A geographically remote country of sixteen and a half million people in a world of over five billion should not get ideas above its station. But although Australia’s population size, military power, political authority and economic importance may all be modest in world terms, we do have a profile, as a diplomatically active trading nation, that commands some attention: not only with our traditional friends and trading partners; not only in our own region; but multilaterally and, in the context of our defence contribution to the Western Alliance, globally as well.
Published in 1989 by the Australian Fabian Society, in association with Pluto Press
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Author: Evans, Gareth,