The Australian

Former foreign affairs minister Stephen Smith has joined the board of the Perth USAsia Centre based at the University of Western Australia.

The centre aims to become a leading policy think tank on the Australia-Asia-US strategic and economic relationship.

Smith completed a law and arts degree at UWA in the 1970s, and his two children are currently students there, also studying law.

“I’m very pleased to be joining the Perth USAsia Centre as a board member, particularly as the centre is based at my old uni,” he said.

“The work of the Perth USAsia Centre goes to the heart of Australia’s and WA’s future role in the Indo Pacific region.”

This article was originally published in The Australian