a pandemic, a recession, and a radically changed strategic outlook. In these circumstances, Australia must adapt quickly, always putting its interests first and being prepared…...
    After three decades of prosperity and relative peace, Australia suddenly confronts a trifecta of crises: a pandemic, a recession, and a radically changed strategic outlook. In these circumstances, Australia must adapt quickly, always putting its interests first and being prepared…
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