Publications

Governor-General of Australia / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0 | Anthony Albanese Swearing-In Ceremony

Parlamentswahlen in Australien

"Thunder in Down Under": Ein "Wirbelsturm" fegt durch die australische Parteienlandschaft und sorgt für eine erwartbare Niederlage von PM Morrison und der Liberal Party

Die am Samstag, 21. Mai 2022, abgehaltenen nationalen Parlaments- und (Teil-) Senatswahlen in Australien haben zur Niederlage der seit 2013 an der Macht befindlichen liberal-nationalen Koalitionsregierung, – seit 2018 unter Premierminister Scott Morrison – geführt. Die sozialdemokratische Labor-Partei unter Anthony Albanese erreichte – historisch schwache – 32,6 Prozent Stimmenanteil, führt jedoch mit 77 Sitzen laut der noch immer andauernden offiziellen Auszählung der australischen Wahlkommission. Für eine absolute Mehrheit sind 76 Sitze erforderlich. Die abgewählte Koalition kommt aktuell auf lediglich 58 Sitze im Unterhaus und einen prozentualen Stimmenanteil von 35,85 Prozent. Mit einem Zugewinn von 1,5 Prozent, über zwölf Prozent Stimmenanteil und vier Mandaten schnitten die australischen Grünen stark ab. Die größte Überraschung war allerdings der Erfolg der unabhängigen „Teal“-Kandidaten, die mit zehn Kandidaten ins Unterhaus einziehen.

Da nur 40 der 76 Sitze im Senat zur Wahl standen, wird die Labor Partei voraussichtlich keine Mehrheit im Oberhaus erreichen – ein recht übliches Ergebnis in der australischen Politik – und muss mit den Senatoren der Grünen oder der Koalition über eine Mehrheitsfindung verhandeln. Das schwache Abschneiden der beiden Haupt-Parteien auf der einen, und das Erstarken von Grünen und Unabhängigen auf der anderen Seite, bedeutet eine signifikante Verschiebung der politischen Landschaft und lässt die Frage nach der „Zukunftsfestigkeit“ des altangestammten Zwei-Parteien-Systems in Australien aufkommen.

Periscope Podcast Series Episode #2/22

KAS Australia proudly presents the second edition of its new Periscope Podcast Series. The podcasts are meant to raise your awareness and broaden your understanding of current affairs.

Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific Activities 2021

The Annual Report 2021 summarises all our activities for the past year. Dive into our exciting past programs reaching from Australia to New Zealand and to our destinations in the South Pacific.

Periscope Podcast Series Episode #1/22

KAS Australia proudly presents the first edition of its new Periscope Podcast Series. The podcasts are meant to raise your awareness and broaden your understanding of current affairs in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Delivered in the format of ‘3 questions, 3 answers’, we will quiz experts in their field for you.

PERISCOPE Vol. 7 2021: Hydrogen Certification in Australia, Germany and Japan

'Periscope' is the Occasional Analysis Paper series of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (Foundation) Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant as a lens to broaden our insights - taking in views from different angles. This way, it seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region to augment our understanding of contemporary issues and help address the pressing problems of our time. Our Analysis Papers are substantive publications in the form of single-author (and co-authored) contributions or edited volumes with multiple authors. Their thematic focus ranges from in-depth analysis of a single topic to examining an issue or broader phenomenon from different angles.

PERISCOPE Vol. 6 2021: The Era of Hydrogen Economies

Shared Interests by Australia, Germany and Japan

'Periscope' is the Occasional Analysis Paper series of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (Foundation) Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant as a lens to broaden our insights - taking in views from different angles. This way, it seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region to augment our understanding of contemporary issues and help address the pressing problems of our time. Our Analysis Papers are substantive publications in the form of single-author (and co-authored) contributions or edited volumes with multiple authors. Their thematic focus ranges from in-depth analysis of a single topic to examining an issue or broader phenomenon from different angles.

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Australien, AUKUS und die Auswirkungen der Kündigung des australisch-französischen U-Boot Projektes

(This title is only available in German)

“As leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, guided by our enduring ideals and shared commitment to the international rules-based order, we resolve to deepen diplomatic, security, and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including by working with partners, to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. As part of this effort, we are announcing the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership called ‘AUKUS’” – verkündeten Australien, die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Großbritannien in ihrer gemeinsamen Erklärung am 16. September 2021. Aber was genau beinhaltet „AUKUS“ und welche Auswirkungen hat die Ankündigung auf Australiens internationale politische Beziehungen?

Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific - Activities 2020

The Annual Report 2020 summarises all our activities for the past year. Dive into our exciting past programs reaching from Australia to New Zealand and to our destinations in the South Pacific.

NEW ZEALAND - APEC 2021

by Eva U Wagner Programme Coordinator Rule of Law, Energy & Development Policy

This is the latest edition of KAS Australia's Digital Snapshot - a potpourri of current affairs from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The weekly digital snapshot provides an analysis of selected media and think tank articles, intended to offer an overview of the debate in these countries. The original version includes hyperlinks and links for further reading.

CONCENTRIC CIRCLES OF EXTREMISM: A LENS ON THE FAR RIGHT

by Katja Theodorakis, Senior Programme Coordinator for Research and Analysis (Foreign/Security Policy)

This piece was originally published as the latest edition of the 'KAS AusPacific Digital Snapshot' - a potpourri of current affairs topics from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The weekly digital snapshot provides an analysis of selected media and think tank articles, intended to offer a panorama overview of the debate in these countries. The original version found below contains the references and links for further reading.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

PERISCOPE

Occasional Analysis Paper Series

‘Periscope’ is KAS Australia’s Occasional Analysis Paper OR Brief Series. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant to broaden our insights, taking in views from different angles. It seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia and the Pacific region in order to augment our understanding of contemporary issues in the area of foreign and security policy, rule of law, energy, economic, social and development policy matters.

PERISCOPE

Occasional Analysis Brief Series

‘Periscope’ is KAS Australia’s Occasional Analysis Paper OR Brief Series. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant to broaden our insights, taking in views from different angles. It seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia and the Pacific region in order to augment our understanding of contemporary issues in the area of foreign and security policy, rule of law, energy, economic, social and development policy matters.

Annual Reports KAS Australia & Pacific

KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific’s annual reports include a synopsis of the event highlights and most important publications.

Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series

Australia & Pacific

The Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series is focused on enhancing understanding of Germany and Europe in Australia and the wider region. Since the inaugural Konrad Adenauer Lecture took place in November 2017 it has presented a variety of high ranking international speakers. The establishment of the prestigious annual Konrad Adenauer Lecture was the culmination of an ongoing collaboration between the ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). Over a number of years ANUCES and KAS have worked to bring together researchers and policymakers on issues of critical importance in both Europe and Australia. Their collaborative events and publications have promoted dialogue among scholars and practitioners to address common problems and identify shared interests. ANUCES and KAS formalised their partnership in the form of their commitment to an annual, high-profile lecture series and subsequent papers.