Next week, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is heading to the United States for an official visit with President Biden, including a state dinner. Two USSC experts have staffed state visits before, one on the US side and one on the Australian side – CEO Dr Michael Green and Senior Economic Adviser Dr John Kunkel. Their inside perspectives can give us a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes for these sort of high-profile visits. What’s at stake? What sort of role do these visits play? Does this visit make up for the cancelled Quad trip?
In this episode, they share the triumphs and foibles of past state visits (including the Trump-Morrison visit in 2019) and analyse what Prime Minister Albanese needs to be prepared for before touching down in the United States.