Australian Foreign Policy Lesson 5

What

  1. What do you see?
  2. What do you think about that?
  3. What does it make you wonder?
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Australian Foreign Policy Lesson 2 Tuesday 24 May 2011

In Australia’s 2003 decided to renew training with Indonesia’s Kopassus (Special Forces).

Read Article 1 and one of the other two articles provided below and then click on the reply option to post your answer to each of the questions below.

Article 1: USA plans to resume military training with Indonesia July 2010

Read one of the following articles:

http://epress.anu.edu.au/agenda/010/01/10-1-A-3.pdf

or

http://kms1.isn.ethz.ch/serviceengine/Files/ISN/34045/ipublicationdocument_singledocument/3e4c0454-1901-4a3c-a278-d94886a6b4e1/en/032004_387_TrainingKopassus.pdf

  1. When and why did Australia ban cooperation between Australia and Kopassus?
  2. When did Australia resume relations with Kopassus?
  3. Explain two reasons why Australia may have resumed relations with Kopassus.
  4. Identify some people/groups who opposed Australia resuming relations with Kopassus and explain why they opposed the decision to resume relations with Kopassus.


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Australian Foreign Policy Lesson 1: Monday 23 May 2011

Read Kevin Rudd’s 2008 address to the East Asia Forum “Advancing Australia’s Global and Regional Economic Interests” and click on the reply option to post your answer to each of the questions below:

Rudd Address to the East Asia Forum March 2008

  1. Describe two ways Australia seeks to advance it’s security national interests
  2. Describe two ways Australia seeks to advance it’s economic national interests
  3. Describe two ways Australia seeks to advance it’s image national interests
  4. Identify a situation where it is possible that seeking to achieve one of Australia’s national interests might compromise another of Australia’s national interests.
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Australian Foreign Policy Lesson 4

Write a headline that captures the most important point of this movie.

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Australian Foreign Policy Lesson 3

Australia is a vocal critic of Japan’s whaling program. Undertake research and click on the reply option to post your answer to each of the questions below:

  1. What action has Australia taken to oppose Japanese whaling?
  2. What other action might Australia take to oppose Japanese whaling?
  3. Which national interest/s might be advantaged by Australia’s opposition to Japanese whaling?
  4. Which national interest/s might be compromised by Australia’s opposition to Japanese whaling?
  5. Write a paragraph to explain why Australia should or should not take further action to oppose Japanese whaling.
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Session 1 Homework

See-Think-Wonder

  1. What claim is being made by the cartoon?
  2. What do you think about that claim?
  3. What makes you say that?
  4. What questions does this cartoon raise which you would like to explore further?
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Link to the the Age

Tom’s Handouts: tmarch_handbook_Days1-2_ISV-2011

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