Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator the Hon Penny Wong, joined the United States Studies Centre for an address looking at the role of the United States in Asia.

Read Senator Penny Wong's speech

Just a month after the historic Singapore Summit, in which US President Donald Trump met with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, and as the United States with China introduce tariffs on each other’s imports, the value and impact of America's presence in Asia continues to be debated. So too do the challenges President Trump presents to the so-called rules-based global order.

Senator Wong provided an Australian perspective on the present and future direction of American influence in our region.