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Making waves: Australian ocean development assistance

By Anthony Bergin and Sam Bateman

Australia has a vital national interest in the management of its adjacent oceans and seas. This paper argues for ocean development  to be a key strategic goal of our increased aid investments. In particular, it recommends that AusAID fund key features of the follow-on to Australia's successful Defence funded Pacific Patrol Boat program.

A related blog piece is on ASPI's The Strategist.