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Haward, M and Rothwell, DR and Jabour, J and Hall, R and Kellow, AJ and Kriwoken, L and Lugten, GL and Hemmings, AD (2006) Australia’s Antarctic agenda. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 60 (3). pp. 439-456. ISSN 1035-7718

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Abstract

Australia has had a long connection with, and significant national interests in, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. The Australian Antarctic Territory comprises 42 per cent of Antarctica’s landmass. Australia is not only a claimant state and original signatory to the Antarctic Treaty but has played a significant role in the development of what is termed the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). This article aims to provide an overview of Australia’s key policy interests and government policy goals towards Antarctica, including its commitment to the ATS. In examining key policy objectives we note that despite continuity and development of these objectives, significant changes and challenges have arisen in the period 1984–2006. It is these challenges that will help frame Australia’s Antarctic agenda over the next 20 years and beyond

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of International Affairs
Page Range: pp. 439-456
ISSN: 1035-7718
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/10357710600865705
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2007 03:57
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:24
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2417
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