Publication Launch

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ASPI Publication Launch 

Our western front: Australia and the Indian Ocean

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Stephen Smith MP, will be launching the ASPI

publication Our western front: Australia and the Indian Ocean at the University of Western


The report, authored by Sam Bateman and Anthony Bergin, argues that Australia should develop

a comprehensive policy approach to our Indian Ocean neighbourhood. 


A new maritime great game is emerging in the Indian Ocean, as strategic competition between

India and China becomes evident. It’s the major energy and international trade maritime

highway, particularly for the booming economies of Asia. 

Embargoed copies of the publication are available, if you would like a copy please contact 

Lynne Grimsey on 02 6270 5109 or 

One of the authors, Anthony Bergin, will be available for interviews after the launch.

WHEN:    Wednesday, 31 March 2010


WHERE:  The Prescott Room


The University of Western Australia

(next to the clock tower)

Refreshments will be served after the launch

For further information please call Sally Ann Jones on 08 6488 7975 or 0420 790 098

30 March 2010

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