In mid-2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop will release the Australian government's Foreign Policy White Paper, the country's first since 2003. The White Paper will present a framework to guide Australia's foreign policy over the next decade at a time of immense strategic and economic change throughout the Indo-Pacific.
The Minister's Fullerton Lecture discussed a number of 'disruptive' factors reshaping strategic and economic behaviour in the region. She considered the characteristics of a liberal rules-based order and why it is in the interest of Australia and the Indo-Pacific region to support and strengthen such an order in this time of uncertainty.
Julie Bishop is the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia's Federal Coalition Government. She is also the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and has served as the Member for Curtin, Western Australia in the House of Representatives since 1998.
This event was chaired by Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia. It took place at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.