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Australia's Antarctic Agenda


Haward, MG and Rothwell, DR and Jabour, JA and Hall, HR and Kellow, AJ and Kriwoken, LK and Lugten, GL and Hemmings, A, Australia's Antarctic Agenda, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 60, (3) pp. 439-456. ISSN 1035-7718 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10357710600865705


Australia has had a long connection with, and significant national interests in, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. The Australian Antarctic Territory comprises 42 per cent of Antarctica's landmass. Australia is not only a claimant state and original signatory to the Antarctic Treaty but has played a significant role in the development of what is termed the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). This article aims to provide an overview of Australia's key policy interests and government policy goals towards Antarctica, including its commitment to the ATS. In examining key policy objectives we note that despite continuity and development of these objectives, significant changes and challenges have arisen in the period 1984-2006. It is these challenges that will help frame Australia's Antarctic agenda over the next 20 years and beyond.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Policy and administration not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International relations not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Haward, MG (Professor Marcus Haward)
UTAS Author:Jabour, JA (Dr Julia Jabour)
UTAS Author:Hall, HR (Dr Robert Hall)
UTAS Author:Kellow, AJ (Professor Aynsley Kellow)
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, LK (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
UTAS Author:Lugten, GL (Dr Gail Lugten)
ID Code:40428
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-14
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