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Title: Australia and Asean in the 1980s : some outside views on some of the problems

Author: Maiava, Iosefa
Subject:  Australia|Foreign economic relations|Southeast Asia
 Southeast Asia|Foreign economic relations|Australia
Volume: Vol.10, 1984
Collation: p. 54-71

Abstract: Despite the loss of Vietnam and the subsequent withdrawl of direct involvement in the region, the Australian governments have never surrendered their interests in South East Asia. In fact, the 1970s were characterised by numerous efforts at fostering close ties with Asian neighbours. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), in particular, has been referred to in Canberra simply as the central feature of (Australia's ) regional policy(Peacock 1979: 12). This comment, at the level of rhetoric at least, seems to have been a guiding principle in the conduct of Australia's affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. So it was that in 1974, Australia became the first country ton establish formal dialogue with ASEAN, soliciting for itself a lot of goodwill from the group.

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