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Taking Australian diplomacy digital

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has come a long way in a short time in its embrace of digital tools and technology. DFAT, and most of our embassies around the world, now have …

Why Australia’s aid is a key soft-power asset

Australia’s overseas aid program is a highly effective, if underutilised and underappreciated, soft-power asset. That claim might sound strange coming from someone who works for an international development NGO, known more for challenging conceptions of …

Soft power ‘with Australian characteristics’ (part 2)

The Foreign Affairs team conducting Australia’s soft power review has been travelling the country to invite a national conversation about influence and persuasion. In Hobart, for example, interlocutors ranged widely from public, commercial and educational …