Australia's regional clout grows amid pandemic: Lowy Institute's Asia power ranking

Doug Dingwall
October 19 2020 - 11:00am
A new ranking of regional influence shows Australia's clout has grown in Asia, partly due to its defence networks. Picture: Department of Defence.
A new ranking of regional influence shows Australia's clout has grown in Asia, partly due to its defence networks. Picture: Department of Defence.

Australia was one of only three nations to grow their influence as COVID-19 brought disorder to the contest for regional power in Asia, a new report says.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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