In the Media | January 2023
“The signals from China are encouraging and positive. But there are some fundamental structural issues remaining, particularly on the future and structure of Asia and security in the region. It’s a matter of seeing what happens next and whether just after the diplomatic engagement that we’ve seen on both sides, we’ll actually see some changes".
- Asia Society Australia CEO Philipp Ivanov on China's ambassador's comments in regard to AUKUS in The New Daily.
"Bipartisanship is not automatically incompatible with contestability, it being possible to improve design and operation through good-faith dialogue outside the partisan peaks of the three-year election cycle. Bipartisanship is neither a good nor a bad thing in and of itself. What matters is context, and with respect to the Pacific – in particular the need for a sustained Australian commitment – this makes bipartisanship a net positive".
- Asia Society Australia executive director for policy Richard Maude on bipartisanship helping to build partnerships in the Pacific in DevPolicy.