Press, T, Postcards from the frontline: a traverse through Australia's Antarctic policy, Griffith Review, 77 pp. 175-187. ISSN 1448-2924 (2022) [Letter or Note in Journal]
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After the 2013 election I was commissioned by the Australian Government to prepare a report on Australia’s Antarctic strategic interests. In October 2014 Greg Hunt, the then Minister for the Environment, was in Hobart to publicly release that report, Australia’s 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan. In the heat (or perhaps it was the excitement?) of the moment, Hunt departed from his prepared notes to discuss the protection of walruses. It was one of those moments when the only thing you do is to try to keep a straight face. Tasmanian journalist Andrew Darby – a specialist in Antarctic affairs and conservation – was somewhere in my line of sight; I made sure I made no eye contact.
|Item Type:||Letter or Note in Journal|
|Keywords:||Antarctica, Australia, Antarctic Treaty, security, geopolitics|
|Research Division:||Human Society|
|Research Group:||Policy and administration|
|Research Field:||Research, science and technology policy|
|Objective Division:||Law, Politics and Community Services|
|Objective Group:||Government and politics|
|Objective Field:||Government and politics not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Press, T (Dr Tony Press)|
|Funding Support:||Australian Research Council (DP190101214)|
|Deposited By:||Australian Antarctic Program Partnership|
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