A P T T H E N A ND NO W – TAASA Review December 2011
Michael Desmond U nder the Keating government at the beginning of the 1990s, Australia asked itself what it might be like to be an Asian country, or at least, a culture within the Asian region rather than an outpost of the West.
Keating spoke of the `big picture’, envisaging Australia as part of a global society.
Looking beyond Australia’s traditional relationships to incorporate Asia as a neighbour has profoundly reshaped our cultural perspective. ...