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Township Leasing and the Democratisation of Opportunity
Peter Gregory
02 December 2021 | AP30

Township leasing was a significant 2006 reform to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (ALRA). It gave Traditional Owners the right to issue leases and licenses for economic activity over a given township…

Failing to teach the teacher: An analysis of mathematics Initial Teacher Education
Glenn Fahey, Jordan O’Sullivan, Jared Bussell
25 November 2021 | AP29

Policymakers have increasingly looked to improvements in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) as key to overcoming declining education outcomes. The analysis in this paper validates this concern and places a specific lens on ITE for beginning…

Between Geography and History: Delhi and Canberra in Indo-Pacific Security
C. Raja Mohan
11 November 2021 | AP28

The relationship between Delhi and Canberra has grown rapidly in recent years, underpinned by a convergence of security interests in the new Indo-Pacific geography and complemented by their membership of the revived Quad that includes…

Time to ‘step up’ the tempo: Australia’s answer to Beijing in Papua New Guinea
Sean Jacobs
21 October 2021 | AP27

Australia’s ‘step up’ in the Pacific is now five years old and needs a more ‘up tempo’ approach, particularly in Papua New Guinea (PNG) where China’s influence has grown significantly – from building PNG’s national…

Xi Dreams of 100 More Glorious Years for the Party: Might China Awake?
Rowan Callick
16 September 2021 | AP26

The Chinese Communist Party is at the peak of its power as it enters its second century. This paper examines its evolution over the last 100 years, before turning to its centenary celebrations in July…