Due to lockdown, we regret to advise this event has been rescheduled until February 24. The speaker has found himself locked down on a property in regional NSW without reliable access to the internet. Lockdown prevents his movement to be able to join us at this time.
Political Science, Arts & the Media Circle
By Zoom Only – please enter the waiting room 2-3 minutes prior for a 5:45pm start.
Australia’s Asia Problem with Michael Sainsbury
Despite being well and truly in the Asia Pacific, Australia has always struggles with both its neighbours and the neighborhood including often fractious relationships with Indonesia and more recently China. Much of Southeast Asia is regularly forgotten or ignored – and rarely understood - by government and business.
What is at the heart of Australia’s problem with Asia?
Why do we struggle at a political level?
Is it time to improve Australia’s Asian literacy?
How do we end this dysfunction?
One of Australia’s leading Asia observers, journalist Michael Sainsbury was based in Asia for 11 years He shares his insights based on 25 years’ experience writing about business, politics and human rights across Australia and the Asia Pacific.
Michael was a senior business reporter at The Australian from 2002-2009, before moving to Beijing as the paper’s China correspondent. He left The Australian at the end of 2012, choosing to remain in Asia where he has also held roles as Regional Correspondent for Nikkei Asian Review and Editorial Director at ucanews.com.
In 2015 Michael won the award for excellence in environmental reporting from the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in Hong Kong, writing for Nikkei, and has been nominated for a Walkley Award. Prior to commencing his career in journalism, Michael worked in politics and business.
Zoom: $10 Members and $15 Guests
Tuesday 21 September 2021 5:00 PM
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