New Zealand movie center Paul Keeting called Aus banana republic Diversified to

New zealand movie center paul keeting called aus

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New Zealand movie center Paul Keeting called Aus banana republic Diversified to modern powerhouse w/ a litany of service sector growth… untouched by the recession… attracting international investment which leads to… No Air France flights to go to Aus, only set up headquarters and connected to Asia Crikey Aus wine
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Location Best location to take advantage of Asian shift Tyranny of distance held Aus back for a long time Used to only trade w Europe Could not get ahead or sell cheap stuff bc shipment price goes up China, other Asian countries need Aus demand for natural resources Iron ore and Coal Now the region is a platform for cheaper exports to giant asian markets, yet also has benefits of being the most developed regional hub for services.. A bridge btw east and west. Stock markets opened at the same time Business cycle With economic power comes political power Australia and its near abroad- NZ, Solomon Islands, Papua, East Timor, etc Sheriff of Pacific realm Bush called John Howard the sheriff of Asia Striking the 21st Century balance Becoming Eastern-Focuseed Still huge western ally Triple threat: UK? US? Aus Backed US in every war Biggest spenders on defense and weapons WW1 Mel Gibson movie Galipalli Fighting Turks ANZUS = Aus, NZ, US Security treaty US opening military basis for first time in Aus Darwin hostin first US soldiers on ground in permanent base Reinforced when Prime minister Julia Gillard in DC Has to trade w China, but maintain US love, will have straddle this line carefully in the future. Aus and Japan signed mutual defense pact 2yrs ago
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