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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture. The Centre is a national resource, that builds Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America — and critically — their implications for Australia.

Stephen Kirchner

The Australian Financial Review reports on growing calls for Australia to reopen its borders as soon as possible and ease an 18-month crunch on imported labour. Experts say the shortage will drain productivity...

13 October 2021
Ashley Townshend

The United States is upping its military game in the Indo-Pacific, by leveraging allies to counter China, reports The Straits Times. The article quotes USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend.

11 October 2021

Richard McGregor writes for the Australian Financial Review that Australia has received more back-up from Washington than other regional allies did in spats with Beijing. But, he writes, it’s not going to help...

8 October 2021
Ashley Townshend, Tom Corben, Susannah Patton

Defence Connect reports that since assuming power in January, US President Joe Biden has sought to assure allies of the country’s commitment to countering Beijing’s increasingly insidious behaviour on the world stage, particularly...

7 October 2021
Ashley Townshend

The Australian reports that Australia is far more likely to buy a version of Britain’s Astute submarine than the US Virginia-class under the AUKUS defence partnership. The article quotes USSC director of foreign...

6 October 2021

Yahoo! Finance refers to research published by the United States Studies Centre looking at the barriers to successful innovation in Australia.

29 September 2021
John Lee

USSC Non-Resident Senior Fellow John Lee appeared on ABC's The Drum to discuss the collapse of Chinese property giant Evergrande and what this means for the United States and Australia.

27 September 2021

SBS quotes Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong who warned that the federal government must not sacrifice Australia's independence as it streaks ahead with a closer reliance on US and British technology during a...

26 September 2021

In his article for The Australian, Paul Kelly refers to comments made by foreign affairs spokesperson for the opposition Senator Penny Wong during a USSC event this week.

25 September 2021

Labor warns the coalition's decision to obtain nuclear-powered submarine technology from the US and UK could put Australia's strategic independence at risk, reports The Canberra Times reports. Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong...

24 September 2021

This article in the Sydney Morning Herald refers to a speech to the United States Studies Centre that Senator Penny Wong will deliver today.

23 September 2021

Senator Penny Wong has cast doubt over Labor’s commitment to the US-backed nuclear submarine fleet, raising new questions about Australia’s control of the technology and whether the nation “can act alone” in defending...

23 September 2021

The Australian reports that the cancellation of the $90bn French submarine program has cleaved a generational fracture within the ALP and opened up new party rifts, as senior Labor frontbenchers reject claims by...

23 September 2021

Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong has warned the federal government must not sacrifice Australia's independence as it pushes ahead with its ambitious plan to use US and UK technology to build a fleet...

23 September 2021

Yahoo! News reports that opposition foreigns affairs spokesperson Senator Penny Wong will deliver remarks to the United States Studies Centre today.

23 September 2021
Susannah Patton

Susannah Patton, research fellow in the foreign policy and defence program at the United States Studies Centre, is quoted extensively by Defence Connect.

23 September 2021

The Canberra Times refers to comments made by Senator Penny Wong during a speech to the United States Studies Centre today.

23 September 2021

Labor has fired a warning shot at the Morrison government over its nuclear-powered submarine plans, demanding assurances that Australia will maintain its freedom to make different decisions from the US on military engagements.

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23 September 2021

In a speech to the United States Studies Centre today, Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman has cautioned against military development undermining investment efforts in the Indo-Pacific.

23 September 2021

News.com.au reports that opposition foreign spokesman Senator Penny Wong will address the US Studies Centre on Thursday.

22 September 2021