Australia-Asia Relations

Special Requirements

The Asia Education Foundation is proud to sponsor this special category in which students are encouraged to explore the development of Australia’s growing relations with the Asia.

Possible people to research:

You could research contemporary advocates of forming Asia Australia relations, such as Eddie Woo, John So, Penny Wong, Jenny McGregor, Anh Do, Lee Lin Chin
Or you could look at the work of those involved in:

  • Political systems, governments and organisations
  • Cultural, social and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Grass roots movements.

Possible aspects of the relationship for research:

  • Both hard and soft: education, economic, diplomatic, cultural, political or military power.

Possible places to research:

  • Darwin
  • Nhill, Dalwallinu or Pyramid Hill
  • Sister cities or State/Province relationships

Possible focus for research:

  • Compare decades: 1990s and 2010s
  • Policies, white papers, or agreements
  • Events, celebrations, entertainment, sport, or the arts

Submissions can be submitted by a team or individual. The winning submission will be published on the Asia Education Foundation website.

Some places to start

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade




Asialink (thought leadership) want to interview a leading expert on Asia – Australia relations? Contact the Asia Education Foundation website.  

Belt and Road initiative  

Asia Education Foundation (AEF) provides school leaders, teachers and students with the global perspectives and tools to amplify their intercultural skills and mindsets. AEF delivers informative resources, national and international professional learning, innovative programs and rich networks that connect Australian schools with over 20 countries in Asia-Pacific. Since 1992, AEF has been an initiative of Asialink at The University of Melbourne and partners with the Australian Government, state and territory education jurisdictions, education professional associations, business and philanthropic supporters.