Australia’s key international issues in 2023 : a conversation with the Honourable Tony Abbott AC

AIIA WA, in collaboration with the Forrest Research Foundation, is proud to host former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a conversation about the key international issues facing Australia.


Most observers of international affairs agree that Australia is currently going through one of its most complex geopolitical periods since the end of the Second World War. The balance of power of the Indo-Pacific is undergoing rapid change and Australia has made a decision to acquire nuclear powered submarines – something only a few years ago would probably have been considered fanciful. The development of new arrangements, such as the Quad, which includes an India which historically eschewed such groupings, also underlines the changed nature of the international environment. For Australia's political leaders and policy makers the challenge of understanding the issues and making the best policy decision is significant.


Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott will share his views on what he considers the key issues for Australia and what foreign policies the country should adopt, amidst this increasingly complicated world.

Tickets include a light lunch.   

Aug 10, 2023

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM GMT+8

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UWA Watersports Complex
9 Hackett Drive
Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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Member Ticket

Doors open at 11:30am with the presentation commencing at 12:15pm. Light lunch will be provided.

Member Price A$20
Non Member Ticket

Doors open at 11:30am with the presentation commencing at 12:15pm. Light lunch will be provided.


The Australian Institute of International Affairs for WA

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) is an independent, non-profit organisation seeking to promote interest in and understanding of international affairs in Australia.

The WA Branch of the AIIA was founded in 1947 by Professor Fred Alexander of the University of WA, who became its first President. Like the earlier established branches in the other Australian states, the WA Branch was modelled on the British Royal Institute of International Affairs, based at Chatham House in London.

The WA Branch has maintained a steady membership, including many prominent West Australian and national leaders. Successive State Governors have served as the Branch's Official Visitor. The aim of the institute is to be an independent and non-political body that facilitates and encourages the study and debate of international questions.

Membership fees includes a subscription to The Australian Journal of International Affairs as well as two tickets at the member price to each of our our monthly meetings where you will learn about developments in international affairs of concern to the people of Western Australia. We rely on membership contributions and sponsorship of special events to keep our association running: we receive no core funding from government.