Australia in the Asian Century
White Paper release on 28 October 2012
Much discussed since its inception the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper is to provide a direction for Oz to engage with Asia. The rest of the world is doing this…we are discussing and thinking about it. I wonder what to expect.
Is this long awaited White Paper the panacea or the Silver Bullet for a solution to our lack of engagement to our Asian neighbours?
Is it a case of ready, set, engage with Asia Now?
I fear that it is going to take a lot of re-education for many in Oz.
Here is an example of some older outback Ozzies view our place in the world…
“…but a lot of the older ladies do look to the monarchy for leadership and for being part of our organisation.”
"Our motto that we say at each meeting is 'honour to God, loyalty to the throne, service to the country, through country women, for country women, by country women”.
God Bless you Country Women’s Association.