College of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and College of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Paddy Nixon discuss this week in politics.
They canvass the battle between Russia and Ukraine, as Western nations proceed to ramp up powerful sanctions in opposition to Russia and uncertainty hangs over the longer term.
In the meantime the Quad (the US, Japan, India, Australia) met within the early hours of Friday (Australian time) when leaders reaffirmed “their dedication to a free and open Indo-Pacific”. This follows concern by some observers that the occasions in Jap Europe may embolden the Chinese language to maneuver in opposition to Taiwan.
Paddy and Michelle additionally talk about the devastating floods in Queensland and NSW, in addition to the potential disruption COVID may carry for electioneering.
Michelle Grattan doesn’t work for, seek the advice of, personal shares in or obtain funding from any firm or organisation that will profit from this text, and has disclosed no related affiliations past their tutorial appointment.